Bilbo's Poets Corner: The Hall of Fire
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If we are going to discuss The Lord of the Rings chapter by chapter, then the most appropriate place to start is with the Prologue. Tolkien crams every page of his books with incredible back story and detail, and any fan knows that this is especially true of his prologues and appendices. If you miss a word, there will always be some mystery that will remain hinden from view unnecessarily.
So let's set the stage for our discussion of LOTR. What are the major messages and themes that establish the setting and tone for this masterpiece? As always, please remember the House Rules.
Let's begin, shall we?