The Sensitive of Malice is More Influential Vigour than Good Dispositions in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Typical epic fantasy the silmarillion

Authors

  • N. Ravikumar Ph. D Research Scholar Department of English Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science Coimbatore- 641020 India.
  • Dr. R. Chandrasekar Associate Professor and Head Department of English Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya College of Arts and Science Coimbatore- 641020. India

Abstract

The paper discusses about the temperament of malice in Tolkien’s The Silmarillion.

He introduces The Silmarillion in diverse image of evil, from the image of evil those he presented in his other works. This figure is denial to Tolkien’s view of evil and good. According to him good is absolute and evil is just its absence in the form of ‘shadow of good’. The evil in The Silmarillion is a more powerful and more predictive force than good. It spreads itself very quickly in a shape of darkness and corrupts everything around. The hope and good luck turns into anguish. The sadness and good intentions almost always turns out into shoddily. The inconsistency between Tolkien’s own beliefs about evil and the image of evil in The Silmarillion is necessary to examine his views of evil and compare them with the position of good and evil. The role of evil in the creation of the world will be considered and its part in the shaping of Middle-Earth. Melkor and their servants represent evil in Tolkien’s fiction. It is important to discuss their origin, nature and active role in the war with good. Few examples are mentioned in different presentation of evil in The Lord of the Rings. It seems like the nature of evil in The Silmarillion is more powerful, complicated and complex than in other works of Tolkien. It can be argued, the evilness in The Silmarillion is absolute and a more powerful force than good.

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Published

2018-08-28