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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Moria Pt. 3: The Mithril Shirt ~ A Screen Icon

Posted on 2007.02.21 at 10:18

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Mechtild
mechtild at 2007-02-22 00:06 (UTC) (Link)
Right you are. "Applicability not allegory" and all that. And you are right that religious or mythical images don't always work across cultures.

But I think that people reading or making adaptations of Tolkien's Middle-earth stories do well to draw on the cultural heritage and world that stands behind what he created. No, not everyone from every culture in the world will get it. Each culture group develops its own visual language, just like its own spoken language. But many do, even from outside the culture, although they no doubt receive the story in a different way.
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