November 3, 2004
"The Lord of the Rings" by JRR Tolkien is a masterpiece of triumph over evil. However, the machine of orcs that represent the pressures and responsibilities of adult hood, and the faster paced society, are again defeated by determination and innocence. The hobbits, though naïve to the outside world, change and grow in respect to their environment, but never loose the values that were instilled in them from the shire. Their epic struggle is the epic struggle of everyone as they grow into adult hood and try to find their place in a society that seems to swallow them whole.