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January 27, 2004

The Truth Behind LOTR

We've all heard discussions about JRR Tolkien's intent in writing Lord of the Rings, and we've all heard he never meant to have it allegorized.

But now, the truth comes out. . . Matthew Baldwin has deconstructed LOTR and has discovered it's all about pregnancy. For instance:

But only one person is the appointed bearer. And that poor sap has to carry the burden the entire way, a burden that just gets heavier and heavier as the weeks wear on. The bearer gets increasingly tired and cranky as they approach their destination -- and who can blame them? Their good-for-nothing companion doesn't do anything useful, except flit about and say things like "jeeze, I wish I could carry the burden for a while!" and occasionally fight off an enormous spider and/or fetch chocolate ice cream. . . .

When people see the One Ring they feel an almost irresistible urge to reach out and grab it; likewise, strangers in the supermarket are seemingly compelled to reach out and touch The Queen's belly.

(Via MamaMusings)


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That really cracked me up on a day I needed to be cracked up. Thanks!

Posted by: kristen at January 27, 2004 08:37 PM

ROFL. Precious. ;-)

Posted by: pentamom at January 28, 2004 02:14 PM

Kristen, I read about some of your pregnancy-yuckies. Sorry you are having such a rough time right now. Will be praying for you. *hug*

Posted by: TulipGirl at January 28, 2004 02:16 PM

I had this revelation after reading "The Truth..." when it was first posted.
Israelites wondering the wilderness: 40 years
Israelite exile: 40 years (depending on how you count)
Jesus' fasting and temptaion in the wilderness: 40 days
pregnancy: 40 weeks

What is it about the number 40?

Posted by: Samantha at January 28, 2004 08:57 PM

Yeah, I totally agree with you. We see analagies where there are none. But it's human nature.

Posted by: lotr at October 28, 2004 11:40 AM

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