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Reference Library: Essays by Dawn Felagund

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Summary:

Essays in this series are cross-referenced here from the Reference Library Essays section.


Categories: None
Characters: None
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Parent Series: None
Stories: 8
Open Series: Closed

The Accidental King: Five Reasons Why Finarfin Deserves More Appreciation by Dawn Felagund

Rated: General | [Comments - 2]
Summary: An essay and commentary looking at the canonical facts about Finarfin in contrast to the neglect and hostility that his character is given by the Silmarillion fan fiction community. 2007 MEFA winner: 1st Place Non-fiction.
Characters: Finarfin
Challenges: Heroes
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Essays
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2591     Read Count: 1075
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Published: June 03, 2007     Updated: June 03, 2007


Exile, Wyrd and the Anglo-Saxon Warrior Ideal in The Wanderer and Tolkien's Quenta Silmarillion by Esteliel

Rated: General | [Comments - 0]
Summary:

As a professor of Anglo-Saxon, Tolkien's stories are undeniably influenced by the literature of this early people. This essay considers how exile, fate, the warrior ideal, and masculinity in the Quenta Silmarillion were influenced by the Anglo-Saxon poem The Wanderer.


Characters: None
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Essays
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1     Read Count: 763
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Published: June 01, 2009     Updated: June 01, 2009


How to Review by JunoMagic

Rated: General | [Comments - 0]
Summary:

This comprehensive essay discusses how to write balanced and effective fiction critiques with a special emphasis on Tolkien fan fiction.


Characters: None
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Essays
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1     Read Count: 263
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Published: March 31, 2007     Updated: March 31, 2007


Name Calling: Group Identity and the Other among First Age Elves by Angelica

Rated: General | [Comments - 3]
Summary:

As the names used by the early Elves to identify themselves and others evolved according the essay Quendi and Eldar (HoMe 11), relationships between the different cultures are revealed.


Characters: Elves
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Essays
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1     Read Count: 468
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Published: September 01, 2007     Updated: September 01, 2007


The Stars That Varda Made by Kitt Otter

Rated: General | [Comments - 4]
Summary: An essay. Varda kindled the stars and set them into patterns. Many of these stars the Professor named in Elvish, but which real-life stars was he referring to?
Characters: None
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Essays
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2395     Read Count: 571
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Published: December 16, 2008     Updated: December 16, 2008


The Tolkienian War on Science by pandemonium_213

Rated: General | [Comments - 4]
Summary:

Biochemist and long-time Tolkien fan, Doc Bushwell (pandemonium's alter ego) argues that the events and ideas expressed in Tolkien's works often demonstrate a strong disdain for science, technology and those who practice these.

MEFA 2007: Second Place - Non-Fiction


Characters: None
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Essays
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1     Read Count: 694
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Published: April 26, 2007     Updated: April 26, 2007


A Woman in Few Words: The Character of Nerdanel and Her Treatment in Canon and Fandom by Dawn Felagund

Rated: General | [Comments - 1]
Summary:

A review of the canon facts available on Nerdanel and discussion of why she remains so popular with fans despite her scarce appearances in the texts.


Characters: Nerdanel
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Essays
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 1     Read Count: 1367
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Published: January 15, 2008     Updated: January 15, 2008


Chronology of the Silmarillion by clotho123

Rated: General | [Comments - 5]
Summary:

A compilation of Tolkien's various timelines from the First Age and earlier that presents dates for important events from The Silmarillion.


Characters: None
Challenges: None
Genres: Non-fiction/Essay
Warnings: None
Series: Reference Library: Essays
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes
Word count: 2     Read Count: 768
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Published: January 02, 2011     Updated: January 02, 2011