Monday, April 11, 2011

A postscript for March 25

Since I started only recently to catch up on reading classics (I am within the pages of The Hobbit, thanks to Petrufied), all that I know and appreciate about Lord of the Rings is based on Peter Jackson's work of art. Hence, I was totally clueless about certain dates having significance in the story that gave a whole new meaning to the word "precious"-- dates such as March 25. Reading "It's no coincidence that the ring is destroyed on March 25" on Lunch Break felt like how it used to be when I discovered yet a new piece of trivia about, oh say, one of Duran Duran's members (circa 1980s), or when I watched Witness to Hope for the first time -- a documentary about John Paul II, based on the book by George Weigel -- (around the late 1990s), or after I read articles explaining the meanings of certain scenes and symbols in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ (post-2000) -- obviously each on a different level. But a deeper appreciation can be had when one learns something new. And this is what happened to me a while ago.

Frodo and Sam's journey to Mordor may have been thrilling on the big screen, but Tolkien's deep understanding of the story of salvation has made it more than a literary masterpiece.

Read "It's no coincidence that the ring is destroyed on March 25"

3 comments:

Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

Wow! The One Ring was destroyed on March 25 and yeah, it is not a coincidence. It is also the day when we celebrate Jesus Christ's coming into this world, which spelled the destruction of the devil's hold on the world.

sunnyday said...

What a thrill it is to know that Tolkien even included this detail in his work 'no?!

Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

Yeah. Tolkien really poured all his knowledge and effort in this book of his.

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