There and Back Again: The Structure of

There and Back Again: The Structure of "The Lord of the Rings" as Monomyth
There and Back Again: The Structure of "The Lord of the Rings" as Monomyth

Author(s): Bārbala Stroda
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: TARTU ÜLIKOOLI KIRJASTUS

Summary/Abstract: „The present article is aimed at investigating basic structural principles of the literary fantasy genre in connection with the archetypal structures, in particular the quest or the hero's journey, thus establishing the connections between the genre and the concept of the traditional hero myth. The paper gives an insight into the concept of hero myth or monomyth as defined by Joseph Campbell and traces its elements in the famous saga The Lord of the Rings by the so-called father of modern fantasy John Ronald Reuel Tolkien.”[…]

  • Issue Year: XII/2007
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 185-191
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English