The Role of Music and Song in the World of J.R.R. Tolkien Based on Silmarillion and Lord of the Rings Cover Image
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Rola muzyki i pieśni w świecie J.R.R. Tolkiena na podstawie Silmarillionu i Władcy Pierścieni
The Role of Music and Song in the World of J.R.R. Tolkien Based on Silmarillion and Lord of the Rings

Author(s): Elżbieta Wojnowska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: Music lies at the root of the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien. Both music and songplay an essential role in structuring Tolkien’s narratives, allowing space, time, reality,and all other components of the presented world to come into existence. Thesetwo basic elements provide the loom upon which the fabric of the text is woven:they bind Tolkien’s world together and frame it. Music and songs assume the role ofa metaphorical grammar, providing a set of rules constitutive to Tolkien’s world. Itis possible to observe how the importance and functions music and song in Tolkienchange over time. Once the divine element, which sparked off the world’s existence

  • Page Range: 389-403
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: Polish