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Overall, I like "Lord of the Rings." However, I do feel that TOlkien kind of rips off "Harry Potter" in many ways. There are several paralleles, such as elves, dwarves, wizards, goblins, trolls, magic (especially invisibility), etc. Sauron is referred to as the "Dark Lord" just like VOldemort is. There is also the elder white-haired bearded wizard who serves almost as a mentor, Gandalf, who is remiciscent of Dumbledore. Some of the character names are similar, such as Wormtongue as opposed to Wormtail, too. There is even a gigantic spider (Shelob) a the end of "The Two Towers" that reminds one of Aragog from "Chamber of Secerets." I even noticed that the plots of both series begin with the the protagonists' birthday. Now Tolkien, this unoriginal stupid idiot, is coming out with "The Hobbit," which is apparantly a prequel to "LOTR." This would be fine, but why didn't he just write this book first to begin with? I still like "Lord of the Rings," though--don't get me wrong--but I wonder if Tolkien has ever said in interviews whether he borrowed elements from "Harry Potter." I'll be watching the extended DVD's later this week and I think he's featured on the commentary track, so I look forward to that.
This thread has since been taken down, after over 100 comments. I think this picture says it all anyway.
Answer by kmath at 11:38 PM on Dec. 18, 2012
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Answer by Crafty26 at 11:47 PM on Dec. 18, 2012
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Answer by wendythewriter at 8:52 AM on Dec. 19, 2012
At first I thought YOU Original Poster were trying to say that Tolkein Copied Harry Potter and I almost ripped into you, glad I finished reading before I went all crazy! Some people are so ridiculous
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