Whitaker 2010 Beauty

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Author: Lynn Whitaker

Title: Corrupting Beauty

Subtitle: Rape Narrative in The Silmarillion

Journal: Mythlore

Volume: 29

Issue: 1-2

Year: Fall-Winter 2010

Pages: 51-68

ISSN: 0146-9339 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | Representations: Literature / J.R.R. Tolkien



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Abstract: »An essay is presented on a narrative story "The Silmarillion," by J. R. R. Tolkien. It details the rape of the female characters of the story and cites the criticisms received by Tolkien from several feminist critics. However, it also cites how Tolkien strategically created connotative etymologies in creating the said story to hide the emphasis of rape.« (Source: EBSCOhost Connection)

Wikipedia: J. R. R. Tolkien: The Silmarillion


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