Sunday, March 2, 2014

Blog Post #3 - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - JRR Tokien - Jared Rogerson

I have completed reading the book The Two Towers by JRR Tolkien for my classic novel outside reading.

One cultural norm in this book that I like and wish was present in 2014 is greeting people of all races with kindness and respect, instead of all the racism and bias there is towards certain people today. One cultural norm that not just the main character, but all hobbits, like is all the parties and get together's hobbits have. A cultural norm that I think Frodo Baggins would find shocking would be that nowadays we don't have as much physical communication as they do in the book, because getting together and having parties and such is a huge part of Hobbit culture. One cultural norm that I think Frodo would enjoy from nowadays would be that we travel around the world a lot, which would make it a whole lot easier for Frodo on his adventures. Finally, a cultural norm from the book that is present today is that we socialize in a similar way, even though in the book it is usually more respectful then it is today.   

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