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Mordor and the threat from the East: Tolkien's shifting intentions: Orientalism and representation in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings

dc.contributor.advisor Flores, Leonardo
dc.contributor.author Rodríguez-Marrero, Jorge
dc.contributor.college College of Arts and Sciences - Arts en_US
dc.contributor.committee Morales Caro, Betsy
dc.contributor.committee Valdes Pizzini, Manuel
dc.contributor.committee Carroll, Kevin S.
dc.contributor.department Department of English en_US
dc.contributor.representative Alvarez, Jaquelina
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-26T17:59:06Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-26T17:59:06Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate the presence of Orientalism in the Lord of the Rings; secondly, how orientalist discourse is employed, beginning by defining what Orientalism is and how it relates to the Lord of the Rings. By objectifying the East and not permitting the myriad cultures and nations to have their own voice, the East is categorized by the West as its moral and cultural antagonist. The terminology of Orientalism is reviewed as well as major theories in postcolonial studies, which will be utilized in analyzing Tolkien’s text. This thesis will also examine the orientalist discourses in the text utilizing a multidisciplinary approach which includes linguistics, anthropology, politics, geography, genealogy, and sociology, using as an example the "corruption" of Saruman with oriental values. en_US
dc.description.graduationSemester Spring en_US
dc.description.graduationYear 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11801/184
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.holder (c) 2012 Jorge Rodríguez Marrero en_US
dc.rights.license All rights reserved en_US
dc.subject Tolkien, J. R. R. - Lord of the rings en_US
dc.subject Orientalism in literature en_US
dc.subject Eastern culture en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. Lord of the rings. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Orientalism in literature. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973 -- Criticism and interpretation. en_US
dc.title Mordor and the threat from the East: Tolkien's shifting intentions: Orientalism and representation in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dspace.entity.type Publication
thesis.degree.discipline English Education en_US
thesis.degree.level M.A.E.E. en_US
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