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dc.contributor.advisorFlores, Leonardo
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez-Marrero, Jorge
dc.description.abstractThe 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.subjectTolkien, J. R. R. - Lord of the ringsen_US
dc.subjectOrientalism in literatureen_US
dc.subjectEastern cultureen_US
dc.subject.lcshTolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. Lord of the rings.en_US
dc.subject.lcshOrientalism in literature.en_US
dc.subject.lcshTolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973 -- Criticism and interpretation.en_US
dc.titleMordor and the threat from the East: Tolkien's shifting intentions: Orientalism and representation in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Ringsen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2012 Jorge Rodríguez Marreroen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMorales Caro, Betsy
dc.contributor.committeeValdes Pizzini, Manuel
dc.contributor.committeeCarroll, Kevin S.
dc.contributor.representativeAlvarez, Jaquelina Educationen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Artsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US

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