Thursday, January 27, 2011

Green Dragon: Music

Something that I wrote on my supernatural list that was not discussed in class was music. In The Hobbit, music had the power to awake the Tookish side in Bilbo: “As they sang the hobbit felt the love of beautiful things…a fierce and a jealous love, the desire of the hearts of the dwarves. Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains…” Music is present throughout The Hobbit, constantly lifting spirits. This may be a result of the drastic changes in music in the 1920s, which saw the invention of the radio and the rising popularity of jazz. Although this may not apply to this time period, the Music of the Ainur in the Similarion was also supernatural (power to evolve creatures among other powers).

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