Saturday, March 5, 2011
The whole idea of "romanticized warfare" was brought up in class this week - how, for example, the Rohirrim were all singing as they went into battle, and etc. Personally, I felt like it lent authenticity and concreteness to the culture and valor of the Men of Middle-earth, specifically Rohan, even though I know war isn't like that in real life at all. So, even though these battles are not taking place in our own world, what do you all personally feel about this kind of portrayal of war? Does it add to or take away any regard you feel for the validity of the race of Men in Middle-earth?