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In One Ring to Bind Them All , Anne Petty shows that when viewed through the combined methodologies of Joseph Campbell, Vladimir Propp, and Claude Levi-Strauss a folkloristic/mythic structure is seen to underlie Tolkien s epic work. The Lord of the Rings is 20th-century mythology manifested in the familiar pattern of the three-stage hero quest made popular by Campbell departure, initiation, and return and in the elemental motifs of folktales, as discovered by Propp and expanded upon by Levi-Strauss. This cross ...

One Ring to Bind Them All: Tolkien's Mythology 2002, University Alabama Press

ISBN-13: 9780817312053

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One Ring to Bind Them All: Tolkien's Mythology 1979, University of Alabama Press

ISBN-13: 9780817373283