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Exploring the Works and Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien | Questions answered, answers researched, research shared … exploring the works, worlds, characters, and themes of ‘The Hobbit’, ‘The Lord of the Rings’, ‘The Silmarillion’, and beyond. A blog by Aaron G. Peabody, for Tolkienophiles, the mildly interested, and everyone in between.

Wizards and Elves

Gerry asks: “What is the difference in powers between the high elves like Galadriel and Elrond and the wizards like Saruman and Gandalf? Whose at the top of the hierarchy?” Let me begin this post by saying that it is going to be quite long and mostly comprised of quotations. …

Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’

It’s been about a week and a half since I saw Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, or to give it its full title, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey … based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit … except where Jackson thought more battles and rabbit-drawn sleighs would improve on the …