Top 5 Speeches In The Lord Of The Rings
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Those who know me personally, know all too well my deep respect for Tolkien’s writings - his philosophy and theological positions are universal: the goodness in men, through fire and blood, through chaos and darkness, prevails over the evil, but only through such immense costs of suffering and loss.
Tolkien is up there with Dostoevsky, Scruton, Lewis, Berdyaev, Augustine and a few such thinkers that, despite living in different countries or even ages, have one thing in common: their unmovable love for freedom which comes from the understanding (from the undeniable fact) that in defending freedom, one defends man’s potential for good, at the risks of allowing for evil. Such a perspective of human nature is also a defence of God: for if evil did not exist, then God would not exist either.
Above is a compilation of moments from Peter Jackson’s series of the best speeches in the Lord of the Rings saga. The first speech is concerned with courage, the second is concerned with the illusion of death, the third one is concerned with one’s destiny, the fourth speech speaks of love above oneself, and finally the fifth speech talks about the good that is worth fighting for. I hope this little video brings you the optimism to live out your own life (path) as you see fit: with courage onwards into the dark night of the future.