Some books don’t need a full run-down since everyone already knows about them. So I wrote up a list of discussion questions to use in a book club or just when chatting with a friend over hot cocoa. The deeper meaning and symbolism of books like this helps us dig deeper into our souls and increase our self awareness.
Title- The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King
Author- J.R.R. Tolkien
In the third volume of The Lord of the Rings trilogy the good and evil forces join battle, and we see that the triumph of good is not absolute. The Third Age of Middle-earth ends, and the age of the dominion of Men begins.
“I CAN’T CARRY IT FOR YOU, BUT I CAN CARRY YOU.”
Have you ever saved someone’s life? How did that make you feel?
Have you ever cheated death yourself? What was your experience?
How does “control” factor into your relationships? Do you need to be the one in control? Do you like power or the opposite? Could you lead a group through a hardship?
Have you ever felt like you’re wearing a mask of your true self? How has this impacted the authenticity of your friendships and choices?
When has your pride gotten in the way of a situation? Did you ever look back and realize what could have gone better or do you stick to your decisions?
Do you believe in visions or dreams symbolic meaning? Why or why not?
Was there something/someone in your life you have ever held onto for too long because of fear of letting go? When or how did you release? If you’re still holding onto it, how have you coped with the possible negative implications?
Do you believe in fate or destiny or that we carve our own story in this lifetime? Why?