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Friday, September 3 • 11:30pm - Saturday, September 4 •12:00am
The Influence of J.R.R. Tolkien on Kentaro Miura--How Lord of the Rings Helped Inspire Berserk

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In this paper, I argue that Lord of the Rings has a major impact on Kentaro Miura's Berserk--I analyze the similarities between Tolkien's text and Miura's Berserk panels. I dissect how the themes of good and evil are similar and the ways in which Miura borrowed from Lord of the Rings, in order to create his own original creatures. Importantly, I look at the hero's journey throughout Lord of the Rings, and how these themes are reflected throughout Berserk. Kentaro Miura's interviews, where he discusses his inspiration for Berserk, will be taken into account. Miura recently passed away, and left a legacy as deep and intense as Tolkien did. My work, marries the two greats together, and analyzes how they are similar, the ways Tolkien influenced Miura, and what other sources the two authors took inspiration from.

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Minna Nizam

Minna is a trans fantasy author of South Asian and East African ancestry who graduated from Drew University in 2017 with a degree in Art History and History, minoring in Medieval Studies. They are currently a third year graduate student at Sarah Lawrence College, where they study... Read More →

Friday September 3, 2021 11:30pm - Saturday September 4, 2021 12:00am BST
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