Examines the importance and significance of character names in Tolkien’s First Age narratives, especially those of Túrin Turambar. Names are “capsule narratives” of character and background. Names also demonstrate social connections, and have a magical component.
"Essë and Narn: Name, Identity, and Narrative in the Tale of Túrin Turambar,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 17
, Article 6.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol17/iss2/6
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