March 2017 Book Discussion Challenge, day 15
Okay, we all like to laugh at Tolkien the linguist who invented several entire languages and then promptly named the volcano in the bad guy’s land “Mount Doom”. That’s not even the thing that bothers me about Mordor though.
First, Lord of the Rings is all “the threat rising from the East”. Tolkien wrote it between the world wars. And he claimed it wasn’t an analogy for anything. Definitely not the USSR, am I right?
Second, and this has bugged me for years, Mordor is a square. I mean, just look at this map.
In what geological situation would that mountain formation ever happen??? There are two right angles. Come on.
Is this crazy talk or is anyone else bothered by stuff like this?