Antagonists of Evil in the Works of J. R. R. Tolkien and Nato Davitashvili
Keywords:Fantasy, J.R.R.Tolkien, Nato Davitashvili, Antagonist, Demigods
The article deals with the main characteristics of the antagonists in Fantasy literature. Evil characters have always existed in different literary works. However, in fantasy literature the main antagonist is definitely evil. For the research there have been chosen two great fantasy writers of English and Georgian literature J. R. R. Tolkien and Nato Davitashvili. The comparison of Sauron (“The Lord of the rings”) and Samsala (“The story of Lile Iroeli”) indicates that both of them have some similar characteristics which can be presented in different aspects such as their origin, physical appearance, their naming, preparation for the great war and their defeating weapon. Tolkien, as a founder of fantasy genre has created the framework of fantasy characters that influences every fantasy author including Nato Davitashvili. Evidently, she took the main traits of antagonist character from Tolkien’s works which is the reason for similarity of features of the two antagonists, but the Georgian author has added many additional traits and elements from Georgian mythology which emphasize on the individuality of the author.
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