|My chosen role model: see below.|
The main purpose of this blog (at this time) is to provide evidentiary material for the question: "Who is the best role model (for students) in The Lord of the Rings (or The Hobbit) and why?"
Any readers not familiar with Academic Success type courses, keep in mind that this is not a literary or even a fan-based question (although it can spark fan-based discussion: see below). It is also useful to keep in mind that an Academic Success Course that discusses The Lord of the Rings is, by definition, better than one that does not :)
Some possibilities from my current and past students:
- Tom Bombadil
- Smaug (Yes, Smaug!)
- and Gollum (persistence)
- and Sauron (leadership)
Students are invited to post examples of different virtues in action (I have posted an example below). Please do not post analysis (to this particular post).