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PostSubject: Aragorn and Eragon   Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:26 pm

They have oddly similar names...Think CP copied a little? I do.

I loved LOTR and I'm not so happy about some else copying it >Sad

Anyone thinks the same?




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PostSubject: Re: Aragorn and Eragon   Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:35 am

Haven't read Lord of the Rings yet. Shame on me. But I saw the movie and have heard people disapproving CP due to copying some of the names in the trilogy. Was it really a good book?
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PostSubject: Re: Aragorn and Eragon   Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:03 am

Yeah, I recommend it to all the fantasy lovers out there! I'd also recommend Temeraire but it's not as popular as LOTR.



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PostSubject: Re: Aragorn and Eragon   Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:05 pm

You guys are right....LOTR is way too good to copy and no questions asked that CP copied a lot from the books.
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PostSubject: Re: Aragorn and Eragon   Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:21 pm

Oh hey boy! Glad you joined!

And yeah, it was a good way to copy without getting caught.



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PostSubject: Re: Aragorn and Eragon   Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:33 pm

Ya we all know CP has copied from many different places and I think that is kind of lame of him even though I am eagerly waiting for book four. So lets see where he has copied from.

1) He has taken the whole Star Wars Trilogy and put it in a fantasy Genre with different names. For example. Obi Wan = Brom. Oromis = Yoda. Galbatorix = Darth Sidious. Murtagh and Morzan are cast in the Darth Vader Role. And of course are dear Eragon is the famous Luke Skywalker, and the list go's on. CP then added in the LOTR theme to give it that magical sense of good fantasy and gave the lead characters altered names. Eragon is a twist on Aragorn as you have said. Arya is a twist on Arwen. We will have to see if he breaks away from this rut and adds more creativity to his story.

Don't get me wrong I really love the books and am waiting for the last book in eager anticapation. bounce

OH and don't forget to read the Hobbit if you have not. study
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PostSubject: Re: Aragorn and Eragon   Sun May 16, 2010 11:33 pm

There is diffentily simalarites between the two of them but I dotn think that CP copied everything about eragon from aragorn.
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PostSubject: Re: Aragorn and Eragon   Mon May 17, 2010 6:25 am

I really meant that the names are similar, don't you think?


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PostSubject: Re: Aragorn and Eragon   Mon May 17, 2010 7:30 am

Yeah names are similar, but I don't think Paolini took the name 'Eragon' from 'Aragorn', rather he just changed the 'd' of 'dragon' to 'e'. Tolkien though probably had a different reason for naming Aragorn...

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PostSubject: Re: Aragorn and Eragon   Mon May 17, 2010 9:02 am

I have to agree with Ar. That was what I've always though, that CP (bless his poor soul) was not creative enough for naming conventions and had to fall back on changing the D of dragon to an E.

As for the possibility of CP taking/copying form LOTR...well, I could believe it, and see it.

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PostSubject: Re: Aragorn and Eragon   Wed May 26, 2010 5:09 pm

You could be nice and say Paolini was inspired by Tolkien and Star Wars. Very, very heavily inspired.
On the other hand, you could be realistic and admit he copied it.

Nice Star Wars comparisons, TBF. I suppose Orik plays Han Solo's role, does he?
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PostSubject: Re: Aragorn and Eragon   Wed May 26, 2010 9:04 pm

I think that CP made most of his plot after the model of several great books,but nobody has attempted to put such great works together to make a new story.He was creative enough to mix the elements of each story into one without making a disgrace of himself.The publishing company would not publish a book that breaks copyright laws for fear of getting sued.The fact that he used other sources as a starting point does not mean he copied everything.I consider the IC to be an original work of art.And let's face it:he was 15 when he started writing the series,so how much creativity could you expect of a home schooled child who had not even stepped foot in college yet?I believe he has done remarkably well.I do wish he would come up with new plots,but it does not bother me too much since the series is great.
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PostSubject: Re: Aragorn and Eragon   Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:27 am

I dont think anyone who attempts to copy tolkien will come close.

(sorry but there was a time when I could quote more tolkien than scripture and for a theology student that says a lot)

yes there are definate parralles with star wars, but SW has a heck of a lot more creatures and creations, and worlds that CP has avoided.

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PostSubject: Re: Aragorn and Eragon   Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:50 pm

Of course, but there are still those definite parallels that exist. And it's rather disturbing how similar Aragorn and Eragon, along with many other characters, actually are.

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