^^ very true. LOTR is full of long winded descriptions and millions of names, the writing is more sophisticated, but also more complicated. I gues Eragon could be considered LOTR junior maybe haha, but it is still distinct in its own way
I learned in English recently that (when stories are boiled down to the bare bones) are only 5 or 6 types of conflict, also, writers (who want to sell big) rite about things that they know will tug at readers heartstrings. 15 year old Paolini probably recognized what elicited his pathos, and though the same might be true for others. It logically follows (if you can follow my rambling brain) that story's are going to end up similar to each other. Who doesn't want to read of a young down on their luck person finding their calling and excelling at it? Young Paolimi lacked the skills to craft his COMPLETELY unique story. But hey, it's still pretty good.
Oh gosh I'm insane o.O
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