Valinor, modelled on the Earthly Paradise, is described more fully in Tolkien's posthumously published works than in The Lord of the Rings. Yet the fleeting Valinorean images within the trilogy have a powerful impact, heightening and simultaneously providing consolation for the horrors of Mordor.
The Earthly Paradise in Tolkien’s The Lord of the RingsEnglish Faculty Research
Citation InformationHood, Gwenyth. “The Earthly Paradise in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.” Mythlore 80 (1995): 139-144. Print.