What is the significance of mountains in the Bible?
Mountains are the archetypal meeting place between God and men. When God inaugurates a new era of redemptive history, he often chooses to begin at a mountain.
According to Charles Taylor, what is a social imaginary?
A social imaginary is the way a particular society or culture imagines themselves and the public spaces they interact in.
Why does J.R.R. Tolkien write in a dreary, long-winded fashion in the last half of The Two Towers?
Tolkien is using the writing itself to communicate the exhaustion of Frodo and Sam and the monotony of their journey.