The Lotrs is the kind of story I aspire to make; it's unique, charming and vastly imaginative. Thus, I want to really understand how to was made and what is clear is that what propels the story forward is the ring. Would you say that the underlying theme in the story is greed? If boiled down far enough. This might not necessary have been Ronald Tolkien's intent but this is how I interpret it. What do you think?