Saturday, November 19, 2005

Trudging Towards Mount Doom

The Lord of the Rings: an allegory of the PhD?

The last and darkest period of Frodo's journey clearly represents the writing-up stage, as he struggles towards Mount Doom (submission), finding his burden growing heavier and heavier yet more and more a part of himself; more and more terrified of failure;

I'm writing my thesis right now. I hate it. I'm having nightmares about it. The rough draft is due next Wednesday, and I hate it.

If anybody still reads this thing, say a prayer for me.


Blogger pgepps said...

done and done.

7:14 AM  
Blogger nelmezzo said...


4:00 PM  

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