J.R.R. Tolkien Analytical Essay by serendipity

J.R.R. Tolkien
This paper discusses the life and works of author J.R.R Tolkien.
# 50564 | 1,380 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Apr 18, 2004 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis) , Film (General)

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This paper explains that Tolkien was born John Ronald Reuel Tolkien in 1892 and lived his life in England. In 1937, he published a children?s book, ?The Hobbit?, and its sequel, his epic work ?The Lord of the Rings?. The author points out that Tolkien?s interest and education in languages became part of his works, especially in ?The Lord of the Rings?, where Tolkien created languages for each of the races in the book. The paper reviews some of Tolkien?s major themes, including war, the struggle between good and evil, and how power can corrupt individuals.

Table of Contents
The Life of Tolkien
Educational Background
Tolkien?s Works
Tolkien?s Themes

From the Paper:

"Tolkien's studies also included classic literature, with this appearing to have a significant impact on Tolkien's writing. The writings of earlier periods such as Beowulf and Homer's The Odyssey would have been included in Tolkien's study. Tolkien's familiarity with Beowulf is noted, with one source reporting that Tolkien "knew the work so well that he could recite it word for word when he had mislaid his text". It seems that these works were so familiar to Tolkien that they became part of him, with this then influencing his own writing. These works of classic literature are epic works that details journeys across land and battles. At the same time, these works are not just war stories, but stories that offer a whole new dimension to the struggles of people."

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