Tolkien Analytical Essay by writingsensation

A look at the life and career of of British author John Ronald Reue (J.R.R.) Tolkien and the personal, moral and religious values that he lived by and implied in his works.
# 68391 | 2,375 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Aug 16, 2006 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)

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This paper discusses the life and work of J.R.R. Tolkien, and the ways his works were shaped by Tolkien's personal background, convictions, religious beliefs, as well as the historical and social events and milieu of his time.

Historical Background
Youth Events and Writings
Topic Sentence for a Sample of Writer's Work
Topic Sentence for Literary Criticisms

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"As for the events of J.R.R. Tolkien's personal life, they were unusual, varied, and in many ways sad, especially during his childhood. Tolkien's parents, Mabel and Arthur, were both employed at a South Africa bank at the time of his birth. The future author, John Ronald Reuel was their first child, and then his brother, named Hilary, was born 1894. Because John was a sickly child, however, his mother returned with him and his younger brother to England when John was three years old. She had been told by doctors that a change of climate would likely improve his health. Meanwhile, John's father stayed behind in South Africa to continue working, to support his family back home. In 1896, however, John's father died, without ever rejoining his family in England. John's mother did not return to South Africa, "settled in the village of Sarehole, near Birmingham" ("Tolkien Trail"). Then, on October 15, 1904, tragedy again struck the family when Mabel Tolkien died of complications from diabetes. At 12, the life of the future Lord of the Rings author must have been very much saddened by the loss of both parents, and with an even younger brother to look after. At that point, according to "Tolkien Trail":"

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