J. R. R. Tolkien

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  • The Fascinating Story Behind J. R. R. Tolkien's Writing Analysis

    The Fascinating Story behind J. R. R. Tolkien’s Writing Some people think that J. R. R. Tolkien’s works are just another story, but there is so much more to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and others than meets the eye. J. R. R. Tolkien’s works have a rich culture and language behind them strongly influenced by the events of the times. World War I and the people Tolkien met at schools throughout his life were crucial in shaping his writing. The most significant influence on Tolkien’s works were the things he experienced in World War I. World War I was a tremendous influence on many parts of Tolkien’s writing, including the characters. Similar to the soldiers who fought in WWI, Tolkien’s hobbits go to war “against terrible odds” because they…

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  • Tolkien's Legacy

    J. R. R. Tolkien On January 3, 1892 English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor John Ronald Reule Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa to an English family. Tolkien, the famous author of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings, would leave behind a great legacy for all future writers and poets; he would also lead the way for the revival of a lost genre of writing of that time. In 1895 at age three Tolkien moved to Kings Heath in Birmingham, England with his mother, Mabel…

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  • How To Write The Hobbit

    The Hobbit is a book written by J. R. R. Tolkien. J. R. R. Tolkien was born John Ronald Reul Tolkien on January 3, 1892. He was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. John graduated from Oxford with a degree in English Language and Literature. He was positioned as an officer in World War I. In 1916, he married Edith Bratt. Together, John and Edith had four children. J. R. R. Tolkien died on September 2, 1973. It took place in middle earth, a place called Bag End. The story transitions to Rivendell,…

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  • Narrative Suture And Reader Engagement In The Hobbit

    unlikely for them to finish it or recommend it to others. Therefore, an author will use various narrative strategies to promote reader engagement, and this is something that J. R. R. Tolkien does extremely well. The Hobbit has received wide critical acclaim and has become one of the most famous novels of our time, due in part to the reader engagement it produces. In The Hobbit, the narrative strategies such as the use of a third-person omniscient narrator with subjective first-person insight, a…

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  • Temptation And Corruption In The Lord Of The Rings

    Have you ever thought about how temptation can cause lots of problems and corruption in life? In his book The Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien invites readers to experience the idea of it through the characters in his book, including Isildur, Gollum, Boromir, and Frodo. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is a fantasy book that talks about the Hobbit. According to Tolkien, “Hobbits are an unobtrusive but very ancient people, more numerous formerly than they are today” (1). Frodo is a hobbit,…

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  • Raymond Edwards Biography

    The reader of Raymond Edwards’ 2014 biography of J. R. R. Tolkien will indeed find an extensive examination of the author’s ‘academic interests,’ for the strength of this work is in its author’s sympathy with two of the major influences in Tolkien’s life: philology and Catholicism. The dust jacket says that Edwards “followed the Oxford undergraduate course originally devised by Tolkien,” which would have required mastery of Old English and Middle English philology as well as Anglo-Saxon and…

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  • Bilbo Themes

    In the book The Hobbit, Tolkien incorporates topics that relates to other pieces of literary work, specifically the topic/theme of how no matter someone's background anyone can achieve something that they set their mind to. A text that relates to this topic is the the poem Can I? Why Not? written by Liam Francis. In both texts the idea of achieving a goal is covered. In the novel The Hobbit, the main character Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit that lives in a hole, when one day Gandalf appears and…

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  • J R Tolkien's Accomplishments

    J R R Tolkien, an English writer and poet, is known for being a highly skilled writer of fantasy books, such as The Hobbit. He is also known for writing The Lord of The Rings trilogy and The Silmarillion. A lesser known fact about this famous writer, is that he served in the British Army and fought during World War 2 in The Battle of the Somme. Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892 in Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State, what is now known as the Free State Province in South Africa. Even though…

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  • Bilbo Actions In The Hobbit

    In J. R. R. Tolkien story, “The Hobbit”, Bilbo, the main character, is a man who displays courage and strength while on the adventures of being a false burgular. In the story, Bilbo decides to give Bard and the others the Arkenstone of Thrain to help in haggling with Thorin. The reason for Bilbo actions comes from Bard seeking aid from Thorin, because while killing the dragon Smaug, Laketown was destroyed. Thorin feels as though Laketown’s destruction isnt his problem, and in this refused to…

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  • Archetypes In Literature

    The book How to Read Literature like a Professor, written by Thomas Foster, describes an assortment of archetypes, or themes, to explore in everyday literature. The Hobbit, written by J. R. R. Tolkien, is a story about a young male who goes through a life changing journey that reflects some of these archetypes. There are many types of archetypes in this story including a communion and a hero’s quest. The story shows young readers that you can have an adventure without needing fancy technology,…

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