Tolkien

Topics: J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings Pages: 4 (1598 words) Published: March 1, 2014
J.R.R. Tolkien
 People praise him, worship him, respect and love him. His works still live on even to this day, half a century later. Movies, numerous literary awards, and many other commendations commemorate his works. His tales of mighty kings, massive armies, and glorious battles all tangled up in his fantasy world continues to capture the hearts and minds of millions. This man, an ordinary, but brilliant man is no other than John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. Tolkien’s works go nothing short of revolutionizing the literary world. He not only fathered fantasy literature, but created such a world, very much like our own. Tolkien created a world with good and evil, shortcomings, hardships, despair, and happiness. A world he called Middle-Earth. What many fail to recognize is that Tolkien created more than a highly acclaimed novel. Tolkien created a statement hieroglyphic in a novel, with the idea that the world we live in is a fight of Good vs. Evil. That there is existing moralities of actions condemned as good and unjust in the eyes of God. Intermittently, we see the fight of the Good vs. Evil in nearly all his literary works. Tolkien doesn’t coincidently put this particular theme in all of his books. He conveys a message that as Sam Wise Gamgee says “That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo... and it's worth fighting for”.   On January 3, 1892, a brilliant mind in the arts of Literature would be born. J.R.R. Tolkien grew up in a predominantly English household with one sibling, where he lived his first six years of his life in Bloemfontein, S.A. until the death of his father in 1896. After which, the Tolkien family would be forced to move to Birmingham, England with the mothers side of the family due to the financial struggles left upon the Tolkien’s after the death of his father.  Unfortunately, soon after the family settled, another tragedy would strike Tolkien’s young childhood youth. In 1904, Mabel Tolkien, J.R.R.’s mother, would be diagnosed with...
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