J. R. R. Tolkien Essay

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Three Rings for the Elven-Kings under the sky, Seven for the dwarf lords in their halls of stone, Nine for mortal men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord in his dark throne. In the Land or Mordor where the shadow lies.
One Ring to rule them all, One ring to find them, One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
In the land of Mordor where the shadows lie… (J.R.R. Tolkien, Rings)
     These are the most famous recognized lines in The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkiens’ masterpiece. Strong, tall men, fun party loving hobbits, pointy eared elves, short, plump dwarves and slimy, icky, putrid orcs are just a few of the races in Lord of the Rings. (J.R.R. Tolkien, Rings)
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Tolkien was influenced by many of the stories he heard in his religion and greatly influenced his literature. (David McDonald, Bio Sketch)
     Life for young Tolkien was very hard on him after his mother, Mabel passed away on October 15th, 1904 after succumbing to diabetes. Tolkien was only twelve years old. (Walter Tompkins, Great)
     After Mabel passed away, the two boys, J.R.R. and Hillary, would become orphans. After that a young man from the Catholic Church, Father Francis Morgan, would look over the boys as their guardian. (Tommy Silet, Lord)
     After settling into the boarding house, Tolkien, just 16 years old, met a young woman named Edith Bratt. First they formed a great friendship, but soon their feelings began to change and they fell in love. After Father Morgan found out about their relationship, he separated the couple. (W.J. Rayment, A Bio)
     After that incident occurred, Tolkien looked toward college studies. At first, Tolkien was rejected from Oxford because of poor study habits, but still determined, he retook the test and was accepted. At Oxford he would major in philology, the study of words and language. There he read Classic literature, Old English, Gothic, Welsh, and Finnish. He was also influenced by Icelandic, Norse and Gothic mythology, which he used in his books. (Oliver Grandy, Famous)

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