The Lord Of The Rings

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The Lord of the Rings series is arguably John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s (aka J.R.R. Tolkien) most notable work. J.R.R. Tolkien’s story was impactful due to his creation of rich, profound mythological worlds. His religious and moral beliefs are carefully crafted into the narrative by representation of Christian-inspired themes such as sin, salvation, redemption, etc. The series’ influence expanded past the written work into a film trilogy written by Peter Jackson. The films further explored the story’s religious influences through the visual and auditory medium. The Lord of the Rings was influenced by Christian and Catholic ideologies. 
 Tolkien was an English poet, professor, philologist, and writer. It is apparent that many of his writings…show more content…
The sense of wonder and boundless inspiration for the world of The Lord of the Rings was sparked in a dark, war-ridden environment in correspondence with his spirituality and the teachings of his Roman Catholic upbringing. J.R.R. Tolkien’s friendship with Clive Staples Lewis was another significant influence to the development of this tale. This companionship was mutually beneficially. The two friends both J.R.R. Tolkien (left), C.S. Lewis (right) took interest in the communication of supernatural components in fiction literature. While Tolkien expressed to Lewis the importance of Gospel narratives in fiction, Lewis ultimately impacted the Tolkien’s confidence. Tolkien’s ideas were deeply rooted in his personal beliefs and often kept his work to small audiences. He was afraid the philosophical nature of his work would do poorly with the public. In addition, Tolkien was concerned his work would be interpreted as paganism instead of the careful Christian-influenced balance he intended. However, C.S. Lewis was confident in Tolkien’s work. Lewis encouraged him to publish and share his work with the masses. This outside assurance spurred J.R.R. Tolkien to continue writing and publishing his stories.
 Between 1937 and 1949, an epic fantasy book series was being conceived by J.R.R. Tolkien. This series is known today as The Lord of the Rings. To summarize, the fate of the Middle Earth is put in the hands of Frodo Baggins, the Ringbearer, an unlikely hero, by
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