The Lord Of The Rings

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People are always looking for good ways to entertain themselves. Over the past few hundred years, several art forms have become a commonplace in society, such as plays, music, drawings, books, and, more recently, movies. Books and movies are two that have stomped their way into society with no remorse. They have been great ways to express people’s opinions, make social statements, and most importantly, entertain audiences. Both of these have had a profound effect on the world, whether it be through changing a way of life or just by making time pass for a few hours. Certain books and movies have played great roles in the world and had many influences. The Lord of the Rings has had a massively positive effect on both literature and film. Its creation has led to many positives and in doing so has become one of the most influential stories ever created. It has also led to some major impacts outside of literature and the film industry as well.
Fantasy books have been around for a long time; however, the fantasy that people think of today has only been around for close to a century. Modern fantasy can very much be credited to J.R.R. Tolkien and his Lord of the Rings book series. According to author Katie Behrens’ article “Myth, Fairy Tales, & Children: A Brief History of Fantasy”, The Lord of the Rings has had a profound effect on shaping fantasy into what it is today. She states in her article that the fantasy genre began with classics from mythology as they explored tales of

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