J. R. R. Tolkien's Impact On The World

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J.R.R. Tolkien is considered the father of Modern Fantasy, as well as a literary genius. He will always be remembered in history as one of the greatest authors of the nineteenth century (Zalenski and Carol 7). Tolkien drew from his life when he was creating his world, using both what he enjoyed doing as well as his own life experiences to grow his vision of Middle Earth. He used his hobbies to bring his world to life, painting a miraculous vivid landscape. Tolkien’s love of language had a most profound impact on Middle Earth. He created around twelve languages, each completed in varying degrees, with two of his self made languages fully completed. These languages developed many cultures in Middle Earth, painting histories of civilizations…show more content…
Tolkien was a soldier in World War One, and drew from his time in the war to accurately portray the dismalness and desperation that accompanies it. Captain Faramir, second son to the Steward of Gondor, brother to Boromir of the Fellowship, once said, “I do not love the bright sword for it’s sharpness, nor the arrow for it’s swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.” Later, Tolkien said that out of all his characters, Faramir was closest to his own likeness (Grotta…show more content…
It was, for all intents and purposes, a fully detailed and functioning map. He plotted out each location precisely, each location had a purpose and backstory to it. Tolkien was a mastermind when it came to world development (Grotta 95) Not only did Tolkien develop the physical world and it’s characteristics, he developed the countries and peoples and races that inhabited it. He wrote the histories of Elven migrations. He wrote of the Numenoreans, and how they were tricked out of their homeland and left by the dark lord to struggle in the mainland, hoping to one day regain their past glory. Every race has their story, or multiple stories, their own lands, royalty, and history (Grotta

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