Tolkien's Impact On American Culture Essay

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The Impact of J.R.R Tolkien on American Culture“Courage is found in unlikely places” (J.R.R Tolkien). Tolkien had to find courage at a very young age in order to move forward into the future of his life. When he was at a young age Tolkien had lost both his mother and his father before he was even a teenager. He had to adapt to the change of location as well when he moved from south africa to england. But one of the biggest events that took a toll on not just Tolkien but the whole world as well, were the events of World War I and world war II. Tolkien even got to experience the hell of war when he fought in World War I. The loss of his family, `friends, and impact that World War I and World war II had on Tolkien is one of the events that inspired him to write his great novels. Tolkien shows his experience of his past through his novels, which show strong characters, wild events, and inspiring themes. Tolkien had a rough childhood, but had great success in his…show more content…
Tolkien wrote many of his novels based on his experiences through life including when it comes to war. St. James Encyclopedia of popular culture (2013) says that “He later explained in a letter to his son, Christopher, that many of the early writings about Middle-earth were composed in grimy canteens, at lectures in cold fogs, in huts full of blasphemy and smut, or by candle lights in bell tents, even some down dugouts under shell fire.” Tolkien also shows sadness in his works based on his losses in his life. Rogers (2017) says that “Tolkien's many personal losses are often reflected in his writing, with its tone of sadness for the passing of time and of people. “ (p. 312). Even though he had written many stories, one stood out stood out from the rest becoming one of his most famous works, and it starts with the words “In a hole in the ground there lived a

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