As The Fellowship of the Ring was first mentioned above, so shall we start our investigation into J.R.R. Tolkien’s influences and writing process. It may be reasonably assumed that most who have heard of or read Tolkien know that he wrote The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and also taught at Oxford University. Few know, however, that he was born in South Africa, fought for England in the trenches during World War I, or that he was a well-established academic in the fields of Old English and Linguistics before he wrote his fictional epics (Doughan, 2002). Knowing Tolkien beyond the fact of him being a pipe-smoking academic is undeniably crucial in understanding his place in the works he h...
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