Analysis Of The Fellowship Of The Ring

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Many people have heard of J.R.R. Tolkien and his books, but not many of them know about his history or reasons for starting his trilogy. He had quite a few grounds on which wrote his works and inspired readers’ to expand their range of imagination with his amazing stories. By looking at The Fellowship of the Ring, one can see that J.R.R. Tolkien included the themes of the corrupting influence of power and the power of myth because of his religious and intellectual views.
J.R.R. Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. At the young age of four, his father died of peritonitis and rheumatic fever. After that his mother, his little brother, and he moved back to the town his mother grew up in. In 1904, His mother was diagnosed with diabetes and died shortly afterwards on November 14 of that year. Tolkien and his brother were left orphaned with no money once their mom died. Then Father Francis, a catholic priest that was friends with their mother, took them in. Father Francis had them stay with an aunt of theirs and then a lady named Mrs. Faulkner for a short time. In 1910, he attended King Edward’s School in Birmingham, while there he made six known contributions in
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Tolkien wrote The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings to illustrate spirituality and sacrifice for what one believes in. He had a plethora of examples of self-sacrifice in his novel because when his mother died he considered her a martyr for her faith and felt that it was important for one to stand up for one’s beliefs. He also thought that having the main protagonist be that of an ordinary person was important since it served to show that even the most normal person can save a planet with the right kind of attitude and personality. Reading The Fellowship of the Ring can point out that J.R.R. Tolkien included the themes of the corrupting influence of power and the power of myth because of his strong catholic faith and intellectual

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