J.R.R Tolkien and The Fellowship of the Ring

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, better known as J.R.R. Tolkien, was born on January third 1892 in Bloemfontein South Africa and was the son of Arthur and Mabel Suffield Tolkien. After his father's death in 1896 Tolkien's mother moved herself and her two children, J.R.R (at the time called Ronald) and his younger brother Hilary to Sarehole near Birmingham. When Tolkien was twelve his mother died and he and his brother were sent to live with one of their relatives when a Catholic priest became their legal guardian. (biography.com J.R.R. Tolkien Linguist and Author) At the onset of World War 1 Tolkien did not immediately rush to join the war. He instead remained at Oxford and received his degree in 1915. During the time leading up to his entrance into the war Tolkien continued his attempts at poetry and also worked on his created languages. Tolkien eventually enlisted. When Tolkien was joined he was at the rank of Second Lieutenant and was subsequently stationed at Staffordshire England where he eventually married Edith Bratt in the town of Warwick in 1916. Shortly after their marriage Tolkien was deployed to the western front in France. During Tolkien's time in France he was involved in the Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest battles of the war with over a million casualties total. (Harris) After the Battle of the Somme Tolkien developed Trench Fever and was sent home to recover. During this time the majority of his close colleagues were killed in the war. During the following couple of years Tolkien began writing more and more and the stories he wrote in this time period would later be published as part of the Book of Lost Tales where he told many of the most important stories of the Silmarillion for the first time and ... ... middle of paper ... ...wing attention to himself when he falls and the ring slips onto his finger rendering him invisible. Works Cited "John Ronald Ruel Tolkien." 2014. The Biography Channel website. Apr 06 2014, 04:06 http://www.biography.com/people/jrr-tolkien-9508428. "J.R.R. Tolkien Biography - Tolkien's Life." Tolkien News RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Apr. 2014. Pettinger, Tejvan. "Biography of J.R.R. Tolkien", Oxford, www.biographyonline.net, 12th Jan. 2007 Harris, Shell. "Top 10 Deadliest Battles of World War I - Toptenz.net."Toptenz.net. 28 Jan. 2011. Web. 21 Apr. 2014. Doughan, David. "Who Was Tolkien?" The Tolkien Society. The Tolkien Society. Web. 20 Apr. 2014. St. Clair, Gloriana, "An Overview of the Northern Influences on Tolkien's Works" (1995). University Libraries Research.Paper 99. "Christian Elements and Symbols in Tolkien." Christianity.com. Web. 21 Apr. 2014.

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