He was fascinated by the old, dark mythologies of that time. He specialized in Old and Middle English, and taught classes such as Heroic verse, History of English, and Anglo-Saxon Language as a Professor at various colleges. He even uses Old and Middle English as the main dialect seen in all of his books. His love and interest for these topics, languages, and the Anglo-Saxon time period are shown greatly throughout The Lord of The Rings Trilogy. Beowulf, being Tolkien’s biggest inspiration in The Lord of The Rings, is the prime example of Anglo-Saxon Literature.
In 1937, John R. R. Tolkien published The Hobbit; a children’s book that started with one significant sentence while grading one of his student’s assignments. That sentence gave birth to an entire universe that inspired Tolkien to write novels and poems and even a new language - that slightly resembled Finnish - according to The Tolkien Society. Tolkien’s world of elves, dwarves, orcs and hobbits is one that inspires children and adults alike. Although everyone is familiar with his novels, less acknowledged is the numinous collection of poems Tolkien created that reference his world of hobbits. His adventurous plots take readers on a journey with all kinds of literary devices.
Although an extremely successful playwright author, talented poem author, and a superb novelist in his early years of writing, A. A. Milne is known around the world because of his highly treasured children’s book series, Winnie-the-Pooh. Milne’s love for writing and words started at a young age, but he didn’t pursue this career path until after graduating from Cambridge with a degree in mathematics according to S. Ward (9). Milne was able to relate to the young readers of his children’s books, as well as give a sort of distinguished outlook with the parents and adult readers. Alan ventured far beyond children’s literature, unwilling to stay with one type of writing for too long of a period of time.
Tolkien’s love for mythology and his idea of creating a new language led him into making stories and tales that were in the Middle English language which took place in Old England. Tolkien always had an interest in academics because it gave a sense of stability. He loved to learn and use his skills of teaching and writing as a way of earning money. He is known for his dramatic recitations for Old English verse. (Jones 16) Many authors and literary writers were historians and geographers.
As a young boy, Tolkien loved to learn about words and languages. As he grew older, he came to enjoy not only learning about words but also writing them. Before Tolkien became famous as a writer, he helped work on The New English Dictionary where he researched the history and origins of words starting with the letter W. He also translated many stories from Anglo-Saxon, Middle English, and other languages. But Tolkien’s most famous work is as an author. His best known works are The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Accomplishing many things during his life, Tolkien's famous works included, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion and et cetera. The first The Lord of the Rings book, The fellowship of the Ring, was published on July 29th 1954 and the last, The Return of the King, was published on October 20th, 1955. Tolkien was always fascinated by books, and used his imagination various times during his books. So he first knew he wanted to become a writer when he was little. Also wrote a number of stories, which was the start of Tolkien's' career.
Although some believe that many of the events in his books were inspired by his real-life experiences in Word War One and Two, Tolkien himself states that, in regards to The Lord of the Rings, “little or nothing in it was modified by the war that began in 1939,” (The Lord of the Rings; “Forward to the Second Edition”; xvi). Either way, the works are highly regarded as important additions to modern literature, and Tolkien himself is recognized for his mastery of rhetoric, which he displays in the two works. In The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien uses ... ... middle of paper ... ... San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2005. Print.
He wrote continuously in the effort to educate as he was educated from reading so many topics of books and having a full passion for information an obviously numbers as he projected and compiled manuscripts after manuscript in a spirit of sharing to a people a portion of history that needs to be revealed and as great music writer and composer. He subjected to become inspired by his environment and successfully proved himself so. He will forever live a renaissance man. “Good Fiction is made of what is real and reality is hard to come by” (Ralph Ellison). May he rest in peace.
J. R. R. Tolkien is a very accomplished writer who has had many published works. Tolkien uses his life experiences in a creative way to portray meaning into his text. Evidence of this is clearly presented through his most notable work, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. He used these books as a medium, to express events and experiences that he lived through first hand. All of his books are a timeless way for him to express himself and his ideas to generations to come.
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