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The World of J.R.R. Tolkien

             Tolkien was a part of helped influence the fantasy he is so well known for today. If he was not able to experience World War I or witness the environmental impacts of the Industrial Revolution, novels such as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings may never have existed. Although these impacts were crucial for Tolkien, his religion played a more decisive role in his works of literature. Tolkien's clear understanding of the Holy Spirit, allowed him to manifest it and use it as the most recognizable Biblical functions such as comforter, guide, indweller, and giver. This allowed for the formation of Middle-Earth and the creation of new languages to be made possible. The fantasy world of J. R.R. Tolkien is not merely just a setting; it laid the ground work for deeper meanings and messages for its novels and the author himself. Whether it depicted the Shire as 1900 rural England or the war of the rings as World War I, these events were reflections of Tolkien's personal experiences. Tolkien was able to create new species within this world, such as elves and orcs, but more importantly he was able to create new languages. This allowed for Tolkien to develop his unique story and to form complex characters the world had never seen before. The most important aspect of Tolkien's work is the ability it had on the readers. Tolkien was able to awaken his readers with his novels ability of moral power and its ideal battle between good and evil. J.R.R. Tolkien was able to use his personal experiences to serve as influences for his works of fantasy. In turn he was able to create a world filled with imagination and mythology which his individual characters and languages were used to make more realistic. All these played in Tolkien's favor by writing novels appealing to the readers who found themselves attached to his creation.
             On the third of January, 1892, Mabel Suffield Tolkien and Arthur Tolkien had a boy which they named John Ronald Reuel Tolkien.

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