The Influences Of Tolkien In T Essay

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The Influences Of Tolkien In T

The Influences of Tolkien

The influences of Tolkien are many and great, but of them all, three stand out most; his
great love of nature that sprung from his experiences as a youth in the English
Countryside, his acute sensitivity and desire to master language, and his involvement in
trench warfare in the Great War. Tolkien himself vehemently denied that the war affected
his story at all. 'The real war does not resemble the legendary war its process or
conclusion. If I had been inspired or directed in the development of the legend, then
certainly the ring would have been seized and used against Sauron.';

Tolkien's love of language persisted throughout his life from his child hood years till
adulthood. When he was a boy he would study Welsh names that would rush by on railway coal
cars, and as an older academic scholar he took to discovering the mystery of language in
its northern embodiments. Tolkien tells us as a boy that he loved to rewrite and rethink
Norse and Greek mythology in his own manifestations. Possibly what Tolkien is most praised
for is fantastic mastery of language. He created two languages for his imaginary race of
elves, and they both came from one central language that was derived from the fake history
of the story. This fact gives the languages an incredible sense of realism.

Tolkien's fantasy world was derived from his memory of his childhood, where he spent his
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