How J.R.R. Tolkien Brought A New Era Of Literature

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J.R.R. Tolkien has a very unique was of writing and thinking. Why say that well let me tell you. One of the most celebrated writers in the world, and also many other works of writing and literature has not diminished the view of J.R.R. Tolkien. He has ushered us into a new age of literature and a new view of fantasy books and in all of our lives is a really positive effect. And it all happened through his imagination, and on might even say that we are in a new era of literature related advancements.
It all starts with J.R.R. Tolkien’s birth on January 3, 1892. His full name is John Ronald Reuel Tolkien He was born to his father, Arthur Reuel Tolkien, and his mother, Mabel Nee Suffield. ...view middle of the document...

So Tolkien got on a train and went to where she lived and convinced her to marry him instead. After John’s early life one might say that it was pretty accomplished but it gets even better.
It all starts with his accomplishments that he had throughout his life. The first accomplishment is a very sad accomplishment but an accomplishment none the less. In the year of 1914 Tolkien enlisted in the army and fought in WW1 and survived but the sad thing about that is that all but one of his childhood friends that enlisted with him died. Four years later after the war ended he was hired for a job. That specific job was to help work on the Oxford English Dictionary. By the time that he was hired the team had already reached the W’s. By the time that it was finished it had taken 71 years to complete the full dictionary. Another thing that Tolkien accomplished at Oxford was receiving a Professorship in1925. What was surprising about that was that not very many people received a professorship in that day. One might say that Tolkien was destined for greater things and if you look at his accomplishment and the his childhood you would be right.
In working on the Oxford English dictionary, he got his first look at literature. But I believe that helping write the words and everything else that was involve with the dictionary lite a fire inside of Tolkien that could not be suppressed. After work on the dictionary was over Tolkien went on to write The Hobbit. Rayner Unwin was paid a shilling to read the Hobbit and determine whether it was worth being published. He obviously picked the right choice and it was...

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