The Real Story of 'Lord of the Rings' Author JRR Tolkien
When J.R.R Tolkien died in Bournemouth England in 1973 at the age of 81, he left a legacy. He was a
family man, an academic and scholar and had friends who adored him. However, the world remembers
him for his great works - The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. He led people to discover the fictional
world of Middle Earth, a realm where Elves, Hobbits, Dwarves, and Orcs come to life.
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Tolkien was released earlier this year in May. It stars Nicholas Hourly as Tolkien, and it gives a glimpse of
this fantastic author. The film explores his early life, his writing career, his love life, and his service in
World War 1.
His early life.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein South Africa. At the age of
four, his father died and together with his mother and brother Hillary, they relocated to England. His
mother discovered that JRR had an appetite for books. He was already proficient in some languages at
the age of four. She homeschooled JRR and Hillary, and by the time they were teenagers, they were
conversant with Latin. Also, he and his cousins Mary and Marjorie Incledon made up their language;
His service in World War 1
Tolkien joined the British Army when World War 1 reached Britain in mid-1914. He had delayed getting
in the army because the law allowed him first to finish his degree at Oxford. He was enlisted as a second
lieutenant for the Lancashire Fusiliers. In 1916 he was at the front line in France, and it was at Somme
that he saw the impact of the grueling war. The events of the war have been chronicled in Tolkien.
JRR fell in love with Edith Bratt. He married her at the age of 21 during his training at Staffordshire camp.
He depicts Bratt as his inspiration for characters in some of his works, such as Arwen Evenstar in LOTR.
JRR loved to tell myths and fantasy stories. The most famous works included The Hobbit in 1930, but it
was published in 1937. After it became a hit, he published a sequel 17 years later Lord of the Rings. His
works continue to have a significant influence on films till today.