J.R.R. Tolkien

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  • J.R.R. Tolkien was born in 1892 on January 3rd and died in 1973 on September 2nd.
  • Tolkien became most well known for his trilogy "The Lord of the Rings" and the book before them "The Hobbit". He was also an author of the "New English Dictionary" after serving in World War I.

Childhood Life

J.R.R. Tolkien had been born in South Africa, though he had no African blood, due to his parents moving to Africa because of his father finding a job opportunity after gold was discovered. During an interview with Philip Norman, Tolkien had said one of his clearest memories from his childhood in Africa, "I was nearly bitten by a snake and stung by a tarantula. . . in my garden. All I can remember is a very hot day, long dead grass, and running. " he said, "I don't even remember screaming."

J.R.R. Tolkien, his brother, and their mother moved back to England while his father stayed in Africa around the year of 1894. Tolkien's father never came back.

Tolkien's mother died

Tolkien's Greatest Influecnes

J.R.R. Tolkien was influenced the most by:

  • his mother and father
  • His wife Edith
  • His children John, Christopher, Micheal, and Priscilla
  • one of his professors, W.A. Craigie - who had helped to edit the New English Dictionary.

Best Accomplishments

Tolkien's life accomplishments include: Writing/co-writing the "New English Dictionary", Writing "The Hobbit" which took (insert amount of years here) to be completed, writing "The Lord of The Rings" which took nearly twelve years to be completed, beginning his life's work "The Silmarillion" which his son Christopher completed after Tolkien's death.

Events the Affected Tolkien's Life

  • Tolkien had been affected by WWI, which he served in
  • He was affected by the deaths of many of his close childhood friend's who had served in the war alongside him.
  • He was affected by his parent's deaths
  • Tolkien's life was affected by his children, who are the reasons that Middle-Earth is known by so many people throughout the globe.
  • He was also affected by WWII, which he did not serve in because he had aquired an illness during WWI.

Created Languages

J.R.R. Tolkien created languages for every being in "The Hobbit", and "The Lord of the Rings". The language seen the most throughout the novels was elvish, and many of it's different forms.

Some of the first languages Tolkien created when he was in school, were Nevbosh, and Naffarin. Nevbosh was

Works Cited

Lynch, Doris. J.R.R. Tolkien: Creator of Languages and Legends. New York: Franklin Watts, 2003. Print.

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