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The Universe of Tolkien

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The universe of Tolkien

Tolkien created a complete and highly detailed fictional universe (Middle-earth) in which is set his work. Hobbits, Elves, Men, Dwarves, Wizards, and Orcs populate this world. His mythology is very complete and developed, with is own languages, history, geography, …

The most famous Tolkien’s work is the lord of the ring. Is someone who doesn’t know this story?

The lord of the ring

The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's earlier fantasy book, The Hobbit, and soon developed into a much larger story. It was written in stages between 1937 and 1949, with much of it being created during World War II.[1] It was originally published in three volumes ( the fellowship of the ring, the two towers and the return of the king) in 1954 and 1955 It has since been reprinted numerous times and translated into at least 38 languages,[3] becoming one of the most popular works in 20th-century literature.

It began as a personal exploration by Tolkien of his interests in philology, religion, fairy tales, as well as Norse mythology, but it was also crucially influenced by the effects of his military service during World War I .

The story concerns peoples such as Hobbits, Elves, Men, Dwarves, Wizards, and Orcs and centres on the Ring of Power made by the Dark Lord Sauron. Starting from quiet beginnings in the Shire, the story ranges across Middle-earth and follows the courses of the War of the Ring.

The theme in lord of the ring

There is many theme developed in lord of the ring like:

- The war ( the War of the Ring)

- The nature versus the technology (the industrialization of the Shire)

- Friendship and sacrifice (for example: the fellowship of the ring)

- Death and Immortality (with the elves and Arwen )

- The power (symbolize by the ring)

The film

Peter Jackson a newzealander realizer realizes the cinematographic adaptation. In 2001 left the first film of the trilogy: the fellowship of the ring.

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