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The Lord of the Rings

Biography

Enter the fantastical world of hobbits, elves and everything magic, which could really be a tale of saving England’s green spaces…

The Basics

The Lord of the Rings epic story champions the English countryside and our love of myth and adventure. Using Christian symbolism, it also presents a battle between good and evil.

The Basics
Storyline

Storyline

The Lord of the Rings trilogy consists of The Fellowship of the Ring (1954), The Two Towers (1954), and The Return of the King (1955).

Middle-earth

Tolkien may have created a whole new world, but he infused it with parallels to our own.

Middle-earth
English men, hobbits or elves?

English men, hobbits or elves?

Just as Middle-earth represents England, Tolkien’s hobbits reflect the nature of England’s people.

Schoolboy gangs

Perhaps being orphaned caused Tolkien to seek the comfort of friends, and fill his stories with the importance of companionship.

Schoolboy gangs
No speaky English

No speaky English

The English language was shaped by our invaders, but Tolkien created new languages before inventing the people to speak them, and the history and geography of where they would be spoken.