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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien - The Father of Modern Fantasy


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  • 2. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBEHe was an English writer, poet, philologist,and university professor.His best known as the author of theclassic high fantasy works «The Hobbit»,«The Lord of the Rings», and «TheSilmarillion». 3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973
  • 3. 20 Northmoor Road, the former home of J. R. R. Tolkien in North OxfordTolkien attended King Later Tolkien attended St. Edwards School, Philips School, Birmingham Birmingham In 1911 Tolkien began studying at Exeter College, Oxford and graduated it in 1915 with first-class honours in his final examinations.
  • 4. Edith and Ronald were formally engaged in Birmingham, in January 1913, andmarried at Warwick, England, at Saint Mary Immaculate Catholic Church on 22 March 1916
  • 5. Tolkiens first civilian jobafter World War I was at the Oxford English Dictionary, where he worked mainly onthe history and etymology of words of Germanic origin beginning with the letter W. In 1925 he returned toOxford as Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor ofAnglo-Saxon at Pembroke College. Aerial view of Oxford city centre Tolkien was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University from 1925 to 1945 and Merton Professor of English Language and Literature there from 1945 to 1959.
  • 6. At Pembroke College Tolkien wrote «The Hobbit» and the first two volumes of «The Lord ofPembroke College the Rings».
  • 7. In 1945 Tolkien moved to Merton College, Oxford. There he became the Merton Professor of English Language and Literature in which post he remained until his retirement in 1959. Tolkien completed «The Lord ofMerton College the Rings» in 1948.
  • 8. The Inklings was an informal literary discussion group associated with the He was a University of Oxford, England, for nearly two member of decades between the the informal early 1930s and late 1949.The Inklings were literary literary enthusiasts discussion who praised the value group of narrative in fiction, and encouraged the known as writing of fantasy. the Although Christian values were notably Inklings. present in several members work, there were also irreligious members of the discussion group.The Eagle and Child pub (commonly known as the Bird and Baby or simply just the Bird) in Oxford where the Inklings met informally on Tuesday mornings during term.
  • 9. Tolkien was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by QueenCommander of the Order of Elizabeth II on the 28th of March in 1972. the British Empire (CBE)
  • 10. Notable works The Silmarillion The HobbitThe Lord of the Rings
  • 11. Tolkien is the "father" of modern fantasy. «The Silmarillion»After his death, Tolkiens son Christopher Tolkien wrote a briefpublished a series of works based on his Sketch of the Mythology"fathers extensive notes and unpublished which included manuscripts «The Silmarillion», «The the tales of Hobbit» and «The Lord of the Rings», Beren and other tales, poems, fictional histories, Lúthien and of Túrin. invented languages, and literary essaysabout an imagined world called Arda, and Middle-earth. «The Hobbit» A book which he «The Lord of the had written some Rings» years before for his Tolkien at first own children, came intended «The Lord in 1936. of the Rings» to be a childrens tale in the style of «The Hobbit»
  • 12. The Lord of the Rings is an epic fantasy novelThe story began as a sequel to Tolkiensearlier childrens fantasy novel The Hobbit (1937), developed into a much larger work. It was written in stages between 1937 and 1949, much of it during World War II.
  • 13. The Fellowship of the Ring The Two Towers The Return of the KingThe three volumes were entitled
  • 14. Ian Holm as Bilbo Baggins in Peter Elijah Wood as Frodo inJacksons The Lord of the Rings: The Peter Jacksons live-action Fellowship of the Ring version of The Lord of the Rings Bag End
  • 15. One Ring Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,One ring to rule Seven for the Dwarf- them all, one lords in their halls of ring to find stone, them, Nine for Mortal Men One ring to doomed to die, bring them all One for the Dark Lord and in the on his dark thronedarkness bind In the Land of Mordor them. where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
  • 16. Andy Serkis as Gollum and Smeagol Mount Doom Orodruin
  • 17. Ian McKellen as Gandalf the White in Peter Christopher Lee as SarumanJacksons live-action version of The Lord of the Rings.
  • 18. Cate Blanchett as Galadriel: An Elf and the co-ruler of Lothlórien Lothlórien
  • 19. Arwen as played by Liv TylerThe filming location for Rivendell was Kaitoke Regional Park in Upper Hutt, New Zealand
  • 20. Mordor Orlando Bloom as Legolas inViggo Mortensen as Aragorn in Peter Jacksons Peter Jacksons live-action live-action version of The Lord of the Rings version of The Lord of the Rings
  • 21. One Ring to rule them all.All for One Ring and One Ring for all.A Hobbit Must Fulfill His Destiny.One Ring Fits All. Sauron is a large, human-like formThe Legend Comes to Life during the forging of the Ring and up toYou will find adventure, or adventure will his losing it, then being "limited" to thefind you. disembodied Eye form throughout theOne ring to rule them all, One ring to find rest of the storyline. He is portrayed bythem, One ring to bring them all and in the Sala Baker.darkness bind them.Fate Has Chosen Him. A Fellowship WillProtect Him. Evil Will Hunt Them.Middle Earth comes alive...Even the smallest person can change thecourse of the future.All we have to decide is what to do with the The Eye of Sauron astime that we are given. portrayed in Peter JacksonsPower can be held in the smallest of Lord of the Rings moviethings... trilogy as Saurons form in the Third Age
  • 22. DialogueFrodo: I will take the Ring to Mordor. Though... I do not know the way.Gandalf: I will help you bear this burden, Frodo Baggins, as long as it is yours to bear.Aragorn: If, by my life or death, I can protect you, I will. You have my sword.Legolas: And you have my bow.Gimli: And my axe.Boromir: You carry the fates of us all, little one. If this is indeed the will of the Council, then Gondor will see it done.[Sam appears from behind some bushes.]Sam: Here! And Mr. Frodos not going anywhere without me!Elrond: No, indeed! It is hardly possible to separate you, even when he is summoned to a secret Council and you are not.[Merry and Pippin run into the Council meeting]Merry: Oi! Were coming too! Youll have to send us home tied up in a sack to stop us!Pippin: Anyway, you need people of intelligence on this sort of mission. Quest. Thing.Merry: Well that rules you out, Pip.Elrond: Nine companions... So be it. You shall be the Fellowship of the Ring.Pippin: Great. Where are we going?Frodo: Its a pity Bilbo didnt kill [Gollum] when he had the chance.Gandalf: Pity? It was pity that stayed Bilbos hand. Many that live deserve death, and some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends.Frodo: I wish the Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times; but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world, Frodo, besides the will of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought.