The Efforts of JRR Tolkien

This was a great writer and poet in the twentieth century. He was one of the greatest writers of our time and even today his works are still outstanding. Many generations of writers have in fact been inspired but his creativity and art in both writing and poetry. JRR Tolkien was not only a writer but was a lecturer and a professor of English and literature in the Oxford University between the year 1925 and 1945. Here he was known as the author of classics and fantasy due to his fiction stories. He was promoted to a Mentor Professor of English in the Oxford University where he held this position from 1945 to 1959.

His youthful time was rather interesting. His name was believed to be of German origin which has the meaning of being foolishly clever. This implies that he was very bright since childhood. His father was neither from the US nor the Great Britain but was believed to have come from Saxony in the late eighteenth century. He was believed to have had much interest in the English language and this could have motivated his son John Ronald. He did not have a very big job like his son had at the same age since he only managed to become a clerk in a certain bank in that country. But he much liked promotions though it seemed that he could not get it from his place of work. For this reason, he saw the need to move to South Africa to get all he wanted.

In South Africa, Arthur was lucky to meet his best half from an English origin particularly the West Midlands. This means that even John was not born in the English countries. His place of birth was actually in Bloemfontein in South Africa. This happened on the third of January two years after moving to South Africa.

John Ronald spent part of his childhood years in South Africa and some of his inspirations came from this country. Later on during his ages of writing he could at least recall some experiences he went through while in South Africa. Some of these were the scenery and the life in that country. His encounter with a huge and hairy spider was something he never saw in any other place other than in this African country. This further had a positive impact on his writing skills and efforts.

It was sad for him in his early age since it was barely four years after he was born when his father died in South Africa. He died in the fifteenth of January in 1896. By this time, John had a younger brother. This would ensure that he would see the face of his beloved dad in the face of his younger brother. After the death of Arthur, his mother could not stay in South Africa alone with her two little sons. She therefore went back to England particularly in West Midlands.

This transition from an African country to a British and particularly English country and environment boosted the inspiration of John very much. His life seemed to be split into two. He had a rural hamlet experience from Saehole and an urban ideology. In the urban setup of Birmingham, he was sent to the King Edwards School by which time the family had again moved to Kings Health near a railway line. Here he gained much advantage in his later skills of writing as the sight of coal trucks passing along the rail ignited his linguistic imagination. The trucks were particularly going to and fro the South Wales. But this did not last long since it was not long before the family shifted homes to some better places of the same city.

The religion surrounding Ronald was Christianity and particularly the Roman Catholic doctrine. This was not a matter of his choice but rather a decision made by his mother and his aunt May. They were both received by the Roman Catholic Church by the time they moved from the railway side homestead to the better areas of Birmingham. So as a child, John and his brother Hilary had to follow the footsteps of their parents and the entire family. So the entire life of this great writer was base on the Catholic faith.

His life was not classy but was based on a refined side of poverty. This was to remain the same until four years after the beginning of the eighteenth century when the mother of John was diagnosed with diabetes. At this time, the level of poverty had started to worsen. In those days, this disease was too fatal for anyone to survive. So it was obvious that Mabel was going to die soon since some treatments such as the insulin technique were yet to be discovered and this implied that the disease had no cure and therefore she died in October of that year.

So the life of the writer is at some great point a sad life since he and his brother grew as orphans. But the good side of it is that they were taken from a lone situation by the Father Francis. Now Ronald talents in linguistics were beginning to crop up. He was now becoming fluent in Latin and Greek which were the major international languages at that time. He began to make his own languages purely for fun and did know that at one time in future he was to be great.

He then went to Exeter College in Oxford where he joined the Classics in Old English, Germanic languages particularly the Catholic, Welsh as well as the Finnish. He got in to a relationship with Edith and he achieved a second class degree in Honor Moderations. This resulted to him changing from the classics to a more congenial English Language and Literature. Some of the works he did during this time inspired his lot in both poetry and literature. Before becoming a lecturer he began with being a tutor to the two Mexican boys in Dinard. He went through some major problems such as the world war as well as illnesses that made his shift out of England but later he came back and got serious with his innovative skills in writing.

When he was in Oxford as a Professor, it was long after he had returned home. At one point he pictured education as unworldly although he very well qualified to be one of the greatest people in the teaching field. He made very influential scholarly publications which was somehow a rarity. Some of these included the 'Beowulf, the Monsters and the Critics'. He at many times made comments that aided in the transformation of certain fields.

He was very good in storytelling and this was due to his wonderful linguistic skills. He told his children stories and many of the stories he developed into publications such as the 'Mr. Bliss, Roverandom'. His other publications were the hobbit, the Quenta Silmarillion, and even the famous one 'The Lord of The Rings'. This was more than a child story and was very striking.

JRR Tolkien was simply great. His work in publications is still outstanding despite all the difficulties he went through. Despite his efforts to bring every together for his bright future of which in now our past, he went through many problems which keep us encouraged. Most of his life was terrible but he made us always have him in our minds through his excellent publications.


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