Do you know that Lord of the Rings Depicts WORLD WAR I?

February 12, 2007 12:49am CST
JRR Tolkien, the author of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy was a lieutenant during the days of the world war I. He had seen the different angles of the ugliness of war during those times. That's why LOTR reflects the violence and pain of a true war. this story is not about elves, hobbits or dwarfs. It is about us... men. It is our real story. and JRR Tolkein is a great writer because he was able to use the metaphors of the middle earth to represent the real events in out history.
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18 Feb 07
I believe the influence of WWI upon LotR is very minimal. There is not too much in common between the two. The war he depicts the battles, the violence and the fighting is much more realistic and truthful then other books, and that could come from his personal experiance, but I believe it ha little to do with WWI in other senses.
@fchuki (48)
• Nigeria
14 Feb 07
No i did not. I know T was in the military, and his experiences affected the book. not a very good depiction i would say.
• India
14 Feb 07
Thanks dear for the information. I really did not know that. The pian in the story and the way he told everythink is judt remarkable. It does make a sense because why would a soldier from world war would write something like this. I mean full of imagination with so many different types of characters with having only one enemy and many friends (fellowship). hats off for the writer.