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Reasons Why I love Tolkien

dark-queen-of-stars:

Reason Number One: He wrote strong female characters into his work before women really had a voice and his women are still stronger than many women writers invent today. 

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Reason Number Two: Tolkien was an amazing linguist and inventor. Many of his languages stem from others (Quenya was modeled after Finnish) but they are all original and provide such a rich depth to his work. 

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Reason Number Three: Tolkien invented an entire mythology and provided a rich history for all of his worlds. No one had ever written an entire invented mythology just for books before and his mythology was indeed very detailed. 

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Reason Number Four: Tolkien drew and designed maps. Maps are awesome. I love all of the visual imagery shown in these maps and how detailed everything is that Tolkien thought up. 

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Reason Number Five: Tolkien did not use the common, perfect heroes. Instead, he used ordinary, unlikely people to accomplish heroic feats. Everyone had to work together to save the world; Elves, Dwarves, and Men had to get along. But, it was all because of the brave Hobbits that the quest succeeded. “Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”

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There are many other reasons why I love Tolkien’s works so much, but these are my top five!!! 

kaitlynwithak: I can’t be the only one who doesn’t get the…

kaitlynwithak:

I can’t be the only one who doesn’t get the Daniel Radcliffe/Elijah Wood lookalike hype…

I mean they’re similar but they don’t really look THAT much alike???