Aragorn and J.R.R. Tolkien - An Essay Regarding the Source Of Inspiration For Aragorn

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Few fantasy writers in recent year have matched the quality of work done by J.R.R Tolkien the author who created the magical world of middle-earth with the three-part epic The Lord of the Rings. Much has been said about Tolkien basing his mythology on various other ancient mythologies, but little if anything is said about Tolkiens use of his own life experiences in his work. It is my opinion that The Lord or the Rings is such excellent work because certain characters and places are based, in part, on Tolkien's own life. One particular aspect of Tolkien's life, in my opinion, appears in the character of Aragorn, one of the champions of the story.

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