J.R.R Tolkien and The Two Towers

A paper which examines what makes the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, especially the second book in his “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “The Two Towers”, such a remarkable piece of literature.

The paper begins with an overview of the life of author J.R.R. Tolkien and questions how Tolkien’s life impacted on the Lord of the Ring trilogy. The features that make the book outstanding are discussed. The paper then considers how Tolkien’s imaginary world applies to the modern world. Finally, the themes of the book are described. Each of these discussions are completed with a focus on the second book of Tolkien’s trilogy, The Two Towers.
“The third influence worth noting is Tolkien’s experience in the war. Tolkien did not serve in the war for long, but did lose almost all of his friends in the war. It can be expected that such an event would impact on his writing. This can be seen, not in the writing style of the work, but in the themes. How power corrupts individuals is one of the themes of the book. This can be related to Tolkien’s own experience. He and his friends were sent to a war by those in power, where his friends died. Despite this being the decision of those in power, they were not the one’s doing the fighting. This is likely one of the underlying factors in Tolkien’s life that led him to incorporate the corruption of power into this works. The statement that the book makes about power will be discussed further in the themes section.