The Weekly Watch Honors JRR Tolkien, #tolkien, #thehobbit, #LOTR
Today is the anniversary of JRR Tolkien’s death. He passed away on September 2nd 1973. Tolkien, of course, is the author whom brought us The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings with all of their wonderfully magically characters and locations. Tolkien was a college professor, a veteran of WWI and WWII, and was a loving father and devoted husband. On his shared grave with his wife Edith, Tolkien had Luthien and Beren engraved. Luthien being the beautiful Illuvitar and Beren being the mortal she fell in love with; forsaking her own immortality.
I have been a Tolkien fan since I was a wee lad and saw the Rankin & Bass produced, The Hobbit cartoon. I immediately had to go out and find the book and I have been hooked ever since. I have read The Hobbit more times than I can count and the Lord of the Rings I have read start to finish at least a dozen times, along with others of Tolkien’s books that were actually released posthumous by his son Christopher and the Tolkien estate.
One of my favorite characters from Tolkien’s Middle Earth is Tom Bombadil, I wish they put him in the movie!
Here’s a few more things that the movies don’t include: