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Brandi Smith 1Title: Tolkien’s Journey There and Back AgainTopic: The Life and Accomplishments of J.R.R. Tolkien General Purpose: To celebrateSpecific Purpose: To celebrate the life and accomplishments of J.R.R. Tolkien, as well as his contributions to the world.Thesis: From his creative mind, J.R.R. Tolkien has influenced the world through his literary works by challenging the minds of young authors and continuing to stimulate our imaginations today.IntroductionAttention Material: A wise man once said, “All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.”Preview:Today, I want to celebrate the life and accomplishments of this wise man. His name is John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, or J.R.R. Tolkien. Most of you know him from the film adaptations of his works including the most recent film trilogy The Hobbit. Thesis Statement: From his creative mind, J.R.R. Tolkien has influenced the world through his literary works by challenging the minds of young authors and continuing to stimulate our imaginations today.(Transition: So how did J.R.R. Tolkien begin his own journey?)I. J.R.R. Tolkien was influenced by many factors in his early life.A. According to Biography.com, J.R.R. Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892. 1. He was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa to Arthur Tolkien and Mabel Suffield Tolkien. a. According to Humphrey Carpenter, author of J.R.R. Tolkien: ABiography, Arthur Tolkien was an English bank clerk.b. His mother Mabel was also an English woman from Birmingham, England.

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