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Subject:  Re: The Lord Of The Rings - By Tolkein Date:  3/8/2002  12:20 PM
Author:  mapletree3 Number:  613 of 3348

Do you see parallels between LOTR and what was happening in the world at that time, WWII,etc? Examples?

I've heard people compare the Shire chapters at the end of the book to the state of England after the war with rationing, etc. I also read a forward by Tolkein where he vehemently protested that paralleles existed.

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