J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography Topics for Discussion

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How might Tolkien's work have changed if the family had remained in South Africa?

Would books like "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" be as popular if they had been written in the last decade?

If the Inklings still existed today, who might be a member?

Why do you think Tolkien was so surprised by his fans' devotion?

How might Tolkien's work been different if his mother had lived?

Why was it so difficult for G.B. Smith to let go of the T.C.B.S.?

Do you think the deaths of R.Q. Gilson and G.B. Smith prompted or hindered the work on "The Silmarillion?" Explain.

Do you think Tolkien would have fared so well if he had remained at Bournemouth after Edith's death?

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