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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien - Chapter 6, After the Fall of the Elves Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6, After the Fall of the Elves Summary and Analysis

The depth of the author's writing about the fictional world he has created intensifies at this point of the book. As such, there are a small number of letters that will receive greater attention as they best represent the true nature of JRR Tolkien and the nature of his most famous creative works - other than the real lives of his children that is. Deep into Letter #131, the author reiterates that one of the most important things about the Simarillion is that it is not anthropocentric - Elves are the focal point of the story and the vast majority of it takes place prior to the arrival on the scene of the "real - imaginary world" of humans. It is worth noting that Elves and Dwarves only once had an enduring friendship and...

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