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

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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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