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"The Lord of the Rings" Films Refute Tolkien's Anti-Modernity

"He disliked the modern world." So said Christopher Tolkien about his father. Tolkien's disgust with the modern world began in his childhood. From the age of 4 to 8 (1896 to 1900), Tolkien lived with his widowed mother in the hamlet of Sarehole, a mile south of Birmingham, England. This rural English village had a rustic life unlike the industrialized life of Birmingham.
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