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I read LOTR for the first time as a child. Can't really remember if I even finished it, but I do remember all the different kinds of characters. The good and the evil. Just another fantasy, I thought at that time. It was not until I read it again during the pandemic did I realize the value in this book. LOTR is a shadow of Tolkien's own experience with WWI. I can hardly imagine the hardships he went through and his determination in creating this series after seeing all of his friends leave him. At the time when I was reading the book, I was in a quite depressed state. Nothing was working in my life. But then I read about the way Tolkien described nature. He called for attention to the natural sceneries during the Fellowship's hardest time. It was these sparks of pretty things in a messy world that keeps people going. And LOTR was the spark that kept me going. Tolkien taught me that even though the world can be messy sometimes, there is always something there that makes lives worth living!

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