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The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Reading Room: This goes back to elements being a bit off if he wanted to create a mythology for England.: Edit Log



Eruonen
Valinor


Sep 7 2017, 8:21pm


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This goes back to elements being a bit off if he wanted to create a mythology for England.

Cotton of course is not a crop of England as it is a warm weather plant. I think more of wool, leather, flax etc. The same for tobacco being a new world product. So, we have these anachronisms. They were important for his Shire world to represent the ideal English county / village life that he so cherished even if it was reflected a 17-19 th century version in a world set in an otherwise earlier age.

It is more of a two part mythology...ancient and early modern.


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