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40 Little-Known Facts About Aragorn from Lord of the Rings

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Arwen and Aragorn’s Relationship is Based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s Relationship With His Own Wife

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Every author writes based on their own experiences, and Tolkien is no different. In fact, Aragorn’s relationship with Arwen is based in large part on the author’s relationship with his wife, Edith. It should be abundantly clear based on Aragorn and Arwen’s relationship, but J.R.R. loved his wife a great deal. It’s obviously the best reason to pay tribute to her in your definitive fictional work. The prose about Arwen and Aragorn is beautiful. It’s clear that the affection Tolkien had for his wife was as large as the story he was attempting to tell.

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