I believe I have to start this article with a thank you to my high school English teacher, who had us read the ‘Hills Like White Elephants‘ – an intriguing little tale full of semi-confusing metaphors and symbolism that buries a sad (and unfortunately realistic) story. As I’ve discussed with people over podcasts and casual discussion throughout
World War I
J. R. R. Tolkien is remembered for his extensive world of Middle Earth; but he also witnessed Hell on Earth in the trenches of World War I. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien found himself in a bit of a predicament after the United Kingdom entered the First World War in August of 1914. His relatives were shocked when they discovered that he, as a 22 year old young and strapping man, didn’t immediately volunteer his services for the British Army.
This presentation, given 3/1/16 and 3/2/16, is on the effects of the Great War on America. The slideshow was basically used as something to have on the screen while I talked for a solid eighty minutes. A few people asked me to put it up on Google classroom. I don’t know what Google classroom is. It’s on my site now, are you happy?