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Marquette [email protected] English: Individual Authors: J.R.R. TolkienEnglish Department10-1-2015J.R.R. Tolkien and his Influence on ModernFantasy Writer Tamora PierceAlexandria CurryMarquette UniversityA paper completed for English 4610.brought to you by COREView metadata, citation and similar papers at core.ac.ukprovided by [email protected] RUNNING HEAD: TOLKIEN AND HIS INFLUENCE ON MODERN WRITERS J.R.R. Tolkien and his Influence on Modern Fantasy Writer Tamora Pierce By Alexandria Curry December 18, 2015 TOLKIEN AND HIS INFLUENCE ON MODERN WRITERS Abstract Tolkien’s writing of female and racial minority characters has been criticized as misogynistic and racist by many critics of Tolkien. However, these critics come to these conclusions due to the limited quantity of these characters overall, especially those of the female sex, and their involvement in the overall story’s plot. Tolkien uses women sparingly and because of this, each one has important chara...