Where is Middle Earth?

By: Ben Bennett

Introduction

"Not all those who wander are lost" this was said by J.R.R Tolkien the creator and writer of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. He wrote many great words but one thing he never told his fans is where Middle Earth is located in the modern day world. Many have tried to theorize about its location. I believe that Middle Earth is located in Iceland. Iceland has a very similar physical appearance to the of The Hobbit's Middle Earth. Its mythological creatures are oddly similar of the book's creatures. Its mythological stories are also very similar to that of The Hobbit.

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Argument #1

Iceland's physical appearance is very similar to that of The Hobbit's appearance. In Iceland there is a mountain range that goes by the name of Langjokull. These mountain resemble the Misty Mountains from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books. There is also a place called Flickriver which looks very alike The Shire from The Hobbit.

Argument #2

The creatures in The Hobbit and The Lord Of Rings are similar to the creatures in Icelandic mythology. Icelandic mythology otherwise known as Norse Mythology. In Norse Mythology there are such creatures as Trolls, Dwarves,and Elves similar to that of The Hobbit's creatures.

Argument #3

Iceland's history also resemble that of Middle Earth's. Icelandic history involves vikings settling in and over time become more and more like English people rather than vikings. This is why this resembles Icelandic history.

Conclusion

The Hobbit resembles Iceland because the history, physical appearance, and mythology are very similar to that of Middle Earth's. The history of Iceland is similar to Middle Earth's. Also the physical appearance is similar to Middle Earth's.
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Citations

The Hobbit

Flickriver.com

sciencekids.co.nz

norse-mythology.org

mapsoftheworld.com