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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien The main character is Bilbo Baggins. He is a small little hobbit. He really likes adventures, but doesn't like to show that he does. He is a quite person. He likes to have his privacy. Now Gandalf the big gray wizard is very tall and is The Hobbit is a book that shows that even the most unlikely person, or hobbit can turn out to be a real hero. In the book, Bilbo gets caught up in an adventure that will later change his life. In the beginning Bilbo Baggins ran into an old acquaintance, Gandalf, a wizard, who he had met many years earlier at festivals, in which Gandalf made fireworks with his magic....   [tags: Hobbit Tolkien] 1185 words
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A Hero Emerges in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit: Bilbo Baggins - There is a hero in every story. This is the story of a small man who ends up on a journey and returns changed.. The protagonist of the story, Bilbo Baggins, undergoes a transformation that turns him into the unlikely hero of this story. Undergoing the process of becoming a hero, Bilbo emerges as a hero, more confident and competent than ever before. With each trial and tribulation, Bilbo develops more and more into the hero he becomes, but without losing sight of his true self. The process Bilbo goes through to become a hero is extensively explore in J.R.R....   [tags: J.R.R. Tolkien, Hobbit, heroes, ] 1636 words
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J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit - Bilbo Baggins, a respectable and unadventurous hobbit, is paid a visit by Gandalf, a wizard, who offers him the chance to go on an adventure. Bilbo, in trying to get rid of the wizard, inadvertently invites him to tea the next evening. The next day, Bilbo is flustered to find that in addition to Gandalf, he seems to have invited thirteen dwarves to tea as well. As he serves the dwarves and Gandalf tea and then supper, Bilbo learns that Gandalf has advertised him to the dwarves as a burglar. The dwarves wish him to help them on their quest to the Lonely Mountain, where they hope to recover treasure from Smaug the dragon, who destroyed their ancestral home under the mountain....   [tags: Tolkien Hobbit] 1291 words
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The Unsuspecting Hero of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit - The Unsuspecting Hero of The Hobbit Our tendency to romanticize it notwithstanding, childhood is tough. It is not, primarily, the time of nonstop games and fun that we would all like to remember. Childhood is marked by fun and games, to be sure, but it is also marked by a feeling of powerlessness in the face of larger and older adults. These adults are in full control of nearly every aspect of children's lives. From when they go to bed to what they eat, children are allowed to make very few choices of any significance....   [tags: Tolkien Hobbit Essays]
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J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, a Fantasy Epic - J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, a Fantasy Epic   "Long ago in my grandfather Thror's time our family was driven out of the far North. . . . It had later been discovered by my far ancestor, Thrain the Old, they mined and they tunnelled and they made huger halls and greater workshops-and in addition I believe they found a good deal of gold and a great many jewels too. Anyway, they grew immensley rich and famous, and my grandfather was King under the Mountain again. . . . Undoubtedly that was what brought the dragon....   [tags: Tolkien Hobbit Essays]
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The Battle of the Five Armies in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit - The Battle of the Five Armies in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit Many great works of literature contain violent scene that contribute more to the story than merely an exciting battle to amuse the reader. J.R.R. Tolkien includes several violent scenes throughout his classic work, “The Hobbit”. The most important of these is “The Battle of the Five Armies,” which takes place at the end of the novel. This destructive scene has many purposes in the story, several of which are that it causes the uniting of the quarreling armies, allows for a final confrontation between good and evil, and draws a suitable conclusion to the hobbit’s tale....   [tags: Tolkien Hobbit Battles Battle Essays]
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Evil Within the World, Depicted in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit - Since the dawn of time, mankind has been plagued with the ever existing evils of the world. From the first murder by Cain to the opening of Pandora’s Box, the concept of evil has permeated itself into the societies and cultures of the world throughout time. However, in a world of darkness we stand not alone. For wherever evil dwells, the forces of good are always likewise present to maintain the balance: right. In today’s western world we often take this widely accepted belief for granted. After all, for every super villain there is always a hero, and for every damsel in distress there is always a happy ending, or at least that is what the media would have you believe....   [tags: The Hobbit]
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Analyzing Characters in Tolkien's The Hobbit - Analyzing Characters in Tolkien's The Hobbit The Hobbit (1937) by J.R.R. Tolkien is an exciting novel, an adventure that takes on a whole new meaning. At the start of the novel, Bilbo Baggins, an ordinary hobbit, is doing what the ordinary hobbit does, just staying at home. Hobbits are very comfortable with life and look for no excitement or change whatsoever. When Gandalf shows up on the doorstep of Bilbo Baggins' cave (home), it was a major shock to him. Slowly dwarves show up at his doorstep, after Gandalf leaves, they slowly appear groups at a time....   [tags: Hobbit Essays]
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The Imagery of Nature and Technology in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit - Forest decline, oil leakages, holes in the ozone layer. Pollution on land and under water, topics like these have dominated the news since the end of the twentieth century. People are becoming more and more aware of the side effects of their desperately wanted progress. From a consider-the-environment reminder at the bottom of every email to a compulsory waste separation: Educational advertising and environmental thinking has started to influence almost all parts of everyday life. Therefore it is not surprising that ecocriticism as a literary discipline has been enjoying great popularity since the late 1980s, starting in the US the criticism smoothed its way to Europe not much later (Curry...   [tags: The Hobbit Essays]
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The Hobbit By J. R. Tolkien - ... This area is usually peaceful. "What is this uproar in the forest tonight?" Said the lord of eagles (Tolkien, 96). Surely, something awry was likely to occur. And of course, the suspicions of something going on in the area were correct. The goblins then encircled all the dwarves and the forest caught fire. All except Gandalf were trapped. It was up to Gandalf to save the dwarves. Gandalf, atop a tree, told the Goblins to cease the attack, which of course, they didn't. "Gandalf climbed to the top of his tree, The sudden splendor flashed from his hand like lightning" (Tolkien, 99)....   [tags: supernatural events] 693 words
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Inside J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit - ... Bilbo always has had the abilities to become a hero, but answering the call and taking the actions to be a hero was what set Bilbo apart from other hobbits. An up stander is hero everyday. Everyone has the ability to be brave enough to be an up stander no matter what class, race or age they are. The victims of bullying are calling out for a hero. The up stander is only a hero when he or she answers the call and uses their bravery to take action. By giving Bilbo simple qualities Tolkien shoes that Bilbo only started to become a hero when he answers the call a takes the actions to become a hero, just like an up stander....   [tags: hero, trials, potential] 754 words
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The Epic Quest in The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien - ... Gandalf persuades Bilbo into going on the adventure with thirteen other dwarves. The dwarves were told that Bilbo was the great “burglar.” Gandalf is the wizard and basically the guide of the dwarves and Bilbo. Now Bilbo is supposed to leave The Shire, Bilbo’s hometown. This is where the adventure begins. You will notice that the further he goes into Middle Earth, The more difficulties he faces, and risks increase. He starts with an attempt to pickpocket a group of trolls and later discovers the courage to confront the great dragon known as Smaug....   [tags: adventure, characters, details] 555 words
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Analysis of Tolkien's The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien starts his world renowned book The Hobbit with, “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit” (1). This book is a tale of a small hobbit named Bilbo and his ever-memorable journey through the evil world during his time. Living in the Shire, as his homeland is called, it is very calm and pleasant for Bilbo, but once the outer limits of the land are reached Bilbo is in for a great surprise. Needing a burglar on his journey Gandalf the Grey, who is famous for his magic with fire and light, came to ask for Bilbo's assistance....   [tags: literary criticism, literary analysis] 2103 words
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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - ... The humans and Elves surround the mountain trapping the dwarves and hobbit inside. Bilbo sneaks out to join humans and try to bring peace. Once Thorin finds out what Bilbo has done he's mad but Gandalf suddenly appears and saves Bilbo from the Dwarf Lord’s wrath. Soon the army of goblins and wargs march on the mountain humans, elfs, and dwarfs are forced to join together and defeat the goblins. The goblins almost win but the arrival of Beorn and Eagles help the good win. Afterwards Bilbo returns to Hobbiton, Bilbo continues to live but is not accepted as a respected hobbit in society, not caring....   [tags: story and character analysis] 601 words
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The Hobbit by J.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit is the story about Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who lives in Hobbiton. He enjoys a peaceful life in his elegant house, surrounded by beautiful surroundings. His life is suddenly interrupted when he’s sitting on a bench with his eyes closed, enjoying life. Bilbo opens his eyes and in front of him stands a tall bearded man, dressed in a grey coat and with a stick in his hand. It’s Gandalf who is looking for someone to share an adventure with. Before Bilbo even knows what kind of adventure he is talking about, Gandalf has invited himself to tea....   [tags: story analysis, Lord of the Rings]
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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien's Accomplishments - A man that once incorporated the ideas and viewpoints of past events such as WWII and the renowned epic of Beowulf, has impacted many in his works as an author. All of which, political views, personal experiences, and opinions in events within history were all included. He had an imagination like which of Joanne Rowling, the author of the “Harry Potter” series, or George R. R. Martin, the author of “A Game of Thrones”. His style of writing was more of an interpretation of his mind than just pure fantasy....   [tags: john tolkien, the hobbit, lord of the rings] 576 words
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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - ... Bilbo now believes he can do some help in the Dwarves journey but feels like he needs to prove himself. He needs to build himself up in order to be acknowledged by the Dwarves. Bilbo does the burgling not for the good of the company but for the good of himself. He would not have risked his well-being to help some dwarves he has no relation too without something in it for him. After Gandalf leaves the company someone has to step up and help the group along. As a reader the best leader may appear to be Thorin Okensheild, but as the book continues Bilbo becomes the prominent leader of the company....   [tags: story and character analysis, Lord of the Rings]
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J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings - The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have been beloved works among many generations of readers since they were first published. The author of these two books, J.R.R. Tolkien is just as interesting a man as many of the characters he created in the world of Middle-Earth. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in Africa to a banker manager and his wife in 1892 and had only one sibling, Hilary, who was less than two years younger (Wikipedia). When he was young both of his parents died (one from rheumatic fever, the other from diabetes) and he and his brother were raised by a Catholic priest in Birmingham (Wikipedia)....   [tags: Literature]
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Revenge in Tolkien's The Hobbit: A Perilous Path - The morality of revenge is often difficult to evaluate, and the struggle to determine whether it is the path to justice or evil subtlety permeates through J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. In the novel, the morality of vengeance does not fall into the clearly set lines between good and evil. This grey area is a hallmark of Tolkien's background, for his religion and academic studies have conflicting stances on revenge. His faith criticizes revenge and promotes forgiveness, yet he was a scholar of Anglo-Saxon literature which portrays revenge as the noble route to justice....   [tags: literary/biographical analysis]
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My Values vs the Values of Bilbo Baggins - In the Hobbit there are fourteen main characters as well as many other characters that help along the way. The characters are Gandalf the Wizard, Mr. Bilbo Baggins, Throrin Oakensheild, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Fili, Kili, Bombur, Bifur, Bofur, Dwalin, and Balin. Gandalf is a wizard that helps the dwarves in their various journeys. He knows more than he reveals to the dwarves and everyone else and he knows that the hobbit can help the dwarves in their quest. That hobbit is Mr. Bilbo Baggins....   [tags: Hobbit, Tolkien] 635 words
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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Don't judge a book by its cover. This famous phrase can very well be applied to the hobbit a small human like creature that goes along with 13 dwarves and a wizard. The wizard, Gandalf, has total faith in the little hobbit knowing full well that when the time comes he will serve the dwarves quite well. He does this with the help of a ring that makes him invisible. He saves the dwarves from evil spiders that wish to eat them. Uses it to help them escape the clutches of elves that would keep them in their clutches for some time....   [tags: Papers] 518 words
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The Hobbit by J.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit By J.R. Tolkien The Hobbit is the story of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who lives in a hole in a hill. He enjoys a quiet life but it is interrupted by a surprise visit by the wizard Gandalf. Gandalf comes with a company of dwarves led by Thorin. They were searching to recover a lost treasure that was being guarded by a dragon named Smaug, at the Lonely Mountain. Gandalf decided Bilbo would be helpful to the team as a burglar. On the journey, Bilbo and the dwarves encounter all sorts of villains and obstacles....   [tags: essays research papers] 893 words
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The Hobbit: by J. R. R. Tolkien - ... Thorin Oakenshield being their leader. Although there are thirteen, they do not arrive as all thirteen. The first being Dwalin, the last being Thorin. This scene was only partially accurate to the book. Yes, the order they arrived was correct, but the manner in which was not. In the book, Thorin arrived with the group that had Gandalf in it. In the movie he arrived alone. Other than that, this was merely a visual version of the scene in the book. In the book, whenever the dwarves, Gandalf and Bilbo went over the map it seemed more in depth than what was portrayed in the movie....   [tags: book and movie comparisson, adaptation]
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Treatment of Race in the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - ... Elves have fair faces and beautiful voices. They are also wonderful craftsmen. As for the way the character groups are treated in The Hobbit, the trolls capture the dwarves and try to eat them. Gandalf, a wizard who gets Bilbo to join the adventure, saves the group by tricking the trolls into getting exposed to sunlight and turning to stone. The wood-elves mistreat Thorin Oakenshield (one of the dwarves) by demanding information of why he was in Mirkwood and, when he refused to give them any, they threw him into the dungeon....   [tags: discrimination, dwarves, stereotypes]
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The Plot in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit - The Plot in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a captivating tale about unusual creatures, great struggles, a flying dragon, and much, much more. The story comes alive through colorful depictions of characters and details that capture the imagination. The plot of this novel is the dwarves' journey to recapture their homeland. The setting, characters, and trials throughout The Hobbit help to fully shape this overall theme of the novel. Throughout The Hobbit the setting is constantly changing from start to finish....   [tags: Papers] 2068 words
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JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit The Hobbit tells the story of a comfortable, friendly creature named Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo, like most hobbits, is similar to a human, but about half the size, and much more nible because they have leathery soles on thier feet, and not nearly as loud. Bilbo gets caught up in mysterious affairs much greater than his own hobbit-life affairs when, at the recommendation of a mysterious old wizard named Gandalf, he is hired as a "burglar" by a group of dwarves. These dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, son of Throror, son of Thrain are going to the Lonely Mountain in the East to reclaim their family's massive treasure from the great dragon Smaug who lives deep in the bo...   [tags: Essays Papers] 574 words
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The Adventure of a Lifetime in J.R.R. Tolkien's Story, The Hobbit - ... As Tolkien says in a quote, “Little by little, one travels far,” which is true in many ways. Mr. Tolkien was very influenced by his religion that he believed a few years later after he had achieved his degree He joined the military to help within the war. In the army he was commissioned as second Lieutenant of the Lancashire Fusiliers. But unfortunately during the war most of his friends died and at one point the sent him home because they believed his was unfit for general duty. He had a cottage he lived in and of all areas he wanted to study out in the garage....   [tags: hero, prequel, elves]
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Magic and the Supernatural in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit - Magic and the Supernatural in The Hobbit The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, is full of magic and things having to do with magic. There are all sorts of supernatural creatures in this novel, including dwarves, trolls, goblins, elves, wizards, and the main character is a “hobbit”. Overall, magic and the supernatural plays a very big part in The Hobbit. One major magic entity in the book is Gandalf. He shows his magic power a few times. One of those times was when the little party was in the Misty Mountains, sleeping in the cave....   [tags: essays research papers] 510 words
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J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit: Juxtaposition Between Home and the Outside World - One of the prevailing themes of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is the juxtaposition between home and the outside world. Throughout the novel, Tolkien behooves the reader to wonder whether or not adventure is beneficial for Bilbo, as opposed to staying back at his home in The Hill. Tolkien himself does not take a clear position on this himself. Instead, he brilliantly juxtaposes Bilbo’s home with the outside world and leaves it up to the reader whether going on an adventure with Gandalf and the dwarves was the correct course of action....   [tags: novels, literary analysis]
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The Dangerous Consequences of Possession in J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit and Farmer Giles of Ham - ... For example, Giles exclaims to Chrysophylax,”You take yourself off, you horny old varmint”(133). Giles expresses his anger through his aggressive tone and his choice of words. In addition, Bilbo Baggins posses the ring and gains overconfidence. Bilbo often acts impulsively when wearing the ring sometimes forgetting that his shadow still appears although he is invisible(Hobbit, 105; ch. 5). Bilbo speaks in a confident manner when possessing the ring. Bilbo confronts Smaug about his actions that created many negative consequences “O Smaug …,you must realize that your success has made you some bitter enemies?” (261;ch.12)....   [tags: founding father of the fantasy genre] 577 words
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The Hobbit by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien - The Hobbit - John Ronald Reuel (J.R.R) Tolkien The Hobbit The Author John Ronald Reuel (J.R.R) Tolkien as was born on January 3rd 1892. Apart from his long and distinguished academic career, he is best known for his extraordinary works of fiction "The hobbit", "The lord of the rings" and "The Silmarilion". His works are translated into over 24 languages and sold many millions of copies worldwide. He was awarded the CBE (?), and an honorary Doctorate of letters from Oxford University in 1972. He died in 1973 at the age of 81....   [tags: English Literature] 836 words
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The Hobbit By J. R. R. Tolkien - The Hobbit By J. R. R. Tolkien The story begins with a small fellow by the name of Bilbo Baggins “The Hobbit” he lives is in his house and doing what hobbits do during the day. The first few chapters tell you what a hobbit is and what a hobbit looks like and also what his home looks like. Hobbits are smaller then dwarves and eat much more then dwarves do, hobbits eat six meals a day. Bilbo is cleaning his house and preparing for a meal when an old friend of his comes past his doorway and starts to chat with Bilbo about all his adventures he has been on....   [tags: essays research papers] 3703 words
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Bilbo Baggins' Transformation Depicted in Tolkien's The Hobbit - Bilbo Baggins changes a lot in the novel The Hobbit. In the beginning he is a small peaceful Hobbit who lives in Hobbiton. He loves to keep things in order, and hates things that are disorganized. “Please be careful,” and “Please don’t trouble. I can manage” (Tolkein, 12). Then one day a wizard by the name of Gandalf comes and gives Bilbo the opportunity to go on an adventure. Bilbo turns his offer down, but the next day thirteen dwarves come to his house. They have meals together and they sleep at Bilbo’s house....   [tags: critical essay, literature analysis] 886 words
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Doors: The Biginning, the Action, and the End - J.R. Tolkien implements imagination in The Hobbit to create a vast world of items and characters that provides a greater meaning than they are typically perceived to have. Throughout the adventure of the “team”, many items appear continuously, perhaps the most interesting one being doors. What makes doors interesting in The Hobbit, is that they are always presented at times of action or of great importance. In fact, without doors, the “team” may end up being lost or killed. Doors develop the character of Bilbo, and are the gateway to action and important scenes in The Hobbit by serving as the most important item regarding the pursuit of the treasure....   [tags: J.R Tolkien novels, the Hobbit] 1288 words
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Exploring the Factors that Define a Person's Identity in The Hobbit by J.R. Tolkien - Exploring the Factors that Define a Person's Identity in The Hobbit by J.R. Tolkien Identity is the basis of individuality. It determines who one is; who one chooses to be; how one is perceived by others. This philosophy is applied no differently in 'The Hobbit', written by J.R. Tolkien. It is a fantasy-adventure tale about a peaceful creature called a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins, who is hauled into an adventure by a well-known wizard, Gandalf. He sets off with thirteen dwarves in a quest for the treasure belonging to the leader of the dwarves, Thorin....   [tags: Papers] 1782 words
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Comparing Good and Evil in Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings - Comparing Good and Evil in Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Imagine yourself in a pre-industrial world full of mystery and magic. Imagine a world full of monsters, demons, and danger, as well as a world full of friends, fairies, good wizards, and adventure. In doing so you have just taken your first step onto a vast world created by author and scholar John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. Tolkien became fascinated by language at an early age during his schooling, in particularly, the languages of Northern Europe, both ancient and modern....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Gandalf the Mischiefmonger - If people tried to make an argument that J.R.R. Tolkien didn’t used Norse mythology as a backbone structure when writing The Hobbit in 1937, they would be without-a-doubt completely wrong. Many creatures were pulled straight from the Norse myths and thrown into his famous story, but did he use some of the Norse gods as structures for his characters as well. In the book The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, he states that Gandalf is seen almost as an “Odinic Wanderer”, comparing him to Odin the Allfather (Carpenter, C....   [tags: Norse mythology, The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien]
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Timeline of Tolkien's Life - ... Previously, Tolkien had been a Professor of English Language at Leeds University, which he had quite enjoyed. Seemingly all of his students, both at Oxford and Leeds, appreciated his teaching, even if he was sometimes difficult to understand (Tolkien was known to be a very indistinct speaker). One of his students, Katherine Ball, spoke of Tolkien’s reading of Beowulf: “We did not know the language he was reading, yet the sound of Tolkien made sense of the unknown tongue and the terrors and the dangers that he recounted—how I do not know—made out hair stand on end....   [tags: The Hobbit, The Silmarillion]
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The Hobbit - The book I read was titled The Hobbit. J. R. R. Tolkien wrote the book. It was first copyrighted in 1937. It was published by Ballantine Books. The main character in the book is Bilbo Baggins, who is a hobbit. Hobbits are humans a little smaller than dwarves. There are other main characters in the book, too. Gandalf is a powerful wizard who arranges the adventure the book is about. Thirteen dwarves also take part in the adventure. Thorin is the head dwarf who leads the party when Gandalf is away....   [tags: J.R.R. Tolkien] 1107 words
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The Hobbit - The Hobbit is on e of the most interesting books I have ever read. I like it because of the adventure and the and the excitement. In the fantasy world of Middle-earth, Tolkien has created many real life things . Familiar human traits, both good and bad, are found in the actions of the hobbits, elves, dwarves, goblins, wizards, necromancers, dragons, and other more unusual inhabitants of this world. In his essay "On Fairy Stories," Tolkien states that one of the major values of stories about the Perilous Realm of Faerie is that such stories provide opportunities for regaining a clearer perspective on the real world....   [tags: J.R.R. Tolkien] 1233 words
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Life of J.R.R. Tolkien, Author of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - ... Going form, a fictional book, to a well thought out story. People say that the story of the stolen Roman ring fueled the fantasies of J.R.R. Tolkien. In the late fourth century roman named Silvianus visited the Celtic temple while he was baiting his gold ring was stolen. It lead curses which lead Silvianus to think that it was stolen by a guy named Senicianus and sold to the Nodens. Which influenced Tolkien to write The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien was also inspired by his academic field of Literature, poetry, and mythology....   [tags: hobbit, movie, silmarillion]
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Analysing J. R. R. Tolkien's Bilbo and Frodo - Bilbo and Frodo J. R. R Tolkien is most known for his published works, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. While The Hobbit was perceived by many as a children’s book, the storyline proved entertaining to adults as well, prompting readers to encourage Tolkien to take his “elvish” story to the next level. This is how The Lord of the Rings eventually surfaced. Tolkien’s second story is closely comparable to his first one regarding characters and events taking place. While there are a few things in each story that set them apart from one another , they are so much closer to the being the same that in the end two very similar characters, Bilbo and Frodo are joined together....   [tags: The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit]
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The Inspiration Behind J R R Tolkien - “He turns back to the blank sheet paper in front of him and he begins to write, ‘In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit’” (White 5). This is the sentence that made J.R.R. Tolkien wonder about this mysterious little hobbit and that inspired him to write The Hobbit. Tolkien had great love for Catholicism which influenced everything he did especially his books. Tolkien’s morals were clearly shown in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion when good overturns evil. Tolkien’s childhood and Catholic faith and morals, and greatly influenced his books....   [tags: The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, catholicism]
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