Essay On Medievalism, Fantasy And Modernity In The Hobbit
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SUMMER PROJECT ON
Medievalism, Fantasy and Modernity in J.R.R Tolkien’s The Hobbit and
The Lord of the Rings
In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of
Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in English
Submitted by: Submitted to: Shalini Panchal Mr. Antriksh Panchal Enrollment no.: A0706113123 Assistant Professor…show more content… Tolkien knows how is going to developed this print- oral text building the direction of the story from the beginning. The tale structure is a clear example of a medieval and classical text, that is, it has some canons which medieval plot works have, Tolkien starts The Hobbit narration by saying “ In a hole in the ground there lived….”, which create a parallelism that clarify the question.
Bilbo Baggins represent linearity in this novel because, in addition he is the main character, he is the tale driver thread so if we make him disappear from the literary context, the novel would have no sense becoming in a fantastic whole of tales without a real manifest. The tale started in a hobbit’s hole, it continues in a Middle Earth guided travel and, finally, it finishes in the starter point after umpteenth adventures. In this sense, we can assert Bilbo is tangible character despite of he represents linear life as we have and, for this reason, he is J.R.R Tolkien representation in the novel.
Linearity of The Hobbit is not a innovatory narrative element, but it is present in every…show more content… For example, Bilbo encounter Goblins,
Wargs, elves, Gollum, and Smaug the dragon in his journey to help the dwarves repossess their treasure, and he travel well beyond the hobbit- lands through Mirkwood and Misty mountains to the Lonely Mountains. He escapes the death several times, undergoes the deprivation of hunger and bad weather, and ultimately sees action in the Battle of Five Armies. All these things would have been not possible if he had stayed at home in the safety of his hobbit hole. The formation of a journey plot is often described as periodic; there is no complex interlink of the various characters he met throughout the story.
The second feature related to the quest theme is in the character development of the main character. In many stories the quest theory serves as the metaphor for the personal growth of the character, for which the quest is often the fulfillment of a personal fate. As the protagonist travels physically afar from home. He develops psychologically and spiritually. The episode of the plot serves as trials or lesson to him, and when he finds his object of the quest he find his authentic self.