Hobbits serve as the main protagonists of the novels, alongside a choice group of men and dwarves. Opposing the hobbits in the Fellowship of the Ring and The Hobbit are the orcs and goblins of Mordor, Isengard, and the Misty Mountains. Orcs and goblins were mentioned in literature long before the days of Tolkien, but it was his work in these novels that rocketed them into the spotlight as a common enemy in literature, film, and even video games. The mindset of the orc is a foul, battle-centric one. There are quite a few examples and descriptors of Tolkien's orcs which inform the reader of their evil and malevolent ways.
The Lord of the Rings is indeed a fantastic book with times of happiness, war, mystery, conflict, and passion. In order to create the full cathartic effect of presenting and expressing the magnitude of the potential of each feeling, emphasis must be exercised. If emphasis was not used, the essence of "The Lord of the Rings" could not be how it is; it would be a monotonous tale without any events of objects with great importance.
Rowling is taking things that are unbelievable to readers, and making them seem quite believable in Harry's world. The link between the wizard world in which Harry lives, and the Muggle world also helps to create a sense of reality to an unbelievable situation. Another idea that categorizes Harry Potter as a fantasy novel is the idea that Harry is on a quest. Although not so obvious as Frodo's quest in The Lord of the Rings, the quest idea is still prevalent in Harry Potter. Harry begins the story with next to nothing.
Without the power of the ring to aid him, Bilbo and the dwarves would have been killed fairly early in the story. Fantasy creatures played a huge part in The Hobbit. The fact that all the main characters are supernatural beings of some sort shows the importance of fantasy in this novel. Hobbits came straight from the mind of J.R.R. Tolkien.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream portrays magic through many places in the text. Magic is a key component to the plot of the story. Magic can make a problem disappear, or it can intensify the problem. There are many reasons magic is powerful, but one of the main ones is because not everyone understands it. Magic in one way or another affects everyone in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but the perspective with which each character views magic is different.
This affinity for language did not only lead to his profession, but also his private hobby, the invention of languages. His broad knowledge eventually led to the development of his opinions about Myth and the importance of stories. All these various perspectives: language, the heroic tradition, and Myth, as well as deeply-held beliefs in Catholic Christianity work together in all of his works. The main elements of Tolkien’s works are Good versus Evil, characters of Christian and anti-Christian origin, and the power of imagination. In Tolkien world, evil is the antithesis of creativity, and is dependent on destruction and ruin for its basis.
As a story of creatures like the hobbit, dwarves, elves, goblins, wolves, and the wizard Gandalf, and their lives and adventures in a place called the Middle Earth, the fantastical nature of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit deserves no further explanation. Yet the use of fantasy in it is remarkable and prominent, which contributes to its popularity over the years since it has been published in the 1930s. According to Steven Jones, the use of fantasy in fairy tales is "the most salient...stylistic feature." In most other stories which fall into the genre of fairy tales or fantasy literature, one can never overemphasize the importance of fantasy in them. However, the fantastical elements there is usually accompanied by some realistic elements, such as a link with the ordinary world like ours.
It was your heart that saved you. (Rowling, Phoenix 743) The story of Harry Potter is set in the world of sorcery, witches, and wizard where magic plays an important role in every day reality. There are two types of people in Harry Potter novels – muggle and wizard. Muggles are those who do not have magical power and can not practice sorcery. Wizards are those who have magical backgrounds and can practice sorcery.
In the story, Frodo is motivated mainly by the magical power of The Ring. His followers and the memory of Bilbo encourage him in the quest he must undertake. Frodo faces quite a few internal and external conflicts. Internally, the power of The Ring moves him. Somehow, the Dark Lord intrudes on his mind and changes Frodo’s thoughts.
With the utilization of Valar, Tolkien creates a fantasy that departs from the Primary World; however, there still lies a concept of dualism ¡V the existence of conflicting forces of good and evil. In ¡§On Fairy Stories,¡¨ Tolkien states that ¡§fantasy, of course, starts with an advantage: arresting strangeness¡¨ (139). Following this notion, The Silmarillion begins with themes of music sung in unison and harmony by the Valar, also known as the gods (3). This signifies the peace and good of the fantasy world created by Tolkien; this element of good in the Secondary World is derived from the real world. However, it is apparent that peace and good are not omnipresent in reality.