He then snuck into the goblins caverns and saved the dwarves and Bilbo. Another time he showed his magic prowess was when he and the dwarves were in the trees surrounded by the wargs. He lit pine cones with a supernatural fire and chucked them at the demented wolves, causing mass confusion and chaos in the wargs’ company. Without the help of Gandalf and his magic, Bilbo and the dwarves would never have gotten to even Rivendell, let alone the Lonely Mountain of Smaug the dragon. The other item of the supernatural is the ring that Bilbo finds in Gollum’s cave.
The goblins' irregular, grotesque features are most likely a consequence of their subterranean habitat. The once humans "had greatly altered in the course of generations" (MacDonald, 4) and very much resemble the dwarfs and other mine spirits of the folk tradition. Due to the lack of sunshine and unbalanced diet, MacDonald's goblins are short and "ludicrously grotesque in face and form" (4). Their long arms, nail-less hands, and toeless feet are only some examples of their deformations. However, because of their work, digging out precious stones, tunnelling through the mountainous rock, and living hard lives in their rough and crude cavern homes (Kafton-Minkel, 35), dwarfs and goblins are not weak, but broad, stocky, and unbelievably strong.
Jackson argues that Bombadil does not serve a purpose to the story, but in fact, one could argue that he embodies a major theme of the series: the corruption of power. Practically everyone in the story feared the One Ring, including beings as powerful as Gandalf and Galadriel, and would avoid touching it because it would corrupt them. Tom Bombadil touched the One Ring. He did not fear it nor desire it, and so it did not corrupt him. For these reasons, Bombadil is not as unimportant as Jackson states.
Duran 2 First, the genre of Fantasy has several elements, which make up a fantasy movie, fantasy book, or fantasy short story. Most importantly, the Fantasy element, mythical creatures and objects is what this genre is mostly known for. For example, in the novel, Ella Enchanted, the Fantasy element of mythical creatures was displayed with the trolls, fairies, giants, gnomes, and ogres... ... middle of paper ... ...ansporting strange items. To summarize, Fantasy and Science Fiction are both based off of unrealistic plots that could never possibly happen in the world today. In conclusion, there are several comparisons and differences in the genres, Science Fiction and Fantasy.
The Hobbit takes place in an imaginary world with events, items, and characters that are fictional, but there are things that a person can relate in reality. Bilbo is a hobbit which is obviously a fictional creature, but, however, has realistic traits that a person in reality could also have. A sub-genre for this novel is a psychological novel. “[It] usually [emphasize] on interior characterization and on the motives, circumstances, and internal action that spring from, and develop, external action” (382). Bilbo grows physically and as well as mentally throughout his adventure.
Although fantasy, similar to the above stories, is a means to construct an imaginary world, its use is extended to the whole fiction, rather than part of it or as a companion to the reality. The setting of the fiction, the Middle Earth is imagined. Nearly all the characters, good or evil, such as the hobbit, dwarves, goblins, elves, trolls, Gollum, the dragon Smaug, the skin-changer Beron, and other talking animals like wolves, spiders, and eagles are all created. The events happened, such as the eagles' saving the adventurers' lives, Beron's aid in their journey and the fighting wit... ... middle of paper ... ... to escape? A human being is an animal who is congenitally indisposed to accept reality as it is."
In chapter four a massive storm hits and the dwarves and Bilbo find cover in a cave, which actually belong to a group of goblins. Durin... ... middle of paper ... ...to his own possessions and how his journey made him open his eyes up to a deeper meaning of life. The evil in the story were just test, trying to get Bilbo to give up and go back to his life of comfort, but he didn't he went on to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Tolkien wanted to show the reader how we can overcome our flaws in life such as greed, and temptation by stepping out of our comfort zone. Good vs.
The unconsciously help people which is quite heroic. In conclusion, the novel Lord of the Rings is chalked full of unlikely heroes that all contribute to the destruction of the one ring—except Sauron, obviously—and these heroes can be found all around Middle Earth. Be it the small Hobbits from the shire, or the fair Elves from the middle of Mirkwood forest. Unlikely or strange people play huge parts in the novel. Starting with The Hobbits from the shire, small weird creatures and then a group of friends that call themselves the fellowship of the ring; and ending with smaller unlikely characters such as Tom Bombadil and Barlima Buttbur.
For example the sword that woun... ... middle of paper ... ...In fact Gandalf was often concerned with not displaying power of fear of being noticed by Sauron, the Ringwraiths and all the other evil, malevolent characters in the Middle Earth. The trilogy Lord of the Rings by Tolkien is a series that has inspired thousands of people to bring out the mythical and magical adventures that occur in these three books, where various forms of magic are put to test and most are successful. Tolkien’s novels are packed with action and he brings out the fantasy in the novel, which not many authors can do. Tolkien portrays magic in such a way that the principles are understood through the many different forms of magic found throughout the novel, through the main practitioners which, with their magic, make the novel all the more exciting, and lastly through the limits of magic in the Middle Earth, because naturally no place is perfect.
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.