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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]

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The Tolkien 's The Hobbit

- The Hobbit is a treasured and cherished children’s book, but the work is frequently ignored by adults who demote it to the nursery bookshelf and hand it down to younger siblings or store it away for the next generation. J.R.R. Tolkien was so successful at alluring to children through The Hobbit that it has a tendency to stay locked into the genre of children’s stories and sometimes even devoted Tolkien fans abandon it when they mature and so they move on to The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion....   [tags: The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, J. R. R. Tolkien, Smaug]

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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, ]

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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]

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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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The Hobbit By William Tolkien

- In JRR Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, the protagonist, undergoes the five stages of the hero’s journey: departure, initiation, the road of trials, the innermost cave, and return and reintegration into society. When the adventure is all done, Bilbo takes away an important lesson about who he is from his travels. Thus The Hobbit, the novel by JRR Tolkien is an example of a heroic quest for identity, because the protagonist, Bilbo goes through each aspect of the hero’s journey and learns about who he is....   [tags: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Bilbo Baggins]

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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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The Tolkien 's The Hobbit

- Throughout The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, the dwarfs and Bilbo make it through their adventures by the skin of their teeth. Yet the characters never seem to think that there is anything strange about this, to the reader though it seems that Bilbo and the dwarfs have a series of coincidence or a huge amount of luck on their side. It seems that there could be someone or something that is guiding Bilbo and the dwarfs’ course and turning their adventures in their favor. It might matter that Bilbo and the dwarfs adventure succeeds and could have an impact on more people, than just the dwarfs....   [tags: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings]

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The Tolkien 's The Hobbit

- Escape through Wonder “Sometimes we need fantasy to survive reality” (Unknown). Humans as a species have become captivated by stories and subsequently have become the storytelling animal. We look to stories to find meaning to our lives and as a way to understand the reality we face every day, as a means of enjoyment and as an integral part of our existence. Published in 1937, J.R.R Tolkien’s The Hobbit tells the story of an unlikely hero, a hobbit by the name of Bilbo Baggins as he sets out on an adventure with thirteen dwarves to recover a lost treasure guarded by the dragon Smaug....   [tags: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings]

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R. Tolkien 's The Hobbit

- In J.R.R. Tolkien 's novel The Hobbit, male friendship is a major theme that exists throughout the text. Male individuals form special bonds with one another through loyalty and support. Even in the warlike setting through the whole of the novel, characters who otherwise couldn 't be friends find a common ground and are able to form a friendship and become dependable. In the Fandom, the importance of these male characters retaining their friendships is relevant everywhere in art, fan fiction, and blogs....   [tags: The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins]

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The Tolkien 's ' The Hobbit '

- It 's A Bird... It 's A Plane... Is it Bilbo Baggins. This saying is typically finished with Superman, the tall, handsome, muscular man from Krypton that is always willing to face ultimate danger if it means saving the innocent bystander. Superman is a hero, but can the same be said about Bilbo Baggins, the short, curly-haired, and pudgy hobbit from Hobbit town. Can Bilbo be considered a hero and if so what type of hero is he. It 's clear that Bilbo does not fit into the typical hero mold like Beowulf, Superman or even Thorin Oakenshield; however, in The Hobbit, Bilbo does many different things that could classify him as a hero but, there are many different types of heroes....   [tags: The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings]

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The Tolkien 's The Hobbit

- The novel “The Hobbit”, or “There and back Again”, written by J.R.R. Tolkien tells the tale of a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins. This story has been adapted into three films, as well, by the filmmaker and screenwriter Peter Jackson. Throughout Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy, he encompassed little of the most important components of the Tolkien’s literary edition. There were many differences between the two adaptations of the story. For instance, Jackson gave major roles to a variety of characters in the movies that never showed up or were only briefly mentioned in the book, characterized Bilbo and the dwarves much differently than in the book, and told the story through the use of a framed narra...   [tags: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Bilbo Baggins]

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The Tolkien 's The Hobbit

- It is not uncommon for movies to take some creative license when adapting a novel for a cinematic film. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a story about the antics of a hobbit and his dwarven companions. Peter Jackson, a famous director, took this book and turned it into a three-part movie series. As The Hobbit, is a relatively short book, it is not a stretch to assume Jackson made some changes to the films. After viewing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, it is clear to see the differences between the book and the movie....   [tags: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Bilbo Baggins]

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The Tolkien 's The Hobbit

- “I have chosen Mr. Baggins and that ought to be enough for all of you. If I say he is a Burglar, a Burglar he is, or will be when the time comes. There is a lot more to him than you guess, and a deal more than he has any idea of himself. You may (possibly) all life to thank me yet” (Tolkien 19). In The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, it’s about a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins, whom was given an adventure with a company of dwarves by Gandalf the wizard. Without real knowledge of this adventure Bilbo and the Dwarves were sent to kill Smaug which was a magnificent, large, and very dangerous dragon....   [tags: The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings]

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Dr. R. Tolkien 's The Hobbit

- In The Hobbit written by J. R. R. Tolkien, who allows the outside world to embark on a wild adventure with many characters such as Bilbo and Gollum; and now that brings us to our question. Is everyone really one of a kind. This is a question to be contemplated when comparing and contrasting the two characters; Mr.Bilbo Baggins and Gollum. Even though these two individuals are two completely different species in the circle of life, could these two ever be the same in some way. This question is to be answered when the discussion is geared towards how the two characters have no family, but yet they still both have some somewhat decent social skills for not having any family around to practice...   [tags: The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, Frodo Baggins]

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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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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]

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The Tolkien 's ' The Hobbit '

- “‘Farewell,’ they cried, ‘Wherever you fare till your eyries receive you at the journey 's end!’ That is the polite thing to say among Eagles. ‘May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks,’ answered Gandalf, who knew the correct reply.” (J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again) For those reading this who are familiar with Lord of the Rings, one has heard the classic “Eagles theory.” This theory states that before Gandalf died, he had planned for the Fellowship to take the Eagles to Mordor, and when he came back as Gandalf the White he had forgotten about it (Covucci “A Thorough Rebuttal to the ‘Why Didn’t the Eagles Just Fly Frodo to Mordor’ LOTR...   [tags: The Lord of the Rings, Middle-earth]

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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]

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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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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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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]

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Is The Hobbit A Children 's Story?

- Is The Hobbit a Children’s Story. The Hobbit is a treasured and cherished children’s book, but the work is frequently ignored by adults who demote it to the nursery bookshelf and hand it down to younger siblings or store it away for the next generation. J.R.R. Tolkien was so successful at alluring to children through The Hobbit that it has a tendency to stay locked into the genre of children’s stories and sometimes even devoted Tolkien fans abandon it when they mature and so they move on to The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion....   [tags: The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, J. R. R. Tolkien, Smaug]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Life of J.R.R. Tolkien, Author of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

- John Ronald Reuel Tolkien also known as J.R.R. Tolkien son of Arthur Tolkien and Mabel Tolkien, was born on January 3rd 1892 in Bloemfontein, a South Africa. "Tolkien was a very famous English writer, poet, and university professor." Tolkien was known for his rich fantasies. Accomplishing many things during his life, Tolkien's famous works included, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion and et cetera. The first The Lord of the Rings book, The fellowship of the Ring, was published on July 29th 1954 and the last, The Return of the King, was published on October 20th, 1955....   [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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The Protagonist’s Quest in The Hobbit and The Last Unicorn

- When you look at various genres of literature, the one binding theme that they all have is the sense of a journey or quest. The protagonist goes through a mental and emotional journey where they rediscover themselves, or an epic quest filled with adventure and high-paced action. Often times, we see both attributes used by the author. The quest is highly significant throughout the story as it creates change in the main character. Through reading both “The Hobbit” by JRR Tolkien and “The Last Unicorn” by Peter S Beagle, I discovered that while both had very different plotlines, the journey that the Unicorn and Bilbo shared were vastly similar in many ways....   [tags: JRR Tolkien, Peter S Beagle]

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Dark And Light Imagery Within The Hobbit

- The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien is said to be one of the greatest children's novels of all time. The novel, due to its use of such characters as goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others is in tradition, a fairy tale. The tale centers on a small hobbit by the name of Bilbo Baggins. It follows the journey of a band of dwarves, a wizard named Gandalf, and their robber, Bilbo on their way to retrieving treasure that had long been taken away from them. The hobbit traveled all over Middle-Earth, beginning with Bilbo's tiny hobbit-hole in the ground, to Mirkwood forest, to finally reaching the Mountain in which the dragon Smaug lives....   [tags: J.R.R. Tolkien]

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The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

- ... The good consists mostly of the other races in Middle Earth -- men, elves, hobbits, and dwarves. Characters from these races make up the Fellowship of the Ring, a group of people helping Frodo. Frodo carries the One Ring and is trying to get it to Mount Doom to be destroyed (Hodges 45-47). The story takes place in a realm called Middle Earth. The main character is Frodo who is a small being called a hobbit. Frodo is given the daunting task of taking the powerful ring to Mount Doom in Mordor and is helped by Gandalf the wizard and others....   [tags: trilogy, good, evil, the hobbit]

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Symbolism of Evil in J. R. R. Tolkien´s The Lord of The Rings

- Power, despair, corruption, all are conceived by the ring of power, the one ring that’s sole purpose is to bring evil to the world and destroy the race of man. In the epic novel “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” by J. R. R. Tolkien, the author uses the ring as a symbol of evil that corrupts almost every soul it encounters. Tolkien carefully uses the ring to symbolize how even the smallest objects can cause so much pain and death and bring fear to the hearts in Middle Earth (setting in the book)....   [tags: hobbit, evilness, ring of power, lust]

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Themes Of The Hobbit '

- Cooper Soulak Mrs. Mucha British Literature May 6, 2015 Themes In The Hobbit Throughout The Hobbit by J.R.R tolkien, themes are portrayed and are necessary for the story line. The three main themes in the novel are the prevalence of greed, how Bilbo changes throughout the story and transforms into a hero and the conflict between good and evil. Greed can change anybody, no matter how heroic or brave they are. In the beginning bilbo is portrayed as quiet hobbit that likes to stay home but that all changes with a knock on the door....   [tags: The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield]

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Analysis Of ' The Hobbit '

- The Hobbit Theme Analysis Empathy is one of the great mysteries of life. Why do people feel empathy. Do others deserve empathy. Is feeling empathy a strength or weakness. These questions may forever go unanswered, or they may not even have an answer. Even if they are answered, they may only be speculation. One author shows his take on the matter with one of his books. In The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien uses Gollum and Thorin to show that people do deserve empathy, no matter how horrible they may be....   [tags: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Bilbo Baggins]

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Love in The Lord of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

- “His love for Frodo rose above all other thoughts, and forgetting his peril he cried aloud: 'I'm coming Mr. Frodo!” Throughout the Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R Tolkien, one of the most prominent themes present is the life and world changing effects of love. Tolkien reveals the importance of both love, and the different types of love; love among brothers, family, lovers, leaders, animals, and of country are all shown. With numerous examples of the different kinds of love responsible for saving Middle Earth, Tolkien is able to convey the significance and impact of love....   [tags: frodo, hobbit, animal roles]

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The Novel ' The Hobbit '

- The idea of identity is central to any fantasy novel as usually the main character’s sense of self changes as the novel progresses, whether from internal conflicts or through the influence of others. The concept of discovering self-identity is evident in the plot of Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary and J. R. R. Tolkien’s novel, The Hobbit. In Madame Bovary, Flaubert tells the tale of a whimsical young woman, Emma and her sense of identity throughout her life. Similarly, in The Hobbit, the quest that Bilbo Baggins embarks on is not only in pursuit of lost treasure, but also for his own identity and maturity that develops while on the quest....   [tags: The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, Novel, Gustave Flaubert]

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The Maze Runner Vs. The Hobbit

- The Maze Runner vs. The Hobbit The fantasy genre usually contains a very similar theme. A different world, a quest, and a main hero. The main hero typically goes on a quest to save a race, or the world they are in. This quest reveals traits and qualities of the character that would have never been revealed if he or she did not go on the quest. During this quest the protagonist always has a friend or friends that aid them in completing their quest. Usually without the main hero’s friends he or she would not have been able to complete their quest due to fear, or some sort of obstacle....   [tags: The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, Hobbit, Frodo Baggins]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Hobbit '

- From the Press to the Big Screen Recently, Peter Jackson has transformed the light-hearted novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien into a breathtaking trilogy. Primarily intended for children, the novel which is a mere 288 pages is now three movies that amount to over ten hours of film. Although keeping the same setting and plot of reclaiming the Lonely Mountain from the dragon Smaug, the movies differentiate themselves from the book when it comes to the additions in characters and main events. By adding several extra action scenes and creating an antagonist in Azog, Jackson makes the movie adaptation fit in with an older audience....   [tags: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings]

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The Hobbit - Original Writing

- A mother and child sat and read a lot of stories, but it all began with The Hobbit. They sat on a wooden bed passed down from generation to generation,the black and gray sheets, and warm cats cuddling between the young child and her mother. The mother had long curly hair and Persian like features give a calm feeling to the child. Her voice was strongly characteristic and emotional. She begins the story softly, then as time went on she got more animated. By the time the story ends, the child has come out of the shared adventure, she embarked on with Bilbo and now wants more....   [tags: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings]

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The Hobbit

- The Hobbit I.     Information about the book a.     The title of my book is “The Hobbit”. The book is about a hobbit and 13 dwarves. This hobbit’s name is Bilbo Baggins, and he lives in Hobbiton. b.     Copyright © 1966; Published by Ballantine Publishing Group. c.     The author of “The Hobbit” is John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in the First World War, he decided to take up an academic career. He studied Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, Pembroke College, and Merton College and retired in 1959....   [tags: Hobbit Book Report Outline Essays]

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The Hobbit : Exploring Bilbo 's Change

- The Hobbit: Exploring Bilbo’s Change in Character The Hobbit written by J.R.R. Tolkien follows a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins as he takes an adventure of a lifetime. Bilbo is content to live a quiet, simple life far from adventure, until the wizard known as Gandalf appears on his doorstep one morning. Very much to Bilbo’s dismay, he is soon swept off on an adventure the likes of which he has only heard stories about. Gandalf, Bilbo, and thirteen dwarves encounter trolls, goblins, giant spiders, and a dragon named Smaug before their journey is finally completed....   [tags: The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings]

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The Hobbit - Original Representation Of The Hero 's Journey

- In J.R.R. Tolkien 's novel, The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins goes through a classic representation of the Hero’s Journey. Throughout the story, Bilbo transitions from being a complacent, sheltered hobbit, to a more adventurous hobbit. The Hobbit has all three parts of the hero’s journey; The Departure, Initiation and The Return, all of which is interpreted throughout the quest. During The Departure period in The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins lives a respected life with no adventures or anything unexpected like a hobbit should....   [tags: The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings]

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J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings

- J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings "Three Rings for the Eleven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his Dark throne, In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One ring to find them, One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them, In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie(Tolkien)." Master of storytelling J.R.R. Tolkien continues the lives of the fictitious creatures that he introduced in The Hobbit, in his modern classic The Fellowship of the Ring....   [tags: Tolkien Lord Rings Essays]

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J.R.R. Tolkien Biography

- J.R.R. Tolkien was born in South Africa, although he considered himself a British man throughout his adulthood. He experienced World War I firsthand in the trenches. He was a professor of Old English and other archaic languages and had a strong love for such languages. Tolkien also felt a strong tie for his homeland, England, and desired to create mythology for England. Tolkien was able to write the first modern fantasy novel through his life experiences and his love for archaic languages and British lore....   [tags: J.R.R. Tolkien]

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Heroism, Magic and Retribution in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

- Heroism, Magic and Retribution in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit  A fantasy is an imaginary world where all things imaginable can be brought to life. J.R.R Tolkien portrayed fantasy through his use of skilled craftsmanship and a vivid imagination, which was presented in each piece of literature he wrote. In Tolkien's two stories The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings we see the theme of fantasy brought to life through three essential elements, heroism, magic and retribution. Heroism is shown through the character's courage and bravery in situations where conflict arises and this enables them to be seen in a new light....   [tags: Rings Hobbit]

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The Hobbit

- It is likely for one to assume that a classic piece of literature set in a fantasy oriented stage will have no merits to the youths of today. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, however, with its crafty of usage symbolism, displays its relevance to issues that often trouble teens. As the story progresses from a children’s tale to an epic, the main character Bilbo undergoes a series of development, his experiences often overlapping with ordinary people. Reading the Hobbit will provide teens with opportunities of exploring the importance of several common but serious topics....   [tags: Social Applications, Effect on Teens]

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Language and Culture in the Lord of the Rings

- In the foreword to the second edition, Tolkien affirmed The Lord of the Rings “was primarily linguistic in inspiration and was begun in order to provide the necessary background or ‘history’ for Elvish tongues” (Tolkien 2004:xxii). Without a doubt, language is the foundation upon which Tolkien defines cultures and individuals: Tolkien’s invented languages, particularly those wholly alien to the Westron or ‘Common Speech,’ vividly reveal and reflect cultural differences in Middle-earth, but it is the manner in which an individual utilizes language that sets him apart from his contemporaries....   [tags: tolkien]

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J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings - Frodo Baggins as a Christ-Figure

- J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings - Frodo Baggins as a Christ-Figure J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings has delighted readers since its publication owing to its author's skillful development of his fantastic realm and its inhabitants adventures therein. In fact, Tolkien is rightly regarded as the father of the modern fantasy genre, and it often seems all fantasy imitates his work in some way. However, as readers return to the work, it often becomes apparent that the work is more than a simple escapist journey into an imaginary world; the work represents the finest traditions in literature and rich grounding in Tolkien's study of language and mythology....   [tags: J. R. R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings]

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The Hobbit as an Archetypical Story

- The Hobbit as an Archetypical Story The Hobbit, Written in 1937 by J.R.R. Tolkien, is an episodic adventure of a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo’s adventure takes him away from his quiet little hobbit hole in Hobbiton, through countless perils and unfriendly encounters, to the lonely mountain where Smaug, the magnificent dragon, lies sleeping. As a work of literature, The Hobbit expresses Vogler’s twelve stages of the journey in a very orderly and concise manner. These twelve stages create a journey with many levels of character development and personal growth....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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J.R.R Tolkien and his Works

- Throughout Tolkien’s career as a writer his motives for writing changed. Originally most of his writing was created for a very small audience. To be exact The Hobbit was created for an audience of his four children. Many of the published works posthumously are written for his children. A whole set of letters named The Father Christmas Letters were letters written as Father Christmas from Tolkien to his children. He, as a father, wanted to create a joy and merriment in his children through his writing....   [tags: Author, Fantasy]

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J.R.R Tolkien and The Fellowship of the Ring

- ... (Doughan).had many influences on his writing one among these is the literature of the old Norse. (Clair) This influence is visible in almost all aspects of the stories that Tolkien tells of Middle- Earth. The Hobbits, for example, are Tolkien's unique contribution to the world of Middle Earth. However the Hobbits are clearly based off of the Icelanders in the Njal's Saga. (Clair) There are many similarities between these two groups of peoples in the two stories. Many of these similarities are in habit....   [tags: biographical and story analysis]

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The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, And The Lord Of The Rings

- J.R.R. Tolkien was an english author well known for writing the classics The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, and The Lord of The Rings. This fantasy series of books is one of the most popular in the world. Many film adaptations, spin offs, and even music have been made in dedication to these books. You could even say that they have their own fan base. With such a massive following, and business centered around the works of Tolkien definitely has the potential to become a huge success. I present to you my idea, a restaurant simply named Middle Earth....   [tags: The Lord of the Rings, Middle-earth]

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The Boy in Striped Pajamas and The Hobbit

- My teacher has given me and my class many novels to read. But only two got my attention. The Boy in Striped Pajamas and The Hobbit. Not only did the story get my attention but most importantly the characters of these two books. These two characters are Bruno and Bilbo. They are both great to look up to because of their bravery and knowledge. I will be writing about two great characters that can be very alike but at the same time very different it’s a bit complicated. Let’s start comparing these characters let’s start with the younger one Bruno from The Boy in Striped Pajamas....   [tags: bruno, bilbo, dragon´s home]

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The Hobbit and Unexpected Journey

- The film landscape that I have chosen to analyze for this research assignment is Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I decided to choose this film landscape to analyze the relationship between place and identity, mainly because the characters have such a strong connection to where they are from. Because of the strong connection it makes it somewhat easier to identify the specific elements and explain them thoroughly. I have made a decision to focus in on a few specific examples of characters, people, and their relation to specific environments....   [tags: film landscape analysis, cinematography]

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Biography of J.R.R. Tolkien

- “Not all that glitters is gold, not all who wander are lost…”, this is my favorite quote from my favorite author, the great J.R.R. Tolkien. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was a bestselling author, professor of Old and Middle English at Oxford, and an incredibly skilled linguist. He was determined, steadfast, and a firm defender of his artistic integrity. J.R.R. Tolkien was an inspirational Englishman because he created a modern mythology, sparking the creation of a new genre of modern fiction. Tolkien’s childhood and studies had a large impact on his later life....   [tags: literary analysis, lord of the ring]

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The Hobbit: Thematic Analysis

- The Hobbit The Hobbit, written by John R. R. Tolkien, is a fantasy novel published on September 21, 1937. It was written as a prelude to the famous series, The Lord of the Rings, written seventeen years later. The Hobbit introduces the reader to an incredibly immersive fantasy world, that enriches the reader into its epic storyline. The story takes place in a land called Middle-earth, a land filled with enchanting surprises and magical wonders. It was the perfect playground for Tolkien to develop his main character Bilbo Baggins....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays]

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Lord Of The Rings I by J.R.R. Tolkien

- Bibliographical Information: J.R.R. Tolkien , Lord Of The Rings. New York: Ballentine Books, 1965 Cast of Characters: • Frodo- the main character and new owner of the ring. • Sam- Frodos brother • Sauron- and evil being • Gollum- stole the ring the second time • Bombaldi- old friend of Frodo The story starts with the twentieth birthday-party for Frodo Baggins, a Hobbit who lives with his brother Sam in a mythical land called the Shire. Frodo owns a magic Ring which makes him invisible when he wears it, a gift from his cousin Bilbo who stole it from the hoard of a Dragon years ago....   [tags: Tolkien Book Review Lord Rings]

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J.R.R. Tolkien

- J.R.R. Tolkien J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) gained a reputation during the 1960’s and 1970’s as a cult figure among youths disillusioned with war and the technological age. His continuing popularity evidences his ability to evoke the oppressive realities of modern life while drawing audiences into a fantasy world. John Ronald Reuel was born on the third of January, 1892, at Bloemfontein, South Africa, where his father, Arthur, had taken a position with the Bank of Africa. In 1895 Tolkien’s mother, Mabel Suffield, moved back to England with her children, because Tolkien‘s health was affected by the climate....   [tags: Biography Biographies J.R.R. Tolkien]

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The Myth about Tolkien

- “The Lord of the Rings is racist. It is soaked in the logic that race determines behavior.” (Ibata 2). Many people have tried to perpetuate the myth that J.R.R. Tolkien was racist. They cite various scenes in The Lord of the Rings, in both the books and in the movies. These people are lying or ignorant. J.R.R. Tolkien was not a racist, nor did he ever intend for his novels to be viewed as such. There is plenty of evidence to defend Tolkien from these claims such as: the themes of his novels, like The Lord of the Rings; the clear messages in his personal writings and his upbringing; and the characters from his novels....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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J.R.R. Tolkien Research Paper

- J.R.R. Tolkien Research Paper As many have grown up during this generation, they have been dazzled by the work of J.R.R. Tolkien as well as the artistic interpretation of this trilogy through Peter Jackson. This movement started when Tolkien created The Hobbit and then later the Lord of the Rings trilogy in the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s.However, there are those who have criticized both the books and the cinema for being sexist and/or racist. Tolkien is not a sexist because he develops his female characters by revealing their individualism and dynamic features, and is also not a racist because much of the criticism comes from Peter Jackson’s interpretations and because racism is harshly look...   [tags: Literary Review]

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