The Hobbit Annotated Bibliography

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J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien was an outstanding author who wrote many of people’s favorite books. He was born on January 3, 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa and died on September 2, 1973 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom ("J(ohn) R(onald) R(euel) Tolkien." St. James Guide to Young Adult Writers. Gale, 1999. Biography in Context). During his time alive he wrote The Hobbit and the entire The Lord of the Rings trilogy and many books, poems, etc. Originally The Hobbit was meant to be just a story for Tolkien’s children, but an editor accidentally read The Hobbit and decided Tolkien should publish it ("J(ohn) R(onald) R(euel) Tolkien." St. James Guide to Young Adult Writers. Gale, 1999. Biography in Context. ). J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The…show more content…
Tolkien was born to Mabel and Arthur Tolkien in South Africa but due to the heat, their family moved to the United Kingdom in 1895. But, while in Africa Tolkien had a slightly terrifying encounter with a big spider, thought to influence his stories as they have a slight paranoia/hatred towards spiders in his stories (“Doughan, David. "Biography." The Tolkien Society.”). Once Tolkien’s father passed away his family moved to the United Kingdom (“Doughan, David. "Biography." The Tolkien Society.”). There, he went to King Edward VI’s school, St. Philip’s school, and Exeter college for his education ("J(ohn) R(onald) R(euel) Tolkien." St. James Guide to Young Adult Writers. Gale, 1999. Biography in Context). While Tolkien was 16 he met Mabel Bratt, who was 19 at the time and they were close to being in a relationship, until Father Francis forbid it until Tolkien was 21 and once he turned 21 they married (“Doughan, David. "Biography." The Tolkien…show more content…
A great quote showing the perseverance, though long is “Sam sat down and scratched his head and yawned like a cavern. He was worried. This afternoon was getting late, and he thought this sudden sleepiness uncanny. "There 's more behind this than sun and warm air," he muttered to himself. "I don 't like this great big tree. I don 't trust it. Hark at it singing about sleep now! This won 't do at all!" (Sam, chapter 6). This shows perseverance as unlike Frodo, Merry, and Pippin, Sam doesn’t stay, he goes to see what the horses are up to. Another time where they had to persevere is when Gandalf died, as they had no time to mourn
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