The Hobbit Research Paper

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The English writer J.R.R. Tolkien is most often remembered today as the man who wrote many fantasy works such as: “The Silmarillion”, “The Hobbit”, and “The Lord of the Rings”. However, that’s not all he was. Tolkien was also a university professor, philologist, and poet. Tolkien was a friend of another popular English fantasy writer, C.S. Lewis, author of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”. A year before his death, he was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by the regent, Queen Victoria II, a very prestigious award in England (J.R.R. Tolkien-Tolkien gateway).
J.R.R. Tolkien was born John Ronald Reuel Tolkien on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, which is today in South Africa (J.R.R. Tolkien Biography). His parents were
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Upon publication of the book, it was met with critical acclaim, so much so that it was actually nominated for the Carnegie Medal and even awarded a prize for best juvenile fiction from the New York Herald Tribune. Today, The Hobbit is still highly popular and is considered a classic in the realm of children’s literature. Tolkien’s novel follows the goal of protagonist Bilbo Baggins to claim a part of a treasure that is protected by the dragon called Smaug (The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again). Some of the themes that are recurrent throughout this Tolkien novel are themes of heroism along with themes of personal growth. The book was also widely financially…show more content…
It is actually comprised of three, distinct volumes, and the large share of the work behind this novel was done during the World War II years (Brief Biography of J.R.R. Tolkien). Initially, The Lord of the Rings was intended by Tolkien to be only one volume of a two-volume work that was also supposed to include The Silmarillion. The publisher had other ideas, as when Tolkien first submitted The Lord of the Rings to them, they decided it would be published in three volumes. This decision came about out of economic reasons, and The Lord of the Rings was eventually published over the course of 1954-1955 in two-book volumes (Brief Biography of J.R.R. Tolkien).
……The legacy of J.R.R. Tolkien is quite obvious. If you look in film, for instance, the most popular and most recent adaptation of his works is the trilogy of films based on the three volumes of The Lord of the Rings. Spanning the years 2001 to 2003, the successful trilogy was directed by Peter Jackson. Even though the film rights to The Lords of the Rings was sold by Tolkien to United Artists all the way back in 1968, the move to make it into a film languished until the rights were sold to Tolkien Enterprises in
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