The tale of Bilbo Baggins is one that has been around since 1937. When a book has been around for a time like that, there is bound to be a controversy pertaining to it. The problem the book has is whether or not it should be banned in high schools. I believe that J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel, The Hobbit, should not be banned in high schools because it displays the creativity that an author should be allowed to have when writing fictional works. On the contrary, there is a belief that Tolkien’s novel should be banned from high schools because of the books usage of witchcraft, magical creatures, and pipe smoking.
Have you noticed that there are many similarities in the plot of popular books and movies? The hero 's journey is an archetype that is commonly used. An archetype is a typical example of a book, a movie and so on. The hero’s journey is a series of steps a character in literature takes to become a hero. The steps in the hero’s journey are Call to Adventure, Assistance, Departure, Trials, Approach, Crisis, Treasure, Result, Return, New Life, and Resolution. In The Hobbit Bilbo Baggins is invited to go on an adventure with Gandalf the wizard and thirteen dwarves. Bilbo soon finds himself in an adventure he has never anticipated on being on. Bilbo faces the giant orcs, crazy wolves, and a scary forest to try and get the gold that lays under the mysterious dragon, Smaug. A similar book to The Hobbit is a memoir called A long way gone. In A long way gone a little boy named Ishmael Beah begins an adventure away from home; savage rebels chase innocent
Racial difference has had an enormous impact on society for centuries. Race is one way that humans use to define and categorize other people, but the basis of it can be used on creatures with human attributes. One result of race in humanity is harsh judgments towards differences in nationality, drawing a line between cultures. Although the idea of equality for all people is more common now, it can be argued that society is still affected just as much by race now as it was a hundred years ago. Race has similar influence in J.R.R. Tolkien’s book The Hobbit which features a variety of different creatures and beliefs. Although the book features many different races, the majority of characters from the same race all act the same
“I’m tall, fat, rather bald, red-faced, double-chinned, black-haired, have a deep voice, and wear glasses for reading,” C.S. Lewis described himself to a young admirer in 1954 (Dorsett). While this self-description possesses accuracy, who is C.S. Lewis really? For many individuals, Lewis will forever remain the creator of the phenomenal world of Narnia, the author of some of the most famous children’s books of the twentieth century. Even to this day, fifty-four years after his death, Lewis remains one of the most influential authors of his age. Alongside his equally prominent friend and colleague J. R. R. Tolkien, Lewis is widely recognized as a literary landmark. The worlds of literature and film have both been intensely impacted by these two Oxford authors. Yet without Lewis and the impact he has had on not only Tolkien, but every reader who discovers his works, our society would be
“Don’t be afraid to change. You may lose something good but you may gain something better.” In the Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien presents an unlikely hero, a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins. Another important character in the novel is Gandalf, a wizard and an old family friend, forces Bilbo to come out of his comfort zone onto a journey to recover the dwarves name and gold from the evil dragon, Smaug. Bilbo fulfills the archetypal hero’s journey by starting of an in ordinary world ,facing Ordeal, Death, and Rebirth, and The Road Back while illustrating the theme of innovation.
When Bilbo finds the ring it changes him forever, for he is able to do things he would have never done before or even dream of doing. When Bilbo faces tough situations the ring always gets him by, and after he has come out the victor, he feels accomplished and more confident of his skills. After going through this process countless times his skills in battle and intelligence increase, as well as his self esteem and respect. The ring in this specific book symbolizes change. Bilbo’s change from a hesitant, powerless hobbit to a confident human being capable of most anything. It completely alters Bilbo and turns him from a static into a dynamic character throughout the book. Another very important symbol in the novel is The arkenstone. The arkenstone is also known as “The heart of the mountain.” The stone was found years ago by Thrain the Old which is Thorin’s ancestor. It has been said by many to have its own light. The stone in this story represents multiple things in the book. It represents Thorin’s greed and remembrance of his childhood when he still thrived with his people in the mountain, that is the reason it is so precious to him and why the dwarves decide to bury it with him. It also represents The lonely
The Hobbit is a classic adventure written by J.R.R. Tolkien. The main character Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who likes to stay at home. He is convinced by Gandalf, a wizard, to go on an adventure with the company of dwarves lead by Thorin Oakenshield. On his journey, Bilbo encounters many foes such as trolls, goblins, spiders, and a dragon; allowing him to learn how to be a leader. Tolkien inserts medieval ideas into The Hobbit. He recreates the knight by using the ideals of knighthood from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight translated by Marie Borroff. Sir Gawain is one of King Arthur’s best knights, and he accepts a challenge from the Green Knight. The rule of the challenge is that Sir Gawain must behead the Green Knight and then the Green
Thesis: In the book The Hobbit, the character Bilbo Baggins is a middle class hobbit who must challenged his introverted nature to help the dwarves reclaim their land.
Tolkien—The Mind of a Genius. By Alicia Kort of the Newsweek magazine “a smooth, pale fluent little chap—no harm in him: only needs a smack or so.”.this give a sense of how he was and as I mentioned before one personality and then the things they love can be an impactful thing in one work. All that I have mentioned in this paper, for example, the events and people that inspired and influenced J.R.R Tolkien to write his mind-blowing stories that eventual inspire other as well that's the beauty of it, it's a cycle of inspiration.and it will never end everyone can take inspiration from
J. R. R. Tolkien, renowned author of the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings series,
When reading the epic Beowulf, I make a text to text connection because I notice the deep ties and similarities to the movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The film was based off of J.R.R Tolkien 's novel, The Hobbit. Tolkien used Beowulf as his initial inspiration for his story, so distinct connections are easily found. For example, Beorn, a character who shapeshifts into a bear-like form, is closely related to Beowulf himself. Both of their names translate to “bear” and they have similar superhuman strength. Additionally, Bilbo, the main character from the novel, is hired as a “thief” by a group of dwarves who are desperate to reclaim their homeland under the Lonely Mountain. The dragon Smaug stole it from the
Bryce‘s responses in the reading comprehension unit demonstrate his ability to read and understand both fiction and non-fiction material at grade level. He was able to use a variety of comprehension strategies to make sense of unfamiliar text. Bryce‘s narrative piece entitled Blackout, demonstrates his ability to write grade level text for a variety of purposes and audiences. He is able to organize his writing effectively by including details to support his main idea. Bryce used language intentionally and edited his work for spelling, punctuation and grammar. Bryce’s book talk project on, “Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers” by J.R.R. Tolkien demonstrates an understanding of the elements in a narrative. His work was organized and he was able
“The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring” was the first part of the amazing three part trilogy that was written by J. R. R. Tolkien. In 2001, Peter Jackson released this tale as a film for all to see. This film shows the journey of Frodo Baggins and his eight companions, traveling to Mordor to destroy the great ring of power. Being a huge fan of these movies myself, I was grateful for the chance to give this film a critical analysis. There are several main concepts in the film that are highly relatable to Norse Mythology. In “The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring”, there are many themes and elements that mirror that of several Norse myths including: Sigurd the Volsung and The Creation, Death, and Rebirth of the Universe.
When he finished writing the story, he let some of his students read it. Little did he know that one of his pupils was an employee for Stanley Unwin of the publishing firm Allen and Unwin. She introduced the book to Mr. Unwin and in 1937 Allen and Unwin published The Hobbit. Professor Tolkien was suddenly an author.
What happens when one day a cloaked figure asks you to join a group of heavily bearded men in search for treasure in a dragon’s lair? Bilbo is fortunate enough to experience such a peculiar invitation, but the Baggins side of him is quick in refusal. Yet off he still goes from his warm and fuzzy hobbit hole in the Shire to the desolate land of Dain, where he learns to prove his worth amongst his hot-tempered Dwarf companions. Along the way, allies are made, secrets kept and human desires put into play, eventually culminating in the concluding battles where Bilbo plays a pivotal role in the management of order in the fellowship. The Hobbit mirrors the world during the time