The Hobbit Theme Essay

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A Deeper Look into The Hobbit
The challenging and dangerous adventure of the hobbit and the dwarfs. The novel The Hobbit written by J.R.R Tolkien is about a lonesome hobbit by the name of Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo and some dwarf are sent off on a dangerous mission. They must take back the treasure that is lying in a mountain far away were a very angry dragon lye's awaiting them. They must overcome many challenging tasks to get to the mountain, including goblins, spiders, elves, and much more. The 3 main subjects will be character, theme, and conflict. One subject will be the critical lens of a feminist. The main character Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. "He felt as a different person, much more outgoing and bolder" (Tolkien 21). This quote shows how Bilbo grows a hobbit and how he has changed throughout the course of the book. Bilbo starts out as a timid lonesome hobbit, but throughout the quest, he grew into a hero. Some would even say he is a completely different person from the beginning to the end of that book. "Bilbo is now ready to assume adult responsibility, and in the next major task, the introduction with the spiders" (Dominick 1). Dominick is referring to the
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"A huge man with a thick black beard and hair, and great bare arms and legs knotted with muscles" (Tolkien 117). This quote explains the masculine figures and objects of a man. While a feminist may not like this because women can also have muscles and be powerful. Even though women don’t typically have thick black beards it comes across as a sexist statement. "Going on from there was the bravest thing he had ever done in his life" (Tolkien 197). Not only men can be brave as a feminist would see it. Women can be as brave or more brave than men in some situations. Even though men are typically more brave and willing to do stuff outside of their comfort

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