The Hobbit Thesis

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Book report, The hobbit. I 've read ”The hobbit”, by the English author John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, also known as J.R.R. Tolkien. He writes about the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, who joins the company of dwarfs and a wizard on a quest to claim a treasure from the dragon Smaug. On their way to the mountain where Smaug lives, they encounter a lot of challenges, including escaping from a goblin king and an elven jail. But they manage to make it out alive, and make it to the mountain. The dragon gets killed while attacking a nearby town, thanks to Bilbo telling the inhabitants about a weakness in Smaug 's armor. This gives the company full possession of the mountain, and the treasure. That’s what they thought, atleast. Soon after the dragons death, both men and elves come to the mountain, demanding compensation for the damages to the town, to name one of the many examples. But the discussion doesn’t last long, since both goblins and wargs decides to show up. The men, elves and our…show more content…
Evil, which is very apparent throughout the book. Hobbits, dwarves, men and elves are displayed as good, whilst trolls, goblins, worgs and spiders are displayed as evil. The races are sometimes seen working together with other races on the same side. A clear example of this, is the Battle of five armies. ”So began a battle that none had expected; and and it was called the Battle of Five Armies, and it was very terrible. Upon one side were the Goblins and the Wild Wolves, and upon the other were Elves and Men and Dwarves.” (P. 324) Lastly, I’ll explain the theme ”Change”. The hobbit is a book replete with changes, such as Bilbo suddenly becomming an adventurer, when he just a few days earlier lived peacefully in his home in The Shire. Furthermore, we can read about how his experiences changed his perception of his surroundings. ”And the sound of the kettle on his hearth was ever after more musical than it had been even in the quiet days before the Unexpected Party.” (P.
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