The Journey In J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit

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Regardless countless other evident reasons, a journey is a typical topic of many works of art, especially written, because of its obvious figurativeness. Writers frequently begin to write for the sake of escaping from reality, we can presume that the allegory of going home is then their own expression of the need to get back to the simple, genuine reality. It is utterly easily noticeable in the Tanja Stupar-Trifunović’s poem, and it would appear that this pattern can be found in J. R. R. Tolkien’s work as well. We can draw the tentative conclusion that Tolkien extensively projected his feelings into the plot of The Hobbit, or There and Back Again and try to prove this assumption by comparison with The Journey from Stupar-Trifunović. The poem The Journey consists of four stanzas, while the first one and the third describe a story of a writer, whereas the other two portray the tale of Hansel and Gretel, in which case the emphasis is put on the philosophical aspect of the fairy tale. The first stanza ends in line “writers aren’t for liking but for reading.” This particular verse splendidly shows the distance between author and his work and implies that their writings are a part of their persona the attention should be paid to. The following stanza describes the great adventure of Hansel and Gretel who are looking for the truth, which is the reason they set out on a journey in the first place. Journey becomes the only part of their lives, such as writing in the life of a

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