Bilbo's Journey

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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…show more content…
Bilbo had always dreamed about leaving the Bag and meeting the elves and other various creatures, experiencing an unforgettable adventure. This appears to be linked with Tolkien’s own aspirations. It seems to make a perfect sense and to be the reason to create a whole new world with odd creatures and dreamy lands. When Bilbo finally gets into an adventurous situation, he starts missing home. Later on, he thinks of home many times again, sometimes it is helpful for him, but often it just makes him feel more miserable. It is an industry standard that fantasy writers are often dreamers who want to experience unexperienced. Tolkien presumably embodied himself into Bilbo. As it was absurd for a little hobbit to join a quest of slaying Smaug, the dragon, it seemed to be an absolutely lunatic idea to think that one can create a whole new universe with such an overwhelming complexity. When Tolkien, against all the expectations, managed to start doing so, he realized that he was being swallowed by this “reality” and that he could not go back easily, which led him to ascribe similar fate to his protagonist, the hobbit. Bilbo eventually overcomes all the obstructions and gets back home, where he can live the most ordinary life which had never satisfied him before. It is likely to assume, looking from our perspective, that it displays Tolkien’s hope. Writers really can get the feeling that
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