Hobbit Essays

  • Summary Of The Hobbit

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    The novel, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien takes place in Tolkien’s entirely fictional world of Middle-earth. Bilbo Baggins is a Hobbit that lives in his hobbit hole at Bag End, and is content with life just staying at home eating and smoking tobacco. One day his comfort is shattered when he is visited by Gandalf, a wizard of many tales, who convinces him to go on an adventure with thirteen dwarves to reclaim their treasure from Smaug the Magnificient. Smaug is a dragon who destroyed the kingdom of

  • Trust In The Hobbit

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    Isaac Watts once said, "Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks." Trust plays a significant role in The Hobbit because the dwarves and Bilbo have to learn to trust each other on the quest, the dwarves have to trust Gandalf, and Beorn has to trust Gandalf. When the dwarves found out that Bilbo was going to be their burglar they were skeptical. In fact, Gloin says, "As soon as I clapped my eyes on the little fellow bobbing and puffing on the mat, I had my doubts" (Tolkien 18). On the

  • Identity In The Hobbit

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    Tolkien’s The Hobbit is commonly seen only as a novel about a hobbit who aids in the recovery of 13 dwarves’ stolen treasure. The group adventures to the Lonely Mountain to battle a dragon and restore the dwarves to their kingdom. But, when analyzed in a deeper sense, The Hobbit is classified as a bildungsroman where the protagonist, Bilbo Baggins, undergoes a journey of self discovery within his physical journey to the dragon’s treasure (Arslan 137). “The moral elements of The Hobbit are relatively

  • 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

  • Symbolism In The Hobbit

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    In the book The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien there are various of important events, text structures, and author’s craft moves that show significance throughout the book. Throughout the next paragraphs, I will be explaining how all these components add up to show complex themes, and why they are important. An important event that shows significance, is when Gandalf asks Bilbo to go on an adventure with him and the dwarfs. Even though Bilbo turns down Gandalf’s offer, he eventually comes around and goes

  • Thesis For The Hobbit

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    Bilbo Baggins the Burglar 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. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit, who lives in his hobbit hole. Hobbits are generally short and fat introverted people who don’t leave their house much. Bilbo Baggins was living like that, until one day, thirteen dwarves and his old wizard friend(Gandalf) enter his house and start eating and talking like it was

  • The Hobbit Summary

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    While The Hobbit chronicles the journey of Bilbo Baggins, it forms also a journey for the reader. It starts in the cozy hobbit-hole of Bilbo, who is very relatable. He is just a hobbit, content with smoking pipe, eating cake and drinking tea to fill the rest of his days. And then, Gandalf appears. The wizard persuades the reluctant hobbit to aid, thirteen dwarves with their quest for stolen gold and revenge, in that order. He also has to persuade the dwarves to hire Bilbo as a Burglar. Their

  • Bilbo In The Hobbit

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    dragon but also Thorin. He stands up to Thorin when he was yelling at Bilbo. Before the journey started Bilbo would not have stood up for himself, but because of this journey Bilbo is more confident in himself. Bravery is an important asset to The Hobbit, without bravery Bilbo would never have went on his journey, the dwarves would have been eaten by the spiders, and Thorin would have died in the Elven Kings dungeon. Not only would this terrible fate have befallen the dwarves, but Smaug would have

  • Greed In The Hobbit

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    Development of Greed in The Hobbit In narrative writing, one of the crucial elements is the plot, or the sequences of events. Oftentimes, these sequences of events are used to develop common topics or themes through literary works. In The Hobbit, J.R.R Tolkien uses various sequences of events to develop the theme of greed. In the beginning of the book, Tolkien begins developing the theme of greed when Bilbo decides to join the party. He writes, “as they sang the hobbit felt the love of beautiful

  • Bildungsroman In The Hobbit

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    discover more about himself. A bBildungsroman exemplifies the spiritual education and form of the main character within a novel. The Hobbit fits as a bBildungsroman because throughout his journey, Bilbo becomes strong-willed and well educated, as compared with his original character, a hobbit who feared adventure and knew little about the rest of Middle Earth. The Hobbit acts as both a quest story and a bBildungsroman as Bilbo

  • Essay On Symbolism In The Hobbit

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    within the use of the Hero’s Journey. The Hero’s Journey is a structure of events by Joseph Campbell that is used in myths, storytelling, and drama. In The Hobbit, by J.R.R Tolkien, signs and symbols, for example, the ring, give meaning behind the obstacles that Bilbo Baggins overcomes and the obstacles we overcome in life. The Hobbit, by J.R.R Tolkien, is a story about the adventure of Bilbo Baggins helping a group of dwarves regain their treasure from the dreadful dragon Smaug and take back

  • The Hobbit Suspense Analysis

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    Without Suspense, There is No Point in Watching the Movie Watching a scene without suspense is like a five year old watching a chess match. It’s a waste of time! The Hobbit ,written by J.R.R. Tolkien, is about a little hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, who joins a wizard, Gandalf, and thirteen dwarves on an adventure to win back the gold that the evil dragon, Smaug, stole from the dwarves long ago. Gandalf explains how they would have to pass through many complications to reach this dragon, and one complication

  • Bilbo Baggins In 'The Hobbit'

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    The Hobbit is an inspirational children’s novel because it teaches children that anyone can accomplish great things and that appearance does not matter when comes to strength. This is brought up at the beginning of the story as Bilbo Baggins is initially portrayed as an immature childlike character who is neither brave, nor capable enough for such a mission. Although lacking in these qualities Bilbo eventually develops them throughout his quest and we see his true potential for the first time. Curry

  • Bilbo's Change In The Hobbit

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    possible thing. A change of clothes, a change of mind, a change of personality, there are many ways to describe what change can be, what is it to one person in particular? Bilbo Baggins, the young Hobbit is a character who has undergone a major change over the course of the adventures presented in the book The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien, who has writer of all of the books in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Bilbo, unfortunately; he is not involved in those

  • The Hobbit Analysis Essay

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    The Hobbit Genre Analysis Essay The Hobbit is an energizing dream about a hobbit that goes on the most phenomenal experience of his life. Bilbo (hobbit) goes to Middle Earth to look for the departed fortune. The plot of this eminent dream fits the 'journey ' design from the earliest starting point, the distance to the end. These are the components required to having the ideal mission, and The Hobbit contains every one of these components. Therefore, The Hobbit is a very good example of a monomyth

  • The Hobbit Compare And Contrast

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    unique.” He’s saying that if everyone was to be given the same obstacle, everyone would do it in their own distinctive way, which makes them all unique. In The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien, two different kinds of creatures, dwarves and a hobbit named Bilbo, were given the same journey to go on, but they handled it in diverse ways. Dwarves and hobbits are two peculiar creatures. They had a few similarities, but when they went on a journey together to retrieve the dwarves stolen treasure they handled the whole

  • Essay On Identity In The Hobbit

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    John Rundle Honors English 11 Hobbit Essay Identity in The Hobbit The Hobbit is a book that focuses a lot on race and the characters backround. It defines a character and plays huge role in some of the events that happen in the book. Each race has its own distinct qualities that make them who they are. Without these identity factors, the Hobbit would not be the great story that it is. First, I am going to talk about two Races, the Dwarves and the Elves. The Elves are distinctly known for being

  • The Hobbit Journey Analysis

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    The Hobbit; A Most Unexpected Journey In a hobbit hole, in The Hill, in Hobbiton, in the Shire, in Middle-Earth, sat a hobbit named Bilbo. Bilbo started off a safe hobbit, unknowing of the adventures that lay ahead of him. One afternoon, twelve hobbits and a wizard came over for a party that he didn’t know about. Two years later, he had outwitted a slimy creature, battled giant spiders, earned a share of a mountain full of treasure, and learned more than anyone in Hobbiton could teach him. He

  • Bilbo Transformation In The Hobbit

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    Bilbo’s Transformation/Maturation Some people say that people never change, while others believe that if given the chance, they will. In this case, J.R.R. Tolkien gives the character Bilbo Baggins the chance to change dramatically in his book The Hobbit. Bilbo undergoes many significant changes in his personality as a result of engaging in Gandalf's journey with the dwarves. The most important transformations include Bilbo going from cowardly to brave, from being ridiculed to respected and from being

  • The Hobbit Research Paper

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    The English writer J.R.R. Tolkien is most often remembered today as the man who wrote many fantasy works such as: “The Silmarillion”, “The Hobbit”, and “The Lord of the Rings”. However, that’s not all he was. Tolkien was also a university professor, philologist, and poet. Tolkien was a friend of another popular English fantasy writer, C.S. Lewis, author of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”. A year before his death, he was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by the regent, Queen