J. R. R. Tolkien Essays

  • The Hobbit Annotated Bibliography

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    J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien was an outstanding author who wrote many of people’s favorite books. He was born on January 3, 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa and died on September 2, 1973 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom ("J(ohn) R(onald) R(euel) Tolkien." St. James Guide to Young Adult Writers. Gale, 1999. Biography in Context). During his time alive he wrote The Hobbit and the entire The Lord of the Rings trilogy and many books, poems, etc. Originally The Hobbit was meant to be just a story

  • Lord Of The Rings Analysis

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    “The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring” was the first part of the amazing three part trilogy that was written by J. R. R. Tolkien. In 2001, Peter Jackson released this tale as a film for all to see. This film shows the journey of Frodo Baggins and his eight companions, traveling to Mordor to destroy the great ring of power. Being a huge fan of these movies myself, I was grateful for the chance to give this film a critical analysis. There are several main concepts in the film that are

  • The Hobbit Movie Vs Book Analysis

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    Bilbo Baggins who goes on a journey with a wizard named gandalf and thirteen dwarves. The leader of the dwarves is Thorin who 's main goal is to defeat Smaug the dragon and take back their gold and the arkenstone. The author of this novel was J. R. R. Tolkien and the title of the chapter was “Queer Lodgings” also the movie director was Peter Jackson who made many differences in the movie than the book. Peter Jackson had many changes in the movie but two of the differences in the scene with Beorn is

  • Compare And Contrast The Hobbit

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    The Hobbit Compare and Contrast The Hobbit written by J.R.R Tolkien in 1932, it was later published in 1937. 75 yrs after the book was published it was made into a film by Peter Jackson. The Hobbit is the tale of a hobbit who lives a quiet life until he meets the wizard Gandalf, who takes him on a great journey with others. Between the book and the movie many things are done very well and can clearly be seen taken from the book. Nevertheless there are many amazing similarities, there are also

  • The Fellowship Of The Rings Analysis

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    J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic trilogy of the Lord of The Rings follows the trek Frodo Baggins and how he would come to destroy The One Ring. The first book “The Fellowship of the Ring” was published July 1954, while its predecessor, The Hobbit, was written in 1937. The following book of The Two Towers would be published in November of 1954. The third book, The Return of the King, was finally published in October of 1955. As these books have been somewhat legendary, the first movie of the entire series was

  • The Silmarillion Book Report

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    The Silmarillion, is a fiction book in Middle Earth and the book that sets the stage for J.R.R. Tolkien’s well known books The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The Silmarillion is a book with a similar storyline with the Bible in the creation of Arda, two characters that show the evil and good in this book, and a rich storyline the gives the background for J.R.R. Tolkien’s other books. In the beginning was Arda, it was created by Euris Iluvatar. Iluvatar created the Valar, who was originally

  • The True Hero In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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    “The more I saw them, the greater my desire to claim their protection and kindness; my heart yearned to be known and loved by these amiable creatures: to see their sweet looks directed toward me with affection” (Shelley 86). These are the motivating words that a hero needs to hear to encourage him to embark on his journey. These are the words that prepare the hero for what is to come as he takes this leap of faith. Frankenstein's monster is the true hero of this story in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

  • Blame In Romeo And Juliet

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    In the quote,"We live in a culture of blame. People will blame anyone or anything for their misery sooner than take the responsibility to own it and make it better."in the article It's Not My Fault: The No-Excuse Plan for Overcoming Life's Obstacles by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend, we see blame being something that everyone in this day and age resorts too, because we assume to make ourselves feel better or even help ourselves in a situation, a narcissistic person . Blame is a concept that

  • Comparison Of Rapunzel And Grimm Brothers

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    Fairy tales are very powerful stories that have been told to many generations. These are different forms of stories that hold messages for their audiences. These messages are expressed through the various characters in the fairy tales and the techniques used by the author have to portray these messages and re-enforce the importance of them to the audience. In this essay, I will be critically examining a fairy tale of my choice. I will be identifying the similarities and distinguishing the differences

  • A Marker On The Side Of The Boat Analysis

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    Regret is a powerful emotion that has the ability to scar someone for the rest of their life. Moments of regret can come from relationships, self-made decisions and life changing events. The idea of regret also applies to “A Marker on the Side of the Boat” by Bao Ninh and “On the Rainy River” by Tim O’Brien. Although these two literary pieces are very different in many ways, both authors describe the experience of the Vietnam War as a time of regretful decisions that negatively impacted people of

  • Bilbo Baggins In 'The Hobbit, Or There And Back Again'

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    Cover page Abstract Introduction "The Hobbit, or There and Back Again" is a fantasy novel written by English author J.R.R. Tolkien. It tells about adventures of a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins, who was introduced by wizard Gandalf to thirteen dwarves that will accompany him in the journey. The goal of their quest is to reclaim the Lonely Mountain - home of the dwarves - with its treasures in it, which is now guarded by a dragon Smaug. The book's success encouraged the authour to write a sequel which

  • Bilbo's Journey In The Hobbit

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    Does the promise of adventure, treasure, and danger awaken desires you never knew you had? For Bilbo Baggins of Bagend, this rings true. J.R.R Tolkien's novel, The Hobbit, follows the adventures of Bilbo and Co. through the Hero’s Journey in the extraordinary world of Middle Earth. It was a beautiful spring day in the Shire, and Bilbo was in the middle of his second breakfast when a wizard showed up at his doorstep. Though he did not know it at the time, Bilbo was in for the adventure of a lifetime

  • Figurative Language In The Hobbit

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    as a result, lead to important inner transformations: if a character enters such a forest, they won’t be the same on leaving it as before they entered. In Chapter 8, Spiders and Flies, Tolkien uses imagery, figurative language and diction to describe a and ominous setting for this chapter in The Hobbit. Tolkien uses a large amount of imagery in his writing which can be seen through setting or places

  • Bilbo Baggins As A Hero

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    Bilbo Baggins a hero you wouldn 't believe it! The Bilbo Baggins that loves to eat sleep and do nothing at all. So let me tell you how Bilbo Baggins became a hero. Heroes are usually big,strong,bold,brave and popular. Bilbo Baggins is smart loves to eat quite comfortable lifestyle and now is is brave it 's like a new person. He found the ring and that was just the first part of him turning into a hero. The fault goblins and that takes guts i couldn 't do that. He also is not scared no more. Bilbo

  • Bilbo Symbolism Analysis

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    Legendary fantasy author, J.R.R Tolkien in his novel The Hobbit, implies that Sting, the weapon carried by our protagonist, Bilbo Baggins, symbolizes his heroism, courage, and determination. He develops this idea by first introducing the sword as an indirect result of him trying to pickpocket a troll. It is discovered when Bilbo, Gandalf, and the dwarves defeat the trolls, and sift through their treasure trove. He finds the dagger, and although it is insignificant for a time, it later comes of use

  • The Hero's Journey In The Hobbit

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    lost, eagles swoop down and save the adventures before it is too late. In Mirkwood, the dwarves and Bilbo are starving when they get captured by spiders, and Bilbo has to save them, “Bilbo saw that the moment had come when he must do something.”(Tolkien 64) Bilbo escapes by himself and then finds the dwarves trapped and defenseless against a mob of spiders which Bilbo has to defeat by calling them names, and angering them until Bilbo has unraveled the dwarves. Bilbo’s third trial is finding a way

  • Literary Elements In The Hobbit

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    The novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien holds many different literary elements and lenses. These different elements throughout the story are incredibly important giving us different descriptions and information to help understand the novel more. Each one of the elements such as, theme, character, conflict, and motif will be explained helping you understand the novel that much more. Theme is the first element, and one of the most important elements to describe an understanding of the novel. Theme

  • Mythological Influence On Beowulf

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    Rings It was not by chance in the way which Tolkien has infused his Lengendarium with the flavorings of myth and legend. Tolkien’s childhood and early writings were steeped with the learnings of primeval languages and Middle English myths. Tolkien’s interest in the languages of Old-English cultures would drive Tolkien to delve deeply into the realm of poetry and myth in pursuit of his passion for understanding the languages of those cultures. When Tolkien was 23 Years old, he had already learned Greek

  • Bilbo's Transformation In The Hobbit

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    The Hobbit is all about people leading, the forces of good allying, and the forces of evil trying to stop them achieving their goals. The main characters on the good side all have some element of leadership. Bilbo isn’t the first person you would think of to be a leader. He is a polite, homely hobbit who minds his own business and thinks he will never have an adventure. Little does he know he has the makings of a leader and someone who will go on many adventures See (Page. 8)So one day when a band

  • The Hero's Quest In Beowulf

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    The steps of an archetypal hero quest have been introduced in hundreds of books over time. In all hero quest, the journey of the hero is described differently, but the hero usually endures the stages of a common hero quest story. The stories have similar ideas as well as similar hero adventures. The quest includes an inner battle or decision within the character that leads to a positive change or outcome involving the character’s actions. The book Beowulf, is a prime example of a hero quest despite