One Ring Essays

  • Obsession In The Hobbit

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    we can find ourselves in situations far out of our comfort zone. It drives us to focus on one specific item and intermittently, causes our personalities and goals to change. The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien, is just one case of characters with obsession. The dwarves, elves, goblins, wargs and goblins all show obsession, with the exception of Bilbo Baggins. In The Hobbit, Tolkien uses the treasure, the ring, and the Arkenstone to symbolize the obsession of all peoples, in stark contrast to Bilbo’s

  • Cultural Themes In Children's Literature

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    Introduction Children’s literatures are not very complicated. In fact, the themes are kept simple in order to adjust to the learning and cognitive abilities of the child. Two of the primary objectives in children literature are to entertain as well as to teach them life’s lessons. For the same reason, most writers of children’s literature adhere to themes of adventure, friendship, family and love. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, for instance, circles on the themes of adventure and

  • The Role Of Bilbo In The Hobbit

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    intentions were flawed and almost ended in the disposal of his companions. In the forest of Mirkwood, Bilbo is chosen to seek out the exit by climbing a tree. SInce he was Bilbo is not very good at climbing trees, but he is chosen because he is the only one light enough to make it to the top. He did this resentfully.

  • The Hobbit Bilbo Character Analysis

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    “What is a hero? Is a hero someone who has a super power? Is a hero a fictional character who fights battles against the evil? Or is a hero an ordinary person who continuously cares for the well-being of others and is always finding a way to help others. In my opinion, a hero is someone that takes risks when faced with a problem and helps others in the goodness of their hearts. Not to mention a hero is also someone who can give strength to others and save someone who is in danger.But how do these

  • Greed In The Silmarils And The One Ring

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    Morgoth and Sauron. As a result of the lies of these two characters, the Silmarils and the One Ring became the cause of corruption, betrayal, and death. With the creation of the Silmarils, Elves began to love “too well the work of [their] hands and the devices of [their hearts]” and forgo their loyalty to the Valar. The resulting greed and distrust brought even the greatest of Elves to their deaths. The One Ring had this same effect, what with the wearer’s growing dependence on it, its

  • Character Analysis: The Green Knight

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    In this passage, this is the first time the Green Knight expresses his thoughts about Sir Gawain with great detail. The other times he speaks, he only says a few words. As the Green Knight condemns Sir Gawain 's for his bravery, he also draws attention to his wrongdoing. Despite Sir Gawain 's wrongdoing (Code of Chivalry), the Green Knight still considers him a brave man and explains his reasoning. The Green Knight 's responses to each of them shows he would be concerned with his own life just as

  • The One Ring Argumentative Essay

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    weren’t making progress as fast as you expected. Do your best to visualize the story in detail so you can better clarify what’s been really going on in your head. This is quite significant. Because the story you tell yourself in your head is often the one that gets written in reality. Sadly, I bet you fail because of this story more frequently than you realize – it likely gets in your way far more than any actual real-world obstacles you’re facing. And it starts off something like… “I’m not good enough…”

  • 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

  • Bilbo Vs Gollum Analysis

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    himself in a big hobbit hole. He is asked one day by the magnificent wizard Gandalf to come along with a group of 13 dwarves and they took plain old Bilbo on a adventure. On this journey he ends up being a leader and a great expert finding clues the dwarves missed. Two changes Jackson made was Gollum and his personality and who he is, also when they describe how he is feels when bilbo takes the ring from him, which are both ineffective for different reasons. One difference in the movie gollum has two

  • Symbolism In The Hobbit

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    multiple symbols that show significance, but I will only be talking about one, the magical invisibility ring Bilbo stole from Gollum. Just this object alone can symbolize three different meanings; the first meaning the ring could symbolize, is a home for Gollum. I’m thinking that since Gollum is all alone in this abandoned cave, the only thing that he really possess, is the invisibility ring. Now I understand that this ring seems to be his most prized possession and a home for him/a reason to live

  • 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

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

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    now guarded by a dragon Smaug. The book's success encouraged the authour to write a sequel which resulted in a three-volume novel "The Lord of the Rings". The novel has met a huge praise from critics and usual readers and is now considered a classic in a fantasy genre. Many references were made in literature and other works of art. The Lord of the Rings has inspired, and continues to inspire, artwork, music, films and

  • Examples Of Intellectual Growth In The Hobbit

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    goblins. Inside the mountain, Bilbo stumbles upon the One Ring, who then keeps it in his pocket. After some time, Bilbo runs into Gollum who challenges him to a game of riddles. After Bilbo smartly asked Gollum what was in his pocket, Gollum realizes that “his precious” was missing and assaults Bilbo. Bilbo further demonstrates his intelligence by putting the ring on which made him invisible and is able to escape Gollum. Bilbo’s encounter with the ring and Gollum increases his characteristic of intelligence

  • Fellowship Of The Rings Hero's Journey

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    In the novel The Fellowship of the Rings by J.J.R. Tolkien, the prominence of a hero’s journey shines in the characters and the paths they take. The hero’s journey, an outline written by Joseph Campbell distinguishes the pieces that create a hero’s journey. The opening of the story will have a call to action, the smallest chance of conflict will occur and the hero will get pulled away from their everyday life and into one filled with action. The protagonist will meet a “supernatural aid”–a wise older

  • Tolkien's Private Life In The Lord Of The Rings

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    1. Introduction J.R.R. Tolkien is one of the world's most famous authors. His book trilogy The Lord of the Rings is one of the most read books of all time and it is said to be the foundation of the Fantasy genre. 1:1 Aim The aim of this essay is to analyze whether or not the story of The Lord of the Rings and its setting Middle-earth can be connected to Tolkien's own private life, how his experiences may reflect upon the events and environments he describes in his storytelling, and what hidden meanings

  • The Hobbit Literary Analysis Essay

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    The Hobbit Literary Analysis Would you be able to step out of your comfort zone for the sake of adventure and a promise of treasure? This was the predicament Bilbo Baggins is unexpectedly presented with one sunny afternoon. Thirteen dwarves appear at his door and put forward their offer. Bilbo is a little apprehensive at first but soon comes to the realization that in his ordinary life of a Hobbit in the Shire he will never get another opportunity like this again. When reading The Hobbit, being

  • Identity In The Hobbit

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    He is, after all, the protagonist of the story and the one who has journeyed so far from his safe hole in the Shire. The answer lies within the responsibilities of Bilbo on this quest. He was never meant to be the hero. His purpose was to aid the dwarves in the restoration of their people to their rightful

  • Comparing Monomyth In The Odyssey And The Lord Of The Rings

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    The Lord of the Rings Ordinary World Frodo Baggins’s story begins when he inherits the Ring and all of Bilbo’s possessions at Bilbo's 111 birthday. Bilbo leaves the Shire, gifting his magic ring to Frodo. During the years leading up to the realization of what the Ring really was, Frodo grew restless and found himself looking at Bilbo’s old maps and wondering what might lay beyond those maps. Nearly twenty years later, Gandalf reveals that Bilbo’s ring is actually the One Ring and that Sauron

  • Light And Dark In Lord Of The Rings

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    J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings is a classic literature that illustrates a story of Frodo, who departs on a quest with his friends to save their place, the Shire, by destroying the Ring. The author intelligently wrote about light and dark to represent two antagonistic forces of nature, whether good and evil, knowledge and ignorance, love and hatred or contentment and agony. To answer the question, a few quotes will be picked from the book and will be analyzed to justify how that particular quote

  • Bilbo Transformation In The Hobbit

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    new respect that Bilbo has acquires gives him plenty of confidence in himself to get the job done, whatever it may be. This clearly shows that Bilbo's change from being ridiculed and doubted by the dwarves to being very highly respected is a dramatic one and deserves recognition. All Bilbo needed is a chance to prove the dwarves wrong, and that is what he gets when those same dwarves appear on his doorstep that sunny afternoon. Along with Bilbo Baggins becoming a braver and more respected hobbit, he