The Hobbit Essays

  • The Hobbit

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    I read The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. This book is a fantasy, fiction book much like most of Tolkien’s work. Although this book is intended for children, it is not toned down for them as there are some darker moments. The title describes the main character Bilbo Baggins who is a hobbit. Some versions of the book are subtitled There and Back Again. This describes the journey that takes place in the book and is also the name of the memoir Bilbo begins writing at the end of the book. The main characters

  • The Hobbit

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    In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit…Can you imagine a better beginning for something unknown, fascinating and drawing? J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is one of the best-known and best-loved fantasy books. First published by George Allen & Unwin in 1937, The Hobbit has been translated into over 50 different languages. It is a classic hero quest story which has become the inspiration and template for the fantasy genre. And it is an adventure that is filled with wonder, magic, action and vividly

  • 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

  • What Is The Hobbit?

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    Born in South Africa but raised in England such a great writer who impressed millions of people by his ideas. The movie ‘The Hobbit’ became so famous, how he got the world’s attention just by his idea of this hobbit that at first he did not even know what a hobbit was after he search information with experts. J.R.R. Tolkien start by telling the story of the hobbit to his kids, a creature that he invented and that the world knew. Tolkien was very intelligent that he even had his own private

  • Personification In The Hobbit

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    door and expected you to go on a dangerous adventure to assist with an unrealistic task? Would you be willing to leave the comfort of your home and step out of your element? In The Hobbit, written by J. R. R. Tolkien, lives an unmotivated hobbit that is approached at his home by a group of intimidating dwarves. The hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, is asked to be a part of their long, perilous journey to retrieve the arkenstone from the dungeon of Smaug. the dragon. At first, Bilbo turns down the favor without

  • Essay On The Hobbit

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    The Hobbit In the book, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, Mr. Bilbo Baggins lived a normal life until a great wizard, who went by the name Gandalf showed up at his door. Gandalf convinces Mr. Baggins to join him and thirteen dwarves on a journey and be their ‘burglar’ to recover a stolen treasure. This treasure is kept by a dragon, who goes by the name Smaug, and was taken many years ago from a kingdom. I choose to read this book because I am always interested in a good story and I love a classic.

  • Obsession In The Hobbit

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    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 lack thereof. Within the plot of The Hobbit, reclaiming the treasure hoard of Smaug is the foremost goal. Throughout

  • Archetypes In The Hobbit

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    and viewers can have confusion on which archetype fits each character best like in the novel The Hobbit. The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien is about an average old Hobbit who is offered the opportunity for an adventure. He ends up completing the task and eventually becoming the hero of the novel. Throughout the story, other characters are introduced that act as Bilbo’s friends or enemies. Therefore, in The Hobbit, there are characters that fit archetypal descriptions best such as Gandalf as the mentor, Bilbo

  • 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

  • The Hobbit Themes

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    Once upon a time, in land far, far away (Middle Earth) in a hole in the ground there lived a little creature that I like to call "a hobbit". This is my take on the first line in a book written by a man who goes by the nickname of J.R.R. Tolkien. This particular, author not just wrote fantasies, but he included themes throughout his very own life and blended them all together in his books. Although there were very many different themes that Tolkien incorporated into his life, that I could talk

  • The Hobbit Themes

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    THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RINGS FILM ANALYSIS Many of us are pretty familiar with the 1937 novel from author J.R.R. Tolkien The Hobbit, which is the prequel to The Lord of the Rings series. The live action film of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, was scheduled to start on 11 October 1999 and many people were skeptical and judgmental. J.R.R. Tolkien novel is around 1,008 pages give or take not including the maps, prologue, appendices, and introduction. Fans

  • 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

  • The Hobbit Essay

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    map and key formed a way to enter a secret passage in a mountain that lead to priceless treasures and a dragon notorious for destroying anything its path. The dwarves wanted to go on a mission the win the treasure back from the dragon in which the hobbit job was to be the Burglar. On their mission, the 14 travelers ran into three trolls that kidnapped them one by one and would have been dead if Gandalf didn’t save them. After that Gandalf decided to lead them to Rivendell and

  • 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

  • Identity In The Hobbit

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    of roads you know. It is important to step out of your comfort zone, and find adventure in your life. In “The Hobbit” by JRR Tolkien, we read a story of adventure that can be related to our own lives. As Frodo embarks on a journey to help 13 dwarves reclaim their homeland from a gold hoarding dragon, he recognizes the value of identity. Throughout the adventure, Frodo is the only Hobbit in site. He gains a sense of who he is as an individual, and what he is capable of. We can apply this to our lives

  • The Hobbit Essay

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    first book in 1937 called The Hobbit, and a father of 4. J.R.R. Tolkien created the middle earth world, used thinking interdependently with his kids,and illuminated the world by making one of the most known middleage adventure. Create J.R.R.Tolkien created The Hobbit, which is about a hobbit going on an adventure with 13 dwarves and a wizard to slay a dragon which he wrote in 1937. He wrote the Silmarillion was his last book and is about the time before the hobbit and has much more powerful

  • Archetypes In The Hobbit

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    Why do most stories have characters with similar traits? Most novels or any type of story, they have different archetypal characters. In the novel “The Hobbit” by J.R.R Tolkien the three characters Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the wizard, and Smaug the destroyer, they are all archetypal characters. Throughout the story Bilbo goes on an adventure to defeat smaug. Bilbo eventually defeats smaug and returns what he finds. One thing that he finds is the archestone. To begin, Bilbo Baggins is one of the main

  • Trolls In The Hobbit

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    The trolls are very big, ugly, and obnoxious creatures that also happen to be a little weird most of the time. There was three trolls, Tom, Bert, and William Huggins. The trolls are talked about in chapter 2 of the Hobbit. If you like the trolls there is something wrong with you and let me tell you why. Bilbo was lucky enough to have a scary encounter with the trolls and almost get eaten with all of his friends when he tried to steal the ponies back. The trolls caught him while he was untying the