Argumentative Essay On The Hobbit

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Allie Tillery
Mrs. West
English 203
21 August 2017
The Hobbit Essay Throughout the story line of The Hobbit, Tolkien links his fantasy world of middle earth with the reader's world. He uses his imagination to draw his reader into middle earth and allows them to glimpse his view of the evil that he witnessed living and serving in the time of WWI. Tolkien does this to show that not all technological advancements are for the common good. In The Hobbit, Tolkien describes the different races and characteristics of each of them. One of these races are goblins who are described as horrible, ugly creatures with very inventive and creative minds. However, they do not use their gift for good but instead, Tolkien says that they create, "Hammers, axes, swords, daggers, pickaxes, tongs and also instruments of torture" (Tolkien, 59). These mythical creatures abuse their technology and become very dangerous. They seem to have no moral compass and are unable or unwilling to distinguish between right and wrong. They use their creative minds for poor intentions which only leads to the pain and suffering of others. Just like Tolkien's goblins, the human race has often times not used their gifts for good but instead for damage and destruction. Tolkien lived during the time of WWI, where he saw the world change significantly. During 1916, Tolkien served in the British army and witnessed firsthand many of the technological breakthroughs of that time. Tanks were first used in the British

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