Reader Response : ' The Hobbit '

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Megan Madrigrano
Mr. Weber
British Literature
13th August, 2015
Reader Response: The Hobbit
Generally, The Hobbit takes place in many different places as listed and described below but the time period is considered to be set in the years of 2941 and 2942 of the Third Age (before the Lord of the Rings)
The Hill: More commonly referred to as “Bag End”, The Hill was a smial where the Baggins family and later the Gardner family resided. A smial is described as the Hobbit’s style of dwelling, holes in the hillside, during the late Third Age while most other Hobbit-holes had been replaced by buildings made of wood or brick. In the beginning of the novel, the reader is entered into Bag End with descriptions surrounding them such as “a perfectly round door like a porthole...with a shiny yellow brass knob” (Tolkien, 3) and “panelled walls, and floors tiled and carpeted” (Tolkien, 3).
Lone-Lands: The Lone-Lands was a name used by the Hobbits to describe an area of wilderness east of the land of Bree. The Lands held the Weather Hills and Weathertop, once seen as a vision of vigilance and now seen as a realm of desolation and defeat. By the end the of Third Age, the Lands were bare of all inhabitants.
Rivendell: Rivendell holds the “Last Homely House” protected by the great lord Elrond. Rivendell is a secluded valley heavily occupied with elves filled with song and laughter. Though, Rivendell is good-natured, it is still obscured by the Misty Mountains.
Misty Mountains:

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