The Hobbit Essay

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The Hobbit

I. Information about the book
a. The title of my book is “The Hobbit”. The book is about a hobbit and 13 dwarves. This hobbit’s name is Bilbo Baggins, and he lives in Hobbiton.
b. Copyright © 1966; Published by Ballantine Publishing Group.
c. The author of “The Hobbit” is John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in the First World War, he decided to take up an academic career. He studied Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, Pembroke College, and Merton College and retired in 1959. He also wrote “Lord of the Rings”. Tolkien died on September 2, 1973 at the age of 81.

II. Description of the genre of the book
a. The genre of my book is a
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b. Elrond: is a wise old friend of Gandalf. He replenishes the travelers' stocks and helps them decipher the moon runes of their map.
c. The Elvenking: holds Thorin and the other dwarves prisoner.
d. Dwarves who accompany Bilbo: Fili, Kili, Dori, Gloin, Nori, Oin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Balin, Dwalin, and Ori. Thorin is also included.
e. Gollum: is a creature that Bilbo encounters in the caverns of the Goblins. Gollum has lost his birthday-present, the ring which Bilbo found. He is by far the strangest character because he doesn’t talk to people, he talks as though there were other people in the room. He also refers to himself in the third person.
f. The Lord of the Eagles: rescues the dwarves in and saves the same dwarves in the final battle.
g. Roac: is a wise bird who can communicate with certain creatures; he seeks to avoid war but also aids in death of Smaug.

V. Summary of the plot
a. The Hobbit is the story of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who lives in Hobbiton. He is interrupted by a surprise visit by the wizard Gandalf while outside his home. Gandalf has invited himself to tea and when he arrives, he comes with 12 of dwarves led by Thorin. They are planning on a journey to recover lost treasure that is guarded by the dragon Smaug, at the Lonely Mountain. Gandalf has decided, for Bilbo, that the hobbit will make an excellent addition to the team and Bilbo is going to be a burglar.

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