When most people think of J.R.R. Tolkien, they often think of his great imagination and his world of great dragons, warriors, orcs, hobbits, wizards, dwarves and elves. But most people forget about the deeper meaning behind his stories and his controversy towards society. Tolkien was a British, fantasy, writer during the mid-1900s. Through his love of languages, religion, and country, J.R.R Tolkien’s works of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are controversial but masterpieces because Tolkien represents “good” as a fuller, more imaginative reality than evil.
Thesis: John Ronald Reule Tolkien’s life experiences influenced his writing, beginning as a student, then a soldier, lexigrapher, professor, and then a writer to his own children; Tolkien’s life created the place known to most as Middle-Earth.
“But men remembered little of all that, though some still sang old songs of the dwarf-kings of the Mountain, Thror and Dragon, and the fall of the lords of Dale.” (Tolkien 176)
“Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.” J.R.R. Tolkien’s, The Hobbit, takes the protagonist, Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit, on an everlasting adventure that will alter his life forever. Throughout this novel, The Hobbit, the language displayed is very unconventional to most novels. In The Hobbit, it demonstrates the use of literary devices, like 99% of the novels in the world, whimsical, and Elvish language. Literary devices are techniques that the author applies to exhibit a special effect in their compositions.
Tolkien shows relationships between beings with various races in The Fellowship of the Ring to emphasize the strength of friendship. We can see the progressive development of relationship between characters within the fellowship and outside of the fellowship. Bilbo—the main
The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien is said to be one of the greatest children's novels of all time. The novel, due to its use of such characters as goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others is in tradition, a fairy tale. The tale centers on a small hobbit by the name of Bilbo Baggins. It follows the journey of a band of dwarves, a wizard named Gandalf, and their robber, Bilbo on their way to retrieving treasure that had long been taken away from them. The hobbit traveled all over Middle-Earth, beginning with Bilbo's tiny hobbit-hole in the ground, to Mirkwood forest, to finally reaching the Mountain in which the dragon Smaug lives. Tolkien uses a large amount of imagery in his writing which can been seen through settings in The Hobbit. The
Music plays an important role in J.R.R Tolkien’s book The Hobbit. It provides the reader with key insight into a character’s role in the story, and the type of creature they are. While there are only a few different songs throughout the story, each one has an important message that pertains to either the characters or the plot. The three different songs sung by the dwarves, elves, and goblins all vary in tone, content, and structure, and play a huge part in the development of the Tolkien’s world.
The Lord of the Rings by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is a book widely known for its rich language, detailed imagery, and profound story that expands over three volumes and six books. The book is scattered with deep characters ranging in back stories and eventual character development. Motifs, key parts throughout the story, include lightness and darkness, eyes, jewelry, and sword. JRR Tolkien even creates his own language for the solemn race of elves in the lengthy three volume novel. A part of this length may be attributed to the unusual placement of many full-form songs and poems within the book, as a break between the usual story. These poems and songs have ranges of playfulness and thoughtfulness. With uses of made up Hobbit words and beautiful
Music plays an imperative role in J.R.R Tolkien’s fantasy The Hobbit. It provides the reader with key insight into a character’s role in the story, and the type of creature they are. While there are only a few songs throughout the story, each one has a vital message that pertains to either the characters or the plot. The three different songs sung by the dwarves, elves, and goblins all vary in tone, content, and structure, but all play a part in the development of Tolkien’s characters.
The Hobbit is a classic example of a fool’s errand written as a children’s tale. Thirteen dwarves, a hobbit, and a wizard journey across Middle Earth to face a centuries-old dragon that decades earlier obliterated the combined armies of the dwarves. And yet, against all odds, this pack of misfits succeeds in their quest, reclaiming Erebor, killing the dragon, and renewing the line of Durin. The Hobbit is moralistic in nature; it never intends to showcase the literal triumph of the heroes over the dragon, but rather the victory of one set of values over another. The dwarves’ companionship, sacrifice, and heroism defeat the dragon’s antagonistic, materialist, and isolated nature. Many tales throughout the ages echo this classic theme: love
This third comparison will focus on the most famous passage of the poem, which is the culmination of a Hrothgar’s long speech to Beowulf. The main themes are the importance of strength and pride in life, the fragility of life and for the first time, Beowulf is seen here as a human warrior and not for his heroic and divine deeds (lines 1758-1768 in Heaney’s, 1476-1484 in Tolkien’s).
The Hobbit contains many different characters such as Bilbo, the dwarves, and the elves of Rivendell, all of which have their own opinions. Thoughts about Rivendell and the expedition vary from wonderful to foolish. Since the preferences of the characters are so diverse, that also means that the elves admire different value, such as their love for music and their consideration for others.
People have different responses to the environment, people’s action, and what they value. The same goes for the characters in J.R.R Tolkien’s book The Hobbit as they discover Rivendell, how the people of Rivendell feel about the dwarves, and what the people of Rivendell value.
"Three Rings for the Eleven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his Dark throne, In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One ring to find them, One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them, In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie(Tolkien)." Master of storytelling J.R.R. Tolkien continues the lives of the fictitious creatures that he introduced in The Hobbit, in his modern classic The Fellowship of the Ring. He artfully illustrates the truths of the evil that plague the hearts of man. He tells a story of greed, destruction and how mortal men are enslaved by
The other characters of the story are Gandalf the wizard, Smaug the dragon, Thorin, Balin, Dwalin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori, Ori, Fili, Kili, Oin, and Gloin, the