The Tolkien 's The Hobbit

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The inspiring novel, The Hobbit, written by J. R. R. Tolkien, definitely deserves the right to be considered a timeless classic. Tolkien uses the main character, Bilbo Baggins, a well respected hobbit, to explain how fast one’s life can change. Mr. Baggins doesn’t believe he will go on an adventure through Middle-Earth the day Gandalf comes to Bag End to tell him so. Nor does he think the many races he only heard of in stories, will face him in the mountain pass. As the expedition takes the reader through the marvelous sights, the author drags them through the horrid forest of Mirkwood and traps them in the Elvenking’s dungeon. Tolkien’s excellent word choice enhances the novel further, indicating that it is a tale told long after the journey finishes. Through the use of dwarves, Tolkien describes the fact that all races show their true colors at one point or another, but it does not define them to be the same as all the others of that race. Mr. Tolkien beautifully intertwines the underlying messages and powerful statements in the wild settings and creative characters.

Mr. Tolkien, being the clever man he is, skillfully hides the idea that for better or worse, everyone changes. Being the main character, Bilbo Baggins stands as an example that shows just how easily someone changes. Mr. Baggins starts off as a predictable hobbit who enjoys sitting in the sun while smoking a pipe, but as the journey progresses, Bilbo begins to build courage and shape his new identity. The

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