The Tolkien 's The Hobbit

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We tend to think of myth as an untrue story or as an outdated explanation for a mystery long since cleared up by science, but myth is actually a framework of meaning, a set of collective fantasies that story our relationship to each other, the world and the universe. To tell a myth is to tell a culture 's dream about its inner workings and truths. Myth does not convey these truths literally, however. A myth tells its tale through symbol, image and metaphor. They don 't explain so much as offer an enchanting, elevating or disturbing experience, sometimes warning us about where we should or should not go. Myths continually come back to life all around us. No one leaves them behind because we always face the recurring problems of life they address.

The Hobbit is a mythic image in our modern day society. It is written by J.R.R. Tolkien.
This story is more myth than anything. The Hobbit acts as the sister myth to Sigurd and Volsung. There are many mythic images in both of these stories that represent more than meets the eye. The plot, the characters, and the objects all have some hidden meaning, we just have to look hard enough to find them.
Bilbo is a hobbit quite content staying where not much happens. His comfort is shattered by the arrival of the old wizard Gandalf, who persuades Bilbo to set out on an adventure with a group of thirteen militant dwarves. “As the dwarves sang the hobbit felt the love of beautiful things made by hands and by cunning and by magic moving…

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