J.R.R. Tolkien the Hobbit Essay

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  • Essay on The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

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    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Don't judge a book by its cover. This famous phrase can very well be applied to the hobbit a small human like creature that goes along with 13 dwarves and a wizard. The wizard, Gandalf, has total faith in the little hobbit knowing full well that when the time comes he will serve the dwarves quite well. He does this with the help of a ring that makes him invisible. He saves the dwarves from evil spiders that wish to eat them. Uses it to help them

  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

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    Plot: The Hobbit is about a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins who's living in the Shire Hobbiton. A wizard named Gandalf shows up with 13 military dwarfs and asks Bilbo to help reclaim the dwarf’s treasure. On the way they thought run into issues and obstacles. Wondering through tunnels in the Misty Mountains after being left behind, Bilbo find a strange Golden ring that when worn turns you invisible and pockets it. After that he meets back up with Gandalf and the 13 dwarves only to later be abandoned

  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

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    depends on. If the leader is lost almost always a new unlikely leader is bound to emerge. Leaders often do not know who they are until they are put in a position where they must lead for the success of the group. Leaders play a huge role in the book The Hobbit. Jack Welch summarizes the leader’s role in this book perfectly. Bilbo before he is a leader, Bilbo when he is a leader and Gandalf’s actions all relate to the quote Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a

  • Treatment of Race in the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

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    The Hobbit is a novel about a complacent hobbit named Bilbo Baggins accompanying a group of thirteen dwarves - as their burglar - on a journey to regain the dwarves’ treasure from the vast, beastly dragon, Smaug. Along the adventure, Bilbo starts becoming the brave adventurer he was meant to be. While the story is a fun, adventurous tale, the stereotypes and racism of/in the character races could be seen as a reflection of discrimination in the early 1900s and modern days. The way character groups

  • Famous Author in Britain, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was Actually Born in South Africa

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    famous authors in British history, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was not even born in England or Europe at all. In fact, J.R.R. Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, which is now a republic of South America. J.R.R. Tolkien was born on January 3, 1982. J.R.R. Tolkien was a very famous writer, poet, and even an English professor who was best known for his works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. When J.R.R. Tolkien was at a young age, there were many things that he saw

  • The Development of the Character of Bilbo Baggins

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    their character. J.R.R. Tolkien portrayed the main character of The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, as a child on his trip into adulthood. Throughout The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, the protagonist, changes from a childlike hobbit to a fully matured hero. J.R.R. Tolkien divides the change in Bilbo's character into the three major part of the book, prior to the quest, during the quest, and after the quest. Prior to the quest, Bilbo Baggins was a conservative, respectable and stubborn hobbit who lead a rich

  • The Myth about Tolkien Essay

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    in the logic that race determines behavior.” (Ibata 2). Many people have tried to perpetuate the myth that J.R.R. Tolkien was racist. They cite various scenes in The Lord of the Rings, in both the books and in the movies. These people are lying or ignorant. J.R.R. Tolkien was not a racist, nor did he ever intend for his novels to be viewed as such. There is plenty of evidence to defend Tolkien from these claims such as: the themes of his novels, like The Lord of the Rings; the clear messages in his

  • J.R.R. Tolkien Biography Essay examples

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    J.R.R. Tolkien was born in South Africa, although he considered himself a British man throughout his adulthood. He experienced World War I firsthand in the trenches. He was a professor of Old English and other archaic languages and had a strong love for such languages. Tolkien also felt a strong tie for his homeland, England, and desired to create mythology for England. Tolkien was able to write the first modern fantasy novel through his life experiences and his love for archaic languages and British

  • Essay about Timeline of Tolkien's Life

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    was also known as ‘the war to end all wars.’ Tolkien met Edith Bratt as a teenager when they (both orphans) had lived at Mrs. Faulkner’s boarding house. At the time, Edith was 19 and Tolkien, or Ronald (as his friends called him), was 16. Edith and Ronald were inseparable, but she distracted him from his studies. When Father Francis, Ronald’s guardian, discovered their relationship, he forbade Ronald from seeing Edith until he was 21 and moved Tolkien and his younger brother to different lodging

  • Essay about J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

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    The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have been beloved works among many generations of readers since they were first published. The author of these two books, J.R.R. Tolkien is just as interesting a man as many of the characters he created in the world of Middle-Earth. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in Africa to a banker manager and his wife in 1892 and had only one sibling, Hilary, who was less than two years younger (Wikipedia). When he was young both of his parents died (one from rheumatic