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  • Conflict In The Hobbit

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    “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit” (Tolkien, 7). With those great words we were introduced to the greatest saga of high fantasy known to man. The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien, narrates the adventure of the simple hobbit Bilbo Baggins who is recruited by Gandalf, a wizard, to help a group of dwarves defeat the dragon Smaug and restore the Lonely Mountain to Thorin Oakenshield, the leader of the dwarves and rightful heir to the kingdom. The territory in question, the Lonely Mountain, was

  • The Hobbit: Conflict Essay

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    Conflict Essay In The Hobbit the conflict is Good vs. Evil. The Characters are constantly battling evil. The conflict is highlighted in the episodes where Gandalf, the dwarves, and Bilbo fight against the many terrors of Middle Earth. Through fights with goblins, trolls, wargs and the Battle of Five Armies, it is seen that good always prevails over evil. The first encounter is with trolls. The first evil that Bilbo and the dwarves come across is the trolls. Tolkien sets the reader up by saying

  • External Conflicts In The Hobbit By J. R. Tolkien

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    Summary The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien is about a hobbit called Bilbo Baggins. His father is a Baggins, who are considered respectable, and his mother is a Took, who often went on adventures. One day while in his hobbit hole on The Shire, an old friend of the family, Gandalf, comes by, offering him an adventure, which is declined. Shortly after, while having tea, Bilbo has thirteen dwarves unexpectedly come into his home along with the wizard Gandalf. Among them is Thorin Oakenshield who was a descendant

  • 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

  • William Tolkien 's ' The Hobbit '

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    What would it be like to embark on a journey or do something unlike anything else one has ever done before? Some may seek thrill and adventure, but living in the same world as a hobbit, one might think twice about venturing out. The Hobbit is an allegorical novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. The story follows the protagonist, Bilbo Baggins as he sets out to undertake a long journey with a wizard named Gandalf and thirteen dwarves. In the beginning of the novel Bilbo doesn’t feel the need to set out on a journey

  • Literary Analysis Of ' The Hobbit '

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    Literary Analysis of The Hobbit Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit living in the Shire having a peaceful quiet life in his hobbit hole. One day after living a life of leisure and pleasure he is awakened by a rude knock on his door. In a matter of a few hours he will meet the people that changed his life for good. The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien is a story about a hobbit and his adventure. His adventure starts with a knock on his door by his old Friend Gandalf. Gandalf then promptly asks Bilbo”I am looking for

  • Comparing The Devil And Miss Prym And The Hobbit Essay

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    and The Hobbit, there are two stories that tell of a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil. In The Devil and Miss Prym, the conflict lies within the main character, Chantal, as she battles with temptation and her own evil desires. The Hobbit tells of a tale about a hobbit from the Shire who sets out on a journey with a group of dwarves to help them recover their stolen treasure from a dragon by the name of Smaug. Each character must come to terms with an internal conflict, that is

  • Summary Of Housekeeping And The Hobbit

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    successfully use second person narratives) is essential based on the type of narrative the author intends to tell. In addition, the type of conflicts that arise in a novel or short story and how they are portrayed is equally important, but more than that is if they served any kind of meaningful purpose. Although the stories of “Housekeeping” and “The Hobbit” are written for different audiences as well as from different perspectives, they have similarities one may not expect unless they aware how

  • Examples Of Proverbs In The Hobbit

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    Hobbits, Dwarves, Elves and Orcs: A Look at the Life and Works of J.R.R. Tolkien If a live dragon looked you in the eye, what would you do? Would you stand paralyzed with fear? Would you run? Take a page out of Bilbo Baggins’s book and engage the beast, flatter him. Tell him a riddle or two (Tolkien 199). According to J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, riddles fascinate dragons. Tolkien advises us to always speak in riddles when speaking to a dragon (Tolkien 200)

  • J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit: Juxtaposition Between Home and the Outside World

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    One of the prevailing themes of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is the juxtaposition between home and the outside world. Throughout the novel, Tolkien behooves the reader to wonder whether or not adventure is beneficial for Bilbo, as opposed to staying back at his home in The Hill. Tolkien himself does not take a clear position on this himself. Instead, he brilliantly juxtaposes Bilbo’s home with the outside world and leaves it up to the reader whether going on an adventure with Gandalf and the dwarves