The Hobbit

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  • Topic: The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins
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  • Published : November 10, 2012
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The Hobbit, By J.R.R Tolkien is definitely one of history’s most important fantasy novels. It was written in the Great Depression, a time of grief and distress, and Tolkien gave the novel’s readers what they lacked, hope, courage and a light at the end of the tunnel. The book alludes mythical and medieval themes and beliefs. The hobbit shows many great examples of courage. For example, when the main character, Bilbo Baggins’ comfortably quiet life is interrupted by Gandalf, a wizard who is known as a thief. Bilbo is scared of Gandalf, and when the wizard requested Bilbo joined him and his dwarfs on an adventure, Bilbo (hesitantly, and after some persuasion) agreed. Adults and teenagers who read this book were probably uplifted by the hobbit’s acceptance, as it probably inspired them to thrive for things out of their comfort zone. During this exciting novel, Bilbo Baggins meets many interesting characters. My personal favourite is Gandalf. Gandalf is a predominant and strong character, who knows who’s in charge (him, of course) and how to go about it. I think at the begging of the book, Gandalf comes across as a ‘loud’ character, but with a mysterious side to him. This is a great writing technique as it draws you into the character, but also leaves you hanging to watch his characteristics shape and mould. The genre of this book is fantasy with an element of adventure. This is a lovely broad genre because genre idea is relatively feminine, the adventurous side to it adds a masculine interest. The setting is yet another interesting idea – it is set in the medieval times. When this book was written, people probably didn’t know as much about that era as we do today, and were probably very intrigued towards the authors ideas of the time. J.R.R Tolkien included in the book’s characters many notable attributes. These include: courage, friendship, bravery and wisdom. These characteristics would have lightened the mood of the people who read it in the times of the Great...
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