The Hobbit Book Report

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The Hobbit is written by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, famously known to his readers as J.R.R. Tolkien. It was first published in 1937 and is an example of the high fantasy genre. Its sequel is the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Although many readers have thought that the book’s theme is about hidden heroism within, Tolkien has stated his distaste for allegory and told his readers that the book’s main purpose was for storytelling. I chose to read this book because I liked the Lord of the Rings movies. I thought the Lord of the Rings books had too much irrelevant information in the narrative, so I chose the Hobbit instead. I also made this decision because I did not know the plot of the Hobbit yet. I prefer to read the books before watching the movies, and the Hobbit was not yet in theatre at that time. The book begins with a description of Hobbits: plump, furry-toed people about half the size of actual humans who have a fondness for food and drink. Our protagonist, Mr Bilbo Baggins lives in a pleasant underground house and considered respectable for being unadventurous. One day, the wizard Gandalf comes knocking by and persuades Bilbo to work as burglar for a band of dwarves who are seeking to reclaim their treasure from a malevolent …show more content…
I like this book very much because it has a good character development. At first, Bilbo Baggins seems like your everyday retired, rich uncle who is extremely detailed in his meals and his wine. Later on in the story however, he became a cunning and brave hobbit-hero. The change is gradual and therefore, natural. The characters are also likable and relatable. You can understand Bilbo’s fright on his first day of the adventure, and Thorin’s greed at the end of it. Gandalf is the book’s wise wizard who keeps the company (and the reader) in good humor throughout the entire

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