Essay on Jrr Tolkien 's ' The Hobbit '

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JRR Tolkien’s book, ‘The Hobbit’, is an epic fantasy story mainly based around the adventures of a ‘Hobbit’ named Bilbo Baggins.
Bilbo is a small, stubby and hairy little man who lives in the peaceful neighbourhood of The Hill. He lives in a house that appears to be a normal hill. His old friend, Gandalf (a wizard who has known many other generations of Bagginses), comes to visit. He is arranging an adventure, and wants Bilbo to take part. Unfortunately Bilbo does not want any adventures, which he states freely to Gandalf by saying ‘’I have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner! (Which Bilbo and all other Hobbits have twice a day)’’. Though he is still polite enough to tell Gandalf that he can come along for dinner ‘‘anytime he likes’’, later regretting this invitation. The next day a large party of Dwarves (Dwarves is the plural Tolkien uses) arrive at Bilbos home. They have tea and set out on their adventure the next day.
Bilbo Baggins is a Hobbit, and a hobbit is very much like a human being. Though short, hairy and they often live in Hobbit-Holes. The first chapter, An Unexpected Party, tells us who and what Bilbo is. The book begins with this. ‘’In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare sandy hole with nothing in It to sit down on or eat; it was a hobbit hole, and that means comfort.’’ This quote shows more about where…

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