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  • The Fascinating Story Behind J. R. R. Tolkien's Writing Analysis

    The Fascinating Story behind J. R. R. Tolkien’s Writing Some people think that J. R. R. Tolkien’s works are just another story, but there is so much more to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and others than meets the eye. J. R. R. Tolkien’s works have a rich culture and language behind them strongly influenced by the events of the times. World War I and the people Tolkien met at schools throughout his life were crucial in shaping his writing. The most significant influence on Tolkien’s works were the things he experienced in World War I. World War I was a tremendous influence on many parts of Tolkien’s writing, including the characters. Similar to the soldiers who fought in WWI, Tolkien’s hobbits go to war “against terrible odds” because they…

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  • The Hobbit Book Report

    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.…

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  • The Plot In James Hilton's Lost Horizon

    Lost Horizon is a fantasy, fiction, and adventure based 1933 novel by English writer James Hilton. James Hilton was born on 9 th September 1990 in Lancashire, England. He was from a reputed family where his father was a headmaster of a school. It was published by Macmillan, an international publishing company that publishes books, academic journals and magazines worldwide in the year 1933. The book was turned into a movie, also called Lost Horizon in 1937 by director Frank Capra. The book has…

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  • The Transformation Of Bilbo In The Hobbit, By J. R.

    The Hobbit is a fictional fantasy story written by J. R. R. Tolkien. This story follows a Hobbit named Bilbo Baggins. A Hobbit is a very short humanoid creature that usually does not take part in the wild journeys that other creatures take part in. However, Gandalf, a great wizard, calls upon Bilbo to assist a group of Dwarves reclaim their mountain from a dragon. Originally Bilbo does not enjoy adventures, but as the story goes on Bilbo develops into a hero as he defies the stereotypical…

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  • Short Story Narrative: The Adventures Of The Dragon

    Short Story Narrative -"My safety?", said the Dragon confused. "Yes" said the Gen, "your safety". "And, how are you supposed to do that?" Said the Dragon. "I will create a spell to protect this island and no one will be able to come in but me," said the Gen, "and what happens if I refuse to your deal". Said the Dragon with a challenging voice. "Then I shall make another spell but this one will bring you enemies, and I won't let you get out of this island, so you'll be trapped, and I'll never…

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  • Similarities Between Beowulf And The Hobbit

    The connections of heroism and parallels found in Beowulf and Tolkien’s the Hobbit are not new. For instance, the subject was written about in Roger Sales Modern Heroism and James Hodge’s essay “The Heroic Profile of Bilbo Baggins” (Glenn). J.R.R. Tolkien was a professor of English and loved the tale of Beowulf. Being as it may, its easily imaginable that some scenes, characters, and symbols made it into his book, the Hobbit. Others have also stated that Tolkien’s essay Of Monsters and Critics…

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  • Finding God In The Hobbit Analysis

    “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit” -- so begins a story that seems to have sprung to life of its own accord. As Tolkien himself stated, he picked up a pen and scrawled those ten little words on the blank page of a student examination book. Tolkien made clear throughout his life that didn’t set out to write a covert allegory of the Gospel, and yet his story is rich in spiritual significance and “filled with images of transcendent truth.” Finding God in the Hobbit pXX As Jim Ware…

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  • Camp Kanata Reflection

    Fairy tales are considered works of fiction because of the fantastically unrealistic locations, characters, and events. However, I know of a place that is equally utopian, yet deemed to be a part of our shared reality. I’ve even been there. I’ve seen nature at its purest, met people at their kindest, and experienced a kind of personal growth that has changed the course of my life forever. This Shangri-la is not found in a James Hilton novel, but rather in Wake Forest, North Carolina. While its…

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  • Settings In J. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit

    J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit has various settings throughout the novel, often taking place in the fantasy world of Middle Earth during the Third Age, which many believe the author based off of Britain in the Middle Ages. Bilbo Baggins, along with a rather colossal group of dwarves wanting to reclaim their gold from the dragon Smaug, travel through: Bags End, the Lone-Lands, Rivendell, the Misty Mountains, Mirkwood, and the Lonely Mountain. This audacious novel begins with the venturesome Bilbo…

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  • C. S. Lewis: The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe

    The typical reader of fantasy literature wouldn’t expect to find symbols for Christianity in a book. But a reader of a work by C.S Lewis can expect just that. Lewis was a poet, scholar, and above all, one of the most renowned authors of fantasy literature during the 20th century. He was best known for The Chronicles of Narnia series, and specifically, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. He was a devout Christian and was a defender and teacher of the faith. His faith and life experiences had a…

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