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    Bilbo's Journey

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    Journey could easily be described as the least grim. The film could be classified as unique circumstance because it does not center around battles and villains like the others do. Instead, An Unexpected Journey works to acquaint the reader with the Middle Earth and its inhabitants. Therefore, a spirited tone is required to capture the audience’s attention and to set up the journey that would carry on throughout the next two films. In the final scene of the movie, Bilbo delivers the ironic line,…

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    Book report Ivo Schols (5v1) of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien 1 Essentials a) Title of the work. The Hobbit (Fifth edition) b) Author(s) J.R.R. Tolkien c) First date of publication. In 1991 by HarperCollinsPublishers 2 Setting a) When does the story take place? How can you tell? The story took place 6000 years ago, I could not tell by reading the book ( I looked it up after I read the book because I was curious). When I was done with the book I thought it took place around…

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    “The dragon sickness is a malady that affects all of us. Well, most of us.” (The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies) J.R.R Tolkien’s literary series that follows the lives of the hobbits and the dwarves of Middle Earth exemplifies a variety of themes and conflicts that leaves the audience reeling for more as the pages grow in number. Many scholars suggest that the ring of Sauron is the ultimate antagonist within the story; however, the ring itself is not inherently evil, nor is it inherently good…

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    Confidence in the Quest Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit and Sierra from Shadowshaper both start out as characters who do not know much about the fantastic that is in their lives. Bilbo knows a miniscule part of what lies beyond his hole in the ground, but never imagined being a part of any adventure because as a hobbit they stay with comfort. Sierra on the other hand is an artist that knows nothing of what was to come in her future. At the beginning of the book it shows that after leaving the…

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    Bilbo’s Discovery of Bravery An American soldier, Omar. W Bradley once said, “bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death”(www.brainyquote.com). In the novel, The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien, Bilbo Baggins, a timid and meek hobbit, proves this true, as he overcomes his sheepishness, and battles terrifying creatures along his extensive journey. Bilbo Baggins is just an ordinary hobbit who is forced into an adventure, but the experiences along the journey teach him how to…

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    The hero’s journey is an archetype in many different types of literature, and it can be portrayed in many different ways. This journey is present in many fiction and non-fiction stories; two examples of this would be The Hobbit and I Am Malala. The Hobbit is a fictional story created by the author J.R.R Tolkien, it follows the story of Bilbo as he goes through the hero’s journey. I am Malala is a non-fictional story created by Malala Yousafzai; it tells the story of Malala and her struggle to…

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    All narratives refer to the art of storytelling, a sequence that is followed known as the Hero’s Journey. An example of a narrative that exhibits the Hero’s Journey is The Hobbit, a fictional novel written by J.R.R Tolkien about a Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, who goes on an enticing adventure. This essay will elucidate why tests, allies, and enemies, the sixth stage of the Hero’s Journey, more specifically the tests, is the most significant stage of the narrative, as the trials mold Bilbo into a…

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    Thesis Statement: In the novel The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien shows that man has the ability to decide between good and evil, contrasting Golding who views that all man is innately evil. This difference is portrayed through the characters Ralph and Frodo, Roger and Sauron, and Piggy and Gandalf. I. Golding uses the character Ralph to show that man struggles between choosing good versus evil and chooses evil, compared to Tolkien’s novel where Frodo has to make the choice for good and ultimately…

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    The dictionary definition of a symbol is, “a mark or character used as a conventional representation of an object, function, or process.” In Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson, there are an unlimited amount of symbols and motifs. The book is an adventure novel, narrating a tale of pirates and treasure, it is typically considered a coming of age story. One of the main symbols is the map. Billy Bones is a character within the first of the novel and among his things, Jim and his mother…

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    Archetypes In Literature

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    The book How to Read Literature like a Professor, written by Thomas Foster, describes an assortment of archetypes, or themes, to explore in everyday literature. The Hobbit, written by J. R. R. Tolkien, is a story about a young male who goes through a life changing journey that reflects some of these archetypes. There are many types of archetypes in this story including a communion and a hero’s quest. The story shows young readers that you can have an adventure without needing fancy technology,…

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