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    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Comparison Sir Gawain involved himself in a dangerous game when a stranger wandered into King Arthur’s hall. The stranger is called “the Green Knight” because both he and his steed are green. He came seeking adventure by requesting someone brave to play his game. The game calls for someone to strike the Green Knight with an ax, then in one year and a day the person who struck the Green Knight must find him and accept a strike from him. Originally, King Arthur…

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    Bilbo Themes

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    In the book The Hobbit, Tolkien incorporates topics that relates to other pieces of literary work, specifically the topic/theme of how no matter someone's background anyone can achieve something that they set their mind to. A text that relates to this topic is the the poem Can I? Why Not? written by Liam Francis. In both texts the idea of achieving a goal is covered. In the novel The Hobbit, the main character Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit that lives in a hole, when one day Gandalf appears and…

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    The Hobbit Archetypes

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    Archetypes Related to The Hobbit In Thomas C. Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor, many different archetypes and literary codes are discussed. Examples of these archetypes that apply to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit include a hero’s quest, the act of communion, and a descent into the underworld. Understanding how these different archetypes apply to literature, whether it’s the casual reader or an English professor, can greatly enhance the reading experience. One archetype mentioned…

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    What would you do if you were unexpectedly invited on an adventure? If you were once an unadventurous, uptight, simple Hobbit. Would you go on an adventure with complete strangers for a once in a lifetime experience? Bilbo Baggins the Main character in "The Hobbit" had to make this very decision. Bilbo should have left on an adventure for three reasons: to experience emotions, to develop an understanding of the world around him, and to discover his self-worth. The first reason Bilbo should…

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    According to Thomas Foster, a quest narrative is a story where the main character sets out to accomplish something, but in the process of that quest, something quite different happens that has a profound effect on this character. The game “ Tales of Two Sons” begins with a little boy named Naiee who is trying his best to save his mother who is drowning at sea, and has asked her son for help, but Naiee was unable to rescue her. Then the older brother, Naia calls Naiee to assist him to carry…

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    Tom Bombadil and his wife Goldberry are two characters in J.R.R Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring. The two make multiple contributions to the success of the hobbits’ quest. From giving the group a good night’s rest to saving their lives, they made huge contribution to the group’s adventure. The two first appear in chapter six, when Pippin and Merry are stuck in cracks, caused by the willow tree they were sleeping by. Sam and Frodo begin searching for a way to get the…

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    What drives us to undertake a mission? What would you be willing to risk just to reach your goal? Maybe, it's just the satisfaction of feeling good about your self,or maybe you do it just to reach a certain goal. Look at Bilbo Baggins from the story "The Hobbit" he did not like danger what so ever, yet he still went on a dangerous adventure with dwarfs that he didn't even know. On the other hand, you could look at Farah Ahmedi from the passage "The Other Side of the Sky" she was in a war-torn…

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    Bildungsroman, Hobbit Style Growing up is hard, especially the transition from acting like a naïve kid to a mature adult, and the realization of not relying on others for help but your own. Bildungsroman, it means a coming of age story. Usually a coming of age story involves a young person or kid growing up and learning about life. The Hobbit, written by J.R.R Tolkien about hobbit named Bilbo Baggins who goes on a quest with his friends. Bilbo is viewed a respectable hobbit because of his last…

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    The phrase “burden of responsibility” sounds like an undertaking that is intimidating and to be avoided at all costs. In the movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (LOTR), Peter Jackson illustrates his belief that when an individual is shouldered with a burden of responsibility, they can attain positive results. What could happen when individuals are shouldered with a burden of responsibility is depicted through the protagonists in the film. In the beginning of the film when…

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    Wind Cave Research Paper

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    Wind Cave National Park is an idyllic area which, despite its nomenclature, has as much to offer above ground as below. The park is located ten miles north of Hot Springs in western South Dakota. It was established as the seventh National Park by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903, and was the first cave system to be designated. Wind Cave is the sixth longest cave system in the world, but the world’s densest maze cave. It consists of miles of interlocking and intersecting tunnels arranged in…

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