Mirkwood

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  • Nature Of Greed In The Hobbit

    greed and obsession over the ring which led him also to his death: “Out of the depths came his last wail Precious, and he was gone.”(LOTR Part 3 Tolkien.925) According to me, I believe that the real Sméagol died on first sight of the ring due to his unhealthy-becoming obsession. Greed overcame Sméagol’s innocence and led him to his transformation making him dependant on the ring for stability, this made Sméagol have a greedy aspect since he tried hard to keep the ring in his own hands. The final character I chose to prove that the root to all evil is greed is the Elvenking- commonly referred to as “Thranduil, the King of the Elves of Northern Mirkwood.” (LOTR Part 1 PDF Tolkien.181) To begin with, in The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien, the Elvenking was rude to the dwarves as elves didn’t love dwarves. When the elves saw Thorin in Mirkwood Forest, they dragged him to Thranduil where he was questioned and sent to prison, “Take him away until he is inclined to tell the truth, even if he takes a hundred years!” (Tolkien.158) Adding on, the Elvenking took Thorin’s sword: Orcist referred to as the “Goblin-Cleaver” (Tolkien.50) which was also very rude. Dwarves haven’t done anything rude to the elves in spite of the fact dwarves dislike elves as well. Later on in the story after Thorin officially retained his gold as Smaug was killed by Bard, the Elvenking got news from his black and sly thrush about the city of Dale so he went marching off with an army of spear-men and bowmen to claim…

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

    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 Baggins, who lives in Bags End, across from the river and a peaceful countryside, as a brigand. Here, nothing preeminent happens, and everything is expected;…

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  • Characteristics Of Bilbo In The Hobbit

    Intelligence, bravery, dependence, loyalty, and strength are all things that are commonly seen in a hero. Bilbo has all of these characteristics and some beyond that. He is clever as is shown during his competition with Gollum. He is also brave as we know when reading his encounter with the spiders in Mirkwood. He is loyal to his friends and they can depend on him. He is mentally strong and in many was he is the reason that the dwarves were able to complete their quest. Bilbo Baggins is the true…

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  • The Mentor Archetype In The Hero's Journey

    Gandalf also shows his experience through the entire journey- through his quick thinking and knowledge when it comes to passages, creatures, and places in Middle Earth. He shows his quick thinking when the Wargs have trapped Bilbo,the Dwarves, and himself here - “He [Gandalf] gathered the huge pine-cones from the branches of the tree. Then he set one alight with bright blue fire, and threw it whizzing down among the circle of wolves.”(Tolkien, pg. 95) Gandalf’s knowledge about the places in…

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  • The Battle Of Five Armies: Movie Analysis

    remaining Orcs then hops on his horse to chase Bolg. In this scene, the audience can obviously see that Legolas’s horse is CGI. Peter Jackson used a green screen for this scene. For The Lord of the Rings Peter Jackson didn’t have a lot of money to make the horses CGI, so almost all the horses are real. Using real horses is hard; however, it makes a better movie and looks more realistic. The second reason why The Hobbit isn’t as good as The Lord of the Rings is because Peter Jackson followed…

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  • The Hobbit Hero's Journey Analysis

    There are many components in the Departure, Initiation, and The Return that were very obvious to point out as a part of the hero’s journey. In a nutshell, the hero, Bilbo Baggins, leaves behind his stale life in search of adventure, although he is apprehensive in the beginning. Then he is joined by Gandalf, who guides Bilbo along for part of his journey. Bilbo joins a band of dwarves who are following their ancestors prophecy of reclaiming the Lonely Mountain and getting back their treasure.…

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  • The Hobbit: Prequel To The Lord Of The Rings

    and never wanted to come off as offensive. This was the sole reason why Gandalf and the dwarves were able to take over his house so easily. During his journey, he split off on his own in the Mirkwoods. Here he was . "all alone by himself in the dark without the help of the wizard or the dwarves or of anyone else"112 , he was able to kill a big spider which attacked him, making him feel like "a different person, and much fiercer and bolder"112. We can see more of his confidence when he makes a…

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  • The Hobbit Book Report

    later on. The company then had to enter the evil forest of Mirkwood. Gandalf also has to abandon the dwarves to see other urgent business. The group are caught in webs of giant spiders and the hobbit rescued them with his sword, which he named Sting after killing his first spider, and his magic ring. Just after escaping the spiders, the group is captured by wood elves. Once again, Bilbo uses his magic ring to help the dwarves escape by hiding them in barrels and floating them down the river.…

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  • J. R. Tolkien: The Man Who Changed My Life

    your way. Mirkwood is a terrifying place covered in a dismal shadow, a place full of dangerous creatures, and an area that many have lost their way in and never returned from. In my eyes the party’s struggles throughout Mirkwood are symbolic for the issues of depression and feelings of helplessness that I have, and will continue to experience throughout life. The shadow and twisted paths describe my encounters with depression accurately. The oppressive darkness covering the forest is much like…

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  • How Is Bilbo Baggins A Hero In The Hobbit

    a riddle game with Gollum, and uses his new ring to his advantage in order to escape from the cave, during his first confrontation with death. But when Bilbo leaps over Gollum, it not only shows his new-found bravery, but his leaping into a new personality. By the time Bilbo enters Mirkwood, he has become physically and mentally strong enough to kill spiders, save the dwarves twice, and had continued to demonstrate exemplary acts of bravery. Bilbo, now much unlike the normal hobbit, is able…

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