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The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien

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the-hobbit-j-r-r-tolkien Copyright © 2016 Course Hero, Inc. Sources: Forbes, The New York Times, The Scotsman Hobbit Bilbo Baggins Wizard Gandalf the Grey Smaug the Dragon Elvenking Master of Lake-town Elrond Gollum Bard the Bowman Fili Kili Dain Thorin Oakenshield Balin Gloin Oin Dori Nori Ori Bifur Bofur Bombur Dwalin TheElves TheHumans TheCreatures Trolls Bert Tom William Beorn the Skin-Changer Friends of the Company Enemies of the Company TheDwarves Main Characters 0 ~20 £100,000 ~$3B Female characters in The Hobbit Languages Tolkien reportedly could speak or write Amount United Artistspaid in 1969 for the movie rights to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Amount the The Hobbit filmtrilogy has grossed The Hobbit by the Numbers Bilbo Baggins, Riddles in the Dark o back?’ he thought. ‘No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!’ Written during his tenure at Oxford, The Hobbit was a side project that surprised Tolkien with its immediate success. Its popularity led to the much longer The Lord of the Rings, and together the books represent the scholars (successful) efforts to construct a body of myth. J.R.R. TOLKIEN1892-1973 Motifs Tolkien is known for pairing the ordinary with the fantastical, and dual themes appear throughout the novel. Power Humility The allure of the dwarvesquest far beyond the Shire is contrasted with the warmth of Bilbos home. The drive for power is balanced by displays of humility, both clear (Bilbo) and subtle (Gandalf). Strong kinship is countered by characters who represent different types of outsiders: Bilbo, Gollum, and Smaug. Comfort Isolation Adventure Community Bilbo is primarily memorable as a hero because he is, on the surface, not all that heroic. Rather, he evolves through moments of unexpected courage that define the novel. The Road Goes Ever On and On... THEMES Stealing from Smaugand capturing the Arkenstone Outsmarting the trollsand saving the dwarves Escaping the wood elvesand saving the dwarvesfor the third time Riddling with Gollumand stealing the ring GOLLUMSCAVE ELVENKINGSHALLS EREBOR MIRKWOODFOREST TROLLSHAWS THE SHIRE Fighting the spidersand saving thedwarves again Leaving the Shireand joining the company Giving away the Arkenstoneto preserve peace J.R.R. Tolkien 1937 English Novel Author Year Published Original Language The Hobbit Fantasy

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