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The Hobbit

  1. 1. extra credit for English
  2. 2. Short Summary <ul><li>Bilbo Baggins is a Hobbit and well hobbits don’t like adventure they are more about relaxing. They like to be left alone in quiet comfort. So when Gandalf comes along with a band of dwarves who need his help because Gandalf has told them that Bilbo is a great burglar. You see these dwarves are going on a adventure to get revenge at Smaug the dragon. Because Smaug took there treasure a long time ago and Thorin’s family swore that they would get even with Smauge and they want to take back the treasure that was taken from them. But to get to Smauge they have to go over an entire countryside and fight giant spiders and face a lot of other things. </li></ul>
  3. 3. About the author <ul><li>J. R. R. Tolkien was born on 3 January 1892. Tolkien wrote a brief 'Sketch of the Mythology' of which the tales of Beren and Lúthien and of Túrin were part, and that Sketch eventually evolved into the Quenta Silmarillion , an epic history that Tolkien started three times but never published. Tolkien hoped to publish it along with The Lord of the Rings , but publishers (both Allen & Unwin and Collins) got cold feet; moreover printing costs were very high in the post-war years, leading to The Lord of the Rings being published in three books. The story of this continuous redrafting is told in the posthumous series The History of Middle-earth , which was edited by Tolkien's son, Christopher Tolkien. From around 1936, he began to extend this framework to include the tale of The Fall of Númenor , which was inspired by the legend of Atlantis. </li></ul>
  4. 4. About the author <ul><li>In addition to his mythopoetic compositions, Tolkien enjoyed inventing fantasy stories to entertain his children. He wrote annual Christmas letters from Father Christmas for them, building up a series of short stories (later compiled and published as The Father Christmas Letters ). Other stories included Mr. Bliss and Roverandom (for children), and Leaf by Niggle (part of Tree and Leaf ), The Adventures of Tom Bombadil , On Fairy-Stories , Smith of Wootton Major and Farmer Giles of Ham . Roverandom and Smith of Wootton Major , like The Hobbit . borrowed ideas from his legendarium . Tolkien never expected his stories to become popular, but by sheer accident a book he had written some years before for his own children, called The Hobbit, came in 1936 to the attention of Susan Dagnall, an employee of the London publishing firm George Allen & Unwin, who persuaded him to submit it for publication. However, the book attracted adult readers as well, and it became popular enough for the publishers to ask Tolkien to work on a sequel. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Characters <ul><li>Gandalf appears as an archetypal wizard who saves Bilbo and the dwarves quit often. </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Baggins or Bilbo is a highly respected hobbit. Also he is sometimes gets really annoyed at the dwarves because all they seem to want is their treasure. </li></ul><ul><li>Thorin Oakenshield is the leader of the dwarves and heir to the title 'King under the Mountain.'. He is very haughty, stern and officious. </li></ul><ul><li>Fili : One of the two youngest dwarves, Kili is almost always shown doing something alongside Fili. The pair are practically inseparable. </li></ul><ul><li>Kili :Another of the two youngest dwarves, Fili is almost always shown doing something alongside Kili. The pair are practically inseparable </li></ul><ul><li>Dwalin and Balin are brothers Dwalin He is the third most important of the dwarves after Thorin and Balin. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Characters <ul><li>Balin :is the second in command of the dwarves. Whenever Thorin is not present, he makes the decisions. </li></ul><ul><li>Dori :Another of the dwarves </li></ul><ul><li>Nori :Another of the dwarves. </li></ul><ul><li>Ori : Another dwarf. </li></ul><ul><li>Oin : Yet another dwarf. </li></ul><ul><li>Bofur :Another one dwarves. </li></ul><ul><li>Bombur :Bombur is the fat dwarf who is often messing things up. </li></ul><ul><li>Bifur :One of the thirteen dwarves </li></ul>
  7. 7. Characters <ul><li>Gollum :The underground creature Bilbo meets after he gets lost in the tunnels of the Misty Mountains. It is Gollum's ring that Bilbo finds on the ground when he first wakes up. </li></ul><ul><li>Smaug :Smaug is the dragon of Lonely Mountain and the antagonist of the tale. He is the feared end of the journey. Although he is not present for most of the story, his existence looms. His attack on Lonely Mountain displaced an entire people and several towns. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Characters This picture is of Mr. Bilbo and Gollum . This is Gandalf the wizard who starts them off on there adventure. This is Fili and kili who are part of the group and they are dwarves.
  9. 9. Characters Balin another dwarf that is in the group. Dwarves Nori and Dori Dwarves Bofur and Bifur Dwarf Bombur
  10. 10. Setting of the story <ul><li>The Hobbit is set in a time &quot;Between the Dawn of faerie and the Dominion of Men&quot;, and follows the quest of home-loving Bilbo Baggins (the titular &quot;Hobbit&quot;) to win his share of the treasure guarded by the dragon, Smaug. His journey takes him from light-hearted, rural surroundings into darker, deeper territory, meeting diverse denizens of the Wilderland along the way. By accepting the disreputable, romantic, fey and adventurous side of his nature (the &quot;Tookish&quot; side) and applying his wits and common sense, Bilbo develops a new level of maturity, competence and wisdom. </li></ul><ul><li>The story is told in the form of an episodic quest: most chapters introduce a specific creature, or type of creature, of Tolkien's Wilderland. The prose adventure is interspersed with songs and poetry, many of which serve to lighten the tone of otherwise frightening or dramatic scenes. </li></ul>
  11. 11. What kind of book is it <ul><li>he Hobbit takes cues from narrative models of children's literature, as shown by its omniscient narrator and characters that pre-adolescent children can identify with, such as the small, food-obsessed, and morally ambiguous Bilbo. The text emphasizes the relationship between time and narrative progress and it openly distinguishes &quot;safe&quot; from &quot;dangerous&quot; in its geography. Both are key elements of works intended for children. While Tolkien claimed later to dislike the aspect of the narrative voice addressing the reader directly, the narrative voice contributes significantly to the success of the novel, and the story is, therefore, often read aloud. </li></ul>
  12. 12. What kind of book is it <ul><li>This book is fantasy, adventure, suspension, and well I guess you could say a epic. Also It is unpretentious and straightforward, taking as given the existence of his imaginary world and describing its details in a matter-of-fact way, while often introducing the new and fantastic in an almost casual manner. So even little kids could understand it making it easy to read. I think people who like fantasy and adventure will really enjoy this book. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Who would like it <ul><li>Who would like it? I would say that people who like fantasy or adventure will like this book. It has a lot of adventure packed into it and suspension. Because I know I was like what’s going to happen next. </li></ul><ul><li>Why should you read it? well because if you are a big fantasy or adventure person or if you have seen the lord of the Ring movies you will love it because it is the prelude too the Lord of the Ring. Also if you don’t like to read hard books like for example The Odyssey well this is a really easy book to read. </li></ul>
  14. 14. My opinions <ul><li>I really like it but it can get confusing every once in a while. It was really hard for me to put it down because I wanted to know what would happen next. Because J.J.R. Tolkien wrote it so it will keep you wondering what is going to happen he also knew how to make the characters seem real and you can see there personality.  </li></ul>