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The Hobbit/There and Back Again
Transcript of The Hobbit/There and Back Again
Book By J.R.R. Tolkien
Prezi By Emily Huisinga
Why is the Hobbit also called "There and Back Again?"
The Hobbit is also often accompanied by a subtitle: There and Back Again. At the end of the book, Bilbo is comfortably retired and is working on his memoirs: "There and Back Again, a Hobbit Holiday". So by using the title of Bilbo's fictional memoirs in the actual title of the book about the guy, Tolkien is blurring the lines between our world and the world of the novel. There and Back Again is also reassuring, since we know just by looking at the cover that Bilbo is going to go somewhere, but will come back – he's not actually going to die in his adventures with goblins and dragons. Phew!
main character; a hobbit
wizard that helps guide the way
heir of Thrain, son of Thror, King Under the Mountain
Thorin's followers, consisting of Dwalin, Balin, Kili, Fili, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur, and Bombur
as dark as darkness, except for two big, round pale eyes
shape shifter: big, burly man or giant, ferocious bear
large, greedy dragon that stole the King Under the Mountain's treasure
grim man; dragon-slayer
Long time ago
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Trailer
1. Dwarfs arrive unexpected by Bilbo at his house; the journey starts.
2. The travelers encounter three trolls. Gandalf keeps them arguing until the sun rises and they turn to stone.
3. The travelers encounter goblins, who take them prisoner. They behead the head goblin and escape.
4. Bilbo gets separated and finds a ring, does riddles with Gollum, wins, and escapes.
5. The travelers stay with Beorn, a shape shifter.
6. Gandalf leaves and the dwarfs and Bilbo go into Mirkwood, a forest.
6. Bilbo and the dwarfs are attacked by giant spiders.
Falling Actions and Conclusion
Bilbo v.s. Self:
Bilbo struggles with the fact that the end of his journey may be death and how he misses his comfortable home.
Main Characters v.s. Wild:
The dwarfs, Bilbo, and Gandalf bump into many troubles on the way to the Lonely Mountain.
Main Characters v.s. Smaug:
The dwarfs and Bilbo struggle to find a plan to kill Smaug to get their treasure back.
Bilbo v.s. Ring:
Bilbo finds out the invisibility ring has it's upsides and downsides.
Bilbo v.s. Gollum:
Bilbo and Gollum give each other riddles. If Bilbo wins, Gollum shows him the way out. If Gollum wins, he gets to eat Bilbo
Gandalf put a mark on Bilbo's front door, telling the dwarfs to meet at his house.
Point of View and Theme
Point of View:
Third-person limited: You can see all the characters in the narrator's perspective, but you can only see Bilbo's thoughts.
Bilbo is a hobbit and hobbits are small, so the theme I found is:
"You don't have to be big to accomplish big things!"
Rising Actions Continued
8. Bilbo and the dwarfs are captured by Wood-elves. They escape down a river on barrels.
9. After staying at Esgaroth, Bilbo and the dwarfs arrive at the Lonely Mountain and find the secret entrance.
10. As the burglar, Bilbo goes down the tunnel and finds Smaug and the treasure.
Bilbo makes Smaug furious; Smaug goes to destroy Esgaroth because he can tell Bilbo came from there; Bard, a grim citizen from Esgaroth kills Smaug.
Goblins attack at the Lonely Mountain.
The eagles come and chase the goblins off.
Thorin, Kili, and Fili die from the battle.
Bilbo gets a share of the treasure: a chest of gold and a chest of silver.
Conclusion: Bilbo returns home as a different hobbit!
I told you Gollum and Bilbo gave each other riddles, so let's see if you can figure any out!
"Thirty white horses on a red hill,
First they champ,
Then they stamp,
Then they stand still."
...he hissed. "Teeth! teeth! my preciouss: but we has only six!" -Gollum
"A box without hinges, key, or lid,
Yet golden treasure inside is hid."
But suddenly Gollum remembered thieving from nests long ago, and sitting under the river bank teaching his grandmother, teaching his grandmother to suck- "Eggses!" he hissed. "Eggses it is!" -Gollum
"The dragon swooped once more lower than ever, and he turned and dived down his belly glittered white with sparkling fires of gems in the moon - but not in one place. The great bow twanged. The black arrow sped straight from the string, straight for the hollow by the left breast where the foreleg was flung wide. In it smote and vanished, barb, shaft and feather, so fierce with it's flight. With a shriek that deafened men, felled trees and split stone, Smaug shot spouting into the air, turned over and crashed down from high in ruin.
Full on the town he fell. His last throes splintered it to sparks and gledes. The lake roared in. A vast steam leaped up, white in the sudden dark under the moon. There was a hiss, a gushing whirl, and then silence. And that was the end of Smaug and Esgaroth, but not of Bard."
I chose this section because it went into great detail. It described everything: Smaugs belly glittered with gems in all but one place, the steam was white, the shriek was loud enough to deafen men. The author did a great job!
"Alive without breath,
As cold as death;
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail never clinking."
"...a fish jumped out in fright and fell on Bilbo's toes. "Ugh!" he said, "it is cold and clammy!" - and so he guessed. "Fish! fish!" he cried. "It is a fish!" -Bilbo
"This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down."
His tongue seemed to stick in his mouth; he wanted to shout: "Give me more time! Give me time!" But all that all that came out with a sudden squeal was:
"Time! Time!" -Bilbo
How did you do?
Hope you didn't miss one! If you did, be prepared to become Gollum's lunch!
I give this book a
because the author had great detail and also put in some cliffhangers. It was an awesome story filled with adventure and friendship.