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"The Hobbit"

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Clare Kinery

on 23 February 2013

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Presentation by Clare Kinery Main Characters Plot Summary Bilbo, a hobbit very content with his life, meets up with Gandalf a wizard with a knack for adventure. That day he tricks Bilbo into hosting a dinner party for some dwarfs on a quest. By morning, the little hobbit has became part of the quest party by being a "burglar". Out of the party, only Gandalf and Bilbo know he is nothing close to being one. The dwarfs and Bilbo are on a quest to take their home, wealth, and reputation back. Thorin, the leader of this quest, is on a special journey to take back his family's throne and defeat the dragon that has the ownership on his family's belongings. On their journey, the group has to go through goblins, Wargs, wolves, elves, giant spiders, and so much more. They make new allies as they try to take back what was once theirs. The hobbit finds something that will begin a whole new adventure. Through this quest, Bilbo gets to experience and see so much more than he would in his hobbit hole. He proves to himself and his crew how important he really is. Bilbo Baggins He's a hobbit content with his life in the beginning, but grows into someone new from his experiences on the quest. Gandalf A very intelligent wizard watching over the quest. Thorin Oakenshield Son of Tháin || and gandson of Thrór, kings of the Oakenshield dynasty. He is the head of their quest. The twelve dwarves, besides Thorin, on the quest are Fili, Kili, Oin, Gloin, Dwalin, Balin, Biifur, Bonfur, Bombur, Dori, Nori, and Ori. Gollum The creature who possesses the ring before Bilbo. Smaug The dragon who has taken over the dwarves home, the Lonely Mountain. He also has taken their wealth, because of his greed for gold. Hook of the Book "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort." -J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit The story takes place in the world of Middle-Earth. Possible Audience Setting Readers who like descriptive writing, fantasy, and adventure would truly enjoy this book. The book is not very hard to read, but it is extremely interesting. My Personal Review
"The Hobbit" is a humorous, attention captivating, and filled with adventure. I would have to agree that it is a classic. Everyone needs to experience the joy of reading this book. Even though the character's species are fantasy, every character is very believable. The struggles and plot of the story is feels realistic in this fantasy. I personally thought that this book was done really well. The author really sold me on the story with his descriptive writing. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone. Series Theme You will grow the most as a person and find yourself, at the hardest and least expected time. Awards Mythopoeic Scholarship Award Author Biography John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, on
January 3, 1892. Although he was born in South Africa, he grew up in England. After going to Exenter Collage and getting degrees in Anglo-Saxon and Germanic languages and classic literature, he went on to become a college professor. He really had a love for literature. As he taught at Oxford University, Tolkien was also in a writing club named the Inklings. Good friends like C.S. Lewis were also members. His famous career as a writer would start right at Oxford University. As he graded his students papers, not only grades, but a short line about a hobbit would be written down. The rest of his career from then on out was history. Once the hobbit was finished, people had a hunger for J.J.R. Tolkien's stories. Prequel Book One Book Three Book Two New York Herald Tribune, Best Juvenile Story Award Keith Barker Millennium Book Award The Dwarves
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