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The Hobbit

A book talk done by David Evans
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David Evans

on 11 October 2012

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By: J.R.R. Tolkien The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien J.R.R. Tolkien was born on January 3 1892 in Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State to Arthur and Mabel Tolkien. Tolkien attended King Edward's School in Birmingham. Tolkien had one sibling, Hilary Arthur Reuel. Tolkien was bitten by a baboon spider as a young child in his mother's garden also, And Tolkien was a lieutenant in the 1st World War. The book takes place in Wilderland, a mystical land of many creatures Setting When The book took place about 6337 B.C.E. A lonely hobbit gets whisked away by a wizard accompanied by 13 dwarves into a dangerous journey, Such journey consists of regaining land and treasure, while seeking revenge on a nasty dragon in the process. Along the way he encounters gollums, goblins and trolls. Bilbo steals a extremely magical ring, He saves the dwarves multiple times, battles wits with a dragon, Survives a Battle of Five Armies and returns to his cozy hole under the hill. The Plot Meet The Characters Thorin Oakenshield Thorin is the main leader of the dwarves and has the blood of many great leaders such as thrain and thror, Thorin was given the title of king under the mountain, Thorin was later pronounced dead due to combat against a pack of wargs. Bilbo Baggins Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit and is chosen to be apart of the dwarves journey because Gandalf te wizard tells them how much use Bilbo will be and he is an extraordinary burglar. The Dwarves The Dwarves are apart of the journey and their followers to Thorin and they are mainly apart of the journey for the treasures and each has different personalities. The names are Fili, Kili, Oin, Gloin, Thorin, Dwalin, Balin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori and Ori Gandalf Gandalf is a wizard who is friends with Bilbo's mother, Belladonna Took. Gandalf has plenty of wisdom and magical skills and lets the Dwarves and Bilbo figure out there own destiny with the journey. Smaug is the major villain of the story. He is a dragon that has terrorized several towns and, within his mountain, he guards a massive horde of treasure. Part of this treasure belongs to the dwarves and so they intend to reclaim it. Smaug dies in battle against the villagers of Esgaroth, when a warrior named Bard shoots an arrow through his unshielded breast. Smaug Man vs Man would be when the battle of five armies comes about, because the wargs and goblins are allied and are fighting the men, elves and dwarves. Also when the men defeat Smaug in Lake Town, that is also man vs man. Man vs Man Man vs Nature when the Dwarves and Bilbo face the dreaded forest of Mirkwood to reach the other side because of the dangers in the forest and the lack of sunlight. Man vs Nature Man vs Self is shown when Bilbo keeps fighting himself whether to return home or not despite of how frightened he is throughout the journey. Man vs Self Mood Victorious When the battle of five armies was declared victory for the dwarves Mourneful When they were having a funeral ceremony for Thorin, Fili and Kili Excited When the group of dwarves eyed the treasure “Short cuts make for long delays.” My Favorite Quotes I enjoy that quote because it shows that the harder it is, the more rewarding. “You have nice manners for a thief and a liar," said the dragon.” I like that quote because it still goes to show, you don't need perfect characteristics to show good manors. The theme for the hobbit is a struggle between good and evil (good being the Dwarves, Men and Wood Elves and evil being Smaug, Wargs and Goblins). Throughout the story good does come out victorious but the evil may prevail. Theme I remember last Bilbo Baggins cousins presumed he was dead and was auctioning Bilbo's household items off when Bilbo returned home. What I Remember... I liked how creative Tolkien was with the different creatures and how well descriptive he was when giving details about certain parts. I also enjoyed the idea of the story and the theme. What I Liked What I disliked I disliked the way the text was written in a medieval sort of way and the confusing vocabulary. Recomendation I would recommend this book to teens due to the hard vocabulary Thanks For Listening
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