The Hobbit’ Essay

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In the novel ‘The Hobbit’, Tolkien has utilized various elements of fantasy to captivate the reader’s imagination. These elements include setting, characters and the Hero’s journey. These fantasy elements make ‘The Hobbit’ interesting because they are utilized to prove that one person no-matter how small or big they think they are, they can make a difference if they believe. In the novel ‘The Hobbit’ Tolkien creates an imaginary realm on a vast scale. The convincing detail and the description that Tolkien has used in creating the realm makes it possible for him to suspend are disbelief in the magic, Because the story is a journey the setting changes to describe a world with ancient forests like Mirkwood where the ‘Tree trunks were huge and gnarled, their branches twisted, their leaves were dark and long. Ivy grew on them and trailed along the ground.’ With this description of the forest Tolkien is able to paint a picture of a dark and gloomy forest where no birds sing but dark and evil creatures wait to devour people who stray away from the forest path. This also tells the reader that there is a theme of good Vs evil. The setting makes the novel ‘The Hobbit’ interesting because it shapes the story and makes the characters seem more realistic and because it transports the reader into ‘Middle Earth’ which is the name of the realm Tolkien has created. In ‘The Hobbit’ Tolkien utilizers various characters from separate races from Dwarfs, to tell an exciting tale of how thirteen dwarfs and a hobbit had an adventure. There are numerus types of characters in the novel, these include the hero/protagonist Bilbo Baggins, he is also a hobbit, a short, human-like person, who lives a quiet life in his comfortable hole at Bag End and like most hobbits is happy to stay at home. But when the wizard Gandalf persuades Bilbo to join Thorin on his quest, Bilbo ends up

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