The Hobbit by J.
Jun 02, Matt rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Children, parents, all those that stay children in their hearts Shelves: If a book is bad, how easily can we dwell on its flaws!
But if the book is good, how do you give any recommendation that is equal the book?
Unless you are an author of equal worth to the one whose work you review, what powers of prose and observation are you likely to have to fitly adorn the work? There, see how simple that w Some books are almost impossible to review. There, see how simple that was?
At some level, there is little more to say. Enjoy the story as the simple entertainment it was meant to be. Read it to your children and luxuriate in the excitement and joy that shines from their faces. But if it was only simple entertainment, I do not think that it would be anything more than just a good book.
It teases and hints at something larger and grander, and it instructs and lectures as from one of the most subtle intellects without ever feeling like it is instructing, lecturing or being condescending. How often has that idea fascinated me.
Tolkien is able to gently skewer us for our all too human failings, and he does so without adopting any of the cynicism or self-loathing so common with those that seek out to skewer humanity for its so evident failings. These modern Ajaxs, Helens and Achilles dominate the box office, and I would imagine dominate our internal most private fantasy lives as well.
Oh sure, the superhero of our fantasy might have superhuman ethics to go along with his superhuman ability to kick butt, attract the opposite sex, and enforce their will upon others, but it is always attached to and ultimately secondary to our fantasy of power and virility.
Of all the principal characters of the story, he possesses probably the least of that quintessential heroic attribute - martial prowess. Power and wealth have little attraction for him. He takes less than his share, and that that he takes he gives away.
He is a peacemaker. Though wrongly imprisoned, he bears no grudge and desires no vengeance for the wrongs done to him. Rather he apologizes for stealing food, and offers to repay in recompense far more than he took.
Though mistreated, he harbors no enmity.Tolkien borrowed the Greek term “mythpoesis” to describe the task of modern myth-making, and so the literary concept of mythopoeia was born. Tolkien’s myths are profoundly conservative. Both The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings turn on the “return of the king” to his rightful throne.
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again is a children's fantasy novel by English author J. R.
R. Tolkien. It was published on 21 September to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for the Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the New York Herald Tribune for best juvenile fiction. J.R.R.
Tolkien was a philology scholar who wrote prolifically about the nature of medieval English and its literature. He translated works like the Arthurian legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight as well as the middle English 16 th Century standard Beowulf.
J.R.R. Tolkien Essay.
J.R.R. Tolkien My selection for this project was J.R.R.
Tolkien. The reason I chose this individual was because of his books such as “The Hobbit” (J.R.R.
J.R.R. Tolkien was a philology scholar who wrote prolifically about the nature of medieval English and its literature. He translated works like the Arthurian legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight as well as the middle English 16 th Century standard Beowulf. - The Hobbit The Hobbit, written by John R. R. Tolkien, is a fantasy novel published on September 21, It was written as a prelude to the famous series, The Lord of . The Hobbit, or There and Back Again is a children's fantasy novel by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. It was published on 21 September to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for the Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the New York Herald Tribune for best juvenile fiction.
Tolkien- ) this book has such realistic characteristics along with mythological characteristics. In The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien takes the reader on a unique fantasy epic without the traits of previous epics like Homer's Illiad. By using the different traits, the hobbit has set a new standard for modern epics, and will continue to inspire future authors to compose classic yet groundbreaking novels.
Although many people read The Hobbit only as a precursor to Tolkien’s masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings ( as omnibus; original volumes The Fellowship of the Ring, ; The Two Towers, ; and The Return of the King, ), the earlier book deserves discussion for its own considerable merits.
The third edition, revised from the original, is considered the standard.