J. R. R. Tolkien Essay Topics

Outline of the Hobbit

I. Christian symbolism has always been a way for a writer to express his religious belief in his writings. A. Catholicism was very influential in Tolkien’s time period and in writing the Hobbit brought many of his biblical perspectives to light. B. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, through Bilbo’s adventure, symbolically shows the life of Jesus Christ…. View Article

The Hobbit: Chapter Seven– Queer Lodgings

1. Why did Bilbo pinch the eagle? PG___ Bilbo was quite frightened while riding on the eagle’s back and no doubt was simply hanging on too tightly thus inadvertently pinching the eagle. 2. What announcement caused the dwarves to moan and Bilbo to weep? PG___ Gandalf,the wizard, announced that he would no longer be able… View Article

Literary criticism

Literature represents a language or a people: culture and tradition. But, literature is more important than just a historical or cultural writing. Literature introduces us to new worlds of experience. We learn from books and literature; we enjoy the triumphs and the tragedies of poems, stories, and plays; and we may even grow through our… View Article

The Lord of the Rings – Short Summary

A peaceful hobbit, who is content with living in a distant corner of Middle-Earth, is given a challenge: he must obliterate the Ring of Power to prevent the forces of evil from getting a hold of it. It’s Frodo’s task in J.R.R Tolkien’s famous novel The Lord of the Rings. When he inherits the Ring,… View Article

“The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien

In classical children’s novel, the main characters are usually unimposing individuals who are easily overlooked, but manage to have great and successful journeys. Such is the case in Bilbo Baggins from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Mr. Baggins is a simple hobbit that is swept away into a dangerous but exciting journey. In the trip, he… View Article

“The Hobbit’ by JRR. Tolkien

Living in his little hobbit-hole in Hobbiton, Bilbo Baggins is not the adventurous type. He is content with his normal life: eating good food, which a favorite past-time of hobbits, sipping piping-hot tea and serving it to his guests, and strolling through the rolling hills watching the sun set. Little did Bilbo know, that one… View Article

Peter Skrzynecki – Belonging

Social and personal factors in one’s life influence and change our own sense of belonging. Peter Skrzynecki in his suite of poems “Immigrant Chronicle” and J.R.R Tolkien in his 1937 fictional novel “The Hobbit” both explore how social and personal factors influence an understanding of acceptance and belonging in their respective texts. Both Peter (being… View Article

J. Galsworthy. the Broken Boot A Sample of Complex Stylistic Analysis

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a major scholar of the English language, specialising in Old and Middle English. Twice Professor of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) at the University of Oxford, he also wrote a number of stories, including most famously The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954-1955). The name “Tolkien” (pron.: Tol-keen;… View Article

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien: Bilbo Baggins as a non-typical hero

In J.R.R Tolkien’s The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins is presented as a hero, however does not posses the stereotypical qualities of this persona. Throughout the novel Bilbo is faced with immense challenges, defying all odds in order to survive. These challenges allow him to gain wisdom and compassion, ultimately helping him achieve status as a hero…. View Article