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Chapter V, “Riddles in the Dark,” which brings the story of The Hobbit more in line with its sequel, The Lord of the Rings, then in progress. Tolkien made some. But there are lighter moments as well: good fellowship, welcome meals, laughter and song. Bilbo The Hobbit: Or T Hobbit (Resimli) - J.R.R. Tolkien. Introduction: The Hobbit or There and Back Again novel is based on children fantasy written by famous writer John Ronald Reuel Tolkien.


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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. It had a perfectly round door like a porthole, painted green, with a shiny yellow brass knob in the exact middle. The door opened on to a tube-shaped hall like a tunnel: a very comfortable tunnel without smoke, with panelled walls, and floors tiled and carpeted, provided with polished chairs, and lots and lots of pegs for hats and coats - the hobbit was fond of visitors.

The tunnel wound on and on, going fairly but not quite straight into the side of the hill - The Hill, as all the people for many miles round called it - and many little round doors opened out of it, first on one side and then on another. No going upstairs for the hobbit: bedrooms, bathrooms, cellars, pantries lots of these , wardrobes he had whole rooms devoted to clothes , kitchens, dining-rooms, all were on the same floor, and indeed on the same passage.

The best rooms were all on the left-hand side going in , for these were the only ones to have windows, deep-set round windows looking over his garden and meadows beyond, sloping down to the river. This hobbit was a very well-to-do hobbit, and his name was Baggins.

The Bagginses had lived in the neighbourhood of The Hill for time out of mind, and people considered them very respectable, not only because most of them were rich, but also because they never had any adventures or did anything unexpected: you could tell what a Baggins would say on any question without the bother of asking him.

This is a story of how a Baggins had an adventure, found himself doing and saying things altogether unexpected. The mother of our particular hobbit … what is a hobbit? I suppose hobbits need some description nowadays, since they have become rare and shy of the Big People, as they call us.

They are or were a little people, about half our height, and smaller than the bearded Dwarves. Hobbits have no beards. There is little or no magic about them, except the ordinary everyday sort which helps them to disappear quietly and quickly when large stupid folk like you and me come blundering along, making a noise like elephants which they can hear a mile off. They are inclined to be at in the stomach; they dress in bright colours chiefly green and yellow ; wear no shoes, because their feet grow natural leathery soles and thick warm brown hair like the stuff on their heads which is curly ; have long clever brown fingers, good-natured faces, and laugh deep fruity laughs especially after dinner, which they have twice a day when they can get it.

Now you know enough to go on with. As I was saying, the mother of this hobbit - of Bilbo Baggins, that is - was the fabulous Belladonna Took, one of the three remarkable daughters of the Old Took, head of the hobbits who lived across The Water, the small river that ran at the foot of The Hill. It was often said in other families that long ago one of the Took ancestors must have taken a fairy wife.

Self Bilbo is a Baggins, the heir of a thoroughly respectable and conventional family, but his mother was a Took, an eccentric clan of hobbits noted for their love of excitement and adventure. The internal conflict in the story was Bilbo versus himself. But, he begins his journey with Gandalf and the dwarves. It seemed as though all of this thinking about not wanting to being there, on the adventure.

Even the dwarfs thought that he was holding them back and they wondered why he was even invited. Later on in the story when they fought off the very large spiders in the forest, that were going to kill them all, Bilbo sort of blossomed while fighting them.

He felt like he actually was doing something to help and he was proving himself as a valuable person within the group, Thorin and Company.

He is conscious of feeling braver than before. Smaug man vs.

He's attracted to this particular dwarf kingdom because it's an especially wealthy one in the days of Thorin's grandfather, Thror. And we all know that dragons love to sit on top of piles of treasure. So Smaug flies in one day, eats pretty much all the dwarves inside their tunnels, and settles down on top of his stolen hoard of gold and silver. Smaug also destroys the nearby human town of Dale where Bard's ancestor Girion was lord. So Smaug has a lot of blood on his claws.

Bilbo first encounters Smaug when he creeps down the tiny side passage into the Lonely Mountain and steals a golden cup from Smaug's stack while the dragon is sleeping. Even though Smaug isn't doing anything with this treasure, he jealously 4 guards every tiny bit of it, and he immediately realizes that the cup has been stolen.

In retaliation, Smaug tears up the side of the mountain and blocks off the tiny side door. Smaug likes to overreact.

And his overreaction gets even worse after his second visit from Bilbo. Bilbo creeps down the passage a second time to see if he can find some kind of weak point in Smaug's armor.

This time, Smaug is awake. Luckily, Bilbo's ring of invisibility gives him some safety. And Smaug wants to find out where Bilbo is from, so he doesn't kill him outright. They fall into conversation. Smaug asks Bilbo's name.

Bilbo doesn't want to give Smaug his name for fear of evil spells, but he also doesn't want to refuse Smaug's request for fear of angering the dragon. Bilbo tells Smaug that he isn't here for money, he and his friends have come for revenge. Smaug laughs. He turns over to show off the magnificence of his scales.

He thinks no weapon will be able to hurt him. But Smaug is unaware of an unscaled patch on his chest, a weak spot.

Bilbo creeps off, and Smaug sends a wave of flame after him. Bilbo barely escapes unburned. On Smaug's side, he has figured out that Bilbo must have come from Lake- town in the company of some dwarves.

So Smaug flies out to destroy Lake-town. Bilbo, for his part, has found out that Smaug has a weak point. But he has also accidentally endangers Lake-town. Luckily, a helpful thrush carries this news about the weak point to Bard, the heroic archer of Lake-town who then brings down Smaug.

Unfortunately, Smaug's giant body falls right on top of Lake-town. Society The external conflict was a war with the elves, the dwarfs, and the Lake Men versus the wargs and the goblins, and it was called the Battle of Five Armies. It all started because Smaug, the dragon, was killed and his treasure was left in a cave where he lived. It was apparently all the riches that Thorin was supposed to inherit and he was on this adventure to retrieve it.

Everyone else in The Company would get a cut of the gold and jewels as well.

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All of the other groups in the war came to try to take it from Thorin and Company but the dwarfs knew that they had to protect what was theirs. Frank Baum and Lloyd Alexander alongside the works of Gene Wolfe and Jonathan Swift , which are more often considered adult literature. The Hobbit has been called "the most popular of all twentieth-century fantasies written for children".

This down-to-earth style, also found in later fantasy such as Richard Adams ' Watership Down and Peter Beagle 's The Last Unicorn , accepts readers into the fictional world , rather than cajoling or attempting to convince them of its reality.

The narrator, who occasionally interrupts the narrative flow with asides a device common to both children's and Anglo-Saxon literature , [25] has his own linguistic style separate from those of the main characters. For the most part of the book, each chapter introduces a different denizen of the Wilderland, some helpful and friendly towards the protagonists, and others threatening or dangerous.

However the general tone is kept light-hearted, being interspersed with songs and humour. One example of the use of song to maintain tone is when Thorin and Company are kidnapped by goblins, who, when marching them into the underworld, sing: Clap! Grip, grab! Pinch, nab! And down down to Goblin-town You go, my lad! This onomatopoeic singing undercuts the dangerous scene with a sense of humour.

Tolkien achieves balance of humour and danger through other means as well, as seen in the foolishness and Cockney dialect of the trolls and in the drunkenness of the elven captors. This journey of maturation, where Bilbo gains a clear sense of identity and confidence in the outside world, may be seen as a Bildungsroman rather than a traditional quest.

Bilbo steals the Arkenstone—a most ancient relic of the dwarves—and attempts to ransom it to Thorin for peace. However, Thorin turns on the Hobbit as a traitor, disregarding all the promises and "at your services" he had previously bestowed.

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Tolkien also explores the motif of jewels that inspire intense greed that corrupts those who covet them in the Silmarillion, and there are connections between the words "Arkenstone" and " Silmaril " in Tolkien's invented etymologies.

An important concept in anthropology and child development , animism is the idea that all things—including inanimate objects and natural events, such as storms or purses, as well as living things like animals and plants—possess human-like intelligence. John D. Rateliff calls this the " Doctor Dolittle Theme" in The History of the Hobbit, and cites the multitude of talking animals as indicative of this theme.

These talking creatures include ravens, a thrush, spiders and the dragon Smaug, alongside the anthropomorphic goblins and elves. Patrick Curry notes that animism is also found in Tolkien's other works, and mentions the "roots of mountains" and "feet of trees" in The Hobbit as a linguistic shifting in level from the inanimate to animate.

The first men to talk of 'trees and stars' saw things very differently. To them, the world was alive with mythological beings To them the whole of creation was 'myth-woven and elf-patterned'.

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He portrays Bilbo as a modern anachronism exploring an essentially antique world. Bilbo is able to negotiate and interact within this antique world because language and tradition make connections between the two worlds. For example, Gollum's riddles are taken from old historical sources, while those of Bilbo come from modern nursery books.

It is the form of the riddle game, familiar to both, which allows Gollum and Bilbo to engage each other, rather than the content of the riddles themselves. This idea of a superficial contrast between characters' individual linguistic style, tone and sphere of interest, leading to an understanding of the deeper unity between the ancient and modern, is a recurring theme in The Hobbit.

In many ways the Smaug episode reflects and references the dragon of Beowulf , and Tolkien uses the episode to put into practice some of the ground-breaking literary theories he had developed about the Old English poem in its portrayal of the dragon as having bestial intelligence.

The Hobbit may be read as Tolkien's parable of World War I with the hero being plucked from his rural home and thrown into a far-off war where traditional types of heroism are shown to be futile. As Janet Croft notes, Tolkien's literary reaction to war at this time differed from most post-war writers by eschewing irony as a method for distancing events and instead using mythology to mediate his experiences. Well, it seems a very gloomy business.

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Lewis, friend of Tolkien and later author of The Chronicles of Narnia between and , writing in The Times reports: The truth is that in this book a number of good things, never before united, have come together: a fund of humour, an understanding of children, and a happy fusion of the scholar's with the poet's grasp of mythology The professor has the air of inventing nothing.

He has studied trolls and dragons at first hand and describes them with that fidelity that is worth oceans of glib "originality. Auden , in his review of the sequel The Fellowship of the Ring calls The Hobbit "one of the best children's stories of this century". The Hobbit was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the New York Herald Tribune for best juvenile fiction of the year Instead of approaching The Hobbit as a children's book in its own right, critics such as Randell Helms picked up on the idea of The Hobbit as being a "prelude", relegating the story to a dry-run for the later work.

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Countering a presentist interpretation are those who say this approach misses out on much of the original's value as a children's book and as a work of high fantasy in its own right, and that it disregards the book's influence on these genres. Rateliff [] and C.And his overreaction gets even worse after his second visit from Bilbo.

All of this is unfortunately liable to confuse readers. The Bagginses had lived in the neighbourhood of The Hill for time out of mind, and people considered them very respectable, not only because most of them were rich, but also because they never had any adventures or did anything unexpected: you could tell what a Baggins would say on any question without the bother of asking him.

And we all know that dragons love to sit on top of piles of treasure. ISBN Patricia K. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, He had been away over The Hill and across The Water on business of his own since they were all small hobbit-boys and hobbit-girls.

Later on in the story when they fought off the very large spiders in the forest, that were going to kill them all, Bilbo sort of blossomed while fighting them. The series was released on audio cassette in and on CD in

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