The Hobbit

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Mr. Doucet                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Katrin Endrikat



Book-Report: The Hobbit

  1. Background Info
  • Author: J:R:R:Tolkien;
  • The Hobbit
  • Published in the United States
  • By Houghton Mifflin
  • Date: September 21, 1937
  • 332 pages
  • Other books written: The Lord of the Rings, Simarillon, The history of Middle Earth

Summary: The hero in this book is a little Hobbit named Bilbo Beutlin. One day he gets a visit from 13 dwarves and Gandalf, the wizard, who changed his calmly life and the adventure begins. The purpose of this meeting is to make Bilbo a master thief to assist them to find gold and treasures. Bilbo owns a special ring which no one knows about. It’s a ring that makes the person, here Bilbo, invisible when wearing it. During long walks in dark forests and uncomfortable places they experience danger situations, meet strange creatures such as Orks, enemies from the dark side, gnomes, and Gollum, a creature that lives in a cave and that was once the owner of the ring. They are attacked by wolves and are rescued always in the last second. Bilbo is mostly the hero and knows in every situation to help. He uses the ring as a tool to escape from dangers and so he could bring the whole troop to the mountain they once owned. The problem was that in this region there lives a dragon called “Smaug”. Eventually, they all together reache to kill the dragon and get the dwarves’ treasures back. Bilbo Beutlin returns back to “Auenland” and continuous his normal Hobbit life.  

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Intro: A main theme throughout the book is “the heroism of Bilbo”. The story is structured in many adventures and when the situation is most dangerous Bilbo, the hero, saves lives.

Body: The story is structured very simply: there is Bilbo, the hero, Gandalf, the magician and the troop of 13 dwarves. The dwarves want to get back their treasure that is hided in a mountain and no in the passion of Smaug. Bilbo is shown as a distinguished man with exceptional courage, nobility and strength who drives the plot. He ...

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