J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit"
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This paper examines how the theme of race and destiny in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" is revealed in Bilbo's utter lack of power to decide what course he may take in his life. Gandalf and the treasure hunting dwarfs invariably use his racial features to clandestinely find a treasure they are too big to get a hold of due to their larger height and weight. The paper discusses how the theme of destiny is formed in the novel, as Tolkien gives Bilbo little choice in refusing an identity that is based on consent.
From the Paper:"By realizing the physical size of Hobbits of Middle Earth, one can realize why Gandalf chose this race of beings to impart on secretive journeys. The Hobbit sets a precedence of race since Bilbo's tenacity as a small humanoid helps him travel in a clandestine manner."
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J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" (2006, December 01) Retrieved February 28, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/j-r-r-tolkien-the-hobbit-89583/
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