"The Hobbit" and the Hero in Fantasy Literature Analytical Essay by Top Papers

"The Hobbit" and the Hero in Fantasy Literature
A discussion on how J.R.R. Tolkien's, "The Hobbit" undermines traditional notions of the hero in fantasy literature.
# 137102 | 1,000 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (General)


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The paper discusses how J.R.R. Tolkien's, "The Hobbit", offers a direct challenge to the traditional notion of a hero (as usually found in fantasy literature) by having as its protagonist a short, fat, ignoble and not overly-brilliant hobbit - and a hobbit who, far from wanting to wage war, is rather timorous, hardly idealistic (at least at first) and ultimately decides that peace is more important than absolute loyalty to one's tribe.

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"J.R.R. Tolkien's, "The Hobbit", offers a direct challenge to the traditional notion of a hero (as usually found in fantasy literature) by having as its protagonist a short, fat, ignoble and not overly-brilliant hobbit - and a hobbit who, far from wanting to wage war, is rather timorous, hardly idealistic (at least at first) and ultimately decides that peace is more important than absolute loyalty to one's tribe."

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