Tolkien, J.R.R. "The Hobbit" Analytical Essay by The Research Group

Tolkien, J.R.R. "The Hobbit"
Examines the theme, message, mythology, audience and impact of the author's own life on the book.
# 19608 | 1,350 words | 9 sources | 1992 | US
Published on Feb 23, 2003 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)

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"The Hobbit: Art Imitates Life

Though the books in the Lord of the Rings series also dealt with the fictitious world of Middle-earth, The Hobbit is different than the other books in the Middle-earth series. The primary difference of Bilbo Baggins' story is the audience J.R.R. Tolkien wrote to. He wrote to children.

The Story of The Hobbit
The tale which began with The Hobbit was in many ways symbolic of the human growth process, and reflected the influences of Tolkien's own growing up:
Orphaned at an early age, dependent for his education on scholarships and the support of a benefactor, kept for several years from association with the woman he ..."

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