Submitted By tarospikes
The literary production I choose to write about for this assignment is titled the Hobbit written by J. R. R. Tolkien. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa (Tolkienlibrary.com, 2002. para 2). He moved to back to England with his mother and brother when he was three. His family lived in poverty in Moseley, England. At the age of twelve, he and his brother were made wards of a Catholic priest after his mother died.
In 1910 and 1911 young Tolkien went to school at King Edward’s School in Birmingham. He studied and did well in classical and modern language classes. After 1911, he attended Exeter College, Oxford, where he studied Classics, Old English, German, Welsh, and Finnish languages. He seemed to excel in philology where he started creating his own languages which would eventually end up in his fantasy novels (Tolkienlibrary.com, 2002. para 3). Sir Tolkien, a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University, would later on, ultimately create the fantasy world of Middle Earth. One of the characters he would create was named Bilbo Baggins, the main star of the Hobbit. This is a tale of a half -sized human like character, known as a hobbit, and his uncanny adventure with Thorin the dwarf lord and 12 militant dwarves along with and a wizard named Gandalf the gray. Their quest is to retrieve the dwarves treasure stolen by the dragon Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is to act as a burglar throughout their great adventure. As they set out across the Misty Mountains, they encounter trolls, magical weapons, goblins, evil wolves known as Wargs, great eagles, giant spiders, wood elves, humans, stone giants, evil sorcerers, and a shape shifting wizard. Bilbo finds a golden magical rings that gives him the power of invisibility. This magical ring symbolizes the ultimate evil and plays a giant roll in the Lord of the Rings...