Analizs Of The Hobbit Essay

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'You approach the Ranger that Butterbur called Strider. He looks to be middle-aged. He wears a tattered green hooded cloak and muddy boots. "Ah, greetings traveller!" he exclaims. He removes his hood, revealing a head of dark hair on the verge of greying. You eye him suspiciously. "Would you like to hear the tale of a Master Storyteller from another Age?" You nod, glancing around the room again. “Good. I have not told this one in a long time. The story involves one John Ronald Reuel Tolkien..."' ("...Trail")
Mr. J.J.R Tolkien was born on January 3rd, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He was inspired by the quiet life he lived in the West Midlands. Many of Tolkien's early memories of South Africa, including an incident when he was bitten by a tarantula while visiting a rural district, which would later be the inspiration for man eating spiders in The Hobbit. His most notable pieces of literature include The Hobbit, Lord of the Ring trilogy and The Silmarillion.
The Hobbit shares the story of Bilbo and his unwanted adventure, that he reluctantly takes, because "something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick.” ("The Hobbit")

Philology, the study of languages, was Tolkien's first academic love, and his interest in linguistics inspired him to invent some fifteen artificial languages. Tolkien began crafting, a structurally complex language known as Quenya around 1910. Tolkien's earliest literary ambition was to be a poet, but his primary creative urge in his younger days was the invention of imaginary languages, ("Inkling") Quenya or Qenya a previous name of the language was revised and edited all throughout Tolkien’s life; very little change occurred after 1940. Although complex Quenya cannot be fluently spoken, the roots of the language give the possibility to be spoken fluently with some revisions and addition of words, scholars would be able to successfully create an almost dead like classical language; used for a cultural or a linguistic value.
As Qenya progressed into Quenya the Finnish structure, Tolkien alleged to have used, dissipated. The according to many sources; the language Quenya has no roots too any other languages. which is interesting considering all modern language ties back to one language or several, English derived from Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European is the root to nearly 30 different modern languages.
In 1904, the United Kingdom entered WWI, Unlike so many of his contemporaries, Tolkien did not rush to join up immediately on the outbreak of war, but returned to Oxford, where he worked hard and finally achieved a first-class degree in June 1915.“(War)” He enlisted as soon as he earned his degree in the English language. Tolkien’s war experience was a traumatic event for him; as it would be for any one. After four months in the trenches, he gave into “trench fever”,...

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