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Elements Which Make Novels, Written In The Fantasy Genre Unique And How Have These Been Used In Tolkein's Book 'the Hobbit'?

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In this essay I aim to show how Tolkein's Book is unique and linked to the elements of fantasy genre. There are many elements that make up fantasy genre, which link to Tolkein's 'The Hobbit', they are:1.Has a main character that overcomes evil, by himself or with help from friends2.Characters don't have to be human3.Main character possesses or has a special ability4.Usually involves magicThe first point I would like to explain would be the main character. Bilbo doesn't realise this at first "... We are plain quiet folk and I have no use for adventures..." but he is going on a quest to pick up the "one ring", on the intention that he was helping collect 'Arkenstone", the dwarves legendary stone from the feared Smaug, the dragon, with the help from Gandalf, the dwarves and many other friends they find on the way they succeed in finding the Arkenstone; using Bilbo as the main source for getting It.The second point I'd like to explain is about the character. The main character doesn't have to always be human in a fantasy story and is not shown in Tolkein's "the hobbit". Because the main character is Bilbo and he is close to a human, but not quite as shown in this quote " They are (or were) a little people, about half our height, and smaller than bearded dwarves. Hobbits have no beards. There is little to no magic about them, except the ordinary everyday sort, which helps them to disappear quietly, and quickly...They are inclined to be fat in the stomach; they dress in bright colours; ... wear no shoes, because their feet grow natural leathery soles and thick...

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