Hobbit.1 Essay

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The Hobbit "The Hobbit" is a fantasy book written by J.R.R. Tolkien originally for children but has grown into a book for people of all ages and has certain points and themes in it which relate to us today. Throughout this essay I will describe and comment on the setting of the story and choose at least one theme in the book and describe how it is used and how effective it is. The theme I have chosen is "The Motivation Of Lust" Although the setting is based on an imaginary world, some of the themes and points made in this book are still carried on today. The book is based on an imaginary world called "˜Middle-Earth' which suits the characters ...view middle of the document...

Lust created the conflict in this story. The conflict is the most important literary element because it directly affects everyone in the story. There are many conflicts, but the main one is between the dwarves and their lust for their lost treasure that Smaug has stolen. This conflict creates the basis for the story. Plus, there were conflicts added on because of this main conflict. Their journey to the Lonley Mountain consisted of one conflict after another.Even though the conflicts on their journey are not as important as the main conflict, they are what make this book interesting. Tolkien's choice of the main conflict is not the most creative. It is based upon the traditional story of "going out and taking back what is yours." If I had to choose something I didn't like about the book, it would be this simple plot. It is a good thing he added such adventurous conflicts to this story, otherwise it would not be a good piece of literature.Through the conflicts in this story, the author has a lesson for the reader. The lesson is if one wants something bad enough, he must be ready to suffer the consequences. To claim the treasure the group has to go through a lot. Some examples of this are being abducted by an army of goblins, being captured by giant spiders, and being captured by woodland elves. The same happens with people today, if a person has a goal for himself, he too will have to go through hard times. The only way the group succeeded is by having lust and pride to drive them on. A person with a goal must also have something to drive him towards his goal.Lust is what carries them to their goal. They have loads of troubles from this, but this is what made them win in the end. Another main point in this story is greed. Money is usually what they are after. Gold and silver is what the group is after. It is their motivation to go on. Even though lust is not always good to have, in this book it helps them out. This story proves that anyone can overcome the impossible if he has strong motivation, understanding that lust does not have to be the motivation.Motivation is the one thing the group needs to make it through the book's setting. The setting is an element that is important to the conflict. The terrain was rough, the distance was long, and the surroundings were dangerous. The group has to travel through the treacherous Misty Mountains, being hassled by goblins. It almost dies while going through the Mirkwood forest by having gruesome spiders chase them. It has a big problem when Bilbo gets separated from the group. He gets lost in the caves where he meets Gollum, a mean creature that wants to eat him. This awful setting shows what a great conflict the group has, and how the motivation of lust...

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