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Otaku-sempai
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Jun 19, 1:16am


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Humor in The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings


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Yeah, I'm sure that was what was in Shakespeare's head while writing King Lear. And Schindler's List wouldn't have had nearly the emotional impact without Spielberg writing in all those pratfalls and zany chase sequences. {/sarc}

Even when we concede that Tolkien was not without humor, and there's good bit of it in The Hobbit, it was a droll, donnish humor. Not PJ's clodhopper Three Stooges idea of "humor." The one appeals to intelligent readers, the other to mouthbreathers.


You might be better off citing the more humorous passages in The Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit as a children's story does have its share of physical comedy with dwarves falling all over each other on Bilbo's doorstep juggling with Bilbo's dishes, and sleeping Bombur being carried through Mirkwood by the others. No fart gags, true.

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