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What a wonderful escort into the journey!

grammaboodawg
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May 10 2009, 11:37am


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I think the detailed, elaborate description has 2 purposes. 1) to set up Hobbits in general so the contrast has more of an impact and 2) to help us see how different Bilbo is, even when he strives to conform to a well-to-do Hobbit's role in the community. We see him go from proper and scripted in superficial conversation to intrigued and (at times) downright giddy with excietment. It also establishes what a manipulator and curiosity Gandalf is. Do we trust him or not? Why does this simple Hobbit indulge him so?

I'd like to know who labelled Belladonna as being so fabulous. Is she fabulous in Hobbiton terms or in our storyteller's terms? If it's hobbity terms, then she was a good little girl who always did what she was supposed to. If it's in our narrator's terms, the girl did some walking about herself ;)

I think the Good Professor is laced through each of our primary characters, and Bilbo most of all!


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"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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**An Unexpected Party** - 1. This is a story of how a Baggins had an adventure squire Send a private message to squire Mar 23 2009, 9:09am
    Bag-End is like the Brady house entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Mar 23 2009, 2:19pm
        A fairy house for a fairy wife? Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Mar 23 2009, 4:45pm
            Or Xanadu Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Mar 27 2009, 1:53am
                Are you saying entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Mar 27 2009, 2:26am
                    Well.... Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Mar 27 2009, 2:58am
    Well Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Mar 23 2009, 4:42pm
        I think that was the original published version. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 23 2009, 5:55pm
            A balanced revision Luthien Rising Send a private message to Luthien Rising Mar 25 2009, 2:10am
        Hmmm... Eowyn of Penns Woods Send a private message to Eowyn of Penns Woods Mar 25 2009, 3:37pm
            Belladonna Dreamdeer Send a private message to Dreamdeer Mar 25 2009, 7:30pm
                Grandma loved to collect it simplyaven Send a private message to simplyaven Mar 25 2009, 7:36pm
                    Interesting! Dreamdeer Send a private message to Dreamdeer Mar 25 2009, 7:40pm
                        Quite so! // simplyaven Send a private message to simplyaven Mar 25 2009, 7:45pm
                    IIRC, Queen Elizabeth Eowyn of Penns Woods Send a private message to Eowyn of Penns Woods Mar 25 2009, 8:29pm
                        I've tried the tea many times :) simplyaven Send a private message to simplyaven Mar 26 2009, 2:12am
                When my son was a baby Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Mar 29 2009, 1:40pm
    My thoughts Dreamdeer Send a private message to Dreamdeer Mar 23 2009, 5:37pm
        Is that the way Tolkien drew it? Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 23 2009, 6:02pm
            Either that, or... Dreamdeer Send a private message to Dreamdeer Mar 23 2009, 7:04pm
            I'm not sure Tolkien's drawings always match his descriptions. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Mar 23 2009, 9:43pm
                That was a discarded version. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 23 2009, 10:09pm
        Wow! Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Mar 23 2009, 9:46pm
            *munch munch* Dreamdeer Send a private message to Dreamdeer Mar 24 2009, 12:17am
                Have another! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Mar 24 2009, 3:16am
                    Thank you so much! Dreamdeer Send a private message to Dreamdeer Mar 24 2009, 4:45pm
        He is a rock, he is an island? Entwife Wandlimb Send a private message to Entwife Wandlimb Mar 25 2009, 5:57am
    Thoughts. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 23 2009, 5:43pm
    Re: Predictable Conversations entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Mar 23 2009, 6:04pm
    a few opinions...short ones batik Send a private message to batik Mar 23 2009, 10:51pm
    Section C. Mmatmuor Send a private message to Mmatmuor Mar 24 2009, 12:54am
    "In a post in the Reading Room, we began the Hobbit discussion.." weaver Send a private message to weaver Mar 24 2009, 1:40am
    The first paragraph does suggest a much smaller creature. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 24 2009, 5:24am
        As does the comparison of Bilbo's door to a "porthole". // N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 25 2009, 4:27pm
    Any cookies left for latecomers? sador Send a private message to sador Mar 24 2009, 7:16am
        Tolkien as Bilbo: an idea as old as the hills, or at least as old as 1977 squire Send a private message to squire Mar 28 2009, 7:14pm
    I first had the Hobbit read to me in school Jazmine Send a private message to Jazmine Mar 24 2009, 1:27pm
    Some answers simplyaven Send a private message to simplyaven Mar 24 2009, 3:21pm
    Bilbo Halfelven Finding Frodo Send a private message to Finding Frodo Mar 24 2009, 3:22pm
        Thanks for the link!// Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 24 2009, 4:15pm
    Some thoughts Arwen's daughter Send a private message to Arwen's daughter Mar 24 2009, 4:06pm
        I think you're right about that squire Send a private message to squire Mar 28 2009, 10:00pm
    Nice, fat hobbitses. GaladrielTX Send a private message to GaladrielTX Mar 24 2009, 5:16pm
        I would love a chubby Bilbo in the films to come squire Send a private message to squire Mar 28 2009, 10:14pm
            Absolutely! Dreamdeer Send a private message to Dreamdeer Mar 29 2009, 12:59am
            I like that one, too. GaladrielTX Send a private message to GaladrielTX Mar 30 2009, 12:19pm
        The munchkins were just described as little. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Mar 29 2009, 1:29pm
            Thanks for that. GaladrielTX Send a private message to GaladrielTX Mar 30 2009, 12:30pm
    Why a 51-year-old bachelor? Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 24 2009, 7:19pm
        Best of all worlds for a child reader? Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Mar 24 2009, 10:10pm
        50 is not that old! squire Send a private message to squire Mar 28 2009, 10:26pm
            50 to a hobbit Dreamdeer Send a private message to Dreamdeer Mar 29 2009, 12:58am
                But was that true when "The Hobbit" was written? N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 29 2009, 1:02am
                    Huh? Dreamdeer Send a private message to Dreamdeer Mar 29 2009, 1:08am
                        Should Bilbo look older in "The Hobbit" than he does in LOTR? N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 29 2009, 1:30am
                    I took it so, as a child. Dreamdeer Send a private message to Dreamdeer Mar 30 2009, 4:12pm
            Agree whole heartedly sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Mar 29 2009, 1:30am
                Happy birthday, sevilodorf! N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 29 2009, 1:36am
                    Thank you sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Mar 29 2009, 1:44am
                Woot! Time to resurrect Gramma's 50th birthday post. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Mar 29 2009, 1:35pm
                    That is a "timeless classic"! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Mar 29 2009, 6:38pm
            Bilbo's family-free lifestyle Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 29 2009, 9:47am
                Maturity is the death of a child squire Send a private message to squire Mar 29 2009, 11:58am
                    There's a child in each of us. Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 29 2009, 1:13pm
                        At this point squire Send a private message to squire Mar 29 2009, 1:41pm
                            I think I am doing so consciously, Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 29 2009, 2:47pm
    Quick answer to part A Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Mar 24 2009, 7:36pm
        Did Beorn refer to Bilbo as a bunny/rabbit? Jazmine Send a private message to Jazmine Mar 24 2009, 9:49pm
            Yes, that's right. // N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Mar 24 2009, 11:17pm
            *stands and puts hands behind back, and tongue firmly in cheek* dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Mar 25 2009, 1:23am
                *mods way up*// Luthien Rising Send a private message to Luthien Rising Mar 25 2009, 2:20am
                Very well argued! GaladrielTX Send a private message to GaladrielTX Mar 25 2009, 5:30pm
                    Aww... dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Mar 25 2009, 8:22pm
    An unforeseen party Luthien Rising Send a private message to Luthien Rising Mar 25 2009, 2:06am
    Poor, wandering one Entwife Wandlimb Send a private message to Entwife Wandlimb Mar 25 2009, 4:56am
    The "fairy wife" story is funny Eowyn of Penns Woods Send a private message to Eowyn of Penns Woods Mar 25 2009, 5:40pm
    Some late thoughts. Kethry Send a private message to Kethry Mar 26 2009, 9:41pm
        Welcome back! Curious Send a private message to Curious Mar 26 2009, 9:54pm
    The Door in the Ground Morrowdim Send a private message to Morrowdim Apr 1 2009, 3:23am
    What a wonderful escort into the journey! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg May 10 2009, 11:37am

 
 
 

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