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The Hobbit as a Hero Narrative - sources?

Luthien Rising
Lorien


Jan 9 2013, 12:53am

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The Hobbit as a Hero Narrative - sources? Can't Post

Hi all! I'm asking for some help on behalf of my daughter, who is hitting a wall in trying to find any criticism of the movie that deals with the concept of Bilbo as a hero. Searches just turn up news outlet review after news outlet review, and nothing of more depth. She may have to turn to stuff about the book as a fallback in order to have a source to cite in her essay (which, otherwise, she's just fine on -- has plenty of ideas of her own!), but would rather not. I was hoping that someone here might know of some more analytical pieces that include the movie in them and deal with Bilbo as a hero?

Lúthien Rising
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. / We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.


Eruonen
Tol Eressea


Jan 9 2013, 5:32am

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I assume you have Googled the topic? [In reply to] Can't Post

Not the movie per se, but some of the book character aspects are the same.

https://www.google.com/...&channel=suggest

https://gupea.ub.gu.se/...pea_2077_25882_1.pdf

http://ler.letras.up.pt/...s/ficheiros/4293.pdf

THE HEROIC PROFILE OF BILBO BAGGINS
James L. Hodge
As
http://journals.hil.unb.ca/...e/download/.../20791


(This post was edited by Eruonen on Jan 9 2013, 5:34am)


stoutfiles
Rohan


Jan 9 2013, 3:44pm

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Sparknotes [In reply to] Can't Post

You should introduce your daughter to this site, tons of help for books she'll be reading all throughout school.

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/hobbit/themes.html


Eruonen
Tol Eressea


Jan 9 2013, 4:24pm

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Consider what Gandalf says to Galadriel [In reply to] Can't Post

Why the halfling?

Gandalf discussed that he has found it is the small things, the ordinary goings on of people who hold evil at bay.

Also, the theme of the "reluctant hero" - he did not set out to become one but was thrust into situations where it come out...Trolls, Goblin Town, facing Azog etc. When other lives are in danger etc.

 
 

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