Paper: A Literary Analysis of the Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

There is a vast difference between Middle Earth and the modern world, but thereare also several similarities. In Middle Earth, there live humans, and hobbits, which are very much similar to miniature people. The language used and the food in the book'sworld are found in real life. Also, the fact that Thorin Oakenshield is heir of the throne ofthe King under the Mountain and inherits all of the riches of the kingdom is like theparliamentary system of England. The environment and terrain the group passes throughon their adventure is primarily the same as lands unchanged by humans and surrounded bynature appear today. In the book, there are forests with miles of trees, high, rockymountains, and running rivers just as there are here on Earth. It is not possible that a story such as The Hobbit could occur in real life. However, | do believe that fiction can effectively teach us about reality. There are morals,lessons, and themes to be found within the text that can help us gain knowledge and liveour lives more productively. Bilbo Baggins took a stand and raised enough courage to do something he hadnever thought of doing before, going on a great adventure. This choice caused Bilbo togain endurance, bravery, an appreciation of his life, and many valuable experiences thatmade him a wiser person. Thorin's selfish act of not wanting to share the dragon's richeswith the other towns’ citizens caused only bad events to occur. This teaches us thatkindness and giving to others will not only benefit them, but will also cause you to feelmore content inside. When the group of fourteen was staying with Beorn to rest, he gavethem suggestions and information about the journey that lie ahead of them. He informedthem about a black stream out of which they should never drink, no matter how thirstythey may be, for it would put them to sleep for days....