Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again: Literary analysis
By Wilson Manyuira
In Tolkien’s book “The Hobbit or There and Back Again”, the celebrated child digest author displays his masterful skills in conveying an array of themes and messages. The book is a fantasy novel that is regarded as classic work in children literature. It takes hints from the narrating models of juvenile fiction as shown in its omniscient narrator. These are characters that young children can relate with. The use of ogres, wizard and magical characters is psychological easy for children to understand
Throughout, Tolkien’s style is that of playful and casually introduction into story plot. He invites readers into the story rather than forcing them, while use of onomatopoetic style in conveying the interceptive songs bring in a good sense of humour.
He introduces several themes in his Hobbit work each conveying an array of ideas that are fundamental to a Child’s Social development growth. The themes include Cunning/ Wit/Cleverness,-(difference between Bilbo’s cleverness and Gollum’s cunningness)-, Loyalty -either loyal as a goblin or dwarf)-, courage, Race-(there different races in every society, goblins and dwarves races), wealth and exploration in – (Bilbo’s adventure).
Based on the theme of exploration, what does Bagginess take away from his adventures? Does he gain any knowledge as a result of the explorations? Does exploration leave Bilbo a better person or the same Zombie he was?
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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again