77th Anniversary of “The Hobbit”

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77th Anniversary of

Abigail Williams and Madison Nash

On September 21, 1937 the Hobbit was published. J.R.R Tolkien, a very famous author, wrote the Hobbit trilogy for many years and put deep thought and many details into the book. It still is famous and many adults and children enjoy reading it. The Hobbit  not only takes you off into another world, but it also makes you feel like you’re right there with the characters. The common age of the readers are 10 year olds and above; the genre is Fantasy, Fiction, Epic, and Children’s Literature.

The Hobbit is about a great adventure with thirteen dwarves, a wizard, and a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins. Thorin Oakenshield is king under the mountain of Erebor, also known as the Lonely Mountain. It had been nearly two hundred years since the dragon Smaug had attacked the mountain for the dwarve’s gigantic amount of gold. The dragon has not come out of the mountain for over sixty years, so people now think that the dragon has passed and is rotting in his piles of gold. Thorin now wants to reclaim his mountain to get back his home, and riches in gold.

Thorin has gathered up a company of thirteen dwarves including himself to take back their home. Gandalf the Grey (the wizard) hears of this news, and decides to help the dwarves. The wizard tells Thorin that they need a burglar to help them. The wizard, because he has a liking for hobbits, goes to the shire to find the adventurous Bilbo Baggins. The problem is that, the adventurous Bilbo has lost his compassion to adventurers and does not want to leave his home.

Gandalf soon convinces the hobbit to go on an adventure after the dwarfs come for an unexpected meal at Bilbo’s hobbit hole. Now what will happen to the hobbit on his adventure to help the dwarves reclaim their home and riches? You’ll have to read what happens to Bilbo and the dwarves in The Hobbit.

The book has become one of the most famous books read by the world under Harry Potter and Game of Thrones. The Hobbit has been turned into a trilogy which was directed by Peter Jackson. The last of the trilogy named “Battle of the Five Armies”, and  is being released in December 17, 2014. The book and the film have some differences but at the end they both are similar in many ways.

We all suggest that you read the book before watching the movies, because it helps you understand the movie in a better way.