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The Hobbit. Or There and Back Again…. The Hobbit. Published in 1937 Prelude to The Lord of the Rings Works of fantasy. The Hobbit. J.R.R. Tolkien, the author, was an Oxford philologist.

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the hobbit

The Hobbit

Or There and Back Again…

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The Hobbit
  • Published in 1937
  • Prelude to The Lord of the Rings
  • Works of fantasy
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The Hobbit
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, the author, was an Oxford philologist.
  • Philology is the study of language in written historical sources; it is a combination of literary studies, history, and linguistics.
  • Tolkien spent a great deal of his life developing his own language and mythology for this imaginary realm.
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The Hobbit
  • Characters and character development
  • Poetry
  • Setting
  • Plot
  • History and historical influences
  • Theme
  • Human nature
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The Hobbit
  • What is a hero?
  • Break up in to your lit circles and brainstorm answers to the questions.
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The Hobbit
  • Review: What is an archetype?

  • Dictionary definition:

the original pattern or model from which all things of the same kind are copied or on which they are based; a model or first form; prototype

  • You will see quite a few archetypal characters in The Hobbit.
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The Hobbit
  • Take notes on your GO while you watch the video!
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The Hobbit
  • That leads us to…

The Hero’s Journey

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The Hobbit
  • What does a Hero’s Journey have to do with human nature? How is it applicable to us?