The Hobbit

This term we having been discovering the journey of Bilbo Baggins. This is the journey so far……

If Bilbo had a diary recalling to the end of chapter one it would look like this…..

Day One
Morning – Bilbo outside in his garden blowing smoke rings
Old man with a staff arrives looking for someone to take part in an adventure he is arranging.
Bilbo tells the man that people don’t want adventures in Hobbiton and says good morning to him.
The old man doesn’t go and wonders if Bilbo remembers who he is.
Bilbo doesn’t until the old man tells him that his name is Gandalf.
Gandalf says that Bilbo can go on the adventure.
Bilbo doesn’t want to go and invites Gandalf to tea the next day in an effort to get rid of him.

Day Two
Bilbo has forgotten that Gandalf is coming to tea!
The doorbell rings but it’s not Gandalf it’s Dwalin, a dwarf.
Balin arrives next. Kili and Fili arrive.
Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin and Gloin follow.
Gandalf arrives together with Bifur, Bofur, Bombur and Thorin Oakenshield – who ends up squashed on the mat!
Bilbo brings all the dwarfs food and drink.
The dwarfs annoy Bilbo when they are tidying up.
The dwarfs sing of the dragon and their gold.
Thorin starts the meeting and talks about “not coming back alive.” Bilbo has a funny fit!
Gloin starts going on about Bilbo not being up to the job.
Bilbo’s Tookish side takes over and he storms in
Gandalf calms everyone down and shows Thorin the map, tells about the secret passage and shows everyone the key.
Thorin asks Bilbo to suggest a plan.
Bilbo asks Thorin to tell him all about the gold and the dragon, which he does.
They decide to start off early in the morning and put in their orders for breakfast.

resource: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/hobbit.htm

About the author  

J.r.r. tolkien — John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) was an English writer, professor, poet, and philologist (an expert in the history of languages). He taught at Oxford University, where he was a close friend of C. S. Lewis (author of The Chronicles of Narnia). His writings were influenced by Germanic, Old English, and Norse mythology and sagas. Tolkien is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion, and for creating the imaginary setting for these works, Middle-earth. 

 

SETTINGS

Middle-Earth— The fictional and imaginary setting for many of Tolkien’s works including The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and much of The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales. Tolkien’s richly imagined world includes maps, genealogies, legends, and geographies, and is populated by races of elves, dwarves, humans, orcs, wizards, and more.

 

Places in the hobbit
The shire — A region of Middle-earth that is the homeland of the hobbits. An idyllic, agrarian place largely removed from the politics and events of the rest of Tolkien’s world.

Hobbiton — A village in the Shire that’s home to Bilbo Baggins (and later, as we see in The Lord of the Rings, Bilbo’s nephew Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, and others). This is the beginning and endpoint of Bilbo’s adventure with the dwarves and Gandalf.

Rivendell — Home of the group of elves ruled by the elven leader Elrond. This place serves as a safe haven for the adventuring party.

Misty Mountains — The mountain range that the adventuring party must cross on their way from Rivendell to Mirkwood and the Lonely Mountain. In these mountains they encounter goblins, and Bilbo encounters Gollum.

Mirkwood — The dangerous, enchanted forest that Bilbo and the Dwarves (without Gandalf ) must cross on their way to Lonely Mountain. The party encounters giant spiders and the wood-elves, who imprison the dwarves.

Lake-town (or Esgaroth) — A town populated by humans on Long Lake near the Lonely Mountain, where the dragon Smaug lives.

Dale — A ruined city on the River Running, between the Lonely Mountain and the Long Lake, destroyed some years ago by Smaug the dragon.

The Lonely Mountain — The mountain east of Mirkwood, formerly home to dwarves, and later inhabited by the Smaug, the dragon who killed all the dwarves, destroyed the town of Dale, and made his lair on the dwarven treasure hoard. 

One thought on “The Hobbit

  1. Hi Mrs Weston I checked on google “More about mirkwood” and there’s not only spiders there are wood elves! the king is called Thranduil and the prince is called Legolas.

    Bye 🙂 Ophelia

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