Bookreport the Hobbit by Ramon van der Tol
Title: The Hobbit
Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Explain the title
This book is called the Hobbit, simply because the main character in this book is a Hobbit. There is also a under title on this book: There and back again. This is the title of the book that the Hobbit made in this book. J.R.R. Tolkien wrote this book like he experienced the adventure all by himself.
Describe the main characters
There are a lot of characters in the book but the three most important are:
- Bilbo Baggins
- Thorin Oakenshield
The main character of this book is Bilbo Baggins. He is a hobbit. Hobbits are small people (half the size of a human) and always walk on their bare feet. They live in holes and wish to stay there, for their entire life since they don’t want to go on adventures. Hobbits say that adventures are too troublesome for them. Bilbo Baggins a brave and kind person who loves company. He is the first hobbit going on a adventure.
Gandalf is a very old wizard (like 300 years old!) and a friend of Bilbo Baggins. He is tall, wears a grey robe and has a long grey beard. Gandalf is the one who convinced Bilbo to go on a adventure with him and 13 other dwarves. Gandalf is a kind an just person.
Thorin Oakenshield is a dwarf. He and 12 other dwarves came to Bilbo’s house for a meeting they hadn’t arranged. When every other dwarf gathered there, Thorin and Gandalf walked in. Gandalf then explained why they had al gathered there. The dwarves were planning to go on a adventure to take back their city which contains a huge treasure but is now under control of a dragon named Smang. Thorin is the king of that city. He is a little shorter than a human but taller than the hobbit. He has a brave character.
The book is about Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit, who lives in his hobbit-hole. He loves comfort, that is why he has a very comforting hole; nice and cozy. One day Gandalf the wizard visits him in his garden in his garden. He makes an arrangement for the next day at tea-time to talk with him. But the next day at tea-time Gandalf brings 13 dwarfs to his house. Bilbo does not like it, because he needs to serve tea for thirteen people. When the hobbit has served the dwarfs lunch, Gandalf explains why he brought so many dwarfs. The dwarfs want to recover an old treasure and take back their city. they know it will be a dangerous trip to the treasure and it is guarded by Smang the Magnificent, a large and dangerous dragon. When Bilbo asks why he has to travel with them (which the dwarfs also do not know, because a hobbit is very small and of no use to them) Gandalf answers that he is just perfect and that it will become clear to him and the dwarfs during the adventure. So that is why Bilbo has to leave his nice hole and the place where he was born and bred, to find a treasure guarded by a dragon.
Did I liked the book?
I liked this book very much. It was one of the best books I have ever read. I recommend this to everyone who likes reading about fantasy. The main reason I choose this book was because of The Hobbit trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbLXERGglcY). When I saw this I just had to read the book and so I did.
The theme of this book is that you will learn who your friends are in times you need them. Also, this book learns you that if you really wants something you never have to give up on it. Another theme of this book could be courage. Because at the beginning of this book, Bilbo wasn’t sure if he would survive such an adventure. Still Bilbo goes with the dwarves which takes a lot of courage for this little person.
The story is about the hobbit Bilbo Baggins. At a certain day a wizard, named Gandalf, visits Bilbo. He knows the wizard from earlier years of his life. Gandalf and Bilbo talk a bit, until Gandalf says to Bilbo that he wants him to go with him on an adventure. Bilbo does not want this at all and brushes Gandalf aside by inviting Gandalf for tea the next day. But the next day it is not Gandalf who stands in front of his door. It is a dwarf. And not just one dwarf, more and more dwarves come popping in like they have been invited. After a while Bilbo finds out that the dwarves want him to go along with them on an adventure and after quite a while Bilbo gets persuaded. And that is why the little hobbit joined the dwarves on their adventure. Their goal is to reach The Lonely Mountain, where the dragon Smang lies upon the gold of the dwarves. Along the way they go through many adventures, from being catched by trolls, goblins and elves to meeting a man who can take the shape of a man as well as the shape of a bear. Bilbo also finds a ring, which plays a large role in the continuing stories. In the end everything turns out fine.