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. • 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.
The Hobbit • Characters and character development • Poetry • Setting • Plot • History and historical influences • Theme • Human nature
The Hobbit • What is a hero? • Break up in to your lit circles and brainstorm answers to the questions.
The Hobbit • Review: What is an archetype? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnSHTEn-gLA&feature=youtu.be • 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.
The Hobbit • Take notes on your GO while you watch the video! • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBRoHaQl8kY&feature=youtu.be
The Hobbit • That leads us to… The Hero’s Journey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGV1BvnyvGo&feature=youtu.be
The Hobbit • What does a Hero’s Journey have to do with human nature? How is it applicable to us? • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0903624/