Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel: The Hobbit

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book report: The Hobbit (J. R. R. Tolkien) structure: 1. information on the author 1.1 the life of J. R. R. Tolkien 1.2 books of J. R. R. Tolkien 2. summary of contents of his work The Hobbit 3. aspects of analysis 4. the significance of Tolkien`s work 5. personal statement appendix 1.1John Ronald Roar Tolkien, the author of The Hobbit was born in Bloemfontein South Africa on the 3 1 1892 as the first son of Mabel and Arthur Tolkien. His entire childhood was spent in England, to which Mabel Tolkien returns four years later, upon the death of Arthur Tolkien. Besides, Tolkien`s mother does not agree with South Africa`s climate. In England, Mabel Tolkien converted to the Catholicism. Since 1908, Ronald and his little brother lived at a Mrs. Faulkner in Birmingham. There he fell in love with Edit Bratt, who was three years older. Two years later, his guardian forbad him to see Edit again. She moves away short time later. This was a very hard stroke of fate for him. He received his education at King Edward`s School, St. Philip`s Grammar School, and since 1911, at Oxford University, where he studies philology and history. First poems of him were published. One year later, he gets in contact with an english translation of the Kalevala, the Finish national epic. During his studies he made far-reaching experiences with mythological literature and germanic culture. In 1915, he graduates. When he came of age, he went to Edit Bratt and in 1916, they marry. Only few weeks later, he ...

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