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ERIC Number: ED023672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Pages: 2
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'Hobbit' Books Make Good Reading.
Hill, Richard F.
Florida Council of Teachers of English Newsletter, v18 n3 p2-3 April 1968.
J. R. R. Tolkein's "Hobbit" books intrigue students, perhaps because the fantasies lack "literary pretensions.""The Hobbit" and the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, set in Middle Earth (a world peopled with Hobbits, Dwarves, and Elves), provide a history for the Elven language invented by the linguist Tolkein. In the story of the quest of the forces of good to destroy a power-giving ring which corrupts the one who wears it, students easily recognize the central theme--the corruptive tendency of power. Although the Romantic Quest is important, the trilogy is an epic in which the conflict between good and evil is clear and definite. Readers who discover deeper meanings as well as those who enjoy simple fantasy will find satisfaction in the stories and may, thus, be led to an interest in other books. (JS)
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