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The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien is set in a fantasy world that has differences as well as similarities to our own world The author has created the novels world Middle Earth not only by using imagination but by also adding details from the modern world Realistic elements in the book lets readers relate to the setting yet have the ability to imagine exciting events and organisms not found on Earth The majority of differences between Middle Earth and todays world are found in objects and the actions of characters that can not be carried out or created in our world The most abundant example of this in The Hobbit is the presence of magic Gandalf the wizard is able to help the adventurers out of a number of dangerous situations by using his magical powers to harm their enemies He set Wargs afire while he was trapped in a tree and created a bolt of lightening to kill many of the Goblins who had surrounded the group in a cave The magical ring which was a key to helping the group succeed in the book allowed he who was wearing it to become invisible to others Also there was a black stream in Mirkwood that made he who drank out of it suddenly very drowsy and forgetful of previous events All of these examples of happenings and objects found in Middle Earth are physically impossible in a world such as ours Several of the organisms in the book are not known to exist on Earth Hobbits of course are fictional characters as are dwarves elves goblins and trolls Many species of animals are able to vocally communicate with humans and dwarves in the novel which is not possible on our planet Beorn a human who is able to morph into other creatures at an instant is an excellent example of such fiction The dragon Smaug is the main adversary of the fourteen adventurers and
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