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Fantasy novels such as The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien are at times difficult for a reader to follow and understand by definition a fantasy will incorporate many concepts that are unbelievable Talking animals mythical creatures and the used of magic are the norm of fantasy realms Due to the fact that these aspects are so obviously unrealistic authors will oft times include some aspect of the story that is anchored firmly in reality This reality-link is present in characters of The Hobbit especially the protagonist Bilbo Baggins Tolkien used many methods of characterization to create his characters namely physical description mental process and the description of characters actions Of the three the link between reality and fantasy is strongest in the description of Bilbos mentality and actions The journey Bilbo and the company of Dwarves embark on is at once adventurous and very much thematic Tolkiens theme of self-transformation with retention of ones personal morals and values is obvious throughout their expedition As the company travels in search of material treasure Bilbo travels to discover the treasures within himself those of courage bravery and wisdom Tolkien disguises his theme as the transformation Bilbo experiences during which he becomes more heroic and less of a homebody First however the reader must be able to picture Bilbo in his mind and so the most necessary form of characterization is a physical description This is specifically appropriate when reading The Hobbit because Bilbo and most of the supporting characters isnt even human Tolkien however does not disappoint Right form the beginning it becomes clear that Bilbo is a hobbit a small humanoid creature Tolkien thoroughly describes Bilbo from his size to his clothes to the hair on his feet and head The reader learns of the particular Hobbit in questions customs his ability to move quietly and his generous girth They hobbits are or were a little people about one-half our height Hobbits have no beards The
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