Hobbit & Home

Jacob Brown

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Bag End

  • Bag end text evidence: Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort. pg9

  • Bag End Explanation: Bag-end is passed through Bilbo's family and so he is very used to the surroundings. As well, he is used to the comfort and leisure the Shire and general Hobbit lifestyle provides him.Due to growing up there, Bilbo is not used to adventure and extensive exploration.
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  • Laketown text evidence - It was not built on the shore, though there were a few huts and buildings there, but right out on the surface of the lake, protected from the swirl of the entering river by a promontory of rock which formed a calm bay. A great bridge made of wood ran out to where on huge piles made of forest trees was built a busy wooden town, not a town of elves but of Men, who stilled dared to dwell here under the shadow of the distant dragon-mountain.

pg 144

  • Laketown Explanation: Laketown serves to show that Man takes comfort in living near or on the land of their ancestors as well as their defiance of tragic events. Despite what happened to the people of Dale, they settled on Laketown to preserve their culture in a more safe environment. When Smaug is slain, under their future king Bard, the people of Laketown resettle Dale. Laketown shapes the theme of the story by providing the setting for the climax, becoming the resting place of Smaug.
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Beorn's Hall

  • Beorn's hall text evidence - They passed through this dim hall, lit only by the fire and the hole above it, and came through another smaller door into a sort of veranda propped on wooden posts made of single tree-trunks. It faced south and was still warm and filled with the light of the westering sun which slanted into it, and fell golden on the garden full of flowers that came right up to the steps

  • Beorn's hall explanation - Beorn is one of the remaining Beornings, having defended the valley between the Misty Mountains and Mirkwood for centuries. His home becomes an important piece of the story. As well as being where they meet Beorn, who will later kill the goblin chiefton Bolg, Beorn's guidance is what keeps the company safe as they go through the treacherous Mirkwood.
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Scifi factory

SciFi Factory is a local card shop. It would influence my life as a place where I felt both welcomed and encouraged to participate in whatever was going on. It served to help bring me out of my shell, expand my interests, and aid me in making new friends.

My Mom's House

My mother's house is where I spend most of my time. As my literal home, this is somewhere I know I can always return to when I need to. It's someplace to draw comfort from.

My Dad's house

My father's house serves as a way to escape stresses of school. When I'm at his house, very little pressure is put on me for academic reasons. There, I have yet another place of comfort to return to. It's shaped me by being someplace to go when for whatever reason, I do not want to be at my mothers.