Ch 1: The Hobbit Literary Context

About This Chapter

The ''The Hobbit'' Literary Context chapter of this ''The Hobbit'' Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study the contextual facets of the novel. This chapter uses simple and fun lessons that take about five minutes to complete, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the literary and contextual elements of the book.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering the literary context of The Hobbit will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the contextual aspects of the novel. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in their reading or studying of the literary context of The Hobbit
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning literature (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with The Hobbit Literary Context practice exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Take The Hobbit Literary Context practice exam to make sure you're prepared.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the literary context of The Hobbit for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • An introduction to author J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Distinguishing The Hobbit from Lord of the Rings
  • History and facts of the novel
  • Book awards and criticism received by The Hobbit
  • The genre of the novel

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: The Hobbit Literary Context
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J. R. R. Tolkien: Biography, Books & Poems

1. J. R. R. Tolkien: Biography, Books & Poems

He's taken us on amazing journeys across Middle-earth and introduced us to hobbits and all other manner of fantastic creature. However, many of us might not even know his full name! Take a moment to meet the man of magic himself in this lesson on the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Lord of the Rings vs The Hobbit

2. Lord of the Rings vs The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien created two unique stories with The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, each with their own unique plot. In this lesson, we'll look at the similarities and differences between these two famous works.

The Hobbit: History & Facts

3. The Hobbit: History & Facts

This lesson discusses J.R.R. Tolkien's novel 'The Hobbit.' It introduces the author, his background, and the provenance of the book, and also explores some inspirations behind the narrative, explains how it relates to 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy, and gives examples of its adaptation in film.

The Hobbit Book Awards

4. The Hobbit Book Awards

J.R.R Tolkien was a Oxford University Professor of Linguistics. During his time as a professor he wrote the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and the precursor novel The Hobbit. These novels have become household names and have won many awards; however, The Hobbit novel has not won as many awards as one would think.

The Hobbit Genre

5. The Hobbit Genre

''The Hobbit'' by J.R.R. Tolkien fits into the genre of children's fantasy novels, otherwise known as juvenile fantasy, due to its focus on fantastical elements and its characters' paths towards maturity.

The Hobbit Criticism

6. The Hobbit Criticism

'The Hobbit' by J.R.R Tolkien is a fantasy novel that has acquired increased interpretation and attention since it was first published. This lesson discusses literary criticism of 'The Hobbit' by offering an introduction into how others have interpreted the text.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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