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Topics for Further Study

(Novels for Students)

Tolkien composed songs and verses for the creatures of Middle-earth to sing. Choose an event from the novel, such as the Battle of Five Armies or Bilbo's fight with the spiders, and write a verse based on the event. Add music, prerecorded or original.

Do some research into Norse or Greek mythology. What elements do the various myths share with the Middle-earth of The Hobbit?

Explain what happens between Bard and the Master of Esgaroth after Smaug's death. Are there examples in contemporary world politics that reflect the dynamics of this situation?

Using computer graphics, painting, sculpture, or another type of artistic media, create a character or scene from The Hobbit.