Stop it. Just…stop.
I’ve been blown away by the sheer number of you finding my little piece of the internet by trying to get out of reading one of my favourite books for school.
I do not understand this.
If your search terms are anything to go on, you’re only being asked to read five chapters at a time. FIVE. CHAPTERS.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?! Five chapters of The Hobbit isn’t even 75 pages in most cases! How hard is it to read 75 pages?!
I am very annoyed with you all, but I’m going to be nice like Amy and try to answer your questions.
The Hobbit first 5 chapters/Summary of chapters 1-5 of The Hobbit/What happens at the beginning of The Hobbit?
WELL! You wouldn’t think a bit of classic literature would start with descriptions of drunken hobbit orgies, but it totally does. Some people would say the first few lines are about Bilbo Baggins’ house, but listen. ”[...]a nasty, dirty, wet hole” is TOTALLY A EUPHEMISM! You will probably REALLY impress your teachers if you talk about all the subtext we find in these chapters. Tolkien doesn’t come right out and SAY that all of the hobbits are sex maniacs, but it’s not difficult at all to read between those lines. I am not even joking. I would never steer you wrong, I promise.
What happens in Chapter 19 of The Hobbit?
That’s actually one of my favourite parts. That’s where Bilbo realizes that he’s in love with Thorin (and has been since they left The Shire), but he’s lost his One True Love in The Battle of the Five Armies, and must return to Bag End a sad, lonely hobbit. It was beautifully written and I cry every time I read it. I am almost positive they will leave this part out of the final movie, cos stupid Hollywood and it’s inability to understand m/m interspecies love. [sadface]
I need a song that is appropriate for the first five chapters of The Hobbit.
What happens in The Hobbit Chapter 10?
Not many people know this, but Tolkien was actually the first to experiment with the (now overdone) day walking sparkly vampire trope.* In Chapter X (A Warm Welcome), Bilbo, Thorin and Co. have just escaped from the Mirkwood Elves and are floating along in the wine casks. Bilbo opens them up (heh) to discover that Kili didn’t make it. No amount of resuscitation will bring him back. Just as they’re about to give up on him (and, indeed, Bombur is already setting up a funeral pyre [really a barbecue]) he JUMPS UP and is so sparkly that everyone falls on the ground, rolling around and screaming “THE ARKENSTONE! THE ARKENSTONE!” (except Bilbo, who for some reason is on about being STRUCK BY LIGHTNING! again).
I don’t know, this whole chapter was very strange.
Bilbo’s dinner The Hobbit
Look, I’m not even going to pretend to understand this question. Why are you asking me what he had for dinner? I think it was Lobelia Sackville-Baggins.
What/who was Beorn in The Hobbit?
Well, he was “a bear” so I’ll let you draw your own conclusions. [wink]
In The Hobbit why are Bilbo’s buttons important?
In Middle-Earth buttons are for hobbits what clothes are for house elves in Harry Potter.
Symbolic events in chapters 6-10 of The Hobbit
Just the TITLE of Chapter VI is symbolic. Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire is foreshadowing for Bombur’s eventual attempts to eat Kili. See the previous answer for more information.
What is the overall theme of The Hobbit?
I’d say it’s a combination of Overcoming Adversity and Crime Doesn’t Pay.
And there you go! I hope I’ve been the most helpful, and that those of you that have already been caught for copying my posts to turn into your teachers weren’t expelled or flunked or anything like that. I really like helping you young people out. Make sure to come back and let me know how you did!