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Bilbo Baggins and the Forty Thieves
« on: February 06, 2020, 03:43:52 AM »
Carmine, C.G. (2018). Bilbo Baggins and the Forty Thieves: The Reworking of Folktale Motifs in The Hobbit (and The Lord of the Rings) Mythlore, 36(2), 89-104.


While many articles talk about the influence of Beowulf, and this article does as well, the main point of this article is to compare The Hobbit with Ali Babi and the Forty Thieves, drawing parallels between characters and situations. It's interesting to read in its own right, but perhaps (after having read The Hobbit) it may be worth to have students reflect on the story as a whole, and see if they can draw any parallels between it and stories they've heard/read, as the author has done here.