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Social Justice Writing Prompts for The Hobbit
« on: February 05, 2020, 09:57:14 PM »
This resource provides a useful compilation of writing prompts on a variety of subjects based on The Hobbit (geared toward intermediate-advanced learners), including prompts addressing representations of language variation and social hierarchy and oppression. Below are a few examples that could be used to teach this text in the context of social justice issues:
  • The roles of women in The Shire and beyond (A chance to look at all the women who appear or are just mentioned. What roles do all these women play? Don't forget all the absent mothers, what does their absence suggest, imply or contribute to the story?)
  • Prejudice in Middle-earth (how many kinds of prejudice are there among Elves and Men and others, what forms do they take, and how do they arise? Is Tolkien making a wider observation?)
  • Being overlooked: the roles of servants, squires, heralds and pages in Tolkien's works. (don't forget the ostlers in Bree and Beorn's 'servants' in The Hobbit!)
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