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The Hobbit: Genre Analysis (Children's Tale or Fantasy?)
« on: February 05, 2020, 10:32:19 PM »
This piece from Schmeink (2019) discusses the intersection of children's story and fantasy as genres presented in The Hobbit and explores the ways this text (as well as its film adaptation) aligns with and rejects the characteristics of these genres. For instance, some characteristics of texts within the fantasy genre that the article details include:
  • They are a way of enriching the imagination
  • They are a way of experiencing and exploring emotions
  • They are a source of hopes and dreams for changing our world
  • They are a way of escaping, etc. (p. 12)
While reading, learners can analyze these functions in relation to their own experience with the text, or can explore how different genres are portrayed.
https://scholar.valpo.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1144&context=journaloftolkienresearch#page=1&zoom=auto,-21,802