Yippee! It’s Friday! And you’ve read to page 290. We’re almost DONE reading The Hobbit. So let’s reflect on genre.
Look back at the journal entries that you and your classmates submitted for Hobbit Topic #9. Also, return to the link to wikipedia’s fantasy page. Read through it as well. Now that you’ve read The Hobbit, a book written by the acclaimed “Father of Modern Fantasy”, what’s your revised definition of fantasy? How do you think Tolkien’s life experiences helped to shape the concept of modern fantasy? What elements of Tolkien’s fantasy world–Middle Earth–effect modern video games, the movie industry, and pop culture in general?