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Hobbit

hobbitThe Hobbit

by Valmic and Jashan for Novel Madness 2013

Imagine yourself warding off goblins, hiking over treacherous mountains, and battling fierce dragons. This is the world that J.R.R. Tolkien transports you to in his amazing book, The Hobbit. Although a few obsessed Harry Potter fans might possibly argue that Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the most interesting novel, the majority of the class realizes how The Hobbit is more intriguing and epic. This novel offers humor, teaches many virtues and important life skills, and amazingly describes an adventurous tale.

Even though some students may think that Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is slightly humorous, most students understand that The Hobbit contains a plethora of comical contents. This novel discloses the ridiculousness of real life. In the book, Bilbo ends up serving practically all of his food to a party of reckless dwarves. When Valmic hosted a party, it ended up with an empty stomach, dirty dishes, and a damaged house, just like the situation with the dwarves. Dwarves in this novel give substantially hysterical and interesting personalities. From obese Bombur to lanky Kili, and from courageous Thorin to cowering Dwalin, these characters will have you laughing with them until the end.

A few people might feel that Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets teaches virtues such as decapitating snakes is enjoyable, but many pupils believe J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel provides more morals, ethics, and life skills as it draws to a close. Unlike Harry Potter, this novel possesses originality. Have you ever noticed how Aragog is similar to the giant spiders in The Hobbit? J.R.R Tolkien thought up these creative ideas and fantastical creatures long before the ideas of Harry Potter were even formed. This book also teaches you that in the face of great odds, courage and teamwork prevail. Bilbo, with the aid of the dwarves and his recently discovered bravery, was able to confront the dragon, Smaug. Patience is also discussed in The Hobbit. The sheer destruction that Bilbo’s hastiness caused taught us to wait patiently.

Although a few pupils may assume that Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is somewhat more interesting than it, most students in A7 know that The Hobbit keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire experience. The Hobbit is an adventure packed and description filled book. It transports you from the calm Shire to treacherous mountains, hungry trolls, and scrawny old guys who are obsessed with antiques. Every moment in this novel is full of suspense. We were trapped by the intense scenes in The Hobbit, including when Bilbo negotiated with Smaug, the fearsome dragon. The adventure in this epic novel also starts at the right moment, capturing the readers mind. Jashan and I were captivated by The Hobbit, unlike Harry Potter where there is barely any adventure at all.

Silly trolls, malicious goblins, and mighty dragons leap from the pages of The Hobbit. This novel is hysterical and teaches life lessons. The adventure in the novel captures your mind. Vote for The Hobbit today! My Precious!

For the complete list of Novel Madness titles and links to student essays, click here.

For the results of this final matchup, click here.

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16 Responses

  1. I’ve never read the book, but you guys had the best speech by far. my vote’s for The Hobbit.

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  2. I have never read the book, but the speech makes me want to! and the class agrees because you made it to the finals! great job!

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  3. I really loved how Jashan and Valmic presented their speech/ essay. I never read the book, but you guys made it seem really funny and exciting. Even though you beat me, you guys were really good.

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  4. This book by just hearing this persuasive essay itself makes me just want to read it. I learn how good this book is, this makes me go in a whole new world every time I read this essay to myself. Amazing book, and I think this book had a really good chance of winning like many others.

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  5. This must be a great book! I haven’t read it yet, but by the looks of this review, it should be interesting to read. Descriptive details, humor, and courage, and fantasy are all in The Hobbit. Hope to read it soon. This was a great Novel Madness speech. I especially like the conclusion! 🙂

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  6. Congratulations Valmic and Jashan! You two had a great speech that was completely hilarious! You also did an amazing job representing this awesome book.

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  7. Great speech guys! I haven’t read the Hobbit, and the way you guys describe it makes me sit at the edge of my seat, too! Excellent job with the acting!

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  8. This is a very adventurous book and makes the reader want to read on and on. Hobbit is packed with nonstop action, and the taste of adventure. Reading this book will make you feel like you’re actually in the story and that you’re on an epic quest.

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  9. I didn’t read the book either, but the way you described and presented the book made me interested in it. Nice job!

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  10. Great job on the speech. I personally thought the book was boring, but you guys make it sound awesome! Your speech was really funny.

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  11. Even though I’ve read the book, Valmic and Jashan has made the book even more fun by presenting their funny speech, but serious at the same time. Good job! 🙂

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  12. Congrats on making it to the finals! Your speech was fantastic. Even though you beat The Lightning Thief you inspired me and others that haven’t read the book vote for you in the next round. Good job Valmic and Jashan!

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  13. Hooray for Valmic and Jashan!! You guy did an amazing job! the way you used humor, description, and good arguments made your presentation awesome. Congratulations on making it to the finals!

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  14. You two did an amazing job representing The Hobbit! I haven’t read the book, but after your speech, I have made it a priority. Your essay was completely brilliant. Of course, the introduction and the conclusion were great! Great job!

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  15. Your speech is very creative, as well as you two. I heard your speech four times, like everybody else did. Every time, it got better and better. There’s some deep details connected with some humor. Even though I didn’t read the book, you gave me the picture that I can imagine about the book. Good job guys!

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  16. This speech was incredible. I enjoyed the humor in the speech and your reasons for why this novel is better than The Chamber of Secrets. If I were asked this question before I read this speech I would choose Harry Potter. But after reading your speech I would choose The Hobbit 🙂

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