|Plot Summary of Farmer Giles of Ham/The Adventures of Tom Bombadil|
Farmer Giles becomes the hero of the countryside after suposingly chasing off a giant who was stomping on the village. Farmer Giles is then sent by the king to kill a dragon. He makes a deal with the dragon not to kill him in return for the dragon's treasure, but Giles is deceived. Later, he is able to get all the dragon's treasure for himself, and the dragon becomes tame.
This synopsis report prepared by Anna
If 'The Hobbit' is an introduction to 'The Lord of the Rings', then 'Farmer Giles' is an introduction to the 'The Hobbit'. Gentle and funny, whimsical and clever, this short story can be enjoyed by adults and children alike. Farmer Giles of Ham lives in the age of knights, giants, dragons, and has a talking dog. He is an unwilling but eventually worthy hero. The poems that form 'The Adventures of Tom Bombadil' are light whimsy and should be taken in that vein. They will be partly familiar if you know the Lord of the Rings. The other poems are more serious and 'The Hoard', about a treasure of gold and silver, is particularly good.
This synopsis report prepared by Michael JR Jose
|Chapter Analysis of Farmer Giles of Ham/The Adventures of Tom Bombadil|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 30%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- humorous or laughable
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
- dragons (hostile)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Kid's book (ages 7-14)
- during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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