Date of Award
Honors College Thesis
Jameela Lares, Ph.D.
Matthew Casey, Ph.D.
Sabine Heinhorst, Ph.D.
Tolkien is argued by many to be the author of the century, a legend, and the kickstart to the fantasy genre. Despite these claims, there is very little research done about the song lyrics in his works, especially not in The Hobbit. I have analyzed how the song lyrics show the relationship with time and history of each race—dwarves, elves, hobbits, and goblins—and how their values are shown through their lyrics.
Keywords: Tolkien, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Songs, Music, Hobbits, Dwarves, Elves, Goblins, Values
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McInnis-Trussell, Thalia, "Song Lyrics in The Hobbit: What They Tell Us" (2022). Honors Theses. 852.