The Hobbit is a Unique Story

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Today, many readers think The Hobbit is one of the most unique novels in the twentieth century; on the other hand, some readers think this novel is not written based on Tolkien's own thoughts. There are many ancient texts associated with The Hobbit. People who have read about Norse, English, or Germanic mythology may find out that the story plots are related to The Hobbit. Nevertheless, Tolkien should not be considered a plagiarist. Although he employs various events and characters that are similar to those of ancient myths, his story is original.
Tolkien's Smaug in The Hobbit has many precedents in ancient texts; however, Smaug acts differently compared to other dragons. Fafnir, an evil dragon in Volsunga Saga, is remarkably similar to Smaug. Both dragons have hard skin, hold treasures, and have the ability to spill flames, but unlike Smaug, Fafnir was originally a dwarf. They have different purposes for guarding their treasures; Smaug guards treasures for his own good, but Fafnir guards his father’s house of ;glittering gold and flashing gems;(14). Also, the English myth about St. George fighting the dragon, illustrates that the dragon;s ;Skin more hard than brass was found;(33) except the weak spot under the right wing ;which was the only place where there were no scales;(35), and that is similar to one of Smaug;s traits. However, Smaug;s weak spot is in the hollow of his left breast. In the end, both Smaug and the dragon in the English myth die differently because events are dissimilar. Smaug is killed by an arrow, but the other is slain by a spear ;straight at the fiery dragon;s jaws;(34). Thus, Smaug is different from the dragons in the ancient texts. That makes Tolkien;s story original.
There are many main characters in The Hobbit that are somewhat similar to the characters in the ancient texts; however, they are different in the sense of their backg