December 29, 2013 at 12:00 am by noamsienna
Continued from here, here, and here. “Quite a little fellow in a wide world”: Smallness, Significance, and Finding Balance The Hobbit ends, in some sense, where it began: in Bilbo’s comfortable hole in the Shire. Bilbo, Gandalf, and Balin are enjoying the simple pleasures of a tobacco jar and each other’s company. Hearing of the […]
December 11, 2013 at 9:03 am by noamsienna
Note: the printed book The Hobbit (1994 edition) is indicated by an italicized title, while Peter Jackson’s 2012 film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is referred to with quotation marks. “According to the Nature of the Dwarves”: An Introduction to Dwarves and Jews On my way home from seeing “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” […]
March 31, 2011 at 11:54 am by Jonah Rank
Can we be excellent ethical and spiritual soloists if we don’t know how to be part of an ensemble?