Classic Stories

This morning, you have been exploring classic stories. You have written a definition and looked at some examples. You have been asked to look at a summary of “The Hobbit” and answer the following questions:

1) Why is this a classic story?

2) What features of a classic story can you see? (Use quotes/evidence from the text)

3) What is the purpose of the story? Why do you think this?

(Example: To entertain, to inform, to persuade, to educate, to provoke, to inspire, to instruct, to retell?)

4) Who are the intended audience? Why do you think this?

(Example: Children, teenagers, young adults? Male/female? Someone who likes…adventure/mystery/happy endings?)

Write your response below and include the names of your group.

25 thoughts on “Classic Stories

  1. This story is a classic because it has used the a variety of features of a classic story, such as, love,hate,faith and many more,as one examples of death is that”Gandalf tricks the troll in to remaining outside when the sun comes up and the sunlight turns the nocturnals trolls to stone. In this story, they have used artistic Quality-life,truth and beauty. The purpose of this story is to entertain people,due to
    the fact that it has used wizards and trolls,this means that it is fantasy. The audience that it’s intended to is children because to entertain them.
    From baldeep and tiya

  2. The HOBBIT plot synopsis is a classic story because it has it shows faith, love,live hate which are ALL features of a classic story. One example of faith is “Bilbo talks to the sly dragon Smaug who unwittingly reveals that his armour-like scales have a weak spot near his heart” this is an example of faith because Smaug trusts( another word for faith) Bilbo to not use his weak spot against him.

    In the HOBBIT I found three of the features that make a classic story because this story doesn’t include any historical events or represent a time in history.

  3. “The Hobbit”is a classic story because it includes posh and old language and character names such as Gandalf, Bilbo and Gollum. As well as that,it includes emotions such as faith,hate and death. One of them is faith, “Gandalf assures both bilbo and the dwarves that there is more to the little hobbit than meets the eye.”

    The purpose of this story is to entertain people,really making the reader feel a mixture of emotions by it’s artistic use of language. I would recommend it to an adventures person and if I had a book store and I would have read it I would have put the book at the front and to any age because it includes every one of them.

    From Nana and Mihir !

  4. The hobbit plot synopsis is a classic story because it shows themes such as life , hate ,death and many more. The evidence is”he is no longer accepted by respectable hobbit society, but he doesn’t care”. This is an example of hate. The purpose of this story is , it expresses emotions , entertains people and inspires people to read it.The audience of this story children who enjoy reading adventure stories.
    From Zaid and Ahlam

  5. The hobbits shows many example of faith.Some examples are in the text.wandering through the tunnel is a example of faith because the other hobbits might thought that he was scarcely being with Gardaff and putting them in a trick.This is a classic story because it says ” he fires an arrow into the dragons heart killing him.This is a example of death because the dragon is killed. I think this a intended audience for teenagers and children to make them learn something from it.

  6. This story is a classic story because it had things about ‘life, hate, death, love and also faith. Examples of this in the text are ‘Gandalf leads’ because his team had enough faith or trust in him to make him leader. Gollum wants to eat Bilbo which show this sentence is hate as he wants revenge on Bilbo of beating him in the riddle contest.

    The purpose of this story is to entertain As it is about a goblin who goes on a magical quest of freedom.The intended audience is for adults to like adventure but it is suitable for all ages.

    By
    Gautam and Mia

  7. A classic story is an old bored stories in the history times it was made in the oldest days the features of the classic story from the text ” he fires an arrow in the dragon heart ,killing him. He burns lake town to the ground “the purpose of the story is when the battle was over Bilbao and gandalf Return to their homes and Bilbao continue his life.and this one ” he is no. Longer accepted by respectable hobbit society,but he does not care. Talk to elves and wizards The audience were children and female

  8. The Hobbit
    The Hobbit is a classic story because,it has a simple story and background.An example of HATE is …”Smaug is furious and flies out of the mountain to burn Lake Town in his rage.And one for a quote …”what have I got in my pocket?”and one for DEATH …”gandalf tricks the trolls into remaining outside when the sun comes up,and the sunlight turns the nocturnal trolls to stone” Now last but not least LIFE……”Shortly after escaping the spiders the unlucky dwarves are captured by a group of wood elves who live near the river that runs through mirkwood.”:)

  9. The Hobbit shows many examples of faith.Some examples of these in the text is wandering through the tunnel is a example of faith because the other hobbits might thought that he was secretly being with Gandalf and putting them in a trick.This is a classic story because it says “he fires an arrow into the dragon’s heart killing him.This is how’s death because the dragon is killed.I think the intended audience is teenagers and young adults and someone who likes happy endings because people who read this book who are under the age of teenagers might think it will happen to them and they will have bad dreams and people over the age of young adults might not get the image reading this book.Also the purpose of this book is to inspire or educate people that if nobody does anything about your issue take it into your own hands,fight back and never give up that what I think that is the purpose of this book.Also another example that this is a classic story is that it says he is no longer acceptable by the respectable hobbit society.I believe this is a example of hate because no body likes him.Something readers can refer to about this book is war because Gandalf and Bilbo are fighting.It says the goblins nearly win this is a example that this is a classic story because Bilbo had to give trust that his group had to win the war.

  10. This is a classic story because I can tell you one of the key features and that is using different themes of love,hate,death,life and faith and one the example are (“But Gandalf assures both Bilibo and the dewarves that ther is more to little hobbit that meets the eye”)this all about faith. I would intend the audience for this classic story are children because more about this person is left out and then person lets him come and it is all about his braveness. That is why I would recommend this for children because in life some children get left out and then they don’t get left out. The purpose of this classic story for entertaining people that have courage in adventure.

  11. Classic Stories

    It is a classic story because it expresses artistic quality also themes such as love,hate,death,life and faith.It also shows a particular time period.

    A feature we can spot out is life for example Bilbo lives in a hole.For death he fires an arrow and Smaug dies.And for faith they accidentally leave behind Bilbo.

    The purpose of the story is to entertain the suitable audience for the story and make them enjoy it.

    The intended audience would be children ( maybe teenagers ) and people who like adventure.

  12. Throughout the story ‘Hobbit’ , many features of a classic story are included ; all of which prove that the hobbit is a classic story .

    During the Hobbit , many forms of a emotions are included ; hate , love , death , faith and finally life . The quote ‘ The goblins nearly win ‘ suggests the wargs ( the team Bilbo was in ) were losing . Bilbo would of had to have a lot of faith that he could win the battle . To infer , ‘ The dwarves are embarking on an adventure to win back their treasure ‘ means that they would of loved the treasure so much that they would put their lives on the line . As the quote suggests , ‘ smaug dies ‘ death is included within the story .

    In my opinion , this classic was wrote to entertain readers . This is because of the tension rising action and it’s very adventurous story line ; Bilbo is set on a quest to find the treasure .

    I think the story was intended for children ( boys and girls ) aged around 7 to 12 because of a three year old a four year old had listened to it they would probably get nightmares due to mild violence action .

  13. 1)This is a classic story because , it brings different emotions and connections to people who read (or maybe watch) the classics. It brings emotions like love, faith, death, hate and life.”But Gandalf assures both Bilbo and the dwarves that there is more to the little hobbit than meets the eye”

    2)The purpose of this story is to entertain people and at the same time to inspire people to bring tension and several emotions like this story. They did this because people like very artistic story’s which makes it a classic.

    3) The audience is suitable all ages because, it includes adventure, mystery, and happy endings.

    By Safiya and Bukumi

  14. This is a classic story because it has features of a classic story such as show themes of hate such as Dwarves are caught in the web. This is a theme of hate because the Dwarves hate that they are caught on the web.
    The features are:
    1) love
    2) hate
    3) death
    4) life
    5) faith
    An example of faith is Gandalf leads the dwarf this is a faith because they have to have faith in Gandalf entering the tunnel. An example of death is the sun turning the nocturnal trolls to stone this is death because the trolls have turned to stone.

    The purpose of this story is to entertain people and make the inquisitive

  15. The hobbit is a classic story because it was told since the Second World War and is highly popular then other storys.the hobbit is also classic because it has a mixure of different themes such as love and hate.

    The purpose of the hobbit is to remind people about the people that died in the World War II. Also the other purpose is that bilbo seeks a lot of problems which he sorts out along with saving overs .

    The audience is about under tenagers and over about seven years old
    People who enjoy books about adventure and mysterys will enjoy it .

    Hasan, Adam and Mohammed S

  16. The hobbit plot synopsis
    This story is classic because it is made in the old days I know this because
    It has expression of life, truth and beauty and more .It has mixed connetshion
    to other ides and emotion . The purpose of the story is to adventure even if you will lose respect and have some fun beacse you will be come lazy.
    The audience is grown ups and teens because it’s recommended for them.

    Ryan Harris .s kamilah saida

  17. It is a book written in the olden times and it is still read now. It uses a range of themes ,which include life, hatred, love,beauty,truth and death. It tells us about his life for example ” bilbo baggins lives a quiet , peaceful life in his comfortable hole at bag end.It is to entertain and retell the story of what has happened I think this because of how they wrote this story and I think it is a fiction story.I think this is a book for every body to read because it includes adventures which children would like but Lots of words adults will understand.
    Humaira and Anton

  18. Why is it a classic story?
    It is a classic story because it expresses the people’s feelings and tells you the themes of the story and has been read for centuries.

    The theme that I can see hate,life and death in the story I know because it says evil,eat for hate and for life is life,lives and death is eat.

    What is the purpose of this story and why?
    The purpose is to entertain and educate people. Also I persuad people how to be a better person
    Who are the intended audience and why?
    Maybe adults and adventurous kids and teenagers because they like mystery and happy endings also dramatic stories .

    Destiny fatimah and summayah

  19. 1) Is’t a classic story because It tells the true and about there life; adventure.
    2) The key features are hate and life between each other.
    3) The purpose of the story is to tell hate relationship bettween them and there battle.
    4) We think it’s for teenagers for bothe ages because there’s a adventures and there a happy ending.

    Nicole , siham ,Dawson and dielli

  20. It’s a classic story because it includes the themes like life and death also it shows a particular time period in the past.The classic features i have identified is that it expresses life and truth also it connects with other authors.The purpose of the story is to have faith that you can make dreams come true and have courage in yourself.The story is aimed at teenagers and children who like adventures.

    Abdi and Daniel

  21. Why is this a classic story?!!!!
    This is a classic story because In this text about hate love and life.
    It also tells us about friendship and faith.

    What features of classic a story can you see?
    We can see that they are trying to tell us about his life.
    Also it tells us about him being lonely

    What is the porpus of the story?
    Is being a better person because biblio is really lonely.

    Who are the audience ?
    The audience are family and friends
    Lea Ali aleasha

  22. The Hobbit is a classical story as the themes in the story show a relationship. There is the life and hate theme in the story.

    They talk about Bilbo’s life “Bilbo Baggins lives a quiet peaceful life in his comfortable hole at Bag End”.

    They also show hate relationship when they say “The dwarves are embarking on a great quest to reclaim their treasure from the marauding dragon Smaug and Bilbo is to act as their burglar.” This shows greed from the dragon as he has taken their treasure.

    The purpose of this story is to show that you should care, share and show to love to everyone and not exclude someone because of how they look and who they are.

    The audience for this story is children and teenagers because it is showing them how to build and maintain a relationship with others.

    Muhammad Luut, Easmina and Aleem

  23. Why is this a classic story?!!!!
    This is a classic story because In this text about hate love and life.
    It also tells us about friendship and faith.

    What features of classic a story can you see?
    We can see that they are trying to tell us about his life.
    Also it tells us about him being lonely

    What is the porpus of the story?
    Is being a better person because biblio is really lonely.

    Who are the audience ?
    The audience are family and friends
    Lea Ali

  24. 1)It is a classical story because it has included Life,Death and Faith.
    2)The features are they have used connections,emotions and it has included lots of themes.
    3)We think the purpose of the story is to always help each other when ever they need help.
    4)I think the audience is children and teenagers because it is an adventure story and mostly it teaches children to help each other because in the story bilbo and other characters helped each other in the story and if children and teenagers don’t share they will learn to help each other.
    Momina and Bailey

  25. 1.This is a classical story because it has a range of themes such as life,hated,friendship and more.Also,this is a classic story due to the fact that it’s old and emotional.

    2.The purpose of the the hobbit story is the to entertain and for the reader to make adventures.I know this because this story is fictional and fictional make people entertained.

    3.In my opinion,this story is aimed for kids and teenagers because like i said before this story is fictional and most kids and teenagers enjoy fictional stories.However most adults reads non-fiction.

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