This is the discussion thread for the first chapter in the first book of Fellowship of the Ring.
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12/26/07 at 4:44pm
I like this chapter for it gives so much information in subtle ways about hobbit life - their quaint customs of giving out presents to others on one's birthday, their simple rural way of life, their love of good food, drink, and friends, their love of family history, etc. The Shire sounds like an ideal place to live if one didn't mind being less than 4 feet tall and having large hairy feet.
Ah but better to have big hairy hobbit feet than be a female dwarf.
I'm jumping ahead of the current chapter but in a later chapter of the LOTR, the dwarf females are described as being identical to dwarf males. It's impossible for an outsider to tell whether a dwarf is male or female. So the big hobbit feet don't seem so bad now, does it?