Bilbo Bagbo Character Analysis Chapter 1

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When I read this, I thought it was strange that with the mark came the surprise visitors, not Gandalf which he was expecting. Reading this, I asked myself if there was any connection oath the mark and the visitors and what the mark meant. This active reading is imperative to make connections and draw conclusions in this novel. In the end it turned out the marking on the door and the visitors were related and was the springboard for further development in the novel.
This quote, while not significant to the plot, tells the reader something about Bilbo Baggins’ character. Unfortunately for him, he is having to endure miserable weather on an adventure he isn 't even sure he wants to be on. Through the wording and adjectives used, one can clearly see the frustration he is experiencing. The end of the quote, mentioning his desire to return home is a theme in this novel, yet because of his courage, he will do his best to continue with the Company aid in their journey, despite the constant wish to return home.
This quote shows the theme of good versus evil in the thoughts of Elrond. He cannot decide whether he would help the dwarves or not, as he disagrees with the ethics of both groups. This struck me as I was reading it as I had never thought in the mindset Elrond did about the
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I thought the dwarves would turn away in fear as well. Throughout the novel, I have considered what I thought the motive for going to the mountain actually was. Is it greed? Revenge? The one essential question had really stuck with me: What part does wealth and materialism play in the novel? I would say a lot. I feel this whole journey is about wealth and materialism and the trouble it can cause. By going to the mountain, they are disturbing Smaug and putting others in danger because of their desire of wealth. Towards the end of the novel, we find that Smaug destroyed Lake-town, and all of this was caused by the dwarves

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