Essay Bilbo 's A Great Hero

1050 Words May 4th, 2016 5 Pages
“Let’s have no more argument. I have chosen Mr Baggins and that ought to be enough for all of you. If I say he is a Burglar, a Burglar he is, or will be when the time comes. There is a lot more in him than you guess, and a deal more than he has any idea of himself. You may (possibly) all live to thank me yet(19).” Even though all the Dwarfs didn’t believe in Bilbo, Gandalf knew all along that Bilbo could become a hero. Gandalf could see past the scared, orderly, and calm part of Bilbo to the selfless, humble, and cleverness part of Bilbo. He knew that once Bilbo embraced the other side of him, then he would become a great hero. These three traits that Bilbo has make him a hero; selflessness, humility, and cleverness.
The first heroic trait that Bilbo displays is his wit and cleverness. There are many times when Thorin and Company were in tight situations and luckily for them Bilbo always seemed to come up with a witty plan to get them out. One such time was when the Dwarfs were captured by the Woodland Elves and were held captive in cells. “One day, nosing and wandering about, Bilbo discovered a very interesting thing: the great gates were not the only entrance to the caves... Where this underground watercourse came forth from the hillside there was a water-gate... For some time Bilbo sat and thought about this water-gate, and wondered if it could be used for the escape of his friends, and at last he had the desperate beginnings of a plan(177).” Bilbo was able to come up…

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