Bilbo 's Discovery Of Bravery Essay

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Bilbo’s Discovery of Bravery
An American soldier, Omar. W Bradley once said, “bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death”(www.brainyquote.com). In the novel, The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien, Bilbo Baggins, a timid and meek hobbit, proves this true, as he overcomes his sheepishness, and battles terrifying creatures along his extensive journey. Bilbo Baggins is just an ordinary hobbit who is forced into an adventure, but the experiences along the journey teach him how to become a hero. A group of dwarves and their leader, Thorin, one day show up at Bilbo’s home expecting him to join their adventure to a dragon’s lair. At first Bilbo is very humble and timid, but as the journey progresses, he becomes more outgoing and willing to help out, especially when his friends are in danger. Bilbo, an unexpected hero, proves he is brave as he heroically battles and out tricks the creatures that try to hinder his journey. Bilbo emerges for the first time as a hero as well as gaining his friend’s respect, as he fights off a swarm of massive spiders, risking his life in the process. He embodies the role as a hero early on in the story, as Bilbo wakes up one day to find the dwarves captured by the spiders, struggling for their lives. Bilbo knows that they all will soon die and fights for his friends’ lives. He ultimately saves the dwarves, and “somehow the killing of the giant spider, all alone by himself in the dark without the help of the wizard or the dwarves..,…

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