Character Analysis Of 'The Hobbit'

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Any story needs interesting character in order to keep a readers attention. Without diverse and multi-dimensional characters, the story will become flat and lose the reader 's attention. J.R.R. Tolkein is the author of the critically acclaimed Lord of the Rings books. These novels did not just become a story, but they became a universe. This universe that Tolkein has manifested has become near and dear to many fans of the series. Inside his meticulously crafted universe he has forged numerous unique personalities. Beyond question the characters and personalities of The Hobbit prevail as one of the finest aspects of the novel; therefore, it forms a compelling story told by fleshed out, compelling, and authentic characters.

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At the beginning of the book Bilbo did not care nor think of anything outside of the Shire (C). By the end of the book after his transformation hsi veiw has changed dramatically but still retains his love of the Shire (C). Bilbo 's fianly event that changes him can be clearly seen when saves everyone from the spiders ' trap and formulates a plan to help them escape putting only himself in harm 's way. Bilbo is also extraordinarly clever when he outsmarts Gollum with the riddles they were trading in a game to stay alive. Even though his riddle was a mistake he had enough wits to play out his error while his life is on the line. It would be impossible to argue that Bilbo does not become the leader of the pary after he rescues the dwarves from the spiders and elves. Initially Bilbo would have never been able to lead his friends without Gandalf. One could compare Bilbo to a superhero with his super power being his luck. Such ocassions his luck has saved him include when the goblins tried kidnapping the dwarves in the mountains, finding the Arkenstone in the monumental pile of treasure, surviving the escape from the Elf Kings palace on a barrel, and finding Smaug 's weakspot (B). Not only does he have uncanny luck but he is very pure and keeps part of his character throughout the entire novel. Bilbo never falters in his morals even if it means betraying Throrin, not killing Gollum when presented …show more content…
Fili and Kili are the nephews of Throrin. They have such a strong compassion for Throrin that they both die in battle alongside Throrin . They are also affected the least by the gold sickness, instead of searching for their cut they grab instruments and play music while the other dwarves rumage through the piles of treasure (B). Another notable dwarf is Balin. Balin is the friendliest dwarf with Bilbo, he protects over Bilbo especially when all the other dwarves blame him for something going wrong (B). He is also the most courageous being the only dwarf able to follow Bilbo into the chamber of Smaug (B). Finally at the end of the book, Balin and Gandalf are the only people who visit Bilbo establishing his deep everlasting friendship addidng a warm ending to the

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