Compare And Contrast Bilbo And The Hobbit

Many people have asked me what I think of when I hear the word hero. Some people think of superheroes, such as Batman, Superman or Spider Man. However, heros can be normal people without super hero powers such as teachers, parents, and coaches. Just like Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien, I too had heros help me in my life. Bilbo and I both have people in our lives that helped us achieve the impossible. Along the way both Bilbo and I evolved into heros. Gandalf, my parents, and my coach all share heroic traits and even some differences in the way they helped Bilbo Baggins and I in our adventures.
Gandalf and my parents share similar and different ways in which they helped Bilbo and I in our adventures. Gandalf states to his group,
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When I first joined my club soccer team I was obviously not as good as the other players on my team. They were all so skilled, quick, and precise, and i was just average. My old club team did not have the amazing coaches that my new club team had so I felt like the underdog. Bilbo was considered the underdog by his fellow group members as well. His groups was filled with experienced adventurers and fighters and he was just an average Hobbit. Or so he thought. Since Gandalf kept his faith in Bilbo throughout the whole novel, he became a force to be reckoned with. So with a lot of practice and help from my coach I was able to catch up and surpass other teammates just like Bilbo did in his group. Gandalf states,” My dear Bilbo!” he said. “Something is the matter with you! You are not the hobbit that you were.” (Tolkien 302) I think this is really powerful because even Gandalf sees the Hobbit Bilbo has become. Unlike myself, Bilbo was left on his own when Gandalf left for unknown reasons and Thorin was taken leaving Bilbo as a leader. My coach has not left me to defend for myself yet. He is at practice with me, on the sidelines and he always a call away. Next year will be a whole new adventure for me. I will be playing for a whole new team in college which means I will have a new coach and new teammates. Bilbo was able to step up and be a leader when he had too and I hope to be …show more content…
Christopher Reeve, an American actor who played Superman, stated “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and ensure in spite of overwhelming obstacles”. This quote is amazing because I do not think a lot of people realize that they can be a hero. Like Christopher Reeve stated, Bilbo and I too had to find strength to persevere and ensure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. For example when Bilbo ran into Gollum and defeated him and still got away from the Goblins ,and when I proved everyone wrong and committed to a D1 college. Nobody thought I could do it. They did not think i had the skills and the heart to be a Division 1 athlete. But I did not let what they were saying get to me. I knew I had the heart and the skills to play and I was going to play no matter what it took. On page 92, Bilbo just escaped from the Goblins and he was on his way to find his group again when he overheard his group talking about him. They said, “ He has been more trouble than use so far”. “If we have have got to go back now into those abominable tunnels to look for him, then drat him, I say” (Tolkien 92). Despite what they said about him, Bilbo kept his head up and proved them wrong. Bilbo and I share differences in the way we helped ourselves to become our own heros. Bilbo uses a ring to hide himself when he is in a tough spot and when needs to get

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