Bilbo Righteous Quotes

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Righteous. What does it mean to be righteous? The definition of righteous is to be morally right or justifiable, but is that the only definition? How do we know if someone has the quality of righteousness? It all depends on one’s opinion of what they believe is righteous through their own morals and beliefs. Bilbo demonstrates righteousness on multiple occasions through the book. He takes some reasonable and just actions at times and there are other moments where you could question his decision-making. Nonetheless, he has grown a great deal throughout the story and through his seen and unseen experiences. At the beginning of the book, he is a laid back, calm, self preserving and, you could say, boring guy. He just wants to stay in his comfy …show more content…
He was given the meeting time to rendezvous with the dwarves and contemplated whether to join them or not. It says in the book that he thought to himself that he would not go, and it seems to be that way until Gandalf pushes him to go. Though Gandalf did push Bilbo, Bilbo can make decisions. He knows whether he wants to do something or not and he would have stayed home if he really wanted to, but he did not. Who knows what he really was thinking at that time or whether it was for a just cause or if he was just curious about his Tookish …show more content…
There, he meets Gollum, a creature. Gollum threaten to eat Bilbo indirectly and it leads into a riddle battle. Bilbo manages to outsmart Gollum but then Gollum chases after him to find out what Bilbo was hiding, which was the ring. During Bilbo’s escape, he accidentally puts the ring on and becomes invisible. This allows him to follow Gollum to the exit and when he nears it, he encounters the idea of killing Gollum there and then. He thinks about it for a few moments and then comes up with the conclusion of not killing him for it would not be fair. Bilbo had a weapon and Gollum did not. Bilbo was invisible with his presence hidden and Gollum had no way of seeing Bilbo. Gollum did not even directly threaten to kill Bilbo. He knew it was unfair, he even pitied the poor creature. I believe this was righteous because Bilbo knew all the advantages he had and did not kill him solely because it was not a fair fight. Bilbo being on his first adventure, he handled this with such a wise mentality. Bilbo is growing more and more into a righteous

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