The Hobbit Journey Essay

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In the novel The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien the readers are introduced to the protagonist Bilbo Baggins who is a close-minded, and unadventurous creature “ Sorry I don’t want any adventures, thank you” (6).The protagonist, Bilbo is a hobbit which is a small sized race that is similar to humans. Hobbits have hairy feet and enjoy the comfort of their home and knowing they are safe. He lives in a hole in Bag End Underhill and likes food and drinking.In the beginning Bilbo is not daring and weak minded but undergoes through a journey that helps him progress into a courageous, daring essential leader. The journey of Bilbo’s change starts with Bilbo and the 13 dwarves who are distracted by a flashing light of fire. The dwarves are intrigued and curious …show more content…
In this forest it’s dark and you can’t tell whether it’s day or night. Everyone wants to leave this forest but they can’t find a exit. Gandalf before leaving the group warns them to not stray off the path. At night the group sees lights and leave the path. They see elves sitting around a fire just feasting. Once the elves know they are being watched the lights go off and the group becomes separated since they can’t see anything. Bilbo falls asleep and is awoken to a giant spider approaching him. He grabs his swords and kills the spider on his own. This is the first time Bilbo does anything on his own without Gandalf stepping in and helping him"Somehow the killing of a giant spider, all alone by himself in the dark without the help of a wizard or the dwarves or anyone else, made a great difference to Mr. Baggins. He felt a different person, and much fiercer” (155). He feels courageous and brave so he names the sword that he used to kill the spider “Sting”. He then saves the dwarves from being attacked by the …show more content…
It is here where Bilbo is fully developed into a new character. Thorin picks Bilbo to be the burglar and go into Smaug’s chamber. Smaug is peacefully sleeping and Bilbo puts on the ring so he becomes invisible. Once Bilbo sees the dragon he becomes afraid but becomes brave and steals a golden cup. Although he makes it out unharmed the dragon notices once he awakens one of his treasures are missing. He is outraged and begins to cause chaos in the mountains. Smaug sees the ponies and kills them while the group goes into hiding. Bilbo has a new attitude and outlook and gets the nerve to go see the dragon while knowing he could die. Although Bilbo is brave to go back he still has the ring on. The dragon is still outraged but amused because Bilbo spoke to him in only

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