Essay on The Tolkien 's The Hobbit

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Tolkien’s The Hobbit tells the story of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who leaves his hometown to help a group of dwarves regain their treasure, which had been stolen by a dragon named Smaug. The group encounters many obstacles while on their journey to the Lonely Mountain. Once they reach it, Smaug is killed and they are encircled by five different armies, all coming together to battle for rights over the treasure. Bilbo goes through an entire transformation while on his journey. When being thrown into extreme situation while on his journey, which he would have otherwise not had to overcome, Bilbo evolves from a comfortable little Hobbit with no aspirations for greatness, to a crucial part of a revolutionary adventure, thereby becoming a hero, in his own right. He starts out as an ordinary hobbit, a creature that has “no use for adventures” (6) and sees them as “nasty disturbing uncomfortable things” (6). By the end of the novel, though, he has come to embody heroic qualities, a significant factor in the novel that demonstrates how much impact an adventure can have on any one character.
At the beginning of the story Bilbo hates adventures and wants his life to stay as it is, peaceful and well ordered. This is evident when Gandalf arrives at Bag End and starts a conversation about an adventure. Bilbo becomes annoyed with him because he does not want to talk about such a bad thing as an adventure with such a strange man. The narrator tells us, that Bilbo wants Gandalf “to go away”…

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