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  • Finding God In The Hobbit Analysis

    life. Bilbo has the ring on so he is invisible and is contemplating whether to kill Gollum. The passage in the book continues: He must get away, out of this horrible darkness, while he had strength left. He must fight. He must stab the foul thing, put its eyes out, kill it. It meant to kill him. No, not a fair fight. He was invisible now. Gollum had no sword. Gollum had not actually threatened to kill him, or tried to yet. And he was miserable, alone, lost. A sudden understanding, a pity mixed with horror, welled up in Bilbo’s heart: a glimpse of endless unmarked days without light or hope of betterment, hard stone, cold fish, sneaking around and whispering. All these thoughts passed in a flash of a second. He trembled. And then quite suddenly in another flashed, as if lifted by new strength and resolved, he leaped. Gollum is deceptive, vile and murderous; and deserves death. And yet, Bilbo is able to empathize and pity Gollum. He is able to see beneath the dark surface of this now damnable creature. Bilbo spares him and every Christian should be able see their Lord’s hand in this moment of mercy Prodigal Blog. Later, in The Lord of the Rings, Gandalf tells Frodo, Bilbo’s nephew, “Deserve it (death)! I daresay he does. Many that liveth deserve death. And some that die deserve life. And can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out judgment… I have not much hope that Gollum can be cured before he dies, but there is a chance of it” The Lord of the Rings,…

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  • Examples Of Greed In The Hobbit

    story, as it does not discriminate between characters portrayed as necessarily good, or evil. Firstly, it is significant to note why the ring is not the driving force of conflict in The Hobbit. The answer is relatively simple- the ring just simply did not exist then. When Bilbo gains the ring in the cave with Gollum, the first edition of the novel suggests that it was simply just an invisibility ring. The ring was simply meant to be a “turning point in his career” (Tolkien 68)- but nothing…

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  • Bilbo's Heroism In The Hobbit

    When the goblins first attack the party unexpectedly Bilbo is the first to yell for Gandalf and alert the others to danger. His quick thinking saves the group from their very possible demise. Soon after Bilbo is faced with a situation common in many medieval epics, a riddle off. Bilbo comes across the creature known as Gollum and they come to the understanding that if Bilbo can out smart him, Gollum will show him the way out. If not Gollum will eat him. High stakes to stay the least. However…

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  • Bilbo's Journey

    light-hearted humor in An Unexpected Journey. This humor, by nature, creates a more relaxed and informal mood within the film that is not present in the novel. It could even be said of book’s readers that when they went looking, they found the movie. However, if they wanted a film that conveyed the same tone of novel, then they probably did not find what they were after, similar to the quote. While many events in An Unexpected Journey support the animated tone, one character in particular also…

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  • Who Is Bilbo A Hero

    and was able to get him and the dwarves free of the spiders. He went above his own struggles to rescue his team and he was successful. Next, Bilbo had to learn how to survive. Even though Bilbo was a fifty year old man. He was able to accomplish many things that even a twenty year old couldn’t do. At first, Bilbo had to learn to survive. He never went outside of his own mountain, so imagine going hundred of miles out of your comfort zone. When Bilbo was lost in the caves, he encounter a…

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  • How Is Bilbo Baggins A Hero In The Hobbit

    of him as a burden who only brings trouble because of his current traits. Just as Bilbo begins to come towards the edge of the wild, he runs into a second and even greater challenge, the goblins and Gollum, which tests Bilbo’s wits, resourcefulness, and his new-found bravery to not only prove his worth to the dwarves, but to take a leap in his true character. Earlier, Bilbo wasn’t able to physically or mentally carry his own weight, and he always needed the wise advisor’s help; this time when…

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  • Character Analysis Of Hero: Brain Or Brawn

    Standing firm in one’s beliefs often spurs teasing and judgment, so courage is needed to remain steadfast, and doing so qualifies one as a true hero. Bilbo consistently puts his friends first and seeks peace and happiness for the world. Bilbo hesitates when presented with the opportunity to kill Gollum, a hideous creature seeking Bilbo’s life. Doing so could ensure safety for Bilbo and facilitate his escape from the goblin caves. However, “a sudden understanding, a pity mixed with horror,…

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  • Compare And Contrast Bilbo And The Hobbit

    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…

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  • Narrative Suture And Reader Engagement In The Hobbit

    During Bilbo’s encounter with Gollum, the narrator remarks, “I don’t know where he came from, or who he was,” (Tolkien 118). This means that while the narrator is all-knowing for the most part, there are still aspects he does not know. While this does not mean he is an unreliable narrator, it helps the reader to feel as if it is a personal story and the narrator is speaking directly to them, as he admits he does not know everything about Gollum, throwing his own personal opinion into the story.…

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  • Bilbo's Discovery Of Bravery In The Hobbit By JRR Tolkien

    After Bilbo’s first victory, he is called to help his friends once more when the dwarves are captured by the wood elves. Luckily, Bilbo has the ability to disappear due to his magic ring he finds in Gollum, a small slimy creature who tries to trick Bilbo’s, cave making him capable of sneaking around unseen. Bilbo discovers a water gate, and for some time he “sat and thought about [it wondering] if it could be used for the escape of his friends, and at last he has the desperate beginnings of a…

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