The master of the house was an elf-friend-one of those people whose fathers came into the strange stories before the beginning of History, the wars of the evil goblins and the elves and the first men in the North. This makes Bilbo entirely unique in the novel: all the other characters Thorin, Bard, even Gandalf, who's fighting for Good have something in mind for a goal. Bilbo killed a few by throwing stones at a few spiders and he killed more via his sword. He asks me if I want to go on an adventure, but I quickly dismiss this question and excuse myself back into my house. In the face of difficulties, he is often afraid and constantly daydreams of bacon and eggs and wishes himself back home. We never learn exactly what kind of creature he is. Heroes do not always have to be real; for instance, they can also be literary characters such as Atticus Finch, Jonas, and Odysseus.
Both agree that if Bilbo should win, Gollum will escort Bilbo to the exit. So Bilbo doesn't fall victim to the gold-sickness that almost drives Thorin crazy. Shortly after, the travelers had gone to Lake Town, a small town occupied by men. As the story progresses, he remains a brave warrior, but Tolkien uses his tendency toward greed and his temptation to keep the treasure to reveal his weaknesses as a leader and a man. Clearly his thin waistline does not betray him for a glutton.
The hobbit is a burden to him. I will give you a name', he said to it, and I shall call you Sting. Beorn also lent several ponies to be used until the group reached Mirkwood. More often than not, the main character is also the hero. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1981, pg. He knows who he is.
But he inevitably gains strengths and abilities… 984 Words 4 Pages Bilbo Baggins; An Unexpected Hero Bilbo Baggins, an unadventureous hobbit, is not an iconic symbol of bravery, but he remains a literary hero for his bravery, perseverence and integrity. Tolkien there are a lot of obstacles the character Bilbo Baggins has to confront. Suddenly in the wood beyond The Water a flame leapt up — probably somebody lighting a wood-fire-and he thought of plundering dragons settling on his quiet Hill and kindling it all to flames. The wizard is looking beneath the surface, checking to see if this particular hobbit is indeed suited for the task at hand. To the Elvenking he gave the emeralds of Girion, such jewels as he most loved, which Dain had restored to him. Most of the change in the character of Bilbo Baggins takes place during the course of the quest for the lost treasure.
Gollum - A strange, small, slimy creature who lives deep in the caves of Moria beneath the Misty Mountains. Gandalf has a vast command of magic and tends to show up at just the moment he is needed most. In those days of our tale there were still some people who had both elves and heroes of the North for ancestors, and Elrond the master of the house was their chief. I learned that he had these traits, not from any sort of list in the novel, but from all the difficult times he faced and overcame. Long hours in the past days Thorin had spent in the treasury, and the lust of it was heavy on him. And indeed, Bilbo seems to fulfill most of Tolkien's requirements: he smokes a pipe, he loves food and is presumably a bit paunchy , he loves a nice waistcoat, and he likes a good night of sleep. Bilbo finds his way out and is reunited with the company.
Throughout The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, the protagonist, changes from a childlike hobbit to a fully matured hero. In the Shire, Bilbo was just a normal hobbit who minded his own business and was never late for dinner. Finally, in Chapter 12, it is Bilbo alone who descends into Smaug the dragon's lair — having first been the one to discover how to use Thorin's key to open the door to the Lonely Mountain — and steals a cup and the Arkenstone from the hoard. Immediately afterwards, he put on his ring and disappeared, as a joke on his neighbours. Prior to the quest, Bilbo Baggins was a conservative, respectable and stubborn hobbit who lead a rich and comfortable life Stephanie web. Deciding that they would rather leave the path then starve to death they headed after the lights. In my opinion, his personal character growth is unmistakable and also on a larger scale than the other candidates.
I came from the end of a bag, but no bag went over me. At the beginning of the adventure, the reader sees Bilbo as a kind-hearted, fair hobbit that likes to stay at home. In the Shire, Bilbo was just a normal hobbit who minded his own business and was never late for dinner. He only knows what he can do, what he must do, what he will do. He was a hero to himself by those means as well. Members of this family were known to go off on adventures, but these stories were quieted up by the rest of the family. There, he met Aragorn and Elrond.
He frequently voices the desire to be back at home and not on an adventure at all. A dwarf shot it where it died, on the other side. It was as if J. These characteristics, as well as safety and a dull existence, are typical of the Baggins Following his discovery of the ring, Bilbo begins to face danger Mathews 36. He's practical and loyal beyond the imagining of nearly everybody in the novel. The stars were out in a dark sky above the trees. In an effort to buy more time, Bilbo enters a game of riddles with the creature of the dark.
Tolkien divides the change in Bilbo's character into the three major part of the book, prior to the quest, during the quest, and after the quest. Bilbo almost stopped breathing, and went stiff himself. In the world of Middle Earth that J. Bilbo Baggins was chosen to take part in this quest due to his many wonderful qualities. He must willfully and decisively walk out his front door or the story immediately ends.
Reds, greens, and yellows are quite popular among hobbits. Facing Gollum: Testing Identity Having failed the previous test, Bilbo is now isolated from the company and left to fend for himself against an unpredictable adversary. And after all that last question had not been a genuine riddle according to the ancient laws. Learning the ways of the world outside of his cozy hobbit hole really opened his eyes, and I believe the quest benefited Bilbo greatly. In journeying through this land the hero demonstrates his bravery and selflessness. Bilbo spends much of the first part of the quest terrified, uncomfortable and unhappy.