The “hero’s Journey” begins with a call to an ordinary individual to leave the ordinary world. This calls prompts the individual to leave the common life to venture into the realm of the unknown. The journey continues with the individual leaving the ordinary world to descend into the special world. The decent into the special world brings the individual through different adventures and experiences that reveal weakness and allow for strength and development to conquer those weaknesses. Bilbo baggins journey represents the “hero’s Journey”as he leaves the ordinary world as an ordinary hobbit,enters the special world as a developing warrior,and returns as an unexpected hero.
As I aforementioned before Bilbo makes a colossal transformation. Bilbo and the narrator notices that he doesn’t mind what used to bother him he says “I am sorry to say he did not mind. He was quite content; and the sound of the kettle on his hearth was ever more musical than it had been even in the quiet days before the Unexpected Party”(Tolkien 302). Bilbo isn’t aggravated by any little thing anymore since he got out of his comfort zone he’s more relaxed. To continue on this point Gandalf also takes consideration that Bilbo has made a colossal transformation Gandalf says “My dear Bilbo!
When people go places and step out of their comfort zones, sometimes they come back a different person. In The Hobbit, Bilbo is an ordinary hobbit, but after his adventure, it is apparent that Bilbo is now a hero. Three events that occur that show this transformation are when Bilbo jumps over Gollum, when Bilbo slays a spider, and when Bilbo travels to the Elvenking and Bard in order to make peace. The moment Bilbo leaps over Gollum demonstrates to the reader how Bilbo is beginning to go from hobbit to hero.
Bilbo did not possess any heroic qualities when he left on his adventure, but, as it is recorded in the book: he would not be the same person by the time he returned. The first time you see any heroism in his character is when he gets lost in the goblin tunnels and is under the pursuit of Gollum. Because Bilbo has obtained a magic ring, he is able to become invisible. Gollum can't see the hobbit and is blocking the exit of the tunnel. Now Bilbo is left with a two choices: he can either kill Gollum and easily escape or spare Gollum and try to avoid him on the way out.
In the Hobbit, Bilbo is morphed into a hero when he finds the ring. The reader can infer that the ring was key for him to become a hero because without it he most likely would not have been a hero in the situations where he was using the ring to save the others.
Along the way, they overcome many obstacles that threaten their lives and put their trust for one another to the test. Bilbo learns that there is more to him than he realizes and through hard work and dedication, he can accomplish almost anything. Overcoming these problems and learning more about himself helped Bilbo change from an ordinary, self-doubting hobbit into a clever, courage-filled, loyal hero. In the beginning, Bilbo has no desire to go on an adventure of any kind, but he quickly learns about the cleverness he obtains when he is forced to make quick decisions.
When watching movies or reading books, you may notice a pattern or similarity in the stories. This is called an archetype. The hero’s journey is one example. Authors have different ways of expressing their thoughts in their hero’s journey. The Hobbit is about the journey of Bilbo Baggins and 13 dwarves who journey to get their treasure back.
There are multiple patterns in this world, and as people go through life and experience things that the majority of humans do, mankind adheres to many of them. These templates are called archetypes, and we notice multitudes of them portrayed in novels or film. By looking at the Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers directed by Peter Jackson, one can see that the film follows character and symbolic patterns that have stayed constant through millions of years, two of which are the lost soul archetype, and the light versus the dark archetype. The audience saw both of these models connect to the basic human experience of losing one’s self and having to stand up for who you are against the evils of the world.
In the story “The Hobbit” Bilbo can be seen as the hero when he sacrifices his family’s name to be a part of the quest to get Thorin's gold back Bilbo's first approach is his attempt on stealing the trolls’ treasure. He later is met by the goblins, Gollum, elves, and spiders. Each fear he faces develops Bilbo as a hero, getting him ready for his greatest quest, stealing the treasure from Smaug.. Another example of Bilbo putting others before himself is the treasure he willing to give in order to bring peace to the men, elves, and dwarves. Last, but not least, Bilbo is willing to sacrifice his life for a cause bigger than himself.
Nasty, disturbing, uncomfortable things” (4). This refusal is borne out of a life which, up to that point, has been of second breakfasts, smoke-rings, and morning letters. His dismissive tone, however belie his adventurous Took blood. Later, in an attempt to quell the dwarves’ suspicions and introduce a lighter mood, Gandalf’s tone shifts from oratorical to comical, even sympathetic as he reassures them that though Bilbo “gets funny queer fits, (but) he is one of the best-- as fierce as a dragon in a
Bilbo perfectly fits Joseph Campbell’s definition of a hero and his adventure parallels the journey that Campbell formulated many years ago. Bilbo’s actions and journey show that he risks his life for something bigger than himself, making himself a great
Trial And Error By: Mitchell and Bailey In the movie The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by: Peter Jackson, there are many different archetypes. Archetypes, statements and patterns of behaviour, are seen around almost every corner of the film. In the film, there are two archetypes that stand out more obviously than others.