Bilbo Baggins Quotes

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“Sorry! I do not want any adventures, thank you.”- Bilbo Baggins (Chapter 1, page 7) I believe that Bilbo Baggins is the most affected by this adventure. At the beginning he was an ordinary hobbit sitting on his lawn, by the end he has killed Spiders, escaped from goblins and most impressive of all, stole the Arkenstone from Smaug. This journey has changed Bilbo as a mold would shape clay. Imagine Bilbo as white play dough, he has been put into the molds (the molds of the tasks he has done.), and he has been mixed with different colours (all the different creatures he has met.). He has turned into a whole new colour and is now a whole new shape. His idea of the world, his desire for adventure and his courage have all changed. First, I believe…show more content…
At the beginning, Bilbo has no intentions of leaving the comfort of home. I assume the only reason he actually goes is because he does not like being called a coward grocer. Plus the Took inside of him is eagerly waiting for a chance to be released, as we can see from the following quote. “Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick.”-J.R. R Tolkien (The Hobbit, Chapter 1, page 19) It does not take him long to uncover his Took side, as we can see in chapter two, he builds up the courage to steal from the trolls. Which brings me to my next point, Bilbo 's desire for adventure has definitely changed. In the first chapter Gandalf had to push Bilbo outside the door. In chapter two, when the company saw the light of the trolls, they said to Bilbo, “Now it is the burglar 's turn, you must go on and find out all about that light…” Meaning that Bilbo was peer pressured into going to see what it was. By the end Bilbo is much more comfortable taking risks. He makes his own plans (helping the dwarfs escape the wood elf 's dungeon) and is talking a dangerous creature (Gollum and
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