Bilbo Baggins's Identity In The Hobbit

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In The Hobbit by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Bilbo Baggins the likeable and honorable burglar, a hobbit who seeks adventure. Being a decendant of a Baggins and a Took will soon take on an adventure of his very own. He will risk everything for peace, and will face many struggles. One of them being between his Baggins and Took identity. Mr.Baggins seems to get himself into alot of trouble on this adventure. But always finds a way out of it. At one point he is cornered by a giant spider and is faced with the choice to kill or be killed. "Bilbo came at it before it could disappear and stuck it with his sword right in the eyes"(144). Being a product of a Took has its advantages. For if he was just a plain son of a Baggins, he would've most likely gotten himself killed. His Took side …show more content…

"I have got my ring and will creep down this very noon...and see what he is up too...every worm has a weak spot"(203). It takes guts to go back down there, especially for a hobbit, although he is not no ordinary hobbit. He is very eager to please the Dwarves. His trust will soon be tested in the eyes of the Dwarves. Can a burglar really be trusted. "Bilbo put on his ring, fastened his rope, slipped down over the wall, and was gone"(245). He is betraying the Dwarves by doing this, however it is a brave move. Baggins is risking everything even his life. Part of him wants to go home in his cozy hobbit hole and the other part wants to see the world. "This is the Arkenstone of Thrain...I give it to you. It will aid you in your bargaining"(248). This is a bold move for a Baggins but not for a took. Bilbos adventure is coming to an end and although he risked his life for peace between the Dwrves, Elves, and Humans. His grand actions failed to change who he really is at heart. "He turned his back on his adventure. The Tookish part was getting very tired and the Baggins was daily getting stronger"(268), Until his next

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