“Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit, but taste completely different. ”-Stephen King. This relates to, The Hobbit, because Tolkien and Jackson had many different thoughts and each put them in their own version of, The Hobbit.
Bilbo was brave, but not aggressively so. He was loyal, but that did not mean he never had doubts. Bilbo Baggins, of Bag End was an honorable Hobbit. He was also the greatest hero of them all, although he may not seem like it.
In the beginning of the movie "THe Hobbit" Bilbo is a small peaceful hobbit who lives in the Shire. He loves to keep things in order, was never late, and disliked adventures or anything unexpected. As the movie progresses he starts to portray more courage, bravery, heroism and becomes more adventurous. When the dwarves offer Bilbo to join them on their quest, Bilbo faints upon hearing the news. He decides to join their quest anyways and finds that in the beginning its really uncomfortable and wishes that he was back in his cozy little home.
Bilbo faces a person against self conflict with his family blood. Half of him is a Took, and the other half is Baggins. The baggins side of him is the lazy, relaxed side. But the Took side is adventurous which is frowned upon by other hobbits. Bilbo had to decide whether to be a hero or stay home and be respected by other hobbits.
“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” Bilbo needs a lot of bravery to stand up to the dragon but also Thorin. He stands up to Thorin when he was yelling at Bilbo. Before the journey started Bilbo would not have stood up for himself, but because of this journey Bilbo is more confident in himself. Bravery is an important asset to The Hobbit, without bravery Bilbo would never have went on his journey, the dwarves would have been eaten by the spiders, and Thorin would have died in the Elven Kings dungeon.
Bilbo’s long and perilous journey with the dwarves’ taught him that he does not have to live a life that is considered “respectable” by his neighbors. Bilbo could have adventures and make a difference while still being himself. “Bilbo was no longer quite respectable… He was held by the hobbits of the neighborhood to be ‘queer.’ I am sorry to say, he did not mind.
Have you ever noticed the continuous recurring theme in your favourite movies and books? That is called the hero’s journey. Bilbo Baggins, a supposedly unadventurous hobbit is requested to go on a difficult journey with a group of dwarves by none other than Gandalf, the well-known wizard himself. Ishmael Beah, a young, happy boy goes out with his friends without saying goodbye, not knowing it may be his last time to see them. While with his friends, his town gets attacked by the rebels and his whole world turns upside down.
Start a Journey Being One Hobbit and End Another “No man steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man” -Heraclitus. So a person always starts a journey being one person, but throughout the journey they may face obstacles along the way, in this case a river. But they have to problem solve and persevere to get over the river and complete their goals and more. The outcome of the journey may be bad or it may be good, but they have completed their goals and learned a lot along the way. But they have to get back to where they started this journey.
While The Hobbit chronicles the journey of Bilbo Baggins, it forms also a journey for the reader. It starts in the cozy hobbit-hole of Bilbo, who is very relatable. He is just a hobbit, content with smoking pipe, eating cake and drinking tea to fill the rest of his days. And then, Gandalf appears.
I found that when Bilbo had the chance to leave the quest, and he decided to stay was a huge turning point in Bilbo’s development as a character. In the beginning of the book, if Bilbo had the choice to leave, I definitely think that he would have taken advantage of it. Another turning point in his development as a character was when he killed the spider by himself. I think this is a turning point for Bilbo because before I don’t think that he had the courage to accomplish something like this and not only did he kill the spider but he did it while singing. I started to really believe that Bilbo was maturing as a character when he started to put effort in the quest because before, he was taking it seriously and didn’t want to help even though