Bilbo's Change In The Hobbit

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“Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change” (Rohn). The word change can be identified as either a noun or a verb, whether noun or verb, they still share a common meaning, however; change can mean a range of different things for other people that believe that change is a possible thing. A change of clothes, a change of mind, a change of personality, there are many ways to describe what change can be, what is it to one person in particular? Bilbo Baggins, the young Hobbit is a character who has undergone a major change over the course of the adventures presented in the book The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien, who has writer of all of the books in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Bilbo, unfortunately; he is not involved in those…show more content…
This compassion finally starts to show through, this occurs after the death of one of the greatest characters of the book, Thorin, while fighting at the Battle of the Five Armies which is one of the most important turning points in the book. The dwarf and the hobbit had been relatively good friends while the journey progressed, even though they did have a couple of arguments during the book. The Battle of the Five Armies resulted in possibly one of the saddest scenes in the book, “Then Bilbo turned away, and he went by himself, and sat alone wrapped in a blanket, and, whether you believe it or not, he wept until his eyes were red and his voice was hoarse. He was a kindly little soul” (273). The compassion comes out when it’s needed the most in the situation, grieving is something that is natural especially after the death of someone that was close to Bilbo, he has proven that compassion is something that is basically needed to maintain a friendship but, that friend is now gone. Sympathy is a natural human emotion that is essential to person, some may experience it in different ways than others, it is still important though. Compassion was something that obviously helped Bilbo’s final change at the end of the book, he is truly a much different individual than he was at the beginning of the page turning
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