In The Hobbit Bilbo Baggins is invited to go on an adventure with Gandalf the wizard and thirteen dwarves. Bilbo soon finds himself in an adventure he has never anticipated on being on. Bilbo faces the giant orcs, crazy wolves, and a scary forest to try and get the gold that lays under the mysterious dragon, Smaug. A similar book to The Hobbit is a memoir called A long way gone. In A long way gone a little boy named Ishmael Beah begins an adventure away from home; savage rebels chase innocent
Michael Shermer, a science writer and historian of science said, “Humans are pattern-seeking story-telling animals, and we are quite adept at telling stories about patterns, whether they exist or not.” In J.R.R. Tolkien's novel The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, the main protagonist, joins a group of dwarves to recover their lost, forgotten gold from Smaug the dragon. Joseph Campbell’s A Hero with a Thousand Faces, he states that many legendary heros follow a pattern in their adventures. Matthew Winkler has his own ideas of the heroic quest pattern, stating the hero's follow a pattern of eleven stages. Both The Hobbit and the heroic journey have similar elements with departure, initiation and then return.
Riddles are a major component in The Hobbit. Gollum and Bilbo have their riddle contest and because Bilbo wins, he escapes from Gollum's lake alive. This is probably a good thing since the dwarves would've died many times without him. The riddle of the moon-letters hinders the plot a little, but it adds a sense of mystery to the story. When Bilbo came upon the mountain and visited Smaug, he introduced himself in riddles so that Smaug would not know who he was.
The Hero’s Journey is a popular archetype that authors and writers around the world use every day to show and explain the adventure of the main character in becoming a hero in literature;much like how J.R.R Tolkien and Eric Greitens used The Hero’s Journey in their books A Warrior 's Heart(Eric Greitens) and The Hobbit(J.R.R Tolkien). The Hobbit, a fantasy book, takes place on Middle Earth and follows Mr. Bilbo Baggins as he adventures off with 13 dwarves and a wizard to defeat the dreaded dragon Smaug that stole the dwarves’ ancestors gold and set fire to the town of Dale. Much different to The Hobbit, A Warrior 's heart follows Eric Greitens journey in finding out who he is and meant to be; as Eric visits different countries to help homeless children and refugees of war, he finally realizes that he cannot just “help” struggling, innocent people, he needs to defend them by joining the military. Though The Hobbit and A Warrior’s Heart seem completely unrelated, their use of the Hero’s Journey has many similarities and differences.
While the stress to save the human race, is much stronger than the ones that the human race puts on it 's youth, the reader can understand the correlation between Humanity’s youth and Ender’s stress through Orson Scott Card’s intense imagery. Symbolism in Ender’s game is used to enhance the meaning of characters, and places such as the Fantasy game, and Valentine’s true intentions. As Ender walks into the fantasy game structure, he looks at the mirror and sees a Unicorn and a dragon. Ender questions it, but then realizes who it was, Orson Scott Card tells us: “Instead of Peter’s cruel reflection there stood a dragon and a unicorn.”
Likewise, Bilbo displays his courage whenever Thorin, the dwarves’ leader, sends him on a mission. And by the conclusion of The Hobbit, Thorin sees the value and strength of Bilbo and tell him, “There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world” (Tolkien, 290). Another heroic quality Bilbo shows throughout the novel is his wisdom and quick-thinking.
He knows Gandalf as the traveler wizard. He starts to the adventure because of Gandalf compares him with his mother. He travels with the dwarves a long time. He takes the ring from Gollum. At the end of the book, he becomes a brave Hobbit.
Many of the popular novels and stories of today would not be possible if it were not for authors such as Ursula K. Le Guin, whose original name is Ursula Kroeber, which during her time period, created a high standard for authors to come. She was one of the most well known authors that wrote several novels that instantly became popular. Many of her stories that were intended for children drew in many adults as a result of her writing style. She was an amazing writer which did not come from nowhere. Her father was a distinguished anthropologist named A.L Kroeber and her mother, Theodora Kroeber, also a writer, influenced many of the novels and stories that she wrote.
The Hobbit is a dream novel about a serene hobbit that goes with a wizard and a few dwarves on a voyage to take the immense fortunes of the mythical beast Smaug and I trust it exhibits or uses the highlights of the dream sort. The Hobbit can 't exhibit the whole highlights of the dream type yet it is still certain that The Hobbit utilized the highlights of the dream class as a skeleton. The main thing to consider while deciding if The Hobbit shows the highlights of the dream type is the setting. The setting in The Hobbit takes after this thought and the world that it happens is encased and extraordinary.
To begin, at the start of the novel, Baggins’ character and personality is drastically different from the individual he becomes by the end of the story. To elaborate, Baggins is initially
Most of the novel is set in the magical land of Narnia during World War II. Narnia is a mythical land where there are talking animals and the evil White Witch who declares that she is the queen of Narnia. This book was a turning point in Lewis’s writing career and has really out done what was expected by the public. The overall series was by far the best work of his career. Donald Glover asserts, “The Narnia books are more than simply in another world: they create and establish that orld as the proving ground for obedience, belief, sacrifice, redemption, and so many more self-transcendent messages that we cannot record all of them” (qtd.
In the beginning of The Hobbit, Mr. Bilbo Baggins was a normal hobbit. Gandalf the wizard had something planned for Bilbo. He invited thirteen dwarves over to Mr. Baggins’ house. The dwarves were making their way to The Lonely Mountain to retrieve their treasure. Bilbo had no idea of course, for he thought he only invited the wizard over to his cozy hobbit hole.
A wise man once said to live everyday like it’s your last, and to step out and stay out of your comfort zone. All of Bilbo’s life he lived as a boring old Baggins man, until the day that the dwarves showed up at his door and invited him on an adventure. His more so adventurous, or what he likes to call Tookish side, truly prevails in three spontaneous moments in the book which are when he attempts to pick pocket the trolls, when he plays a game of riddles with an interesting character named Gollum, and all together the fact that he went on this quest with a bunch of people he doesn’t know. In the book, The Hobbit, Bilbo and the dwarves happen to come across some very incredulous characters.
In J.R.R Tolkien’s The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins started out terrified of adventuring and thought his only superior skills in life were his ability to cook and blow smoke rings. Throughout the adventure his attributes are slowly morphed as they go through Joseph Campbell’s hero pattern. Bilbo is capable to make confident decisions and learns how to be devoted, generous and cares about more than his trivial life under the hill. Bilbo Baggins tried to maintain an everyday average normal hobbit life until adventure found him and put him on Joseph Campbell’s hero pattern. Bilbo goes through phases in Joseph Campbell’s hero pattern such as a refusal to call, when Gandalf and the dwarves greet him at his door, crossing of the first threshold, when Bilbo
In the novel, The Hobbit by J.J. Tolkien, Bilbo Baggins as a character grows tremendously. He goes from caring about nothing besides his cakes and tea, to opening up to a whole different world outside of the Shire. As the book begins, Bilbo is put to the task of reclaiming a place known as the Lonely Mountain by a wizard named Gandalf, after such request Bilbo states “Sorry! I don’t want any adventures, thank you”(Tolkien 4) and ultimately shows his cowardness. Throughout this journey, Bilbo changes for the best.