The steps in the hero’s journey are Call to Adventure, Assistance, Departure, Trials, Approach, Crisis, Treasure, Result, Return, New Life, and Resolution. 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.
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. Although at first sight The Hobbit and A Warrior’s Heart may look irrelevant to each other, the way the authors use the Hero’s Journey are more similar than one might think.
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.” (Card 189) In this scene, the unicorn, is Valentine, and Ender is a dragon, a unicorn symbolizes positive change in the world, and it shows how valentine wants to change the world. Ender understands that, putting more pressure on him to do something valentine cannot do.The stress is soon shown taking effect, as later in the scene, Ender bursts into tears many times.
Therefore, Bilbo leaving to join the dwarves and Gandalf on their adventure takes a lot of bravery. 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).
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. Thorin Oakenshield- He is the leader of the dwarves.
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. With lines of abnormal and naughty mountains and thick woods where mythical people and mammoth bugs experience The Hobbit world is unquestionably outlandish; with the wealth of a few different animals and monsters the universe of The Hobbit is likewise very otherworldly and mysterious.
Bilbo Baggins, the protagonist of the story, is a hobbit, or a small, human-like creature, who lives in the Shire, which is a peaceful and secluded community of hobbits. Over the course of the novel, Baggins undergoes an incredible character transformation, and this transformation is crucial to his team’s success in their overall journey. 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