“’She skipped me,’ Jonas thought sunned” (57). Jonas didn’t know why, but the Chief Elder had skipped him and he was so embarrassed. Little did he know however, that his journey as a hero was about to begin. Jonas must walk through pain and danger. He must rely on support from the Giver and he must become mature, in order to complete his journey to heroism.
This process is called the heroes journey. Here we will follow the heroic tale of Percy Jackson, from “Percy Jackson, The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Just as most heroes, Percy begins his journey unaware of the new life he will have, once finished with his journey. Unaware the he is a demigod, the son of the god Poseidon. In his ordinary life, Percy is a young boy dealing with obstacles that he feels are getting him into trouble.
Each of these post-it notes show the growth of Bilbo Baggins throughout the book. When he meets the dwarves he is meek and not very brave. When he comes up against Gollum he uses his wit and riddles to get away and keep the ring that he has obtained. Bilbo becomes even braver and resourceful when he uses his ring and sword, Sting, to free the company from the spiders. Bilbo begins showing his worth as a burglar when he frees the company and escapes from Mirkwood with them without being caught.
Bilbo shows that he could be a hero in dire situations, where no-one else could help. In the middle of the journey, Gandalf leaves to attend other matters. So, Thorin becomes the “leader”. They go to Mirkwood and became lost easily. Thorin does not have any plans of getting out, and eventually gets captured by the wood elves.
During the war, hiccup finally had a chance to see Drago. Even though his mother and father told him not persuade Drago, because he is a dangerous person, he still went up to him anyway. Hiccup didn’t understand that Drago’s plan was take over the world with his dragon army and he was willing to do anything in order for that to happen. On the bloody battle field while everything was going on, Hiccup stopped in front of Drago for a discussion, and he soon realized that he could not do anything to stop him. On top of that, not only was Drago not persuaded at all, in the matter of facts Hiccup even lost control of his dragon Toothless to Drago’s command.
When Bilbo Baggins gets an unexpected knock on his door, he is called to reclaim the kingdom of Erebor, he refuses, unwilling to escape the comfort of his hometown: the Shire. Bilbo joins the excursion with Gandalf and the elves and soon they are met by numerous
He was born into royalty, he is a subject of a prophecy, his parents are long gone, and he is going on a quest, and since the hobbit is set in a world where there’s magic, we assume Thorin is the hero. As for Bilbo, we do expect him to be a hero because he is the protagonist. So, it’s inevitable that we’re comparing Bilbo to Thorin. By comparing them, we can clearly see how Bilbo is slowly becoming braver and gaining confidence(parallel structure). The changes are also part of the 17 stages and it attracts more attention to Bilbo and to the book itself.
Unfortunately, next he loses Kevin to Muntz, who has tracked them down. When Russell then flies off alone to rescue Kevin, Frederickson realizes he has made a selfish choice, and consequently he is alone again. At this point of the film, the hero Fredrickson faces a dilemma; like the Hero, he must choose between two unpleasant choices. He can either give up his precious house and furniture to go rescue Kevin, or he can stay and fulfill his and Ellie’s dream. As Vogler explains, “The hero must choose between the Journey of a higher cause versus the personal journey of the heart.” When Fredrickson lets go of the memories and more importantly the fear of leaving Ellie’s memories behind him, he will then move on in his hero journey and past the ‘the road back’ stage.
The Hobbit Literary Analysis Archetypes Bilbo- the heros journey Irony Dramatic irony- Smaug doesn’t realize he is vulnerable located at the heart due to his armor that has fallen apart Conflicts Bilbo vs spiders Bilbo vs smaug Bilbo vs environment Bilbo vs himself Symbols Ring Arkenstone Treasure The Lonely Mountain Allusions Themes
The first and foremost is against the monster, Grendel in Denmark. Beowulf’s call to action was the news of Grendel’s destruction. In the same light, the second journey is against Grendel’s mother with her trying to avenger her son’s death. After entering the lake, Beowulf has some struggles, but finds a precious sword to help defeat her. The best and final journey is when Beowulf is older against the dragon, where he eventually meets his death.