One of the ways Bilbo shows leadership is when he saves the dwarves from the Wood-elves. Since Bilbo put on his ring of invisibility when the dwarves were caught, he was free to roam around the halls of the Elvenking 's dungeon. One day he stumbled upon a little stream that goes out into the open. When Bilbo discovered this, “He sat and thought about the water-gate, and how it could be used to help escape his friends,”(177). This showed his responsibility because he didn’t give up when they were caught, he explored his options and eventually found a way to save everyone.
The second conflict is when Bilbo meets a hungry crazed creature named Gollum. Bilbo gets lost and comes across a dangerous creature who wants to eat him, named Gollum. Bilbo strikes a deal with Gollum that if he can stump him with a riddle, Gollum has to lead Bilbo back to the dwarves, and if Bilbo loses Gollum gets to eat Bilbo. Bilbo resolves his man vs man conflict by tricking Gollum with an especially difficult riddle, and using an invisibility ring that he stole from Gollum, to fool Gollum into showing him the exit. This triumph sparks a sort of courage in him.
They ask Bilbo if he’d be their burglar, Bilbo is completely overwhelmed with it all and faints. Bilbo has no right to be a leader but he has a way with people that makes them happy to follow his lead without question. Hobbits are not affected by dragon sickness as much as dwarves and men. Bilbo is also greatly aided with the magic ring, it allows him to slip in and out of unpleasant situations See(Page.181)
Though he did not know it at the time, Bilbo was in for the adventure of a lifetime. The wizard revealed himself to be Gandalf the Gray a well-known, kind, yet mysterious man. The wizard was trying to help the dwarves, Thorin and his thirteen companions, to reclaim their families’ homeland and gold from an awful dragon named Smaug. Gandalf was in the Shire to seek out the sneaky expertise of a hobbit, for they needed a burglar. Bilbo was indecisive at first, but in the
Moreover, was still bored he wanted to be in an epic battle since no one could match him. This changes in chapter 9, when the monster sees a group of men arrive, one of them extremely strong which made Grendel have two emotions. For instance, “I could drop into trance with those shoulders. He was dangerous. And yet I was excited, suddenly alive”(155).
Fighting monsters to him made him feel important to the people in the world. everyone thought of him as a hero for standing up to evil no one else would dare to do. Beowulf’s fame and glory is what kept him going and his drive is what made him defeat the monsters. Beowulf’s first monster he fought was Grendel. Grendel was a monster that would appear in the land of the Danes almost every night.
This is a major turning point in the book because it is the first instance in Bilbo’s life that he actually has to be brave. However, this results in the entire group of dwarves, as well as Bilbo, in danger. This shows Bilbo that being brave requires one to think, and that being bold doesn’t
Not only does he conquer evil and battle monsters, he also does the impossible and obtains new knowledge of death. Some might establish Gilgamesh as a hero because of his bravery or how he ruled his people. Others might say he was arrogant and not fit to rule. Gilgamesh
It also show how he has a side of cunning and strength. As we get farther into this novel we see qualities of heroism and leadership surface in Bilbo. He rescues the dwarves from the spiders and wood elves in Mirkwood and leads them to treasure. He also discovers Smaug’s weak spot. Through all of this, Bilbo refuses to become arrogant.
A quest novel contains a certain number of specific elements including a quester, nemesis, place to go and reason to go there, a real reason to go there, and many hardships along the way. On this journey, Bilbo faces a fierce dragon and a variety of challenges on his way to the Lonely Mountain to save the dwarves and discover more about himself. A bBildungsroman exemplifies the spiritual education and form of the main character within a novel. The Hobbit fits as a bBildungsroman because throughout his journey, Bilbo becomes strong-willed and well educated, as compared with his original character, a hobbit who feared adventure and knew little about the rest of Middle Earth. The Hobbit acts as both a quest story and a bBildungsroman as Bilbo