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.
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)
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
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). Grendel now knew that his other purpose was to fight this strong man, and might not win this time.
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
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. We see this quality when he moves back to Hobbiton.
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
A hefty portion of us, as children, have watched films in which a brave man goes out to destroy the evil and spares his kin. We always thought of this hero to be brave, tall, strong, and fearsome. Bilbo Baggins is as much as a hero as these heroic characters, however he is only a short, weak, cowardly hobbit who is afraid to leave the Shire, yet by the end, Bilbo Baggins defeats the five armies and spares all of Smaug. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, is written by J. R. R. Tolkien. 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.
Beowulf has a couple of different heroes that vary in what they do. Beowulf is always described as a selfless hero who fights for justice. “Thus Beowulf bore himself with valour; he was formidable in battle yet behaved with honour and took no advantage” (Beowulf 149). When the warriors
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.
This shows how even though he was old and weak, he still doesn’t back down and is still dedicated to fight monsters. Beowulf’s dedication is so great that he goes in knowing that the odds are against him but he would rather die fighting than cowering out. Secondly, when fighting Grendel’s mother Beowulf “discovered that no sword could slice her evil skin” yet after his weapon fails him he continues using his resources until finding a weapon and “ striking her with all (the) strength he had left, caught her in the neck and cut it through...her body fell”(Raffel 1521-1522 1565-1567). During Beowulf’s battle with
The plot which is why the book is famous, is very well constructed and interesting. It is about a Hobbit( Hobbit’s are people who has a height below average and had no sense of adventure) named Bilbo Baggins. He lived a comfortable life in hobbit hole located in Bag end in middle Earth until one day, Gandalf the wizard and thirteen dwarves came set him out on an adventure to steal back a treasure which