Examples Of Heroism In The Hobbit

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“What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely...”(Christopher Reeve). What makes a hero? Is it having super strength or being able to turn to stone? The definition of a hero follows as, “A person,(typically a man), who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements or noble qualities”. Heros also must be kind hearted. Not all heros have powers and capes. There are heros in everyday life, such as that bus driver who saved a five year old boy from choking on a penny. In The Hobbit, written by J.R.R. Tolkien, Bilbo Baggins had never expected to be considered a hero. His life was plain and ordinary, until Gandalf returned and requested that he go on an adventure. Throughout the story, Bilbo showed many heroic qualities, such as courageousness,…show more content…
Outstanding achievements can be anything from winning an award at school or becoming the President of the United States. One big outstanding achievement known around the world is winning the Nobel Prize. Bilbo Baggins had many outstanding achievements, such as, “He grasped a great two-handled cup, as heavy as he could carry…”(206). Bilbo had just stolen a chales from the great dragon Smaug. This achievement might seem small but it was one of his best burglar attempts. All the dwarves praised him and were proud of him. Bilbo’s outstanding achievements outweigh all the other characters actions. You don’t need to be Captain America or Iron Man to be a hero. The virtues to be a true hero are to be noble, have outstanding achievements, and have courage. You can stand up to that bully at school. Give a homeless person a meal. Win the spelling bee. People don’t need superpowers to save the world. Bilbo was one of those people. In, The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, Bilbo shows all the virtues of a hero, courageousness, nobility, and many outstanding

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