Examples Of The Hobbit Hero's Journey

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The Hobbit, a marvelous tale by the accomplished novelist J.R.R. Tolkien, closely follows the outline of the hero’s journey. Hero’s journey is the process where a protagonist in a story often completes in order to complete this quest. This is shown through three separate phases or acts called the departure, initiation, and the return with each act containing different stages of the plot. Because of it’s beautiful understanding of this process, The Hobbit is agreed to be one of the best examples of the hero’s journey use in modern day literature. Each step had an equal role to providing the prodigious anecdote’s importance to people across the world. J.R.R. Tolkien developed the departure, initiation, and the return of The Hobbit using steps …show more content…

His whole life Bilbo had been a respectable Hobbit who would never adventure into the unknown. On page 4 it is made clear of this by them saying, “The Baggins had lived in the neighborhood of The Hill for time out of mind, and people considered them very respectable, not only because most of them were rich, but also because they never had any adventure or did anything unexpected: you could tell what a Baggins would say on any question without the brother of asking him.” (pg.4) So, it is understandable that Bilbo would never want to go on any journey and sacrifice his family’s name, hence why Bilbo refused even the great wizard Gandalf when he was offered to come with him. Also during the refusal of the call, Bilbo makes this remark, “ Sorry! I don’t want any adventures, thank you. Not today.” (pg 8-9) Risks with the adventure were just too high, at first, for Biblo to pack everything up and leave his family name in the dust. Bilbo eventually was persuaded to come along when he started to walk into the second act, the …show more content…

Test/friends/enemies are all very key factors into developing a storyline and is needed to complete the hero’s journey. In this tale Bilbo meets many allies such as Elrond who was described as, “noble, and as fair in face as an elf-lord, as strong as a warrior, as wise as a wizard, as venerable as s king of dwarves, and as kind as summer.” (pg. 58) Elrond was truly the first person Bilbo thought he could trust for, he was granted safety due to his help. Yet, the whole world can’t be as jolly and Bilbo met an enemy with the Goblins as shown with the statement from the Goblin, “Slash them! Beat them! Bite them! Gnash them! Take them away to a dark holes full of snakes, and never let them see the light again.”(pg. 71) Goblins did not like the hobbit and showed pure anger Bilbo had to fight to save his life. After Bilbo had to face all of these people it was on the the main event, the

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