According to the English Oxford Dictionary, a hero is defined as “a person who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, and noble qualities”, and Bilbo displays these things throughout the entirety of the novel. One example of his courage is seen from the start of the journey. Bilbo Baggins, a clean conserved hobbit from the Shire, has no desire for adventure or for change. He prefers to stick to his quiet hole, away from the chaos and dangers of the world. Therefore, Bilbo leaving to join the dwarves and Gandalf on their adventure takes a lot of bravery.
Narrator: Yosaku felt very sorry for the spider. So he ran at the snake with his hoe and drove the snake away, thus saving the spider’s life. Stage Directions: Have Aidan/Yosaku chase the snake/Makaela off the backdrop. Narrator: The spider disappeared into the the grass, yet before leaving left a simple bow in thanks toward Yosaku. Stage Directions: Have the spider/Kevin begin to leave but does a little bow before going off.
Campbell, author of The Hero with a Thousand Faces, and Winkler believe after the hero’s departure, they are faced with a trial or many trails to overcome when they finally meet their biggest enemy, “The hero undergoes a series of trials often on a perilous journey.” (Campbell) Bilbo’s first trial is after Bilbo escapes from Gollum which he is reunited with the dwarves and are surrounded by Wargs but after it seems all hope is lost, eagles swoop down and save the adventures before it is too late. In Mirkwood, the dwarves and Bilbo are starving when they get captured by spiders, and Bilbo has to save them, “Bilbo saw that the moment had come when he must do something.”(Tolkien 64) Bilbo escapes by himself and then finds the dwarves trapped and defenseless against a mob of spiders which Bilbo has to defeat by calling them names, and angering them until Bilbo has unraveled the dwarves. Bilbo’s third trial is finding a way for the dwarves to escape the wood-elves palace. When the guard is drunk, Bilbo lets the dwarves out by stealing the keys and pushing the dwarves into barrels. After a hero’s many trials, they face their ultimate enemy, and for Bilbo that is Smaug, the dragon.
Bilbo’s departure was a working effort; Gandalf and the dwarves had to use a good amount of persuasion to get Bilbo to actually accompany them on their treacherous journey. Bilbo’s departure didn’t start out great, as he slept in and Gandalf had to come and get him so that they could catch up to the other members. The departure was also not the happiest because Bilbo didn’t want to be there and the dwarves didn’t think that Bilbo was good in any way, shape, or form. Ishmael’s departure was much more violent than Bilbo’s. Ishmael was staying in Mattru Jong with his brother and friends after his hometown was destroyed by the rebel, and everything was looking fine, peaceful even.
I know there isn't no beast—not with claws and all that I mean—but I know there isn't no fear either.’... ‘Unless we get frightened of people’” (Golding, 84). The way Piggy views life is revealed when he says this and to Piggy life is all technological. Piggy’s character makes him skeptical of the existence of a physical beast, and his mind gives him the idea that what they fear may soon become the boys themselves. Although Piggy has warned the boys of this possible occurrence, they laugh at him and brush off his theory as they commonly do. Piggy’s logical explanations are taught to the boys, but they won’t understand his words because his intellect overpowers the other boys.
Riddles are a major component in The Hobbit. Gollum and Bilbo have their riddle contest and because Bilbo wins, he escapes from Gollum's lake alive. This is probably a good thing since the dwarves would've died many times without him. The riddle of the moon-letters hinders the plot a little, but it adds a sense of mystery to the story. When Bilbo came upon the mountain and visited Smaug, he introduced himself in riddles so that Smaug would not know who he was.
After all his bad experiences with the Duke and King, he stills feels bad for them being tarred and feathered. “Humans beings can be awful cruel to one another.” (chapter 33) Yet through everything, he still cares about the Duke and King even though they caused so much trouble on the raft. Talking about it with Tom he figures that “a persons conscience ain't got no sense, and just goes for him anyway… it takes up more room than all the rest of a person's insides, and yet ain't no good, nohow. Tom Sawyer says the same.” (chapter 33) Huck doesn't find the point in a conscience, he thinks that the whole thing is pointless because he believes it leads you in the wrong direction. This helps him alter his thoughts and help Jim
This advice Bilbo uses stalls the trolls, so they will be killed by the rising of the sun which the director accomplished to make the movie more interesting.When, Peter Jackson uses the different lighting and angles to get a close up on Bilbo face, he makes this part of the movie more intriguing. This makes the audience more curious to anticipate Bilbo reaction to the outcome of the scene. Jackson uses different audio and visual techniques to bring different audiences together to watch this extraordinary movie. By having Bilbo save the dwarves Jackson is portraying Bilbo as a strong, quick witted, and heroic character. Jackson also shows Bilbo character development from the nervous wreck to the heroic character in the end of the film.
Society would never accept him as society treats outcast and people that are any 'different ' atrociously. The monster acquired books of "Paradise Lost", "Plutarch 's Lives" and "The Sorrows of Werter", which "gave him extreme delight" as he studied and exercised his mind. When he came across the DeLacey family, hope sparked inside of him as he believed he would finally be accepted by at least a small part of society. Intelligently enough the monster made his move and approached the blind old man, in which he knew wouldn 't be able to see him or judge him by his distorted appearance. He finally grasps the chance into talking to the old man, De Lacey and he acknowledges that if he fails in being accepted by them he will be "an outcast in the world for ever".
He is able to beat the Gollum who lives in the cavern in a contest of riddles by asking “What have I got in my pocket?” and uses the power of the ring to not be eaten by Gollum and escape the cavern. He is reunited with the dwarves and Gandalf. They are pursued by evil wolves called Wargs but are saved by a group of eagles and Beorn, a creature who can change his shape from man to bear. It is here that Gandalf leaves their company so he may tend to other business. They begin their travel through the forest of Mirkwood, but are ambushed in their sleep by giant spiders but Bilbo manages to help them all escape with the use of the magic ring.
In the novel "Lord of the Flies", the boys attempted to create a working society with hunters, a chief, where everyone could be safe, and more importantly feel safe. This society though didn 't work out; there were too many outlying problems, like Jack wanting desperately to best Ralph, or Roger being a secret sociopath, or the fact that throughout the entire book they were terrified of some beast, which was really just them all along. In "Lord of the Flies" the boys are so blinded by terror and excitement that they don 't take any time to clear their heads, think, and realize that what they have been doing is completely wrong. In the book one character, Simon, realized that the beast that they had been scared of the whole time had really been them, and when he tries to tell the others what he has discovered, they beat him to death with spears before anyone can hear or understand what he was trying so hard to tell them. In the book one of the characters, Ralph, says "Things are breaking up.