Frodo Baggins acts as the hero archetype because of several of his characteristics. He had quiet determination and bravery in order to secure then destroy the ring. He succeeded in a task that no other man or woman would undertake, which was to destroy the ring. Another heroic characteristic that Frodo exhibits is the ability to inspire others like Sam Gamgee to act heroically themselves. Basically, Frodo is an honorable courageous individual.
Beowulf’s ability to accept Unferth’s apology instead of holding a grudge shows he is forgiving and humble about others. Thorin does a similar thing but in reverse. In The Hobbit, Thorin demonstrates his ability to apologize to others after Bilbo bravely saves Thorin from being killed from his battle with Azog. When they are finally safe from danger, Thorin, realizing his misjudgments, immediately apologizes to Bilbo, stating he was wrong for saying and thinking such negative things about him. Thorin is willing to admit his wrongs and correct them, which is incredibly noble and heroic for a dwarf as Gandalf tells Bilbo they are very prideful and stubborn.
After the dwarves returned home, Bilbo received treasure but he presented the treasure to kings before the battle of the orcs. In the mountain, the dwarf king Thorin Oakenshield fell for the sea of gold and allowed it to draw him into greed. As a friend, Bilbo persuaded the king to snap out of greediness and stood by Thorin to tell him the truth. With humility, Bilbo perceived himself as an ordinary hobbit. Bilbo felt as if he was no one special and was just an ordinary hobbit called to set off on an adventure.
Educated Stupidity. While Frodo leads the way to Mordor to destroy the ring he makes several poor choices. The choices that are needed to be made are critical to get to Mordor successfully. While Frodo makes the uneducated decisions that you need to make as a leader, Sam, his best friend and gardener, saves him several times by correcting the choices of Frodo. The other archetype comes from Gollum, the outcast, banished for murder which he committed due to selfishness caused by the seduction of the ring.
Back then perspectives were very different, so the response to J.R.R. Tolkien’s book back then would have been very different in comparison to it were to be released tomorrow. If The Hobbit was released today, written the exact same way, it would get a lot more hate and judgement to have whole races categorized as the bad guys. Tolkien’s book does not include enough diversity in personalities within any race to get by in today’s sensitive and judgemental society. Another controversial segment in the book was the physical and mental separation between all the different creatures.
In the book the group is treed by the wargs, and goblins. Then Gandalf came up with the idea of throwing lit pine cones at the wargs. Then the wargs pile up sticks and brush under the trees, and light the trees on fire. At this same time the great eagle hears the commotion, and get the rest of the eagles. The eagles swoop down and save the group just in time.
This means that someone knows of his plan to destroy the ring and tries to discourage Frodo from following through with his plan. “He suspects, but he does not know—not yet.” (472) Everyone has people that dislike them and will try to keep them from following their dreams. In this circumstance, persistence is key. You have to have bravery and motivation to keep
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,
At this point in the story, Bilbo realizes that he does have courage within himself, and gains the confidence to carry on. Bilbo shows even more bravery by being the one with enough courage to go and check out Smaug in the first place.“Then the hobbit slipped on his ring, warned by the echoes to take more than a hobbit's care to make no sound, he crept noiselessly down, down into the dark. He was trembling with fear, but his little face was set and grim”(p. 212).
In The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien uses the hobbit ,Bilbo, as an example of how a typical ,everyday hobbit turns into a fearless, audacious hero. In his words he shows us many instances where Bilbo turns into a hero to rescue his friends from the perilous dangers as they continue on their adventure. J.R.R. Tolkien uses the times when Bilbo slayes the giant spider, when he rescues the dwarves, and when he tries stops the Battle of The Five Armies.