In the novel, The Hobbit by J.J. Tolkien, Bilbo Baggins as a character grows tremendously. He goes from caring about nothing besides his cakes and tea, to opening up to a whole different world outside of the Shire. As the book begins, Bilbo is put to the task of reclaiming a place known as the Lonely Mountain by a wizard named Gandalf, after such request Bilbo states “Sorry! I don’t want any adventures, thank you”(Tolkien 4) and ultimately shows his cowardness. Throughout this journey, Bilbo changes for the best.
J.R.R Tolkien uses the Hero’s archetype to give details about the character of Bilbo Baggins by characterizing him during this stage. During this stage, Bilbo Baggins is described as a brave and bold hobbit. Page 157-173 of the book displays Bilbo’s brave actions while he follows the elvenking and rescues the dwarves. In this situation, we can see that Bilbo decided to take a chance and save the dwarves. When faced with a death situation, most hobbits would hide in fear.
Prompt B I would describe Bilbo Baggins as a hero because like all good heroes he continues fighting even when all hope is lost and he really cares about the safety of others. For instance after the other dwarves are captured by wood-elves Bilbo follows them to the palace of the Elvenking. Using the ring and ingenuity Bilbo sneaks into the palace finds all the dwarves and leads them on a daring escape plan by stealing a guard's key and single handedly freeing all the dwarves. After freeing the dwarves Bilbo leads them into the wine cellar to initiate their escape. Bilbo gets the dwarves to hide in empty barrels to be released into a passing river.
In J.R.R Tolkien’s The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins started out terrified of adventuring and thought his only superior skills in life were his ability to cook and blow smoke rings. Throughout the adventure his attributes are slowly morphed as they go through Joseph Campbell’s hero pattern. Bilbo is capable to make confident decisions and learns how to be devoted, generous and cares about more than his trivial life under the hill. Bilbo Baggins tried to maintain an everyday average normal hobbit life until adventure found him and put him on Joseph Campbell’s hero pattern. Bilbo goes through phases in Joseph Campbell’s hero pattern such as a refusal to call, when Gandalf and the dwarves greet him at his door, crossing of the first threshold, when Bilbo
In the play “Anne Frank” takes place in Amsterdam in a building called the Secret Annex. The play took place during World War II because when the dictator, Adolf Hitler, was trying to take Jews to concentration camp, he thought that they were the reason that Germany lost World War I. The Frank’s reason why they went into hiding was because of that Margot, the Frank’s oldest daughter, had a call-up slip for her to be picked by the Nazis so she could be taken to a concentration camp. The Franks were joined by the Van Daans and Mr. Dussel so that they don’t get taken to concentration camps.
“Don’t be afraid to change. You may lose something good but you may gain something better.” In the Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien presents an unlikely hero, a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins. Another important character in the novel is Gandalf, a wizard and an old family friend, forces Bilbo to come out of his comfort zone onto a journey to recover the dwarves name and gold from the evil dragon, Smaug. Bilbo fulfills the archetypal hero’s journey by starting of an in ordinary world ,facing Ordeal, Death, and Rebirth, and The Road Back while illustrating the theme of innovation.
Mahdi Jaber Mrs. Schwartz British Literature Dec 5 2015 Heroes “Heroes represent the best of ourselves, respecting that we are human beings. A hero can be anyone from Gandhi to your classroom teacher, anyone who can show courage when faced with a problem. A hero is someone who is willing to help others in his or her best capacity (Martin).” Respectively, anyone can be a hero but heroes are classified as people with aspects including Faith, loyalty, modesty, courtesy, honor, and bravery. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines a hero as “a person who is admired for great or brave acts of fine qualities.”
A wise man once said to live everyday like it’s your last, and to step out and stay out of your comfort zone. All of Bilbo’s life he lived as a boring old Baggins man, until the day that the dwarves showed up at his door and invited him on an adventure. His more so adventurous, or what he likes to call Tookish side, truly prevails in three spontaneous moments in the book which are when he attempts to pick pocket the trolls, when he plays a game of riddles with an interesting character named Gollum, and all together the fact that he went on this quest with a bunch of people he doesn’t know. In the book, The Hobbit, Bilbo and the dwarves happen to come across some very incredulous characters.
When people go places and step out of their comfort zones, sometimes they come back a different person. In The Hobbit, Bilbo is an ordinary hobbit, but after his adventure, it is apparent that Bilbo is now a hero. Three events that occur that show this transformation are when Bilbo jumps over Gollum, when Bilbo slays a spider, and when Bilbo travels to the Elvenking and Bard in order to make peace. The moment Bilbo leaps over Gollum demonstrates to the reader how Bilbo is beginning to go from hobbit to hero.
Change is something that is hard for most people to accomplish. Change can mean going out of your comfort zone to fulfill something that has the delusion of being absolutely mental. Bilbo goes through a dramatic change in The Hobbit from being the unadventurous, dull hobbit to being the unshrinking, adventurous hero. He does this when he finds the ring, when he frees the dwarves from the giant spider’s webs, and when he helps the dwarves escape from the Wood Elves.
The way we treat ourselves is extraordinary compared to the utilization of figures past. We, humans, are a populous society of affable tributes that are of importance. That we look up to the people that give us safety, as well that show respect and pride. These people are the idols that portray heroism; the general populous agrees that a hero is selfless. One such example is in an epic poem Beowulf.
“Two sides of the same coin” is a common phrase found in many different subjects such as the Chinese Yin and Yang or the two sides of someone's family. In J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit Bilbo Baggins, a small humble hobbit who enjoys the comfort of his own home, must go on an adventure (that’s not ironic at all!). While this hero may seem unlikely the other side of this coin would beg to differ, this is of course Bilbo’s Tookish side a hobbit line infamous for going on adventures and being fierce warriors. While his Tookish side may not be the most prominent side of his personality, it shows through at important times such as when he decided to join the dwarves on their campaign against Smaug, or when he tried to steal from large fearsome
Bilbo is a hero in several ways. Bilbo is hero for going on the quest in the first place. Bilbo is also a hero because he saved the dwarves from giant spiders. Bilbo is also a hero because he saved the dwarves from the elves. Bilbo is a hero for going on the adventure in the first place.
Start a Journey Being One Hobbit and End Another “No man steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man” -Heraclitus. So a person always starts a journey being one person, but throughout the journey they may face obstacles along the way, in this case a river. But they have to problem solve and persevere to get over the river and complete their goals and more. The outcome of the journey may be bad or it may be good, but they have completed their goals and learned a lot along the way. But they have to get back to where they started this journey.
There are many places on earth and across the universe that are unknown. In the book the Hobbit Bilbo faces the terrain of the Misty Mountains which is unknown to him. I've been to many places in my life where I have been unaware to where I am. There are many ways to cope or get through these unknown areas.