How Is Bilbo Baggins Change In The Hobbit

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A Changed Hobbit “If it’s challenging you, testing you, and pushing you... it’s helping you become more of who you’re meant to be” –Mandy Hale. In the exciting and eye catching novel The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien, the main character Bilbo Baggins, goes on a dangerous and very challenging adventure, to retrieve a lost and valuable treasure. Throughout this novel Bilbo Baggins truly evolves as a character throughout his journey. Firstly, Mr. Baggins is courageous when he saves the dwarves from the spiders. Secondly, Bilbo becomes a well-respected leader, when he develops a plan to free the dwarves from the Elvenking. Finally, Bilbo develops bravery when he encounters Gollum and escapes. Thus, Bilbo Baggins grows greatly as a Hobbit, and gains…show more content…
Although Bilbo was not captured, his friends the dwarves were. Without hesitation, Bilbo uses his sword to slay the spiders, and immediately sets out to find the dwarves. The old Bilbo probably would have run in fear. “Somehow the killing of the giant spiders, all alone by himself in the dark... made a great difference to Mr. Baggins. He felt a different person” (Tolkien 144). Killing the spiders has helped Bilbo grow greatly in courage. At this moment Bilbo realizes that he has changed as a Hobbit, and that he is fit for the journey. Bilbo puts his life at risk, to slay the spiders that have harmed his friends. Once again he demonstrates courage, as he travels through the gloomy forest, to find the ones he cares for the most. Bilbo is no longer just a lousy companion, but a courageous, changed…show more content…
In order to come up with this plan, the Hobbit listens carefully to everything the elves say, “When the barrels were empty the elves cast them through the trap doors, opened the water-gate and out the barrels floated on the stream” (Tolkien 163). Out of sight, Bilbo listens to everything the elves have to say about the water-gate, “ For some time Bilbo sat and thought about this water-gate and wondered if it could be used of the escape of his friends” (Tolkien 163). Bilbo puts the pieces together, and is able to think of a brilliant plan, all on his own. At the beginning of the novel Bilbo is just a follower, with not much to say in any matters. However at the end of the novel Bilbo grows many qualities that a good leader

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