In The Hobbit Hero's Journey Essay

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“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. Mr. Baggins follows the aspects of the hero’s quest by beginning in the ordinary world. For example, his life is described as “ The Baggins had lived in the neighborhood of the Hill for time out of mind, and people considered their respectable because they never had … any adventures…”(Tolkien 2). This shows how Mr.Baggins starts of in an ordinary world. Bilbo's life is simple and quiet. The quotation proves that he lives a life full of simplicity. Another example …show more content…

As I aforementioned before Bilbo makes a colossal transformation. Bilbo and the narrator notices that he doesn’t mind what used to bother him he says “I am sorry to say he did not mind. He was quite content; and the sound of the kettle on his hearth was ever more musical than it had been even in the quiet days before the Unexpected Party”(Tolkien 302). Bilbo isn’t aggravated by any little thing anymore since he got out of his comfort zone he’s more relaxed. To continue on this point Gandalf also takes consideration that Bilbo has made a colossal transformation Gandalf says “My dear Bilbo! Something is the matter with you! You are not the hobbit that you were”(Tolkien 300). The quotation clearly proves that Bilbo has returned back home and now is a completely different person. He became more confident and accepting after the

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