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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Bilbo Baggins the Burglar Thesis: In the book The Hobbit, the character Bilbo Baggins is a middle class hobbit who must challenged his introverted nature to help the dwarves reclaim their land. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit, who lives in his hobbit hole. Hobbits are generally short and fat introverted people who don’t leave their house much. Bilbo Baggins was living like that, until one day, thirteen dwarves and his old wizard friend(Gandalf) enter his house and start eating and talking like it was their house.
“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” Bilbo needs a lot of bravery to stand up to the dragon but also Thorin. He stands up to Thorin when he was yelling at Bilbo. Before the journey started Bilbo would not have stood up for himself, but because of this journey Bilbo is more confident in himself. Bravery is an important asset to The Hobbit, without bravery Bilbo would never have went on his journey, the dwarves would have been eaten by the spiders, and Thorin would have died in the Elven Kings dungeon.
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.
Race in The Hobbit Racial difference has had an enormous impact on society for centuries. Race is one way that humans use to define and categorize other people, but the basis of it can be used on creatures with human attributes. One result of race in humanity is harsh judgments towards differences in nationality, drawing a line between cultures. Although the idea of equality for all people is more common now, it can be argued that society is still affected just as much by race now as it was a hundred years ago.
In the novel, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, the main character, Bilbo, embarks upon both a literal journey with a physical destination and a personal journey where he experiences intellectual growth and personal maturity. Gandalf the Grey enlists Bilbo to assist a band of thirteen dwarves led by Thorin to reclaim the dwarf kingdom in the Misty Mountains. While on the journey to the Misty Mountains, Bilbo experiences several instances of personal growth. These experiences fortify and increase the characteristics of intelligence, bravery, and responsibility.
The Hobbit is a classic adventure written by J.R.R. Tolkien. The main character Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who likes to stay at home. He is convinced by Gandalf, a wizard, to go on an adventure with the company of dwarves lead by Thorin Oakenshield. On his journey, Bilbo encounters many foes such as trolls, goblins, spiders, and a dragon; allowing him to learn how to be a leader.
Bilbo Baggins has gone from a Hobbit to a Hero. In the minds of the readers Bilbo was not a hero, but he became one. He became a hero by going through trials, helping lots of people, and went from worrying about leaving his hobbit hole to fighting mythical creatures. Bilbo has gone through many trials, good and bad. While going through these trails Bilbo realizes what being a leader and hero is about.