Bilbo really had no choice and went along with the adventure where they faced trials. Fighting trolls, meeting unusual people, and having illusions of food since the dwarves were starving while soon fighting giant spiders that were trying to eat them. These were some of the most outrageous challenges that Bilbo and the dwarves had to face. But their real goal was to get the Arkenstone from dwarf lands guarded by a deadly dragon. Smaug, the dragon that attacked these lands and killed most of the population of dwarves to claim that land as his own, then comes into play and gives the group a difficult time by trying to eat them and burning them to ashes; since Bilbo decided to take a golden cup.
The book, the Hobbit, is a book by J. R. R Tolkien and was adapted as a movie trilogy by Peter Jackson. The scene that is being analyzed is in the first of the three movies, “An Unexpected Journey”. It is about Bilbo, a carefree Hobbit, who gets taken on an adventure with 13 other dwarves and wizard to reclaim their lost gold. In this fantasy world, there are many dangers, such as trolls and goblins,
The wizard revealed himself to be Gandalf the Gray a well-known, kind, yet mysterious man. The wizard was trying to help the dwarves, Thorin and his thirteen companions, to reclaim their families’ homeland and gold from an awful dragon named Smaug. Gandalf was in the Shire to seek out the sneaky expertise of a hobbit, for they needed a burglar. Bilbo was indecisive at first, but in the
The second conflict is when Bilbo meets a hungry crazed creature named Gollum. Bilbo gets lost and comes across a dangerous creature who wants to eat him, named Gollum. Bilbo strikes a deal with Gollum that if he can stump him with a riddle, Gollum has to lead Bilbo back to the dwarves, and if Bilbo loses Gollum gets to eat Bilbo. Bilbo resolves his man vs man conflict by tricking Gollum with an especially difficult riddle, and using an invisibility ring that he stole from Gollum, to fool Gollum into showing him the exit. This triumph sparks a sort of courage in him.
In watching the film, Donnie Darko and reading the novel, A Wizard of Earthsea, I noticed some similarities and some differences. Both books include a portrayal of the typical teenager’s maturation process. Now, which one does the best at portraying this process is another story. I personally think the novel, A Wizard of Earthsea does a better job at portraying the maturation process because it shows multiple stages and obstacles that Ged faced during his maturation process, unlike in the film Donnie Darko, where Donnie really only has one obstacle. In the film, Donnie had that weird, menacing bunny following him around, and at the end he died for his family.
He kindly rejects but the next day he is payed a visit by thirteen dwarves. That is the day little Bilbo started his first adventure. There are usually many differences between the movie and the book. Jackson effectively changed many parts of the movie that were not in the book, two of the changes Jackson made were how
The first, Innate Wisdom vs. 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.
One example of this is in Once and Future King, during the search for the Holy Grail. Lancelot finds the reason he was not allowed to win a battle was because of his pride, “Pride made me show off and help the weaker party of the tournament.” This example proves man is evil because Lancelot did not help the weaker side for the armies benefit. But, to prove he is better than everyone else, and make himself feel higher than those around him; which makes all the other knights feel bad about themselves. which makes him evil because he is harming another for self gain.
(Shmoop) To be fair, this dragon is terrifying. As described by Grendel, “Vast, red-golden, huge tail coiled, limbs sprawled over his treasure-hoard, eyes not fiery but cold as the memory of family deaths... The color of his sharp scales darkened and brightened as the dragon inhaled and exhaled slowly, drawing new air across his vast internal furnace; his razorsharp tusks gleamed and glinted as if they, too, like the mountain beneath him, were formed of precious stones and metals.” (Gardner 57)
What could be so bad about being the son of one of the most powerful gods of Greek Mythology? You would have amazing powers, be worshiped by many, and live in luxury with the gods. Well, Percy Jackson wishes this was what the life of a demi-god was like, especially since he is Poseidon’s son. Instead this demi-god has monsters hunting him every turn he goes, jealous uncles, a missing mother, ADHD and dyslexia, and not to mention a quest that he is thrown into. Percy Jackson goes on a quest to save himself, his mother, and his friends.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.