They all venture far away to a mountain, in hope of reclaiming their treasure that has been taken over by a mischievous dragon. Along the way, they overcome many obstacles that threaten their lives and put their trust for one another to the test. Bilbo learns that there is more to him than he realizes and through hard work and dedication, he can accomplish almost anything. Overcoming these problems and learning more about himself helped Bilbo change from an ordinary, self-doubting hobbit into a clever, courage-filled, loyal hero. In the beginning, Bilbo has no desire to go on an adventure of any kind, but he quickly learns about the cleverness he obtains when he is forced to make quick decisions.
He did indeed earn the treasure, but out of the goodness of his heart, Bilbo heroically gave up all of it and shared with the people in need (44). Not only was Bilbo generous, but also he was always determined to right. Bilbo always was sure to think through every decision he made to make sure he was doing the best for others and himself. He took into consideration the well being of others and not just what they thought about him (47). Bilbo showed his kindness not only by putting others first, but also through his loyalty.
Immediately, the villagers, aided by wood-elves, declare a siege on the mountain, until Thorin complies. This goes on for days. Bilbo, the only one who agrees with the villagers, is exasperated by this nonsense. He fails to talk sense in the dwarves. With regret, he notes that the adventure has taken a bitter course.
Bilbo’s departure was a working effort; Gandalf and the dwarves had to use a good amount of persuasion to get Bilbo to actually accompany them on their treacherous journey. Bilbo’s departure didn’t start out great, as he slept in and Gandalf had to come and get him so that they could catch up to the other members. The departure was also not the happiest because Bilbo didn’t want to be there and the dwarves didn’t think that Bilbo was good in any way, shape, or form. Ishmael’s departure was much more violent than Bilbo’s. Ishmael was staying in Mattru Jong with his brother and friends after his hometown was destroyed by the rebel, and everything was looking fine, peaceful even.
“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. Not only would this terrible fate have befallen the dwarves, but Smaug would have never been vanquished.
“In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit (Tolkien 1.1).” English author J.R.R Tolkien first wrote down those words over 60 years ago, which became the beginning of the allegorical classic, The Hobbit. The Hobbit takes place in a fantasy world called “Middle Earth” and tells the story of a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins. Throughout the story, Bilbo changes as a character; from the protagonist to the hero. Many literary devices are used throughout The Hobbit that add humour, suspense, and/or affect the characters in some ways. The hero’s journey shows Bilbo's transition from ordinary hobbit to powerful hobbit.
That by itself is a very brave thing for a Hobbit to do, but it does not stop there. He rescues the Dwarves from becoming the supper of hungry spiders, he saves them from an Elven King, and he even steals from a dragon. When he found The Ring, he could have simply ran away. He could have crawled back into his Hobbit hole, made himself a cup of tea, and tried to pretend none of it ever happened. Instead, he went back to the Dwarves, kept his word, and helped them retrieve their treasure.
So he can find his friends. Furthermore, Bilbo preservers throughout his journey. In the movie, Bilbo preservers in Mirkwood by killing some giant spiders and setting all his friends free (Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug). Some people may believe that being able to preserver doesn’t make a hero, but they should know Bilbo is a better hero because preservers and saves his friends from giant spiders instead of running away while he had the chance. In addition, Bilbo is more sneaky than Odysseus.
In the beginning of the movie "THe Hobbit" Bilbo is a small peaceful hobbit who lives in the Shire. He loves to keep things in order, was never late, and disliked adventures or anything unexpected. As the movie progresses he starts to portray more courage, bravery, heroism and becomes more adventurous. When the dwarves offer Bilbo to join them on their quest, Bilbo faints upon hearing the news. He decides to join their quest anyways and finds that in the beginning its really uncomfortable and wishes that he was back in his cozy little home.