By yelling out, he both infuriates the spiders and let's his friends know that he is near. He also yells out “Attercop”, which is similar to the Old English word attorcoppa, meaning “poison head”. In addition, Bilbo is thrown into a contest of riddles with another astonishingly clever creature. He manages to stump the creature for a long time by saying “A box without hinges, key, or lid, Yet golden treasure inside is hid” (Tolkien 133).
He then swings around the dragon trying to rip his heart out; he reaches inside of the dragon’s chest area, but can’t get to its heart, Beowulf then cuts his arm off giving him more advantage to grab the heart. He grabs the dragon’s heart and pulls it out, causing him and the dragon to fall to their death. Beowulf dies telling the truth about him and Grendel’s mother to Wiglaf. The difference in the text is a thief stole from the dragon, provoking it to get upset and take action towards the city. Beowulf and his soldiers proceed to the dragon’s castle to terminate it; Beowulf has to fight the dragon himself, because his men are scared.
Gandalf explains how they would have to pass through many complications to reach this dragon, and one complication takes place in the chapter “Riddles in the Dark” when Bilbo had to get through the goblin cave without the help of Gandalf or the dwarves. As he tries to find his way out, he ran into an unusual creature named Gollum who challenges him to a riddle game, and if Gollum wins the game, he has the privilege to eat Bilbo, but if Bilbo wins then Gollum has to show Bilbo the way out. Gollum decides to try and kill Bilbo by using a magic ring that will make him invisible, but little did he know that Bilbo actually has the ring thanks to luck. In 2012, Peter Jackson remade this chapter, making many changes, into a scene in the movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Two major changes that were made in the movie was the way Gollum was portrayed (making him more relatable), and the way Bilbo escaped the from the goblin's cave.
The first part of the hero quest was when Beowulf fought the demonic monster known as Grendel. Beowulf hears about Grendel and accepts the challenge to defeat him. He spends the evening in the mead hall awaiting the arrival of Grendel. When Grendel appears, he attempts to snatch Beowulf; he fails. Beowulf grabs Grendel by his arm with his bare hands and rips off the monster’s arm with ease.
This shows that he changes from being more honest to being deceitful when required. The result of this is that Bilbo becomes smarted when dealing with foes. It is soon after Bilbo starts throwing rocks at the spiders when the narrator says, “The idea came to him to lead the furious spiders further and further away from the dwarves, if he could; to make them curious, excited and angry all at once,”(Tolkien, 170). Here the reader sees Bilbo becoming more quick thinking when in situations that require it. He suddenly shows change from someone who would either give up or try to fight the spiders head on, and he does neither.
Gandalf, a wizard forces Bilbo on an adventure to regain treasure with thirteen dwarves. The company faces many challenges while Gandalf aids them. Eventually, Bilbo becomes forced to take charge and lead the company to the mountain. The experiences Bilbo encounters throughout his journey define and shape him into the hero he becomes. The Hobbit follows the story of Bilbo by mirroring the heroic journey, showing Bilbo’s dramatic change from the Hobbit he once was.
Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit, is a hero not just because he helped save the dwarves from great casualties along their journey, but mainly for the special qualities he possesses that very few people hold. These unique qualities are courage, creativity, intelligence, and determination. Bilbo displays each of these qualities differently, adapting to the situation ahead. As the dwarves and the hobbit come across large numbers of spiders, the hobbit shows great courage by taking on all the spiders on his own to save his friends. In addition, Bilbo is also brave , but he also creative and smart to frustrate and distract the spiders from killing his friends.
In The Hobbit Smaug's attacks Bilbo, the dwarves, and the men of Laketown is when everything was about to be over. For a hero to be made they must make a sacrifice. For example, when Bilbo gave the Arkenstone to the elves he thought about other even though it could have cost him his life. The When all seems lost, Bilbo is able to pass Smaug's weakness by having the dragon reveal that his scales had a weak spot near the heart. After, this journey a true hero can be made.
After the dwarves returned home, Bilbo received treasure but he presented the treasure to kings before the battle of the orcs. In the mountain, the dwarf king Thorin Oakenshield fell for the sea of gold and allowed it to draw him into greed. As a friend, Bilbo persuaded the king to snap out of greediness and stood by Thorin to tell him the truth. With humility, Bilbo perceived himself as an ordinary hobbit. Bilbo felt as if he was no one special and was just an ordinary hobbit called to set off on an adventure.
The maze is constantly changing and the doors to the maze close at night which leaves the grievers (monsters of the maze) to come out and kill whoever got left behind in the maze. Both Moana and The Maze Runner by James Dashner use characterization to show the key trait of a literary hero is bravery. Both of the movies have examples of the main characters being brave and stepping up to a chance of death to save their friends. Moana finale makes it to the where she has to restore the heart, but she comes across the monster Te Ka. She realizes that she has to restore the heart to Te Ka but Maui tries to stop her, she then tells Maui “Let her come to me” and states “I have crossed