Bilbo’s Transformation/Maturation Some people say that people never change, while others believe that if given the chance, they will. In this case, J.R.R. Tolkien gives the character Bilbo Baggins the chance to change dramatically in his book The Hobbit. Bilbo undergoes many significant changes in his personality as a result of engaging in Gandalf's journey with the dwarves. The most important transformations include Bilbo going from fearful to brave, from being questioned to respected and from being helpless to resourceful.
Bilbo risks his own life to save the dwarves many times during the adventure, which in turn gains him the respect he deserves. This new respect that Bilbo has acquires gives him plenty of confidence in himself to get the job done, whatever it may be. This clearly shows that Bilbo's change from being ridiculed and doubted by the dwarves to being very highly respected is a dramatic one and deserves recognition. All Bilbo needed is a chance to prove the dwarves wrong, and that is what he gets when those same dwarves appear on his doorstep that sunny afternoon. Along with Bilbo Baggins becoming a braver and more respected hobbit, he also develops the most important change in the story; he changes from being incompetent to very resourceful.
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.
He is taking a gamble to stop the war in which many lives can be lost by delivering the stone to the elvenking. In the end, Bilbo is showing many of the characteristics seen in an extraordinary hero. By using his intelligence and skills he finds way out of these perilous situation the group faces everyday. He slayed a spider, freed his friends and stopped a war which can prove that he has changed from that everyday ,run of the mill hobbit into an audacious, courageous, selfless hero that the readers can see and believe that even themselves can become a hero if they ever wanted
Bilbo Baggins in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is a very complex character. Throughout the story it is shown that a cowardly hobbit, slowly grows up and becomes the hero his friends need him to be. Bilbo Baggins is shown to be a hero, who is slowly being corrupted by the evil power of the ring. Throughout this novel it is because of the ring Bilbo is able to rise to the occasion and become the hero he was meant to be, but the power of the ring can corrupt even the purest of hearts.
Bilbo is truly a Took because he is able to do things others can't he just needs motivation so that makes him a hero because he doesn't think he acts heroically to save people and he's not selfish. Once Bilbo gets an opportunity to do something he says no because he wants to be normal but “something Took-ish woke him up” and he ran as fast as his Took legs could take him to join the journey.
Tolkien uses this in the book because The Hobbit is based around the very change of Bilbo and his transformation into a hero following him along his journey. As he first starts in his simple life as an everyman and becomes the exact opposite of what he thought he could ever become. “Come along back to your nice cells, and I will lock you all in again, and you can sit comfortably”(179). This shows how Bilbo is very frustrated with the dwarves and have is annoyed that they aren't even appreciating him. Situational irony follows in The Hobbit as a recurrence.
They often create problems and conflict in the story, granted that's interesting for the reader, it's not always the best for the characters themselves. Like when Bilbo and Gollum are having their riddle debate we were engaged because of the characters contrast. Now, they are basically opposites which created obvious conflict. Gollum comes across as an evil antagonist while Bilbo comes across as a heroic protagonist. Gollum gets in Bilbo's way of fulfilling his goal, he plays games with him for his own enjoyment.
After a hero’s many trials, they face their ultimate enemy, and for Bilbo that is Smaug, the dragon. Smaug shares qualities from the other does Bilbo faced, but with more powers and fearsomeness. Facing many new enemies in his trials, they all leave Bilbo something in return for defeating them such as the knowledge that no adventurer will be left behind, courage and respect from the dwarves as he helped set them free when all hope seemed to be lost, confidence and willingness to fight and lastly, the knowledge that while his friends can protect him, he can protect his friends. Bilbo’s Tookish side is now overwhelming his Baggins side as he become more of a hero everyday which is from such as instead of being saved, Bilbo is saving himself and others, “he had first of all to