The steps in the hero’s journey are Call to Adventure, Assistance, Departure, Trials, Approach, Crisis, Treasure, Result, Return, New Life, and Resolution. In The Hobbit Bilbo Baggins is invited to go on an adventure with Gandalf the wizard and thirteen dwarves. Bilbo soon finds himself in an adventure he has never anticipated on being on. Bilbo faces the giant orcs, crazy wolves, and a scary forest to try and get the gold that lays under the mysterious dragon, Smaug. A similar book to The Hobbit is a memoir called A long way gone.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" was set in year 1926 and it introduced Newt Scamander who just finished his global expedition in an effort to locate and record list of supernatural creatures. The film also presented No Maj, a muggle in New York and Queenie and Tina, the magicians. Some of the magical beasts
“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.
Michael Shermer, a science writer and historian of science said, “Humans are pattern-seeking story-telling animals, and we are quite adept at telling stories about patterns, whether they exist or not.” In J.R.R. Tolkien's novel The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, the main protagonist, joins a group of dwarves to recover their lost, forgotten gold from Smaug the dragon. Joseph Campbell’s A Hero with a Thousand Faces, he states that many legendary heros follow a pattern in their adventures. Matthew Winkler has his own ideas of the heroic quest pattern, stating the hero's follow a pattern of eleven stages. Both The Hobbit and the heroic journey have similar elements with departure, initiation and then return.
However, the monsters featured in Monty Python are used to poke fun at the traditional quest. This is exemplified when King Arthur arrives at the entrance of the cave of Caerbannog. Tim the enchanter attempts to warn King Arthur of the horrendous beast guarding the cave by stating “Well, that’s no ordinary rabbit. That’s the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on...Look, that rabbit’s got a vicious streak a mile wide. It’s a killer”(Gilliam).
What if someone went on a crazy, dangerous adventure and came back a hero? The book The Hobbit, written by J. R. R. Tolkein, has many universal themes connected to finding out who someone really is. In this book, Bilbo Baggins goes on a journey that would change his life forever. He encounters goblins, creatures, trolls, wargs, spiders, and greed, but not without his friends and his new magic ring. They all venture far away to a mountain, in hope of reclaiming their treasure that has been taken over by a mischievous dragon.
Some of these amazing stories and movies include Forrest Gump, by Winston Groom, The Giver, by Lois Lowry, and my favorite, The Hobbit- An Unexpected Journey, by J.R.R Tolkien. The main character and hero in The Hobbit is Bilbo Baggins. He too goes through the steps of the Hero’s Journey. The first step in the Hero’s Journey is very hard for Bilbo Baggins as he has to choose between staying in the comfort of
Tolkien knows how is going to developed this print- oral text building the direction of the story from the beginning. The tale structure is a clear example of a medieval and classical text, that is, it has some canons which medieval plot works have, Tolkien starts The Hobbit narration by saying “ In a hole in the ground there lived….”, which create a parallelism that clarify the question. Bilbo Baggins represent linearity in this novel because, in addition he is the main character, he is the tale driver thread so if we make him disappear from the literary context, the novel would have no sense becoming in a fantastic whole of tales without a real manifest. The tale started in a hobbit’s hole, it continues in a Middle Earth guided travel and, finally, it finishes in the starter point after umpteenth adventures. In this sense, we can assert Bilbo is tangible character despite of he represents linear life as we have and, for this reason, he is J.R.R Tolkien representation in the novel.
When Hank and Sandy reach a castle, or so Sandy calls it, Hank points out that it's nothing but a pigsty. That’s when Hank says in his head, “The castle was enchanted to me, not to her.” (Twain 143) Hank is trying to say that they were pigs but Sandy saw them as ogres, because of magic and witchcraft. Supernaturalism reflects the theme of battling superstitions because the people in the story believe in supernatural elements. All things considered, supernaturalism is a part in the theme of battling superstitions in Hank Morgan's story. The theme of the novel is battling superstitions.