Bilbo The Hero For most people, going on an adventure is taking a hike in the woods with little trouble, but for Bilbo it was the exact opposite. The little, hairy footed hobbit was picked to go on an intense journey with 13 dwarves to search for the dragon Smaug to get Thorin’s gold back. Along the way, the hobbit and dwarves encountered man-eating creatures that they needed to outwit . J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of The Hobbit, expresses the three traits, cleverness, bravery and responsibility, that Bilbo develops throughout the adventure helps him learn that you don’t need to be big and magical to be a hero.
One day in the dugout in no man 's land, the English soldiers are commanded by Sergeant Hanley to attack the German trenches. Charlie disobeys this command since he wants to stay and help Tommo who is injured. This leads Charlie to face a court martial for cowardice. When Charlie attends the court martial, the only witness he has to speak for him is Sergeant Hanley as the other soldiers have been moved to another sector, and the judges believe Tommo’s statements would be biased, being Charlie’s brother. (Morpurgo, 185~194) This way, the judgement of Charlie’s life is made in half an hour, based on unfair and unjust statements.
In Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, the fight for control of Middle Earth’s future reached its final confrontation. Hobbits Frodo and Sam finally reach the city of Mordor in their quest to obliterate “one ring”. Aragorn is leading the forces of good against the evil forces of Sauron at Minas Tirith. In Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, there are many literary archetypes that can be seen and interpreted throughout the movie. Gollum can be seen as the trickster, Gandalf as the magician, and the Lord of the Nazgul as the witch, just to name a few.
Little does he know he has the makings of a leader and someone who will go on many adventures See (Page. 8)So one day when a band of dwarves stumble onto his doorstep he does what any respectable hobbit would do and asks if they would like tea. The dwarves, being dwarves, gladly accept. It is only after they have emptied his pantry that they tell him of the dark and perilous journey that awaits them on their way to the lonely mountain. They ask Bilbo if he’d be their burglar, Bilbo is completely overwhelmed with it all and faints.
Is This Warrior up to the test? Have you seen mysteries or heard mysteries about this legendary king or read books about him? Well in the book King Arthur and his knights at the round table by Roger Lancelyn Green, this is about a boy who pulls a sword out of a stone and becomes a fantastic king and hero’s cycle and why he is a hero and a little bit about himself. The reason of how King Arthur fits as a hero is because he wanted justice for Greyflet being hurt badly by king Pellinore, he defeats the saxons in plenty of battles, and defeats Mordred the evil in his final battle. King arthur reflects the hero’s cycle because his call to adventure was when he had pulled the excalibur from the stone in the church yard.
However, the knight in this story is considered a Britain legend. This legend 's name is Arthur, who becomes a king after the father he never knew he had, forced a sword in a stone and only a king could grasp it. Arthur came in possession of the sword and immediately became the king. Chivalry is a code followed specifically by knights and it uses in the stories, “The Green Knight,” and “Arthur,” by portraying bravery, honor, and gallantry towards women.
In order to be at peace with God, he ordered a specially made shield to defend himself during battle. The dragon and Beowulf went to battle, which resulted in a defeat for Beowulf. The dragon was an outcast for not socializing with the kingdoms and staying in his cave for years. This was another example of Beowulf as an outcast; he battled without an army resulting in him being alone, or an
During war, authors like Stephen Crane,Wilfred Owen, Tim O’Brien, and Kevin Powers use literature to protest war. There were also authors who experienced the war first hand.. These authors use irony, imagery, and diction to help their anti-war protest. In many anti-war writing pieces, authors use irony to advance their purpose. Wilfred Owen uses irony in his poem called “Dulce et Decorum Est.” Owen fought and died in World War One.
The poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight focuses on Sir Gawain’s attempt to survive a game brought on by the green knight during Christmas time. This game has Sir Gawain take an axe to the green knight’s head and in return the green knight will come back in a year and return the blow. As time passes by, Sir Gawain realizes he is reaching death because he knows he will not survive the axe as the green knight did; therefore, he decides to find the green knight before the green knight finds him. The author provides the audience with symbolism to show how although Sir Gawain has knightly virtues, he is human and capable of error. The green girdle symbolizes moral truth, which is demonstrated by how the character passes every test except one.
Though he did not know it at the time, Bilbo was in for the adventure of a lifetime. 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
Bilbo faces yet another fight when a war starts between the five armies; dwarves, men, elves, goblins, and wargs. He stops the war between the allies by keeping the Arkenstone from them. He uses the ring to avoid his capture and saves his crew, except for Thorin who dies during the battle. After Bilbo and his crew escape, they finally return to Hobbiton. “it gave him more sorrow than joy, and he was now weary of his adventure.
This illustrates the soldier 's selfishness since his scheme for the boots is quite inappropriate given the sick person 's situation (pg. 21). Lastly, Remarque incorporates a passage in which people faint while waiting to be served bones due to their lack of energy. The scene shows how the country is falling apart and could not provide its army with the basic necessities needed for keeping people alive and healthy. Remarque 's novel mainly focuses on telling terrifying stories that occurred in the war to show just how soldiers come out of war as
Kurt Vonnegut enlisted in the United States Army at the time of World War II. He was captured as a prisoner of war where he received much of his literary inspiration for Slaughterhouse-Five. The anti war theme throughout the book is touched on and also rebutted when Vonnegut states, “there would always be wars, that they were as easy to stop as glaciers” (Vonnegut 4). Vonnegut knows he is writing an anti war book but also is aware that wars cannot altogether be halted he is only trying to relay the horrors of war. The number of innocent victims killed by the bombing is alarming and Vonnegut keeping with his anti war theme made it a point to center his novel around the Dresden bombing which increased knowledge of what the historical city Dresden once was.
Bilbo finally evolves into a brave hero and fits in with the dwarf party. Chapter eight shows Bilbo freeing himself by cutting down a spider web and described feeling different about himself. He then goes on to name his sword as many legendary heros have before which shows qualities of heroism and leadership. He also expresses his bravery and intelligence in chapter nine by devising a plan to get the party out to Esgoroth. Last but certainly not least Bilbo discovers how to use the key to get to the great dragon Smaug.
This novel shows the how the lives of these teenage German boys can be flipped upside down the matter of literal seconds. One bullet, one bomb, one word, one light can kill or change them for the rest of their lives and their family’s life. The fact that they got used to sitting in bed and hearing bombs crash and horses squealing for their lives, along with fellow soldiers screaming for their lives is what the author was trying to convey to the world. He is trying to tell the world that living in the war will change you forever because of those specific reasons. Going back home to a place that has absolutely nothing that the Front had is a vital transition, it’s hard to even try to adapt back to the way they were before they even slept one night during the war.