The Heros Journey In The Hobbit And The Hero's Journey

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Have you noticed that there are many similarities in the plot of popular books and movies? The hero 's journey is an archetype that is commonly used. An archetype is a typical example of a book, a movie and so on. The hero’s journey is a series of steps a character in literature takes to become a hero. 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. In A long way gone a little boy named Ishmael Beah begins an adventure away from home; savage rebels chase innocent…show more content…
First of all, in The Hobbit Bilbo Baggins starts out as a cozy little hobbit living in the countryside to a skillful burglar. As the story progresses Bilbo saves the dwarves many times. Bilbo proves his loyalty as he changes to become an adventurous burglar. All throughout “Riddles in the dark” J.R.R Tolkien shows the reader that Bilbo has changed. Secondly, in A long way gone Ishmael also undergoes huge change Ishmael begins his story as a small playful boy and changes into a weapon. Ishmael violently kills many people and does actions he would never do before. In the text, it states, ¨Suddenly, as if someone was shooting them inside my brain, all massacres I had seen that I was touched by war began flashing in my head. Every time I stopped shooting to change magazines and saw my two young lifeless friends.” Ishmael and Bilbo don 't remain who they used to be. They both make big changes during the steps of Trials, Approach, and
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