Some of these circumstances have been when he saves them from the Elves and spiders, and when they are trapped in Smaug’s cave. While in Mirkwood Forest, the dwarves get attacked and captured by the giant spiders that inhabit the area. The book reads, “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” (159). Bilbo could have been found and eaten by the spiders, but he sacrifices his safety to save the dwarves. Bilbo could have tried to escape the forest safely and leave the dwarves, but he decides to help them.
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 fits that description more and more as the story progresses by risking his life to help his friends, the dwarves. When trying to get through Gollum, Bilbo doesn’t just use his cleverness, but also bravery when he agrees to play the riddle game with Gollum even though the rules were that,“If Gollum asks, and Bilbo doesn’t answer, he gets eaten, but if Bilbo asks, and Gollum gets it wrong, he has to show Bilbo the way out”(p.74). This is brave because he is willing to die if he doesn’t get a riddle right. Bilbo deals with Smaug in a brave way when he goes to visit him. Bilbo has no way of being safe, even with the invisible ring because Smaug has, “a great sense of smell, and can sleep with one eye open,”(222).
The second conflict is when Bilbo meets a hungry crazed creature named Gollum. Bilbo gets lost and comes across a dangerous creature who wants to eat him, named Gollum. Bilbo strikes a deal with Gollum that if he can stump him with a riddle, Gollum has to lead Bilbo back to the dwarves, and if Bilbo loses Gollum gets to eat Bilbo. Bilbo resolves his man vs man conflict by tricking Gollum with an especially difficult riddle, and using an invisibility ring that he stole from Gollum, to fool Gollum into showing him the exit. This triumph sparks a sort of courage in him.
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.
Overall, Hercules shows the monomyth process a like many other fictional characters and established himself to be a hero. First, Hercules accepts his journey after killing his wife and children, so he set out to all around the world to overcame unstoppable monsters and impossible tasks. Therefore, he crossed into an unknown domain and had to struggle through each of his tasks during the twelve years of enslavement by an atrocious ruler, but still won and therefore got what he deserved. Finally, he returns to Greece where he experiences deification and was worshipped by many individuals that knew of his great voyage. Ultimately, Hercules is another literary and historical hero who follows the monomyth
Heroism is when you are put under incredible stress, like a piece of coal and in the end you turn out to be a shining diamond. Samwise Gamgee is an example of how someone can look ordinary, but turn out to be a hero in the end. He goes on a quest with his best friend Frodo, starting as a shy ordinary gardener, finishing as a friend loyal to the death and braver than he ever imagined he could be. Sam saves Frodo’s life by rescuing him from a tower of orcs, overcoming his fear to do so, fights off a spider made from evil itself with nothing but a dagger to
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.
The story is about a non adventurous Hobbit, and it shows his growth throughout the quest with dwarves and Gandalf, his mentor. A couple of differences that are in the scene with Beorn and the dwarves is when the Dwarves first meet Beorn in the movie he is in the form of a bear, which makes the scene more exciting and adds a scary effect to it. Also, the Dwarves stay with Beorn a while he kills a goblin and a warg and has their heads and skins put on his fence to show the dwarves that Beorn trusts them. The book makes the scene more effective because it gives more detail in the events that happen. First of all, the reason to introduce Beorn to the dwarves in the bear form was because the director wanted the story to have a more creative and different feel for the viewer of the introduction of Beorn.
Leo has a loyal band of friends he will look up to and care for, and they will protect him and work together to accomplish their goal. In conclusion, The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan, states the adventure of Jason, Piper, and Leo to save Hera. He finds the bravery within himself to face something no matter what the means. Leo faces his old memories and uses them as motivation to make things better as he goes on. Finally, he shows his powers of fire and building by capturing a dragon and using it to his team’s advantage.