In J.R.R Tolkien’s The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins started out terrified of adventuring and thought his only superior skills in life were his ability to cook and blow smoke rings. Throughout the adventure his attributes are slowly morphed as they go through Joseph Campbell’s hero pattern. Bilbo is capable to make confident decisions and learns how to be devoted, generous and cares about more than his trivial life under the hill. Bilbo Baggins tried to maintain an everyday average normal hobbit life until adventure found him and put him on Joseph Campbell’s hero pattern. Bilbo goes through phases in Joseph Campbell’s hero pattern such as a refusal to call, when Gandalf and the dwarves greet him at his door, crossing of the first threshold, when Bilbo
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.
A hero is someone who makes noble choices with noble intentions. While he makes seemingly noble choices, Bilbo Baggins makes these choices for the wrong reasons. He completes heroic acts when intending to impress Thorin and the other Dwarves, when his Took side takes over, and when he acts out of fear none of which constitute a noble act. In order to not disappoint him, Bilbo listens to Thorin.
Start a Journey Being One Hobbit and End Another “No man steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man” -Heraclitus. So a person always starts a journey being one person, but throughout the journey they may face obstacles along the way, in this case a river. But they have to problem solve and persevere to get over the river and complete their goals and more. The outcome of the journey may be bad or it may be good, but they have completed their goals and learned a lot along the way. But they have to get back to where they started this journey.
“Two sides of the same coin” is a common phrase found in many different subjects such as the Chinese Yin and Yang or the two sides of someone's family. In J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit Bilbo Baggins, a small humble hobbit who enjoys the comfort of his own home, must go on an adventure (that’s not ironic at all!). While this hero may seem unlikely the other side of this coin would beg to differ, this is of course Bilbo’s Tookish side a hobbit line infamous for going on adventures and being fierce warriors. While his Tookish side may not be the most prominent side of his personality, it shows through at important times such as when he decided to join the dwarves on their campaign against Smaug, or when he tried to steal from large fearsome
Legendary fantasy author, J.R.R Tolkien in his novel The Hobbit, implies that Sting, the weapon carried by our protagonist, Bilbo Baggins, symbolizes his heroism, courage, and determination. He develops this idea by first introducing the sword as an indirect result of him trying to pickpocket a troll. It is discovered when Bilbo, Gandalf, and the dwarves defeat the trolls, and sift through their treasure trove. He finds the dagger, and although it is insignificant for a time, it later comes of use when Bilbo is forced to defend himself from the devilish Gollum. However, it’s not until Chapter 8, where Bilbo slays the spider, and renames the sword ‘Sting’.
Isaac Watts once said, "Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks. " Trust plays a significant role in The Hobbit because the dwarves and Bilbo have to learn to trust each other on the quest, the dwarves have to trust Gandalf, and Beorn has to trust Gandalf. When the dwarves found out that Bilbo was going to be their burglar they were skeptical.
The dwarves discover something that they didn’t think would happen when they first started onto their adventure, they have relied on Bilbo more than once to get them out of a sticky situation. The dwarves, first heart broke when they hear that Gandalf was leaving them, didn’t think that Bilbo was a worthy burglar to bring onto the trip, believing that he had caused the trip to slow more than necessary. They then begin to realize and discover why Gandalf did leave them though, Gandalf knew that Bilbo would help the dwarves as the journey progressed and he gained more
Mahdi Jaber Mrs. Schwartz British Literature Dec 5 2015 Heroes “Heroes represent the best of ourselves, respecting that we are human beings. A hero can be anyone from Gandhi to your classroom teacher, anyone who can show courage when faced with a problem. A hero is someone who is willing to help others in his or her best capacity (Martin).” Respectively, anyone can be a hero but heroes are classified as people with aspects including Faith, loyalty, modesty, courtesy, honor, and bravery. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines a hero as “a person who is admired for great or brave acts of fine qualities.”
What would you do if a stranger showed up to your door and expected you to go on a dangerous adventure to assist with an unrealistic task? Would you be willing to leave the comfort of your home and step out of your element? In The Hobbit, written by J. R. R. Tolkien, lives an unmotivated hobbit that is approached at his home by a group of intimidating dwarves. The hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, is asked to be a part of their long, perilous journey to retrieve the arkenstone from the dungeon of Smaug. the dragon.