A hefty portion of us, as children, have watched films in which a brave man goes out to destroy the evil and spares his kin. We always thought of this hero to be brave, tall, strong, and fearsome. Bilbo Baggins is as much as a hero as these heroic characters, however he is only a short, weak, cowardly hobbit who is afraid to leave the Shire, yet by the end, Bilbo Baggins defeats the five armies and spares all of Smaug. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, is written by J. R. R. Tolkien. When Bilbo Baggins gets an unexpected knock on his door, he is called to reclaim the kingdom of Erebor, he refuses, unwilling to escape the comfort of his hometown: the Shire.
In the beginning of the movie "THe Hobbit" Bilbo is a small peaceful hobbit who lives in the Shire. He loves to keep things in order, was never late, and disliked adventures or anything unexpected. As the movie progresses he starts to portray more courage, bravery, heroism and becomes more adventurous. When the dwarves offer Bilbo to join them on their quest, Bilbo faints upon hearing the news. He decides to join their quest anyways and finds that in the beginning its really uncomfortable and wishes that he was back in his cozy little home.
Bilbo is very smart and quick witted. He shows his brains when he has a riddle-off with Gollum. Gollum is a small slimy creature that was “dark as darkness, except for two big round pale eyes in his thin face” (79). This was a tough verbal battle, with high stakes. If Bilbo lost, he would be eaten alive by the monster hidden in the dark cave, and if he won Gollum had to show him the way out.
As I aforementioned before Bilbo makes a colossal transformation. Bilbo and the narrator notices that he doesn’t mind what used to bother him he says “I am sorry to say he did not mind. He was quite content; and the sound of the kettle on his hearth was ever more musical than it had been even in the quiet days before the Unexpected Party”(Tolkien 302). Bilbo isn’t aggravated by any little thing anymore since he got out of his comfort zone he’s more relaxed. To continue on this point Gandalf also takes consideration that Bilbo has made a colossal transformation Gandalf says “My dear Bilbo!
Even though this part of the hero’s journey was portrayed pretty similarly, there is still a bit of a difference. They both used their instincts, but Bilbo was influenced a bit by the dwarves. His Took side had shown while the dwarves were contemplating whether he was fit for the adventure or not. This made him want to prove himself to them. Instincts aren’t normally the cause of the call to adventure, but for some reason, these two very different novels are similar this way.
In this film, a party of dwarves is on a quest to salvage the wealth of their kin. Bilbo is a hobbit that is joining them on their journey of riches. He is the hero of the pack. He initially helped the dwarves by using his mystical ring to help fight the giant spiders: The dwarves went off the path they were supposed to be on.
That is what makes him the evil antagonist. Bilbo on the other hand is always the one saving the day, stepping up and taking charge (when Gandalf leaves them). This leads to my conclusion of Bilbo being the heroic protagonist. These are two very different characters, I mean Bilbo was trying to save his own life while Gollum was playing with
Gandalf calls Bilbo to adventure at the beginning of the story, and Bilbo is forced to realize that “adventures are not all pony-rides in May-sunshine” (Tolkien 33). Bilbo’s journey to a hero begins with gaining an understanding that he must expose himself to uncertainty in order to help his group. After Bilbo crosses the first threshold with help from Gandalf, he finds himself in the ‘belly of the whale’ with
(Tolkien 36) Bilbo disturbs the trolls and they notice his dwarf friends walking into the open and capture each, one by one. Gandalf distracted the trolls to keep arguing with them and they suddenly didn’t even realize the sun was coming up and all three of the beastly trolls turned to stone. In spite of the fact that Bilbo didn’t turn them to stone himself he was certainly a crucial part to help Gandalf turn them to stone. This was the first moment Bilbo crossed into a supernatural world.
“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” Bilbo needs a lot of bravery to stand up to the dragon but also Thorin. He stands up to Thorin when he was yelling at Bilbo. Before the journey started Bilbo would not have stood up for himself, but because of this journey Bilbo is more confident in himself. Bravery is an important asset to The Hobbit, without bravery Bilbo would never have went on his journey, the dwarves would have been eaten by the spiders, and Thorin would have died in the Elven Kings dungeon.
Throughout Bilbo’s long journey the dwarves gain respect for him and Bilbo earns a good reputation. At first Bilbo is a small little hobbit that is afraid of adventure. He is used to his routinely everyday life. Throughout his long adventurous journey he adapts to a new way of life and his inner “Tookishness” comes out. He was said to be a burglar but Gandalf said “As soon as I clapped eyes on the little fellow bobbing and puffing on the mat, I had my doubts.
The Ugly Mistake There is a book-based movie that while it wasn't identical to the book the movie should have had most things pretty similar to the book. The book is called The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien and is about a hobbit taking his first adventure with one wizard and 13 dwarves to get the dwarves´ gold back which was stolen by a dragon a while back. Along the way the hobbit faces challenges which he overcomes to in the end become a hero. This is what the director, Peter Jackson had to envision to create the trilogy of the book. There were two specific changes to a major scene where Bilbo meets Gollum, which are the way the hobbit found the ring and Gollum´s mood throughout the scene, because of the changes the movie wasn’t effective against the book
The Bilbo Baggins, has a comfortable life in his small hobbit hole where he was a hobbit himself a small little thing kind of like a human but smaller and a little more special, they are short and has bigger feet and have a bigger stoic and that needs more food. In this story that needs heroes and villains, luckily that this book as what it needs. Heroes are usually thought to be strong,bold, and popular.but the doesn't really fit the look of a hero, they are supposed to look big strong and muscular, but poor Bilbo is small and not all that big. Throughout the book he is always doing somthing. In the book hobbit, who was like every other little hobbit there was.
The Hobbit Literary Analysis Would you be able to step out of your comfort zone for the sake of adventure and a promise of treasure? This was the predicament Bilbo Baggins is unexpectedly presented with one sunny afternoon. Thirteen dwarves appear at his door and put forward their offer. Bilbo is a little apprehensive at first but soon comes to the realization that in his ordinary life of a Hobbit in the Shire he will never get another opportunity like this again. When reading The Hobbit, being able to step out of your comfort zone is a major key.