The Hobbit Character Analysis

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“I have chosen Mr. Baggins and that ought to be enough for all of you. If I say he is a Burglar, a Burglar he is, or will be when the time comes. There is a lot more in him than you guess, and a deal more than he has any idea of himself.” – Gandalf (The Hobbit, Ch. 1) Heroism, adventure, and development are key points when reading J. R. R. Tolkien’s, The Hobbit. Painfully naïve and content, Bilbo Baggins had the life-changing opportunity to advance from his comfort zone and into the mysterious and unknown world. Whether petrified or fighting for his life, Bilbo continued to persevere with courage throughout his journey of reclamation creating a hero characteristic within him. Bilbo Baggins fulfills the subjective definition of a hero. Peacefully…show more content…
Even though Bilbo was persuaded, he still chose to link up with thirteen hooligans on a miserable and triumphant journey. When fighting for his life in the pitch black (later on in the book), Bilbo bravely killed a horrendous over-sized spider, earning the name Sting and accumulating confidence. Before the combat started just as he lifted his sword, Bilbo unexpectedly became courageous. “Somehow the killing of the giant spider, all alone by himself in the dark without the help of the wizard or the dwarves or of anyone else, made a great difference to Mr. Baggins. He felt a different person, and much fiercer and bolder in spite of an empty stomach, as he wiped his sword on the grass and put it back into its sheath. “I will give you a name,” he said to it, “and I shall call you Sting.” – The Hobbit, Ch. 8, pg. 156. Overflowing with joy and relief, he realizes the modification within himself, leading to more actions of courage, such as slaying a dragon. When Bilbo first began the expedition, he was shy, fearful, and annoyed, but after explicit events occurred, transformation and development emerged within Bilbo. Due to Bilbo’s modification, a hero was

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