Lots of the good characteristics Bilbo gained during the journey are learned from Thorin. This helps us understand how Thorin guides Bilbo to become a hero. Bilbo starts off with as a boring character, but by comparing Thorin and Bilbo together, we will eventually pay more attention to Bilbo as a character. (Connnection between previous sentence and this)Thorin is the perfect model of an ancient hero. He was born into royalty, he is a subject of a prophecy, his parents are long gone, and he is going on a quest, and since the hobbit is set in a world where there’s magic, we assume Thorin is the hero.
They all venture far away to a mountain, in hope of reclaiming their treasure that has been taken over by a mischievous dragon. Along the way, they overcome many obstacles that threaten their lives and put their trust for one another to the test. Bilbo learns that there is more to him than he realizes and through hard work and dedication, he can accomplish almost anything. Overcoming these problems and learning more about himself helped Bilbo change from an ordinary, self-doubting hobbit into a clever, courage-filled, loyal hero. In the beginning, Bilbo has no desire to go on an adventure of any kind, but he quickly learns about the cleverness he obtains when he is forced to make quick decisions.
The journey that Bilbo endures transforms him into a hero. Bilbo encounters many tests and trials throughout the story which reveal character. These courageous actions display the heroic character of Bilbo. Throughout The Hobbit, Bilbo displays the universal message that anyone can develop into a hero. Even the smallest and seemingly weakest creatures and people can become as great as Bilbo.
He is “ordinary”. “The Bagginses had lived in the neighbourhood of The Hill for time out of mind, and people considered them very respectable, not only because most of them were rich, but also because they never had any adventures or did anything unexpected: you could tell what a Baggins would say on any question without the bother of asking him (Tolkien, 1.3).” He loves food, smokes a pipe, is relaxed and doesn’t want adventures. Another example is Gandalf, who plays the mentor. He goes on the adventure with Bilbo, teaches and encourages him and is wise. The doppelganger is Gollum since he was once a hobbit, but was corrupted by the ring.
Bilbo is able to overcome his fear and how horrified he felt, when he beheld the spiders pinching and prodding his friends. Bilbo showed an extraordinary amount of bravery as well as cunning when he decided to take on the spiders to save the dwarves. The chapter “Spiders and Flies,” demonstrates how much Bilbo has grown “Already he was a very different hobbit from the one that had run left his house without a pocket-handkerchief from Bag-End long ago. He had not had a pocket-handkerchief for ages. He loosened his dagger in its sheath, tightened his belt, and went
In the beginning of the book, THE HOBBIT, we meet Bilbo. Bilbo is a well respected Hobbit. He lives in the Shire and goes about minding his own business. He enjoys staying where he is comfortable and where things are predictable. He believes that life should stay simple and plain, and that there is no time for adventures.
Bilbo Baggins, of Bag End, was not one often thought of when one thinks of a hero. People with super strength, or speed, or both are often what come to mind. Bilbo, however, possessed none of those qualities, he was in fact, a Hobbit. A Little Hobbit living in a comfortable hole, in The Shire. Hobbits never went on adventures, it was not done.
So he can find his friends. Furthermore, Bilbo preservers throughout his journey. In the movie, Bilbo preservers in Mirkwood by killing some giant spiders and setting all his friends free (Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug). Some people may believe that being able to preserver doesn’t make a hero, but they should know Bilbo is a better hero because preservers and saves his friends from giant spiders instead of running away while he had the chance. In addition, Bilbo is more sneaky than Odysseus.
The archetypal Hero’s Journey is a pattern found in literature throughout many novels. In the novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien it shows a hobbits’ journey through a tough world on a quest to defeat a dragon. The hobbits’ name is Bilbo, and he and his acquaintances undergoe many trials and obstacles trying to reach the dragon. The novel A Dog’s Life by Ann M. Martin is about a dog who started out in a shed and is trying to survive out in the world as a stray.
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.