This is a smaller difference. Overall there were many differences between A Long Way Gone and The Hobbit. In conclusion The Hobbit and A Long Way Gone had some differences and some similarities, but overall there were many more differences than there were similarities. In The Hobbit Bilbo went on a Hero 's Journey fought monsters and saved Gandalf and Co. along the way. He gained respect and found himself.
This is a major turning point in the book because it is the first instance in Bilbo’s life that he actually has to be brave. However, this results in the entire group of dwarves, as well as Bilbo, in danger. This shows Bilbo that being brave requires one to think, and that being bold doesn’t
Good vs Evil is a common theme found in many forms of literature, with The Hobbit being no exception. Bilbo and his company are seen as the good in the book, on a journey to defeat an evil dragon, which is a noble mission. Meanwhile, characters like the dreaded Smaug, Gollum, or the brutish orcs, are the adversaries they face along the way, and are generally sinister in their
Taking risks is the main reason that they have achieved their accomplishments and freedoms.The contents of each novel are similar due to characters personalities as well as their societies, despite the different steps they take to achieve their goals. Every character in any book always has different profound attributes. Some of these attributes may be more dominant than others. It is these qualities that help a reader understand who each character really is. Just like a snowflake, not one character from any novel is the same.
Riddles are a major component in The Hobbit. Gollum and Bilbo have their riddle contest and because Bilbo wins, he escapes from Gollum's lake alive. This is probably a good thing since the dwarves would've died many times without him. The riddle of the moon-letters hinders the plot a little, but it adds a sense of mystery to the story. When Bilbo came upon the mountain and visited Smaug, he introduced himself in riddles so that Smaug would not know who he was.
The first element in Tyre’s theory is “(1) those who hunt for treasure” and The Hobbit obviously follows by this first step because that is what the ‘unexpected journey’ is (Tyre 2). In this novel, Bilbo is introduced to us as a typical hobbit because he “never had any adventures or did anything unexpected” (Tolkien 4). Fortunately, Gandalf led Thorin and his company to attain Bilbo as their exclusive burglar. This is where The Hobbit begins to relate to Tyre’s theory because treasure is actually being hunted. At this point, Bilbo is beginning his journey physically and spiritually.
Do his actions in the novel make him deserving of his death at the end? By the time the Battle of the Five Armies commences, Thorin has incurred the contempt and disrespect of many of the book’s characters (and probably most readers). But to Thorin’s credit, he shows tremendous courage in attempting to reclaim his ancestors’ treasure from Smaug. We come to learn that his failings—which become apparent once he is inside the Lonely Mountain—are common to all dwarves, who possess a great desire for gold and a fierce, even arrogant
I agree with her when she said, “Most people are shaped to the form of their culture because of the enormous malleability of their original endowment” (115) because people shape themselves the way they see others and “the form they are presented to” (115). She also argued that every culture has different “right” and “wrong”. There is no common good or evil in all cultures of the world. In fact, every culture has a different definition of good and evil. Some culture might believe certain behavior as evil, but it might be completely fine in others.
During his quest, he learns a lot about his own strength and friendship in general. There is a lot of parallel action, as there are several major characters. Aragorn has to take back his rightful place as king, while Merry and Pippin have to face their very own battles. There could be several themes in The Lord of the Rings, for example loss and death. There are several deaths throughout the story.