He is able to beat the Gollum who lives in the cavern in a contest of riddles by asking “What have I got in my pocket?” and uses the power of the ring to not be eaten by Gollum and escape the cavern. He is reunited with the dwarves and Gandalf. They are pursued by evil wolves called Wargs but are saved by a group of eagles and Beorn, a creature who can change his shape from man to bear. It is here that Gandalf leaves their company so he may tend to other business. They begin their travel through the forest of Mirkwood, but are ambushed in their sleep by giant spiders but Bilbo manages to help them all escape with the use of the magic ring.
Campbell, author of The Hero with a Thousand Faces, and Winkler believe after the hero’s departure, they are faced with a trial or many trails to overcome when they finally meet their biggest enemy, “The hero undergoes a series of trials often on a perilous journey.” (Campbell) Bilbo’s first trial is after Bilbo escapes from Gollum which he is reunited with the dwarves and are surrounded by Wargs but after it seems all hope is lost, eagles swoop down and save the adventures before it is too late. In Mirkwood, the dwarves and Bilbo are starving when they get captured by spiders, and Bilbo has to save them, “Bilbo saw that the moment had come when he must do something.”(Tolkien 64) Bilbo escapes by himself and then finds the dwarves trapped and defenseless against a mob of spiders which Bilbo has to defeat by calling them names, and angering them until Bilbo has unraveled the dwarves. Bilbo’s third trial is finding a way for the dwarves to escape the wood-elves palace. When the guard is drunk, Bilbo lets the dwarves out by stealing the keys and pushing the dwarves into barrels. After a hero’s many trials, they face their ultimate enemy, and for Bilbo that is Smaug, the dragon.
The first aspect, an element that defies natural law, is included in each story by transforming the main character into an insect, an example of Kafka drawing from “The Transformation of Arachne into a Spider.” Secondly, including an element treated as realistic, is shown in The Metamorphosis by having Gregor’s boss show up at his house because he was late to work, shown when Gregor’s father says, “the chief clerk has come round and wants to know why you didn 't leave on the early train.” This element is shown in “The Transformation of Arachne into a Spider” by having Pallas appear and the townspeople act as if nothing strange has happened, demonstrated when “The maid alone stood unappall 'd.” The third aspect, revealing human truth, is done through writing a deeper meaning and message into the story. Kafka writes the meaning of his story to be not to take anything for granted because at any given moment, it can be taken away. Ovid writes to never be too egocentric because it can
In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the call is answered by the hero when Camelot's honor is taken by the Green Knight. In the hero's journey, the hero faces the call when something has been taken or lost that destabilizes the hero's home. Early in part one, The Green Knight offers his challenge when no one takes up the challenge, he “ And now the Round Table’s game and its feasting are done, thrown down at the sound of one man’s Words-and you sit there shaking-at words!”. (313-315) This laughter is the real call because it is a weapon the Knight uses. The Green Knight is so powerful, it seems he can defeat all of Camelot with “menz words” it says “ but you've asked for folly, and folly You'll get!
The story Wolf Brother, by Michelle Paver, is a thrilling tale about a prepubescent boy who is desperate to avenge his father and save the forest from a devastating evil. The setting of this book is in an ancient European forest, thousands of years ago. The theme is the will to survive and destiny, which the protagonist,a twelve year old boy named torak, expresses well by doing everything he can to survive while carefully avoiding the antagonist, a bear that is possessed by an evil spirit whose goal is to destroy everything in its way, and ultimately defeating it, which is in the prophecy and falls into place by destiny. Wolf Brother begins with Torak and Pa, Torak’s father, in a clearer part of the forest having a Small meal before they
Simba runs away, thinking it was his fault for his father’s death. Many years later, as an adult, Simba returns home and fights Scar for the throne. After the long and intense battle, Scar dies by falling off of a cliff and being eaten by the hyenas. Simba accepts his title as King of the Pride Lands when he roars in the thunderstorm on Pride Rock. In this movie, Simba’s main goal is to claim his title as King of the Pride Lands.
Beowulf became the king in Sweden. After several years Beowulf defeated a dragon. Beowulf got brutally hurt in the battle. Beowulf died and got buried in a mound of earth and stones raised above his grave in Geatland. Beowulf is the epic hero if Scandinavia.
At first, Arthur volunteers to do it, instead, Sir Gawain takes on the challenge. In one strike, Sir Gawain successfully beheads the knight, however, the Green Knight picks up his severed head and as he leaves the castle, he repeats that Sir Gawain must return in a year to him, leaving Gawain anxious. A year later, On the Day of all Saints, he prepares his horse and sets on his journey to the Green Knight which is tough with him ending up suffering in the cold and hunger. He prays for himself to be saved from this, and then, a castle appears out of nowhere. The lord of the castle, Bertilak, warm-heartedly welcomes him in
More civilized dogs like Newfoundland’s and even huskies find primitive counterparts in the wolves whose howl at the end of the story was the very sound of the wild. London “doubles” the story into opposing worlds. Buck begins in the waking world of reality and ends in a silent, white wasteland which was also the world of dream, shadow, and racial memory. Buck survives to embrace life at the end of a book informed by death as the horrifying, rhythmic reflex of an entire order of things. Life in The Call of the Wild was a survival built on the death of other living creatures.
Snowman recollects what has lead him here: A wasteland, slowly starving to death, mourning his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake. A series of flashbacks reveal that Snowman was once a boy named Jimmy who grew up in a world dominated by multinational corporations and privileged compounds that produce genetically engineered diseases to which then they market a cure. Crake discovers this secret and is in awe of what lengths a company will go to avoid obsolescence. He begins to concoct an apocalyptic plan to kill off most of humanity with an artificial plague and start over with a fast-growing humanoid species designed to his specifications. The author, Margaret Atwood was born in Ottawa, Ontario.