The Hobbits’ love for the unknown is rather unanticipated because their surroundings are familiar. However; Bilbo is very friendly to anyone, even people he has never met before. This is “because [he] never [has] any adventures or [does] anything unexpected,” (2). He only notices the good aspects in life, simply because he has yet to experience the bad. When the dwarves came unannounced, Bilbo “knew his duty and stuck to it however painful-- he might have to go without [food],” (8). Although the Hobbit has no intentions of being a host, he does what he knows is necessary to have his guests
In the story “The Hobbit” Bilbo can be seen as the hero when he sacrifices his family’s name to be a part of the quest to get Thorin's gold back Bilbo's first approach is his attempt on stealing the trolls’ treasure. He later is met by the goblins, Gollum, elves, and spiders. Each fear he faces develops Bilbo as a hero, getting him ready for his greatest quest, stealing the treasure from Smaug.. Another example of Bilbo putting others before himself is the treasure he willing to give in order to bring peace to the men, elves, and dwarves. Last, but not least, Bilbo is willing to sacrifice his life for a cause bigger than himself. He risks his life on more than one occasion to save his friends and bring peace between the different races. Other heroes in the story include such men like Gandalf, Beorn, The Lord of the Eagles, Bard, and even Thorin in the
“My children, this country has lost it’s good heart. People don’t trust each other anymore. Years ago, you would have been heartily welcomed in this village. I hope that you boys find safety before this untrustworthiness and fear causes someone to harm you” (Beah 16). During times of war, trust and survival cease to coexist. Throughout A Long Way Gone authored by Ishmael Beah, trust is frequently undermined by survival. In order to secure safety, placing trust within others no longer remains an option; however, once safety is guaranteed, the idea of trust no longer exists.
The Odyssey is an epic poem written by Homer and translated by Robert Fitzgerald. In the epic a man, Odysseus, is separated from his family and is worried about the loyalty they have to him. Odysseus' story is relevant to those of men and women in the world.
In the novel, The Hobbit by J.J. Tolkien, Bilbo Baggins as a character grows tremendously. He goes from caring about nothing besides his cakes and tea, to opening up to a whole different world outside of the Shire. As the book begins, Bilbo is put to the task of reclaiming a place known as the Lonely Mountain by a wizard named Gandalf, after such request Bilbo states “Sorry! I don’t want any adventures, thank you”(Tolkien 4) and ultimately shows his cowardness. Throughout this journey, Bilbo changes for the best.
“Don’t be afraid to change. You may lose something good but you may gain something better.” In the Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien presents an unlikely hero, a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins. Another important character in the novel is Gandalf, a wizard and an old family friend, forces Bilbo to come out of his comfort zone onto a journey to recover the dwarves name and gold from the evil dragon, Smaug. Bilbo fulfills the archetypal hero’s journey by starting of an in ordinary world ,facing Ordeal, Death, and Rebirth, and The Road Back while illustrating the theme of innovation.
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. He looks more like a grocer than a burglar!” (17) The dwarves had little faith in him, but throughout their journey they learn more about Bilbo.
While reading The Odyssey, the reader notices that unfortunate events caused by suspicion and judgement are fueled by a lack of trust. Trust is a big part of Odysseus’ relationship with his crew. As the leader, he is responsible for every one of them and must lead them well. Odysseus must be trusted by his men, or else they will not leave their lives in his hands by obeying his every order. Twice in the book, Odysseus’ men go against his orders and lead themselves to devastation. The cause of those unfortunate events were distrust and that led to regrettable acts. When he visits the underworld, Odysseus is warned not to let his guard down when he returns home; Not everyone back home can be trusted. These words give birth to distrust in Odysseus’ heart and suspicion claims him victim just as his crew.
Trust’s impact on friendships are crucial and necessary for a strong bond. Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, showed the importance of trust in a character's bond or relationship with another person. Lennie and George have faith in each other which is depicted by the constant reassurance provided by George. Trust in people is a fundamental part of friendship that Lennie and George show, which allows them to create bonds and relationships with other characters.
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. J. R. R. Tolkien’s book The Hobbit is a novel that is not only showing a heroic quest, but is a fantasy and satire. It is written in the third person, almost exclusively from Bilbo, the protagonist's
Trust is what makes the world go round. Without trust, people wouldn’t know how to live. Sometimes trust can cause a person’s downfall. In Macbeth, trust fools plenty of citizens in Scotland. Although some people may become skeptical too quickly, people should be careful who they trust because people can have bad intentions and betray each other no matter what.
In the book The Hobbit, this is shown during chapter one “The Unexpected Party” where Bilbo is first introduced to the band of thirteen dwarves. They all end up eating together and the all are really nice to each other. When they are done eating they start to put things away, but while singing a song that would suggest otherwise “Chip the glasses and crack the plates! Blunt the knives and bend the forks!...”. Meanwhile they were neatly putting things away, in a sort of organized chaos which shows their trust for each other, coordination, and respect over others property. Chapter one of How to Read Literature Like a Professor explains how “Every trip is a Quest(except when it’s not)”, and literally that is what it states. It, more specifically, states that the quester has a stated reason to go there, an actual reason to go there, and the challenges that follow. Throughout the story Bilbo’s reason that was really obvious(stated reason) was because he wanted to help the dwarves on their journey, the actual reason I believed that he want there was because he wanted to find his courage and be a stronger more independent hobbit. The company also faced many trials, for example, when they came to the Misty Mountains and camped out for the night. While camped, Bilbo was restless and saw a hole with
Homer is remembered by many due to his epic poems he wrote that include The Iliad, but the one most remembered by people today is The Odyssey. An epic poem about a great hero named Odysseus coming home after a deadly journey that claimed many lives, but is Odysseus really the critically acclaimed hero Homer depicts him to be? The actions of Odysseus in the poem can be seen as heroic or valiant, but this argument crumbles under scrutiny when the actions of Odysseus are examined under a fine eye. Flaws in that argument include Odysseus failing to trust his men, exposing his men to unnecessary risks, and prolonging the nightmarish adventure he put his men through. These points are painfully obvious throughout the Odyssey and they show what poor
Hobbits are known to be unassuming folk “who disappear quietly and quickly” (3). The story begins with a picture of the humdrum life of the hobbits peppered with descriptions of the mundane, from Bilbo’s house to his “enormous long wooden pipe that reached nearly down to his woolly toes (neatly brushed)” (3); Tolkien makes sure that the reader knows that Bilbo is of an unremarkable sort. Bilbo, a hobbit of Baggins and Took lineage, displays his Baggins’ side when he first hears of the wizard Gandalf’s seemingly nonchalant proposition. The Bagginses are known to be “very respectable … because they never had any adventures or did anything expected” (3). Anxious of whatsoever good a perilous undertaking would offer, and its sure likelihood of death, the gentlemanly Mr. Baggins flatly declines: “We are plain, quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty, disturbing, uncomfortable things” (4). This refusal is borne out of a life which, up to that point, has been of second breakfasts, smoke-rings, and morning letters. His dismissive tone, however belie his adventurous Took blood. Later, in an attempt to quell the dwarves’ suspicions and introduce a lighter mood, Gandalf’s tone shifts from oratorical to comical, even sympathetic as he reassures them that though Bilbo “gets funny queer fits, (but) he is one of the best-- as fierce as a dragon in a
Trust is the foundation of every good relationship and helps to create a healthy work environment. According to Heathfield (2002), trust is the necessary precursor to the following: