In Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, the fight for control of Middle Earth’s future reached its final confrontation. Hobbits Frodo and Sam finally reach the city of Mordor in their quest to obliterate “one ring”. Aragorn is leading the forces of good against the evil forces of Sauron at Minas Tirith. In Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, there are many literary archetypes that can be seen and interpreted throughout the movie. Gollum can be seen as the trickster, Gandalf as the magician, and the Lord of the Nazgul as the witch, just to name a few.
In every myth, the hero is celebrated, but do they really deserve all the attention? Often times the most important characters are forgotten or pushed to the side, once the hero succeeds and rises to fame or power. Being one of these characters, the archetypal wise old man is one of the most influential and important characters in a myth; guiding, teaching, and encouraging the hero, so that they can defeat the villain, complete the trials and perform the journey. Often portrayed as a wise old man, he or she can take the form of a sage, wizard, god, or even goddess. The wise old man plays an important role to myths, as he empowers the hero to overcome his or her obstacles, and provides vital advice and knowledge
All heroes have a beginning and an end, a story of their journey to be told. In Middle-Earth at the end of the Third Age in a small unruffled hobbit country called Shire lived a man named Frodo Baggins. The beginning of Frodo 's story starts when his uncle Bilbo puts on this magical ring at his birthday party and disappears in front of the whole town, leaving Frodo all of his belongings and his magical ring. The wizard Gandalf, a close friend of the Baggins comes to Frodo telling him about this magical ring that was left to him and how this one ring belongs to a dark lord called Sauron who wants his ring back because it has the ability to control all of Middle-Earth. Knowing how dangerous this ring is, Frodo decides to bring the ring to Rivendell,
different things. Consequently, at times it’s difficult to find these differences and similarities. An example of this can be The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. When trying to find similarities and differences between two books written by the same author it can be challenging or effortless. Nevertheless, written by the same person, J. R. R. Tolkien, one may confuse one with the other, however, there are crucial differences between these two books. One book follows the journey of a hobbit that helps a number of dwarves reclaim their land. The other book follows a group of people trying to save their world from destruction. However, there still are a few similarities that connect them together.
Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit, is a hero not just because he helped save the dwarves from great casualties along their journey, but mainly for the special qualities he possesses that very few people hold. These unique qualities are courage, creativity, intelligence, and determination. Bilbo displays each of these qualities differently, adapting to the situation ahead. As the dwarves and the hobbit come across large numbers of spiders, the hobbit shows great courage by taking on all the spiders on his own to save his friends. In addition, Bilbo is also brave , but he also creative and smart to frustrate and distract the spiders from killing his friends. Once again, Bilbo is intelligent when he puts on his magical ring to prevent the wood-elves from
The novel, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien takes place in Tolkien’s entirely fictional world of Middle-earth. Bilbo Baggins is a Hobbit that lives in his hobbit hole at Bag End, and is content with life just staying at home eating and smoking tobacco. One day his comfort is shattered when he is visited by Gandalf, a wizard of many tales, who convinces him to go on an adventure with thirteen dwarves to reclaim their treasure from Smaug the Magnificient. Smaug is a dragon who destroyed the kingdom of the King under the Mountain and his people and stole their treasure. Thorin Oakenshield, son of Thrain II and grandson of Thror who was the King under the Mountain aims to retrieve this treasure back with the help of twelve other dwarves and Bilbo as
Bilbo Baggins in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is a very complex character. Throughout the story it is shown that a cowardly hobbit, slowly grows up and becomes the hero his friends need him to be. Bilbo Baggins is shown to be a hero, who is slowly being corrupted by the evil power of the ring. Throughout this novel it is because of the ring Bilbo is able to rise to the occasion and become the hero he was meant to be, but the power of the ring can corrupt even the purest of hearts. The character of Bilbo isn’t perfect, nor is he meant to be, he was created to be relatable to the reader, who can empathize with the character of Bilbo while watching him meet each challenge as they are thrown at him. “Bilbo accesses his inner warrior and proves himself brave, loyal, wise and ingenious. Which is perhaps the novel's deepest appeal, since all of us secretly hope we, too, could be heroes” (Donahue). At the beginning of the story Bilbo is no hero, nor does he want to be, but when needed he does what he must to help those he cares about.
Humans are very fond of new ideas; whether it’s innovative technology or a popular fashion trend, we can all agree that repetition is bland and uninteresting. Although this is the case for most things, storytelling is quite the opposite.In fact, for one reson or another the classic tale of a hero’s journey is one we never get tired of, despite hearing it for centuries on end. As laid out by the american mythologist joseph campbell the usual adventure of a hero starts with them being called to an adventure by something or someone. The hero then sets off on a road of trials and faces many grave dangers. Ultimately he is faced with the greatest form of evil which he must defeat: the shadow. Even though the external battle is what often keeps
The Hobbit is an inspirational children’s novel because it teaches children that anyone can accomplish great things and that appearance does not matter when comes to strength. This is brought up at the beginning of the story as Bilbo Baggins is initially portrayed as an immature childlike character who is neither brave, nor capable enough for such a mission. Although lacking in these qualities Bilbo eventually develops them throughout his quest and we see his true potential for the first time. Curry states “At the outset, Gandalf assures the dwarves that there is more to Bilbo than meets the eye” (Curry 53). The dwarves initially are unable understand why Gandalf chose Bilbo as they are only able to see what he lacks rather than what he has
Bilbo Baggins was a Baggins and is now a Took. The Baggins family is no more, this is the rise of the Tooks. Bilbo baggins was born into a Baggins family. A family full of food and relaxation. This comes from his father a Baggins. His mother a took. A Took is an adventurous daring hobbit willing to anything. Bilbo “took” the name Baggins after his father. Bilbo is truly a Took because he is able to do things others can't he just needs motivation so that makes him a hero because he doesn't think he acts heroically to save people and he's not selfish.
Have you ever wondered why authors create certain characters? Each character has a specific task in a hero's journey. Some have the roles of friends, and some are mentors who teach and help the main character develop. Others are enemies whom the main character will battle in order to gain knowledge and strength. There are also characters whose main purpose in the story are to have contrast with the protagonist and help them develop. These characters don't necessarily have to be good or bad. They are called foils. Thorin Oakenshield is a foil in the Hobbit. Even though he’s perspective in the story is still questionable, but he plays one of the most important roles in Bilbo’s development of becoming a hero.
Bilbo Baggins, the protagonist of The Hobbit, is about half the size of humans, beardless and with hairy feet. Being this small he is known to be a timid and apprehensive hobbit. Throughout the story he shows many characteristics, some good and some bad.
Throughout the epic tales described in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, as well as in both The Hobbit and The Silmarillion, philology and language prove to be important aspects of creating a fictional universe that has become interlaced with popular culture. With contributing factors from both Tolkien’s time as a professor of Anglo- Saxon and English literature and language and as a research associate for Oxford English Dictionary, the importance of the language to his literary works is vastly evident. However, Tolkien’s interest in philology and language stemmed from a much earlier time in his life, during which he worked on becoming competent in Latin, Greek, Gothic and Finnish. As a result of this early established interest in language,
The Bilbo Baggins, has a comfortable life in his small hobbit hole where he was a hobbit himself a small little thing kind of like a human but smaller and a little more special, they are short and has bigger feet and have a bigger stoic and that needs more food. In this story that needs heroes and villains, luckily that this book as what it needs.Heroes are usually thought to be strong,bold, and popular.but the doesn't really fit the look of a hero, they are supposed to look big strong and muscular, but poor Bilbo is small and not all that big. Throughout the book he is always doing somthing.In the book hobbit, who was like every other little hobbit there was. And who does not really fit the idea of a traditional hero but becomes one throughout the story of his
In a hobbit hole, in The Hill, in Hobbiton, in the Shire, in Middle-Earth, sat a hobbit named Bilbo. Bilbo started off a safe hobbit, unknowing of the adventures that lay ahead of him. One afternoon, twelve hobbits and a wizard came over for a party that he didn’t know about. Two years later, he had outwitted a slimy creature, battled giant spiders, earned a share of a mountain full of treasure, and learned more than anyone in Hobbiton could teach him. He was taught perseverance, courage, trust, and generosity throughout this epic journey. Bilbo was a hobbit that loved cleanliness and comfort, but as his adventurous Took side begins showing, that all changes. He earns everyone’s respect and admiration
“The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring” was the first part of the amazing three part trilogy that was written by J. R. R. Tolkien. In 2001, Peter Jackson released this tale as a film for all to see. This film shows the journey of Frodo Baggins and his eight companions, traveling to Mordor to destroy the great ring of power. Being a huge fan of these movies myself, I was grateful for the chance to give this film a critical analysis. There are several main concepts in the film that are highly relatable to Norse Mythology. In “The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring”, there are many themes and elements that mirror that of several Norse myths including: Sigurd the Volsung and The Creation, Death, and Rebirth of the Universe.
What if someone went on a crazy, dangerous adventure and came back a hero? The book The Hobbit, written by J. R. R. Tolkein, has many universal themes connected to finding out who someone really is. In this book, Bilbo Baggins goes on a journey that would change his life forever. He encounters goblins, creatures, trolls, wargs, spiders, and greed, but not without his friends and his new magic ring. 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.
Gandalf- He is a traveler wizard. He was an old friend of Bilbo 's mother. He was also known as the firework man. He is the person who dragged into the adventure. He is the person who introduced Bilbo to the dwarves. At the and of the adventure, he has an important role in the victory which is in the end of the book.