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Bilbo Baggins, a True Hero - Bilbo Baggins, a True Hero “I wish I could be a hero!” Many adults in today’s society hear small children wishing they could become heroes. Children wish to be more like heroes for the reason that heroes are the type of people who risk their lives to help others. Throughout history, children have had a positive connotation with the word “hero.” The heroes many small children talk about are the fictional ones who protect cities from villains: Superman, Batman, Spiderman, and others. However, these are not the only types of heroes in today’s world....   [tags: Literary Analysis, J.R.R Tolkien] 1844 words
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Bilbo Baggins as a Hero - ... This left Gollum speechless making him to discharge Bilbo. Similar to Bilbo’s encounter with Gollum is his hostility with Smaug. Unexpected to Bilbo’s agreement with Gollum is with Smaug. Yet, this time Bilbo is surviving a much more threatening creature. Smaug asks to trap Bilbo by stating Bilbo that there were bonuses of treasures. Bilbo, bright to resist the attraction, sees through Smaug, and proceeds to compliment the dragon and talk in riddles. For example Bilbo teaches “This is of course the way to talk to dragons, if you don’t want to reveal your proper name, and don’t want to infuriate them by a flat refusal” (Tolkien 223)....   [tags: hero, power, defiance, intrepidity] 907 words
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My Values vs the Values of Bilbo Baggins - In the Hobbit there are fourteen main characters as well as many other characters that help along the way. The characters are Gandalf the Wizard, Mr. Bilbo Baggins, Throrin Oakensheild, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Fili, Kili, Bombur, Bifur, Bofur, Dwalin, and Balin. Gandalf is a wizard that helps the dwarves in their various journeys. He knows more than he reveals to the dwarves and everyone else and he knows that the hobbit can help the dwarves in their quest. That hobbit is Mr. Bilbo Baggins....   [tags: Hobbit, Tolkien] 635 words
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The Heroism of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein - A hero. Today, by definition, to be a hero is to have abundant power, the ability to have defiance, attain fame and wealth, and to have the intrepidity to conquer something difficult in order to help the ones who cannot defend for themselves. However, Bilbo Baggins, the protagonist of The Hobbit, by Johan Ronald Reuel Tolkein, is shown to be a hero without possessing any of these qualities. Although he is an indolent hobbit, he is offered to partake in an adventure as a burglar to help reclaim the Dwarves’ homeland from the dragon Smaug....   [tags: metamorphosis, courage, loyalty,]
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Bilbo Baggins' Transformation Depicted in Tolkien's The Hobbit - Bilbo Baggins changes a lot in the novel The Hobbit. In the beginning he is a small peaceful Hobbit who lives in Hobbiton. He loves to keep things in order, and hates things that are disorganized. “Please be careful,” and “Please don’t trouble. I can manage” (Tolkein, 12). Then one day a wizard by the name of Gandalf comes and gives Bilbo the opportunity to go on an adventure. Bilbo turns his offer down, but the next day thirteen dwarves come to his house. They have meals together and they sleep at Bilbo’s house....   [tags: critical essay, literature analysis] 886 words
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The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein - Bilbo Baggins - The Hobbit This hobbit was a hobbit, and his name was Baggins. Baggins had lived in the neighborhood of ”The Hill” some time, and people considered them very respectable, not only because most or 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. This is a story of how a Baggins had an adventure, and found himself doing and saying things altogether unexpected....   [tags: essays research papers] 916 words
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Bilbo Baggins (The Hobbit) and Meggie Folcharts (Inkheart) Journey to Maturity - “Home” is not just a place or thing; it represents where you feel the most safe and secure, where you feel accepted or feel a part of a community, and where you overall feel you belong. However, home can also be the thing that shelters you from the outside world, leaving you unprepared to deal with situations and dangers outside your knowledge. Often in children’s stories, the character must leave their place of security and go on a journey. This is because to grow as a person you must leave what is safe and familiar and venture into the unknown to truly test yourself, and be able to return home with new knowledge and perspective.....   [tags: character analysis] 2256 words
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A Hero Emerges in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit: Bilbo Baggins - There is a hero in every story. This is the story of a small man who ends up on a journey and returns changed.. The protagonist of the story, Bilbo Baggins, undergoes a transformation that turns him into the unlikely hero of this story. Undergoing the process of becoming a hero, Bilbo emerges as a hero, more confident and competent than ever before. With each trial and tribulation, Bilbo develops more and more into the hero he becomes, but without losing sight of his true self. The process Bilbo goes through to become a hero is extensively explore in J.R.R....   [tags: J.R.R. Tolkien, Hobbit, heroes, ] 1636 words
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J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings - Frodo Baggins as a Christ-Figure - J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings - Frodo Baggins as a Christ-Figure J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings has delighted readers since its publication owing to its author's skillful development of his fantastic realm and its inhabitants adventures therein. In fact, Tolkien is rightly regarded as the father of the modern fantasy genre, and it often seems all fantasy imitates his work in some way. However, as readers return to the work, it often becomes apparent that the work is more than a simple escapist journey into an imaginary world; the work represents the finest traditions in literature and rich grounding in Tolkien's study of language and mythology....   [tags: J. R. R. Tolkien The Lord of the Rings]
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Comparing Beowulf and Froto Baggins - In literature it is common for authors to borrow elements of a different story and make it their own. In “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”, Tolkein follows the hero’s journey and uses many concepts found in the poem, Beowulf. Beowulf is an ancient English story of the king of the Geats, Beowulf. Beowulf is a superhuman King that’s fights magical creatures in hope of being remembered. In “Lord of the Rings”, A young hobbit, Frodo, is given the great responsibility of protecting an evil ring until it can be destroyed....   [tags: Lord of the Rings Essays] 976 words
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Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien - ... Since Orc Industries did not fulfill their burden of proof for just cause to dismiss Baggins, Baggins can successfully sue Orc Industries for wrongful dismissal. Orc Industries failed to provide Baggins with a period of reasonable notice prior to his dismissal. Reasonable notice is defined as to a “period of time for an employee to find alternative employment prior to dismissal” (Ministry of Labour). The length of notice is relative to the length of service given. An employee who has worked for a company for more than three months but less than one year is entitled to a one-week notice of dismissal (DuPlessis et al, 2013)....   [tags: story and character analysis] 666 words
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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Movies - ... From the moment Frodo accepted the responsibility of the ring, he went against the odds and carried it to its destruction. Samwise Gamgie was the local gardener in the Shire. Samwise’s Fate changed one night as he eavesdropped under the window of Bilbo Baggins ‘house. He overheard a conversation between Frodo and Gandalf that would change his life forever. When Gandalf discovered that Samwise was eavesdropping, he decided that since Sam already knew about the Ring, that he would be useful in accompanying Frodo on his journey....   [tags: dramatic mythical films review] 886 words
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The Epic Quest in The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien - ... Gandalf persuades Bilbo into going on the adventure with thirteen other dwarves. The dwarves were told that Bilbo was the great “burglar.” Gandalf is the wizard and basically the guide of the dwarves and Bilbo. Now Bilbo is supposed to leave The Shire, Bilbo’s hometown. This is where the adventure begins. You will notice that the further he goes into Middle Earth, The more difficulties he faces, and risks increase. He starts with an attempt to pickpocket a group of trolls and later discovers the courage to confront the great dragon known as Smaug....   [tags: adventure, characters, details] 555 words
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The Hobbit: by J. R. R. Tolkien - ... Thorin Oakenshield being their leader. Although there are thirteen, they do not arrive as all thirteen. The first being Dwalin, the last being Thorin. This scene was only partially accurate to the book. Yes, the order they arrived was correct, but the manner in which was not. In the book, Thorin arrived with the group that had Gandalf in it. In the movie he arrived alone. Other than that, this was merely a visual version of the scene in the book. In the book, whenever the dwarves, Gandalf and Bilbo went over the map it seemed more in depth than what was portrayed in the movie....   [tags: book and movie comparisson, adaptation]
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Analyzing Characters in Tolkien's The Hobbit - Analyzing Characters in Tolkien's The Hobbit The Hobbit (1937) by J.R.R. Tolkien is an exciting novel, an adventure that takes on a whole new meaning. At the start of the novel, Bilbo Baggins, an ordinary hobbit, is doing what the ordinary hobbit does, just staying at home. Hobbits are very comfortable with life and look for no excitement or change whatsoever. When Gandalf shows up on the doorstep of Bilbo Baggins' cave (home), it was a major shock to him. Slowly dwarves show up at his doorstep, after Gandalf leaves, they slowly appear groups at a time....   [tags: Hobbit Essays]
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The Corruptive Nature of Power in J. J. R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring - ... He shut his eyes and struggled for a while; but resistance became unbearable, and at last he slowly drew out the chain, and slipped the Ring on the forefinger of his left hand” (Tolkein, Pg. 191). During this event Frodo is being attacked by enemies. At the same time the power of the ring is tempting. He gives in because he is already corrupt with the power of the ring. This shows that when he has the power he abuses it and becomes corrupt. Gollum, previously known as Smeagol, is one of the first bearers of the ring of power, and when he comes into the ring’s presence for the first time, the power makes him so corrupt that to get his hands on it he kills his friend Deagol....   [tags: temptation, abusing, characters]
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Hobbits Use the Law of Attraction on Their Adventure through Middle Earth - ... Along those same lines, if you are complaining, or you are agreeing with someone who is complaining, "the law of attraction will powerfully bring into your life more situations for you to complain about" (Byrne 33). Thorin & Co.'s journey consisted of trekking through wicked forests, goblin caves, woodland elf castles, and a monstrous dragon's lair. As anyone can imagine, there were countless moments of despair and countless moments when complaining seemed like the only thing to do to pass the time....   [tags: self-esteem, scientific theory, attitude] 990 words
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How The Directors Creat Affective Beginnings in Three Films - Star Wars was made in 1975, released in 27th of December 1997. The film is directed by George Lukas. In Star Wars Luke Skywalker is a farm boy; he coincidently meets two robots named R2 and C-3PO. The story of the movie is that Luke Skywalker leaves his home planet, teams up with the other rebels and tries to save Princess Leia from the evil clutches of Darth Vader. Star Wars is a science fiction, adventure, fantasy and action movie. The opening scene of the movies is with a small rebel ship chased by a large ship....   [tags: Film Analysis] 2282 words
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What Does It Take to Be Considered a Hero? - ... For example, when Gollum confronts Bilbo, he has no wish to contend with violence. As an alternative, Gollum proposes a riddle game. When Bilbo asks him, “What have I got in my pocket?” Gollum knows that he has been beaten. This question was inappropriate in that it was not a riddle and Bilbo was using the ring as his escape. A short while later, when Gollum, the true owner of the ring, cannot find his prized possession, he suspects the hobbit of stealing it and proceeds to attack him. Again, using the ring as his escape, Bilbo slips it on becoming invisible....   [tags: brave deeds, noble qualities, bilbo]
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Frodo, the Greatest Little Hobbit of Them All - Frodo’s adventure is not one of originality. It follows a cookie-cutter character through its journey to save that which is dear to him. In the case of Frodo he must protect the shire from devastation, and potentially all of Middle-Earth, by throwing the ring back into the fires of Mordor. This quest takes Frodo through a series of plot elements that famous Greek heroes have followed, his mission to rid Middle-Earth of ominous forces. Frodo’s birth wasn’t particularly odd, as most Greek heroes. He wasn’t parts divine, nor was he blessed in any way....   [tags: Character Analysis] 774 words
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The Hero’s Journey in the Film: The Hobbit - Heroes are present in many of the films produced today and these heroes generally follow both Campbell’s “Hero’s journey” and “Heroic Archetypes”. Some of Campbell’s tenets for a hero are that he must be called to a quest, he will face trials and tribulations, face temptation, complete a task, and eventually return home. The hero must also fit an archetype and its quest, fear, dragon, task, and virtue. Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is in fact one of the aforementioned heroes....   [tags: cinematography, film analysis]
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The Hobbit: Thematic Analysis - The Hobbit The Hobbit, written by John R. R. Tolkien, is a fantasy novel published on September 21, 1937. It was written as a prelude to the famous series, The Lord of the Rings, written seventeen years later. The Hobbit introduces the reader to an incredibly immersive fantasy world, that enriches the reader into its epic storyline. The story takes place in a land called Middle-earth, a land filled with enchanting surprises and magical wonders. It was the perfect playground for Tolkien to develop his main character Bilbo Baggins....   [tags: literary analysis, analytical essays] 1279 words
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Comparison of J.R.R. Tokiens´ Lord of the Rings and Ramayana - J.R.R. Tolkien’s famous novel series, The Lord of the Rings, tells the story of a young hobbit who must reluctantly journey a great distance with the fellowship of companions to defeat an evil force that has been growing stronger and threatens to conquer all of middle-earth. As first believed by Joseph Campbell and argued in “The Hero with a Thousand Faces”, the same story is essentially being told in a variety of ways. The pattern that is found in almost every epic, past and present, is what Joseph called a “monomyth” (CAMPBELL)....   [tags: good, evil, courage, companions] 1264 words
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The Lord of the Rings Film Techniques - ... Panorama shows the long, steep, and treacherous mountains that the Fellowship, consisting of a human, Aragorn; an elf, Legolas; and a dwarf, Gimli, must cross in order to save their hobbit friends, Merry and Pippin, from the Uruk-hai. Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, and their unlikely guide, Gollum, travel to destroy the ring by casting it inside Mount Doom. Gollum is a two-sided creature. After hundreds of years in possession of the ring, evil has grasped Gollum, causing part of Gollum to be evil and the other half good....   [tags: movie adaptations from books, panorama] 1143 words
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The Unsuspecting Hero of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit - The Unsuspecting Hero of The Hobbit Our tendency to romanticize it notwithstanding, childhood is tough. It is not, primarily, the time of nonstop games and fun that we would all like to remember. Childhood is marked by fun and games, to be sure, but it is also marked by a feeling of powerlessness in the face of larger and older adults. These adults are in full control of nearly every aspect of children's lives. From when they go to bed to what they eat, children are allowed to make very few choices of any significance....   [tags: Tolkien Hobbit Essays]
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The Real Heroes in Literature - What images are associated with the words “hero”. A muscular Hercules saving the world from Hades. A knight in shining armor bravely riding into combat. Words like bravery, strength, pride, and self-sacrifice are commonly connected with a classic hero. But are those the only characteristics that make someone heroic. A dictionary definition of a hero is “a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities”; however, this is a very elastic definition and there are many other types and definitions of heroes depending on circumstances....   [tags: the hobbit, robin hood, neville longbottom]
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Nature in Tolkien's Writing - While reading any of J. R. R. Tolkien’s major works, be it The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, or The Lord of the Rings, one cannot help but notice the amount of attention that is given to nature. There are numerous details given to describe each location, each character, even each tree. Tolkien did not claim to be an environmentalist, but by spending so much time in his books explaining the importance of nature, it is hard to say that he did not care about it. About the fantasy world that Tolkien recreated, Sherry Turkle argues, “The question is whether that prepares us to live in a world that's complex, where we need to be able to work in a structure where there are no rules and where we have t...   [tags: Literature Analysis]
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Narrative Essays: Hobbit Journal - Day 2 The Hobbit starts off in a hobbit hole, one inside The Hill. Inside the hole lives Bilbo Baggins, whose story is told in third person omniscient. But as I was saying, Bilbo comes from a line of Bagginses who are respected and are expected to do anything out of the normal, for that they were respected. Then one day Gandalf, the wizard, comes to talk to him about an adventure. Bilbo resists because he is used to this lifestyle but Gandalf thinks otherwise. He leaves a symbol on the door which brings thirteenth dwarves and himself to the hole....   [tags: adventure, dwarves, mountains]
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The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien - The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien For this report I have chosen to write on The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien. This book is a classic that every individual should read. This book is also part of a trilogy, and the story becomes more exciting as you read the other two books in the series. For this character analysis report I will focus on the character Frodo Baggins of the Shire. Frodo Baggins is a Hobbit, a dwarf-like creature. He comes from the Shire, an area inhabited and ruled by Hobbits....   [tags: Fellowship Ring Tolkien Essays] 614 words
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The Unexpected Journey - I. Subject The Hobbit is a novel about the adventures of a hobbit as he embarks on an unexpected adventure. The story begins by describing a humble hobbit-hole located in a world filled with magic and where mysterious creatures flourished. The home belonged to the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo, the protagonist of the story, lived a simple, happy life and wouldn’t want to change a thing. He dreaded anything unexpected; when a wizard named Gandalf came looking for someone to go on an adventure, Bilbo tried all he could to avoid joining....   [tags: Literary Analysis, The Hobbit] 2266 words
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Black Panther Party - Founded on October 15th 1966 in Oakland, California, the Black Panther Party for Self Defense was an organization opposed to police brutality against the black community. The Party’s political origins were in Maoism, Marxism, and the radical militant ideals of Malcolm X and Che Guevara. From the doctrines of Maoism they saw the role of their Party as the frontline of the revolution and worked to establish a unified alliance, while from Marxism they addressed the capitalist economic system, and exemplified the need for all workers to forcefully take over means of production (Baggins, Brian)....   [tags: equality, freedom, socialism, police, brutality]
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harry potter and lord of the rings - The Hero Quest Pattern in Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter The authors of the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter each use the hero quest pattern as a scheduled backdrop of action. The two protagonists, Frodo Baggins and Harry Potter have very similar beginnings. They are introduced as normal boys who find out that they are going to undertake something very great. The two protagonists however, are not alone in their quests. They both have very similar mentors in Gandalf and Dumbledore respectively....   [tags: essays research papers] 377 words
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The Necessity of Partnership to Achieve Greatness Within City of Thieves - "Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together." -- (Van Gogh) The building block for almost any accomplishment requires some sort of external assistance. City of Thieves by David Benioff is a tale about how two petty and solitary characters are thrown together to achieve an incredible feat....   [tags: David Benioff]
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Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon: The Life of J.R.R. Tolkien - Many writers use fiction as a release for creativity and to escape the boring reality of their lives. Very few writers have lives more interesting than their works. J.R.R. Tolkien, the creator of Middle-earth, is an exception to that pattern. He was simply a remarkable man. He had many different aspects of his career, he was a fantastic writer, and he left behind a massive legacy. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s parents, Arthur and Mabel Tolkien, moved to South Africa after Arthur was promoted at the bank for which he worked (Doughan 1)....   [tags: High Fantasy, Elvish Language]
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How J.R.R. Tolkien Brought a New Era of Literature - J.R.R. Tolkien has a very unique was of writing and thinking. Why say that well let me tell you. One of the most celebrated writers in the world, and also many other works of writing and literature has not diminished the view of J.R.R. Tolkien. He has ushered us into a new age of literature and a new view of fantasy books and in all of our lives is a really positive effect. And it all happened through his imagination, and on might even say that we are in a new era of literature related advancements....   [tags: fantasy, accomplishment, literature]
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Analysing J. R. R. Tolkien's Bilbo and Frodo - Bilbo and Frodo J. R. R Tolkien is most known for his published works, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. While The Hobbit was perceived by many as a children’s book, the storyline proved entertaining to adults as well, prompting readers to encourage Tolkien to take his “elvish” story to the next level. This is how The Lord of the Rings eventually surfaced. Tolkien’s second story is closely comparable to his first one regarding characters and events taking place. While there are a few things in each story that set them apart from one another , they are so much closer to the being the same that in the end two very similar characters, Bilbo and Frodo are joined together....   [tags: The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit]
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Doors: The Biginning, the Action, and the End - J.R. Tolkien implements imagination in The Hobbit to create a vast world of items and characters that provides a greater meaning than they are typically perceived to have. Throughout the adventure of the “team”, many items appear continuously, perhaps the most interesting one being doors. What makes doors interesting in The Hobbit, is that they are always presented at times of action or of great importance. In fact, without doors, the “team” may end up being lost or killed. Doors develop the character of Bilbo, and are the gateway to action and important scenes in The Hobbit by serving as the most important item regarding the pursuit of the treasure....   [tags: J.R Tolkien novels, the Hobbit] 1288 words
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Inside J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit - ... Bilbo always has had the abilities to become a hero, but answering the call and taking the actions to be a hero was what set Bilbo apart from other hobbits. An up stander is hero everyday. Everyone has the ability to be brave enough to be an up stander no matter what class, race or age they are. The victims of bullying are calling out for a hero. The up stander is only a hero when he or she answers the call and uses their bravery to take action. By giving Bilbo simple qualities Tolkien shoes that Bilbo only started to become a hero when he answers the call a takes the actions to become a hero, just like an up stander....   [tags: hero, trials, potential] 754 words
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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - ... The humans and Elves surround the mountain trapping the dwarves and hobbit inside. Bilbo sneaks out to join humans and try to bring peace. Once Thorin finds out what Bilbo has done he's mad but Gandalf suddenly appears and saves Bilbo from the Dwarf Lord’s wrath. Soon the army of goblins and wargs march on the mountain humans, elfs, and dwarfs are forced to join together and defeat the goblins. The goblins almost win but the arrival of Beorn and Eagles help the good win. Afterwards Bilbo returns to Hobbiton, Bilbo continues to live but is not accepted as a respected hobbit in society, not caring....   [tags: story and character analysis] 601 words
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The Hobbit by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien - The Hobbit - John Ronald Reuel (J.R.R) Tolkien The Hobbit The Author John Ronald Reuel (J.R.R) Tolkien as was born on January 3rd 1892. Apart from his long and distinguished academic career, he is best known for his extraordinary works of fiction "The hobbit", "The lord of the rings" and "The Silmarilion". His works are translated into over 24 languages and sold many millions of copies worldwide. He was awarded the CBE (?), and an honorary Doctorate of letters from Oxford University in 1972. He died in 1973 at the age of 81....   [tags: English Literature] 836 words
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Dark And Light Imagery Within The Hobbit - The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien is said to be one of the greatest children's novels of all time. The novel, due to its use of such characters as goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others is in tradition, a fairy tale. The tale centers on a small hobbit by the name of Bilbo Baggins. It follows the journey of a band of dwarves, a wizard named Gandalf, and their robber, Bilbo on their way to retrieving treasure that had long been taken away from them. The hobbit traveled all over Middle-Earth, beginning with Bilbo's tiny hobbit-hole in the ground, to Mirkwood forest, to finally reaching the Mountain in which the dragon Smaug lives....   [tags: J.R.R. Tolkien] 1675 words
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The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein - THE HOBBIT BY J.R.R. TOLKIEN The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a story of adventure and danger, and it is a prime example of a romantic plot and fantasy genre. What makes this story such a great example of a romantic plot. One, the unlikely hero, Mr. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit that is dragged on an adventure he doesn’t wish to take. Second, there is a great quest with a reward at its end. Third the great teacher figure, Gandalf is a wizard that helps Bilbo to become the great hero he is destined to be....   [tags: essays research papers] 992 words
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The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein - “The Hobbit” Book Report “The Hobbit” was written by J. R. R. Tolkien and secured as a copyright in 1937. The story is about a short, peaceful creature named Bilbo Baggins who, like most hobbits, is about half as tall as a human, but not nearly as loud. Bilbo resides in his comfortable hole where he leads a very easy-going life. He does, however have a side to himself that wants to go out and explore the world and be adventurous. One day a wizard, named Gandalf, comes to Bilbo’s house and discovers that he could use an adventure to make a difference in his life....   [tags: essays research papers] 871 words
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The Lord of the Rings - Bilbo Baggins was a hobbit. Now, what is a hobbit, you ask. Well, "Hobbits are little people, smaller than" dwarves. They love peace and quiet and good tilled earth." A respectable race, hobbits lived for serenity. Bilbo himself enjoyed sitting outside, smoking his wooden pipe. Now if a dilemma hadn't reared its ugly hear, Baggins would probably still be at his house, his worst fear only dealing with messy housekeeping. Such, however is not the case. Gandalf, the Great Wizard himself, and thirteen dwarves (their names were Dwalin, Balin, Kili, Fili, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, and Thorin, for those of you who are adept in remembering names) burst into h...   [tags: essays research papers] 822 words
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