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Friendship is the relationship that helps humans get through everyday life. Without friends people would not have a strong support system or someone to have their backs through difficult situations. Friendship has been seen to be a key component in the development of characters. Directors and authors portray friends as positive influences on characters. Friends are especially important in The Hobbit and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Bilbo Baggins and Sherlock Holmes experience the benefits of a strong friendships. Through the friendships experienced by both Bilbo and Sherlock new characteristics arise such as the development of emotions and courage.
The Hobbit is about a young Hobbit named, Bilbo Baggins, who goes on a journey to help retrieve the stolen gold of the dwarves. Bilbo is not the adventurous type and initially does not want to be a part of the journey. Eventually Bilbo agrees to go on the journey. His decision to go on the journey benefited him in the long run. Over the course of the journey the group ran into several encounters that could have been fatal if it was not for them sticking together as friends. Throughout the journey the group became closer and this allowed Bilbo to develop into a stronger character.
J.R.R Tolkien portrayed friendship as being a key element in making it through tough situations. Countless times the dwarves and Bilbo ran into dangerous encounters that could have gotten them killed. For example, in the beginning of the novel the group ran into a problem with the trolls. Bilbo was sent to see what the trolls were up to and ended up getting himself captured. At this point in the story the dwarves and Bilbo had a relatively weak friendship. However, this did not stop them from helpi...

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By looking into the bond that Bilbo and Sherlock shared with their friends it can be seen that friendship is a vital part of life. Friendship was the one relationship these two characters could rely on throughout their journeys in life. Their friends allowed undiscovered emotions and courage to arise within them. Thorin along with the dwarves allowed Bilbo to develop into a more courageous character. They constantly gave him difficult task that required an enormous amount of bravery, and through those task Bilbo realized he was as strong as anyone else in the group. Joan Watson enabled Holmes to display an emotional side. Watson comforted Holmes when he was down, and proved to him that life gets better after heartbreak. The overall message communicated by, Tolkien and Doherty, is that friends allow a person to be the best they can be.
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