Symbols In The Hobbit

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The Hobbit The book, The Hobbit starts at Bilbo’s house. “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.” pg 11. At the beginning Bilbo is a non adventurous hobbit who likes to mind his own business and doesn't like visitors.Gandalf brings the dwarves to Bilbo’s house because he believes that Bilbo will help the dwarves on their journey. At the start Bilbo didn’t know the dwarves but Gandalf carved a symbol into Bilbo's door. “And I assure you there is a mark on this door - the usual one in the trade, or used to be. Burglar wants a good job, plenty…show more content…
Seeing that Bilbo is a hobbit who doesn’t like visitors, he does not have many friends. This was until Bilbo met Gandalf. Are they friends at first? No, Bilbo and Gandalf were not friends when they first met.”He (Gandalf) had not been down that way under The Hill for ages and ages, not since his friend the Old Took died, in fact, and the hobbits had almost forgotten what he looked like. He had been away over The Hill and across The Water On businesses of his own since they were little hobbit boys and girls.” -pg 14. At the beginning of the story, Bilbo wanted him to go away “he had decided he was not quite his sort, and wanted him to go away” -pg15. But by the end of the book Bilbo is good friends with Gandalf “Mr. Baggins saw then how clever Gandalf had been...” -pg 196. Bilbo also proved that Gandalf was right to bring Bilbo on the…show more content…
Are they friends at first? At first the Dwarves doubted bilbo “He looks more like a grocer than a burglar!”-pg 31. How do they become friends? Bilbo first became friends with the dwarves when he found them after he escaped the goblins and gollum and surprising them.””and here’s the burglar!” said Bilbo stepping down into the middle of them, and slipping off the ring. Bless me how they jumped! Then they shouted with surprise and delight” -pg 120. Bilbo and Gandalf first met Beorn after they had been dropped off by the eagles “ standing near was a huge man with a thick black beard and hair, and great bare arms and legs with knotted muscles. He was clothed in a tunic of wool down to his knees, and was leaning on a large axe. The horses were standing by him with their noses at his shoulder.” -pg 149.Are they friends at first? At first Beorn finds them harmless. They didn’t know Beorn at first ” “Ugh! Here they are!” he said to the horses. “They don’t look dangerous. You can be off” He laughed a great rolling laugh, put down his axe and came forward. How do they become friends? Beorn and the quest party became friends when Gandalf told him about their journey so far. “Mr. Baggins saw then how clever Gandalf had been. The interruptions had really made Beorn more interested in the story, and the story had kept him from sending the dwarves off at once like suspicious beggars. He never invited
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