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.
Mr. Baggins was so afraid of such a journey, he did not have any doubt that he would refuse the call to adventure, which is the second component of the departure. The third component of the departure is the hero, in this case Bilbo, finally accepting the call to adventure. In “The Hobbit”, Bilbo was so enraged by Gloin calling him a “little fellow ... ... middle of paper ... ...glar wants a good job” This act brings the dwarves to Bilbo’s doorstep, and so the herald archetype is embodied by Gandalf. The archetypes of the monomyth are absolutely exemplified in “The Hobbit”. The monomoyth is portrayed exactly in J.R.R.
“If they still doubted that he was really a first class burglar, in spite of Gandalf’s words, they doubted no longer.” (Tolkien 92). This scene changed everything for the dwarves because they then truly believed he was a real burglar and from then on they all had a brand new respect for Bilbo. As Bilbo told them stories about what had happened when he was gone the dwarves were all in shock and Bilbo seemed to be very pleased in their admiration of him. As he did not tell them about the invisibility ring, which made all the stories that much more fascinating and incredible. “The dwarves looked at him with quite a new respect, when he talked about dodging guards, jumping over Gollum, and squeezing through, as if it was not very difficult or very alarming.” (Tolkien 93).
He may have lost the neighbors’ respect, but he gained- well, you will see what he gained in the end. Bilbo Baggins lived a very simple life, a life he enjoyed very much, until the day when the wizard Gandalf arrived at his door one morning. Gandalf was searching for someone to share an adventure with, but Bilbo quickly declined, saying, “We don’t want any adventures here.You might try over The Hill or across The Water,” and with that the hobbit dismissed the wandering wizard, but not before he had given the wizard an invitation for tea the next day. This of coarse, was the polite thing to do. But Gandalf saw something more in Bilbo and would not be discouraged.
If a dwarf would have wanted to give the elves something, most likely, they would not have trusted the dwarf. This is because the dwarfs were the ones who were not giving them their share of the riches. Bilbo has and advantage for not being like the dwarfs. So, the elves had more faith in Bilbo for being a hobbit. Probably, the dwarfs would have been greedy and kept the Arkenstone for their own anyway.
Frodo's development begins when he is told the history of the ring by Gandalf. He had never before suspected that such evil could exist. How could he? In the Shire there is no real evil because of the Ranger's unceasing vigilance. Furthermore Bilbo's tales1 would have skimmed over bad times and concentrated on what the hobbits wanted to hear about, Big People, dragons and mountains of treasure.
He was talking to himself, but Gollum thought it was a riddle, and he was frightfully upset. Doing his first true act as a hobbit stealing Smeagol's ring. As the dwarves were traveling they lost what little food they had along with some essential things. Not to worry because Gandalf comes and takes them to Boers who was a human shapeshifter. He gave aid to them providing food, horses for travels and the next day being there guardians as they continued on their
As he progressed through the quest, he went on his own little adventures which helped him become braver and wiser. He found the One Ring of Power which made him invisible; it served a great use for the dwarfs and especially Bilbo from when they were endangered. Gandalf had to leave the party halfway through the quest and the dwarfs feared that they wouldn’t go far without him, but Bilbo was a great help to the dwarfs as they progressed through their journey. He gained respect from the others because of his courageous feats of heroism. The group finally reached the dragon’s lair on a mountain known as the Misty Mountains.
Bilbo refuses to go with him and pushes Gandalf out the door. "The next day he had almost forgotten about Gandalf. He did not remember things very well, unless he put them down on his Engagement Tablet: like this: Gandalf Tea Wednesday. Yesterday he had been too flustered to do anything of the kind." (Tolkien 6) .
To face Smaug, it takes an extreme amount of bravery from Bilbo, but he did it even though he thought constantly about the comfort of being back in his hometown looking at the Hill. By the end of the novel, it is definitely clear that the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins is not the hobbit he once was. "Gandalf looked at him. "My dear Bilbo!" he said "something is the matter with you!