Bilbo’s epic journey to become the hero of the story begins when Gandalf, the wizard, tells Bilbo of an expedition that would soon change his life forever. Bilbo begins his long journey with the dwarves, who at the time were still skeptical of Bilbo’s abilities. The dwarves didn’t see why they needed such a small incompetent hobbit with them along their journey. Gandalf tells them to stop complaining and to trust that there is more to Bilbo than meets the eye (Tolkien 6). Bilbo soon shows his courage and heroism for the first time in the story when they run into their first obstacle, three large trolls huddled around a campfire.
Bilbo found that he was much braver and much smarter than he had originally believed. He went from believing that a hobbits place is in the home to realizing that he can thrive in the outside world. Although the journey, proved to have many heroic successes for Bilbo, he chooses to return to his home and continue his life. Unlike some heroes Bilbo maintained his simple life as just a hobbit. He did not let his newfound heroism change who he was as a hobbit or the values he ha... ... middle of paper ... ...verged from his path to enlightenment.
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.
At the beginning of story, he complains constantly and is extremely timid. An example of this is seen in the same quote that shows how he growed physically too, when he hid in a bush “not daring to move for fear” (Tolkien 38) when they are attacked by goblins. By the end of the story, he willingly checks on the dragon, even though he doesn’t think it is needed (Tolkien 199). This shows his braveness and that he will do whatever is needed for the dwarves. At the end of his adventure, Bilbo receives the best gift of all, a true knowledge of who he is (Matthews).
All of the actions Dori did for Bilbo actually symbolized him as being brave. We can also consider him as being a caring dwarf. I think he is caring because Dori saved Bilbo when he was in trouble, or wasn’t able to do something and he could. I think Dori might be the best dwarf out of all thirteen dwarves because he helped Bilbo the most throughout the adventure. Without Dori, Bilbo probably would’ve been eaten by the Wargs already and there would be no burglar to take the treasure from Smaug anymore.
He does this with the help of a ring that makes him invisible. He saves the dwarves from evil spiders that wish to eat them. Uses it to help them escape the clutches of elves that would keep them in their clutches for some time. And to find out the weakness of an evil dragon bent on destroying all those opposing him. Our little hobbit friend is quite an extraordinary little fellow compared to many who probably would have run off the first chance they had, and he proves himself by being brave.
Escape through Wonder “Sometimes we need fantasy to survive reality” (Unknown). Humans as a species have become captivated by stories and subsequently have become the storytelling animal. We look to stories to find meaning to our lives and as a way to understand the reality we face every day, as a means of enjoyment and as an integral part of our existence. Published in 1937, J.R.R Tolkien’s The Hobbit tells the story of an unlikely hero, a hobbit by the name of Bilbo Baggins as he sets out on an adventure with thirteen dwarves to recover a lost treasure guarded by the dragon Smaug. This beloved classic has defined the high fantasy genre and provided an escape from reality for many of its readers.
...Journey, Gandalf had said, “True courage is knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare it.” After a huge battle of the Five Armies, the dwarves are finally able to reclaim their treasure and kingdom under the mountain, after the great dragon is slayed. Bilbo and Gandalf return to Bag End where Bilbo continues to live. Regardless that he is no longer accepted by the respectable hobbit society, Bilbo doesn’t mind. He had been on a life changing adventure. With the qualities of a hero, Baggins’ actions, and choices make it clear what he was.
Bilbo feels bad for the Dwarves, but he is scared to go on a quest from which he may not return therefore, Bilbo refuses th... ... middle of paper ... ...hers to help him therefore proving Bilbo to be the caregiver. Bilbo proves to himself and others he is more than capable of being the crews burglar and that he actually has a shot of completing this mission successfully. Bilbo still has a long way to go on his journey but thus far he has accomplished many arduous tasks and has proven himself a hero to all. Works Cited The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Dir.
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.