In The Hobbit many of the adventures Bilbo and the dwarfs have, they got though with luck. When Bilbo crawls around in the goblin tunnels, and happens upon the ring, in a tunnel that all he sees is blackness (Tolkien, The Hobbit 65). It is pure luck that Bilbo found this ring that his hand falls in the exact spot where the ring was lying. Bilbo would not have gotten out of the goblin tunnels. This is not the only instance that luck, but one of many. Another time luck seems to be playing a role is when the secret door in the mountain is discovered. Thorin earlier in their adventure said, “it passes our skill in these days to guess when such a time [Durin’s Day] will come again” (Tolkien, The Hobbit 51). Yet Bilbo and the dwarfs make it to the mountain in time for Durin’s Day. It is only by luck that Bilbo and the dwarfs were there on that day, since they did not know when it fell. The luck of Bilbo and the dwarfs seems to push along the plot of The Hobbit.
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...he adventure, leads the reader to believe that the succeeds of the Bilbo and the Dwarfs will an effect that is more lasting than just the dwarfs getting back their home.
Throughout The Hobbit, luck plays a central role in moving forward the plot of the novel; this leads the reader to believe that there is a high power helping the outcome of Bilbo and the Dwarfs adventures. Knowing that there might be a higher power guiding this adventure, leads the reader to think that there is something more to this story. The outcome will have a lasting impact on events in the future. The whole adventure happened because of a “chance-meeting” (Tolkien, “The Quest for Erebor” 326). Through the presence of luck in The Hobbit, Tolkien leads the reader to believe that there is a higher power playing a role and that there is more to the story than the dwarfs getting back their home.
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