Think, for example, of Bilbo's decision to give the Elvenking a silver and diamond necklace in thanks for the food Bilbo stole when he was hiding in the guy's castle. Bilbo almost stopped breathing, and went stiff himself. He finds trolls and attempts to pickpocket one. In the end, he learns to balance his love for peace and tranquility with heroism and adventurousness. Cleverness, courage, and compassion are all character traits Bilbo possesses.
This time however, Bilbo is facing a far more formidable opponent. In the trolls' lair Bilbo finds a sword perfect for him, which he later names Sting. Family Bilbo Baggins comes from a long line of the famous Tooks and Bagginses. He knows who he is. Why did I select this character? I would reward you most richly of all.
Not only has he been heroic, but he has fallen in love with travel and adventure. You would not expect a creature of his size and stature to save kingdoms and lands. Furthermore, Bilbo just doesn't have the physique for those kinds of heroics, with his small stature and curly toe-hair. He chases Bilbo but when Bilbo puts on the ring. Bilbo spends much of the first part of the quest terrified, uncomfortable and unhappy. English 1301 12 November 2012 Bilbo: A True Hero? His mother, Belladonna Took, was one of the famous daughters of Old Took, the leader of the clan.
He becomes courageous, adventurous, and learns to use his wits as the story develops. He must willfully and decisively walk out his front door or the story immediately ends. In all three situations, Bilbo had the chance to run away and be safe from all danger, but that is not who he is. Bilbo travels through the fantastical land of Middle Earth to accomplish a mission that could save the world, he performs deeds that seemed impossible to him before and encounters creatures he had never believed could be real. On his first assignment as a burglar, he surmounts the courage to spy on the goblins and, although he almost terminates the quest by causing the dwarves to be captured and forcing Gandalf to salvage his companions, this episode plays an important role in the evolution of Bilbo's character Tokien 34.
La Salles, Illinois: Open Court Publishing co. But once Bilbo has won, gained the ring, and found his way out the darkness, he must choose between taking life or sparing it. Additionally, his intelligent and resourceful mind has saved the entire company from troubling situations numerous times. I selected Bilbo Baggins as the main focus of my character sketch for multiple reasons. Here is where Smaug would frequently attack, though he had not been seen in many years. R Tolkien has created, Bilbo Baggins shows us that a hero can be quite the opposite.
The dragon has been guarding the treasure ever since, and Thorin wants to get back what is rightfully his. Only a hero could riddle a dragon, slaughter a spider, and yet spare the life of a small, ugly creature who has threatened to eat him. The two characters who show the most development in The Hobbit are the main protagonist, Bilbo Baggins, and the leader of the dwarves, Thorin Oakenshield. Beorn learned about their story and gave a large number of provisions to help their quest. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who resides in his hobbit hole and lives an ordinary and exceedingly comfortable life. But also he did not reckon with the power that gold has upon which a dragon has long brooded, nor with dwarvish hearts.
First off, Bilbo is a hero because of how he has the ability to put aside his fears to save his friends. Now who is coming with me? Throughout The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, the protagonist, changes from a childlike hobbit to a fully matured hero. As the novel progresses, his inability to formulate successful plans, his greed, and his reliance on Bilbo to save him at every turn make Thorin a somewhat unappealing figure, but he is partly redeemed by the remorse he shows before he dies. The farther that Bilbo moved through this journey the more he opened up to the world. While the audience sees only a stuffy contented homebody, somehow Gandalf sees a latent potential for courage. We may not be Shire-dwelling hobbits, but we are also not wizards or dwarves setting off on epic quests to retrieve treasure. Bilbo traveled back with the wood-elf host that participated in the Battle of Five Armies.
Of course, there were a few times here and there when I thought he could have made other choices. I am sure it is better in your hands. He also discerns Smaug's vulnerable spot, where he will eventually be shot by Bard's arrow. Throughout the book Bilbo seems to take on different challenges, which allow him to mature faster in a way that the Shire would not allow. Suddenly in the wood beyond The Water a flame leapt up — probably somebody lighting a wood-fire-and he thought of plundering dragons settling on his quiet Hill and kindling it all to flames. On the way, under the Misty Mountains, he found the One Ring and kept it for decades until he gave it up to Frodo for it to be destroyed, since the only thing stopping Sauron was the ring being away from him.