Journal Response– Activity #6
The final sense that I understood from the novel is that even if someone doesn’t seem like they are capable to complete something or act a certain way there is always hope or room for someone to grow. I say that this is a big part of the final part of the book is because Bilbo changes so much and grows so much as a hobbit then you would have expected him to. Another big thing that I took from the book is that if you were working together and not scared to ask for help from anyone you meet you will be able to reach the goal you were working towards or whatever you are trying to get to. If you are not afraid to ask for help the more likely you will complete whatever you are trying to.
As it goes for emotional or moral wisdom the book has plenty of that to offer. I say this because emotionally this books proves to you that even when you least expect it you can change as a person. I say this is an emotional wisdom because sometimes when you don’t think someone will change or grow as a person to learn to accept things when you don’t think that they will. Another reason that I believe this book holds emotional wisdom is because it proves that if you believe you are able to complete a goal even if it is with the help of others, it can still be completed. When you were talking about moral wisdom this book proved to me that you may have morals but they can change as you grow up or change. I say this because Bilbo’s morals were really to only talk to other hobbits and not elves or dwarves and he begins talking to them and starts to like their company more than any hobbit.
A personal connection that I could make to this novel is that when I thought I couldn’t grow as a person or change anymore then I already had, I figured out that I could just like Bilbo. An example of this is the fact that when it came to the choices that I began to make I thought that they couldn’t change because that is what I believed and they wouldn’t ever change...
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