The Hobbit: 3 Character Traits of Bilbo Mercedes

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The Hobbit: 3 Character Traits of Bilbo Mercedes
This essay is going to discuss three characteristics of Bilbo. My first trait is courageous, then second trait is resourceful, and third trait is tentative. Firstly, Bilbo is very courageous. Examples from the text are when he rode the eagle, goes on the quest with Gandalf, and the dwarves. He is courageous when he accepts the task of leading a contingent of dwarves on a quest to reclaim the lonely Mountain He steals the guard’s keys, and fought off the spiders. Even though he was afraid of what he may face.

Secondly, Bilbo is a very resourceful character. He can figure out how to make things work, and he can find solutions to problems using imaginative methods. He finds somebody or some way to solve his problems. He doesn’t have the physical stature required to be able to win battles so he must rely on his wits to survive. This is all evidence of Bilbo being resourceful. He also uses the ring to become invisible, and uses barrels to get the dwarves out of the elves castle.

Lastly, Bilbo is a tentative character. He doesn’t want to go on the quest because of the dangers and uncertainty of what he might face. He wasn’t confident that he would be able to help them on their quest. He was unsure of why Gandalf wanted him to help with the quest. Bilbo was scared to leave home, but went on the quest anyways.

In conclusion, now that I’ve described three characteristics of Bilbo and have given examples, so I will now recap. First, he is courageous because even when afraid he does what he has to do to help his friends. Second, he is resourceful, he can solve problems, and use objects to help people in need. Last, he is tentative because he isn’t confident that he can help them on the quest, and he is afraid of the dangers of outside of the shire.

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