The Hobbit Thesis Paper

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How Bilbo Baggins Changed From the Beginning to End of His Journey
In this adventurous story The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins goes through an important and powerful change during the course of this story. He has gained and lost things along the way and also learned a valuable lesson. It is interesting how Bilbo changes during his journey with the dwarves and Gandalf. Bilbo loved the comfort of his hobbit hole as well as its security. Once he agreed to go on an adventure with Gandalf and the dwarves, Bilbo wasn't the same hobbit he used to be back home.

The main character of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, had a different attitude towards adventures from beginning to end. In the beginning he did not want to go on any adventures and he was unconcerned and mindless about the universe. His attitude towards adventures is evident in this quote, "Sorry! I don't want any adventures, thank you." (Tolkien, 6) From this quote we see that he does not take any interest in Gandalf's offer. Thus we get the impression of Bilbo not being an adventurous person and not very enthusiastic about the topic of it either. He clearly has no interest in the world outside of his hobbit-hole. Gandalf does want him to go on the adventure, so he ends up tricking Bilbo into joining him. Towards the end of the story Bilbo is more open minded about his surroundings, is clever in solving problems, and is willing to put himself in danger just to save his friends. He shows his sense of cleverness, bravery and courage to save his friends in these two quotes, "Bilbo saw that the moment had Ruiz 2

come when he must do something." (Tolkien, 158) "The idea came to him to lead the furious spiders further and further away from the dwarves, if he could; to make them curious, excited and angry all at once." (Tolkien, 159) From these quotes we see that Bilbo's character is willing to confront his fears in order to save the dwarves. In conclusion, we see that Bilbo...
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