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comfort is shattered by the arrival of the old wizard Gandalf, who persuades Bilbo to set out on an adventure with a group of thirteen militant dwarves. The dwarves are embarking on a great quest to reclaim their treasure from the marauding dragon Smaug, and Bilbo is to act as their “burglar.” The dwarves are very skeptical about Gandalf’s choice for a burglar, and Bilbo is terrified to leave his comfortable life to seek adventure. But Gandalf assures both Bilbo and the dwarves that there is more...

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How is the Bilbo Baggins at the end of the novel different from the Bilbo Baggins in Chapter 1 in 'The Hobbit' by T.R. Tolkien?

advantage because Gollum couldn't see him, therefore Bilbo got away successfully. The ring played a very important role throughout the journey; without the ring , Bilbo couldn't be possibly do a lot of tasks, like running away from Gollum or talking to Smaug without being seen, or rescuing the dwarves from the spiders and from the prisons of the Elvenking, therefore, Bilbo was extremely lucky to find the ring. His fourth change was rescuing the dwarves from the spiders. This was a big change because Bilbo...

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The Hobbit Summary Chapters 11-15

take a golden cup. He then rushes back up to the dwarves, who marvel over the cup. When Smaug awakens, he is enraged to discover that the cup is missing. The dwarves and Bilbo huddle inside the secret passage. After a while, Smaug returns and falls asleep. The hobbit goes in again to check if Smaug is asleep but the dragon is awake and is waiting for him. Although he cannot see Bilbo because of the ring, Smaug smells the hobbit. The hobbit tells the dwarves that he has seen a whole in Smaug's skin...

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his ring to help the group escape from the wood elves and slips them away by hiding them inside barrels, which he then floats down the river. After sneaking into the mountain, Bilbo shows great courage by speaking face-to-face with the sly dragon, Smaug, and managed to learn the weak spot in his armour-like scales near his heart. In addition, all these actions demonstrate Bilbo’s courage is selfless as he has to risk his own life in order to help save others. Bilbo’s courage is not only selfless...

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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolken

their lives ordered and predictable. One day, he unexpectedly finds himself playing host to Gandalf the wizard and thirteen dwarves. The dwarves, with Gandalf's help, plan to travel to the Lonely Mountain to recover the treasure that a dragon named Smaug stole from their people long ago. Gandalf has selected Bilbo to be their burglar. The dwarves are not too happy with the wizard's choice, especially when Bilbo faints at the first talk of danger. But Gandalf insists there is more to the little hobbit...

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Bilbo Baggins Fake Facebook

are all things friends do. earlier today | comment Smaug the Dragon Non-Friend Explanation-Smaug would not friend Bilbo and Bilbo wouldn't want to friend Smaug for many reasons. First, Bilbo stole the treasure that Smaug was guarding. Second, when Bilbo and the others reached the dragon and the mountain where the treasure was, Bilbo and Smaug didn't really start off on the right foot with each other, you could say. Last but not least, Smaug wanted to kill Bilbo and i don't think you would want...

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Book Review, the Hobbit

only a few mentioned that let us explore fantasy in a new and dangerous way. Thorin Oakenshield’s grandfather was in the posses of a great treasure placed in the Lonely Mountain, which was then taken over and is now guarded by the malicious dragon Smaug. In order to reclaim his treasure, which is in Thorin’s belonging, he is in need of a very interesting company; Gandalf the wizard, twelve dwarves and a burglar-hobbit, Bilbo. Thror, Thorin’s grandfather had made a map of the mountain that would...

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The Hobbit: Questions and Answers

The Hobbit: Essay Q&A Essay Q&A 1. When, how, and why does the narrative tone of The Hobbit change? The tone of the book shifts after the death of Smaug. Before the dragon's death, the novel is a fairly light-hearted fantasy adventure; after Smaug is slain, the story takes a serious and dark turn as greed and pride ruin relationships among the various races of Middle-earth represented in Esgaroth. Tolkien effects the change in tone by giving us access to characters' inner thoughts as well...

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The Hobbit Book Review

Gandalf the Gray, wanted Bilbo to join him on an adventure companied by 13 dwarves led by their leader Thorin. The quest they are about to jump into is to retrieve a lost treasure. But it’s not just to barge in and get it, it’s guarded by a dragon named Smaug. They start their journey, not long after they all get captured by trolls and are just about to be eaten, but then Gandalf saves them all, then the sun rises and they all turn to stone. The trolls had rare treasures, Magic Elven weapons, which Gandalf...

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The Hobbit Or There And Back Again Analysis

characters in the book? Describe their looks, personality, interests, ambitions (= what they try to achieve) and problems they have. 2. The main characters The main characters in the book I chose are Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Gray, Thorin Oakenshield and Smaug. I´m only going to tell you about the protagonist (main character) of The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo Baggins is the protagonist of The Hobbit. He is one of a race of creatures about half the size of humans. He is beardless and his feet are extremely...

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