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The hobbit What does the novel's bravest character suggest about the nature of bravery ? Bravery means courageous behavior or character. In the novel, “The Hobbit” by J. R. R. Tolkien, Bilbo is by far the most important and bravest character. However, Bilbo is not portrayed as a brave hero in the beginning. Rather, he is a timid, comfortable, and complacent homebody like all the other hobbits. As Thorin’s group progresses in its quest for the treasure under the mountain, Bilbo also embarks...

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Personal Reading Response The novel “The Hobbit,” written by J.R.R Tolkien is about Bilbo Baggins, a normal Hobbit, who had never asked for an adventure until 13 dwarves and Gandalf The Wizard show up at his doorstep for tea. They want to use Bilbo as a thief for their quest to reclaim the treasure from the fearsome dragon, Smaug. Bilbo reluctantly joins the company of the dwarves as they set off on their journey to cross the Misty Mountains, which is troll and golbin country and the untamed wild...

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In J.R.R Tolkien’s The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins is presented as a hero, however does not posses the stereotypical qualities of this persona. Throughout the novel Bilbo is faced with immense challenges, defying all odds in order to survive. These challenges allow him to gain wisdom and compassion, ultimately helping him achieve status as a hero. However, his clear preference for simple domestic pleasures, over such adventures, is an obvious defiance of a classic hero. In addition, it is made apparent...

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Sophie Bledsoe Mrs. Whitlock English IV 25 February 2013 The Hobbit: Symbolism, Themes, and Character Development In fairy tales, the battle between good and evil is evident. Fairy tales are known to have morals. Narnia is an example of a classic and popular fantasy series with morals and symbolism. Like Narnia, The Hobbit has symbolism. The Hobbit's symbolism is more subtle, but when looking it's not difficult to find. There are morals in the story that follow christian values...

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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien The main character is Bilbo Baggins. He is a small little hobbit. He really likes adventures, but doesn't like to show that he does. He is a quite person. He likes to have his privacy. Now Gandalf the big gray wizard is very tall and is The Hobbit is a book that shows that even the most unlikely person, or hobbit can turn out to be a real hero. In the book, Bilbo gets caught up in an adventure that will later change his life. In the beginning Bilbo Baggins ran...

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The Hobbit was originally published in September of 1937. When the book was first published, as a children’s novel, hopes for the book were not very high. The first print was only 1500 copies however, the novel has sold 100 million since. It brings up a very important question, what is the underlying reason the story has endured over generations of readers? Some people would argue it is the quest, or the journey. Other people argue that the idea of overcoming obstacles, loyalty, friendship, and courage...

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Summer Reading Essay The Hobbit: A Discussion on Setting In J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, readers are introduced to an imaginary world of dwarves, elves, hobbits and wizards who battle dragons, orcs, and other dark entities. There are two kinds of settings that Tolkien expresses in his masterpiece: the physical setting of Middle Earth that changes as the travellers trek from one region to the next, and the interior setting happening in the protagonist Bilbo Baggins’s mind as he ventures out...

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Keep The Hobbit in School “Fantasy is escapist and that is glory. If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape? If we value the freedom of mind and soul if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!” This quote is by J.R.R. Tolkien, the author and creator of the middle-earth themed novel, the Hobbit. Tolkien explains the innocence of fantasy fiction novels. The Hobbit wasn’t written as a way to...

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could dry their clothes on and they want to see if there is more food for them to eat. They all were miserable because they were wet and cold from the rain, they were hungry because they had little food and they hadn’t started a fire yet. 6. A hobbits natural trait of moving quickly and quietly would be great value to a burglar. 7. When Bilbo showed up the trolls were arguing about how they haven’t had a satisfying meal in a long time, just mutton every day, since William convinced them to...

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Bilbo Baggins lives a quiet, peaceful life in his comfortable hole at Bag End. Bilbo lives in a hole because he is a hobbit—one of a race of small, plump people about half the size of humans, with furry toes and a great love of good food and drink. Bilbo is quite content at Bag End, near the bustling hobbit village of Hobbiton, but one day his 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...

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