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A Hero Dwells In Middle Earth

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Bilbo Baggins was a respectable hobbit (at least in the beginning of the story). Like all hobbits Bilbo was small with hairy feet and always enjoyed good food. His pale skin and curly hair were nice contrasts. He lived in a hobbit hole titled Baggend. Above everything else Bilbo enjoyed peace, the peace of the shire and the peace in his home. This is one of the reasons why this hobbit is such a great hero, loved peace and desired for others to live in peace as well. When Bilbo saw that the dwarves had their home unjustly taken from them, he wanted to help them get back so that they could experience the peace that they once had. Bilbo was caring for the beings weaker than him (although ...view middle of the document...

” Bilbo choose not to ruin of take the life of being weaker than himself, but instead heroically showed kindness and mercy.
Bilbo is a hero because he sought justice. On our Earth, if someone is unjustly treated like the Untouchables in India were, then they would be looked down upon with contempt. People would not help them find justice in order to be treated In Middle Earth the dwarves had lost their home. Bilbo believed that their home was unjustly taken from. Bilbo agreed to help the dwarves in order to see that they could live once again in peace like him, “I know you doubt me, I know you always have, and you're right. I often think of Bag End. I miss my books, and my arm chair, and my garden. See, that's where I belong; that's home, and that's why I came cause you don't have one.. a home. It was taken from you, but I will help you take it back if I can.” Bilbo would not have been awarded a hero of middle earth if he had stayed home and let the dwarves fight their own battle. He was crowned a hero because he sought justice and helped those who were wrongly harmed.
In Middle Earth as well as our earth heroes kill others, fight, quarrel amongst themselves, they do not...

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