Bilbo Essay

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The Hobbit is the story about Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who lives in Hobbiton. He enjoys a peaceful life in his elegant house, surrounded by beautiful surroundings. His life is suddenly interrupted when he’s sitting on a bench with his eyes closed, enjoying life. Bilbo opens his eyes and in front of him stands a tall bearded man, dressed in a grey coat and with a stick in his hand. It’s Gandalf who is looking for someone to share an adventure with. Before Bilbo even knows what kind of adventure he is talking about, Gandalf has invited himself to tea. Together with him, he’s accompanied by twelve dwarves led by their leader Thorin Oakenshield. They are going on an adventure to recover the dwarves lost treasure and reclaim their former home, which is guarded by the dragon Smaug. Gandalf has decided Bilbo will be an excellent addition to the team and play the role as burglar, due to his physical features. Even though Bilbo is very reductive to the idea, he can’t resist Gandalf’s determination and signs up for the journey a head.

As they start their journey, Bilbo has serious trust issues to the dwarves and concerns about what they will come upon. Bilbo and the dwarves encounter all kinds of enemies and obstacles which challenge their mental wellbeing and forces them to prepare themselves for every potential threat. Sometimes they end up in big trouble, but manage to save themselves due to Bilbo’s quick-witted mind and his stealthiness. On the journey, Gandalf lead their way to a place where they can take a rest. They walk through the lands of the elves and stay at the house of Elrond, an old friend of Gandalf. As they continue their journey they passes through a mountain and find a cave the group can spend the night in When everyone have fallen asleep, it turns out the cave is inhabited by evil goblins and the the group gets captured. Again, Bilbo’s cleverness saved the group of being killed.

Still wasn’t the danger over. The group encounter problems with spiders and later elves before they finally arrives at Smaug’s Mountain. Previously Bilbo had outwitted a creature by the name Gollum and gained a ring which makes him invisible. This ring comes out to be helpful against battling against the spiders and elves, and especially against the dragon Smaug. When the group arrives at the mountain, the dwarves...

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