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Bilbo’s Journey Essay

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Throughout the story “The Hobbit” Bilbo, a hobbit, goes off on a journey. A journey may not seem like much but for a hobbit that never leaves his little hobbit hole it is. Throughout his journey Bilbo changes a lot from when he first sets off. At the beginning he is just very normal I would say. He stays at home and never leaves, he just sits in his chair blowing smoke rings out of his pipe most of the day. Then he goes off on this journey and it changes him. The journey turns him into a hero by its end.
Bilbo’s journey all starts one day he was sitting outside. Gandalf came up to him and even though Bilbo did not recognize him at first he soon realized it was Gandalf the great wizard. ...view middle of the document...

Just when he got there the dwarfs arrived and Bilbo became unhappy again while they were riding up the mountains on his pony. He had forgotten a handkerchief and he did not like the way the pony bounced up and down. He questioned his reasoning for coming along.
Throughout the story the dwarfs and Bilbo met several creatures. The first was when they first started off. They saw a light in the woods and sent Bilbo to see what it was. There Bilbo got caught by trolls and the other dwarfs came to see what happened getting caught to. Bilbo escaped and hid in the trees as the trolls discussed how they would eat them. Bilbo wasn’t much of a hero here he just hid in the trees waiting for Gandalf to come and save them. Another time was when they were all captured by goblins. Here Bilbo fell and hit his head unknown to the rest of the dwarfs as the escaped. Here Bilbo found a ring and then a Gollum came up to him. Bilbo was frightened for the Gollum wanted to eat him. They played a game of riddles to see if Bilbo will live. Bilbo won but the Gollum got angry because he couldn’t find his ring. There Bilbo out tricked the Gollum and escaped using the ring that made him invisible. When Bilbo found the dwarfs and Gandalf they were talking about him. The dwarfs wanted to go on for Bilbo was no help. Gandalf became mad and said “I brought hi, and I don’t bring things that are not of use.” (92) Just then Bilbo took off the ring and appeared saying he was not done with his journey yet. This is where he really starts becoming a hero. The next time when they were walking around in the dark forest the dwarfs were kidnapped by giant spiders while Bilbo hid with his ring. He fell asleep and when he woke up a spider was above him. He then killed the spider. After he got up he went off and found the dwarfs all hung up in a spider web. Because Bilbo still had on the ring he was invisible so he got the spiders to leave and then cut down the dwarfs. The spiders then came back and Bilbo told the dwarfs he was going to turn invisible and he did. Then he fought the spiders as the dwarfs were still drowsy from the spider venom. The spiders then gave up and the dwarfs left. Later...

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