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Compare And Contrast Essay

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The novels, The Hobbit and The Last Olympian obviously have many similarities and differences. The novels have many of the same characters, but also have different plots. In The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins ends up going on an adventure that changes his life. He had never done anything exciting before that day, but he decided to go with the dwarves. He then battled things he didn’t even know existed like trolls. The climax of the story was when the dwarves, giant eagles, and elves defeated the goblins and wargs. This adventure changed Bilbo because he would never look at life the same way. In The Last Olympian Percy Jackson is left to fight the evil Titan’s army while the Greek Gods are away fighting a huge monster that’s bigger than the Empire State Building. Percy and his fellow half-bloods (half god half human) had been preparing for this day for quite a while because they knew that this would eventually happen and not be an easy war to win. The half-bloods encountered a serious problem throughout the novel. During the climax of the novel, the Titan’s army was a few feet away from the Empire State Building (where Olympus was). The half-bloods were nearly out of energy when the centaurs came to save the day. They held them off and the next day the half-bloods were able to defeat the army. Percy and his friends defeated the Titan’s army together, which is one of the themes; friendship. Novels have differences like the plot and reasons of fighting and similarities to one another like the theme of friendship, and The Hobbit and That Last Olympian are no different.
The Hobbit and The Last Olympian resemble each other in many ways. In The Hobbit Bilbo needs his friends to help him complete his adventure. Without them he would never be able to even survive past the trolls which was one of his first obstacles. His friends helped him throughout the novel which leads to the theme of friendship. Bilbo learns this lesson because before the journey he had no real friends; all he had were people that lived in his town. On the adventure Bilbo really got to bond with the dwarves through all of the times they saved each others lives. Bilbo needed his friends just like Percy did in The Last Olympian. Percy undoubtedly depended on his friends to help him get through the tough battle and to get home safely. His friends supported him just like Bilbo’s friends supported him. Both of the main characters also stood up for their friends to try and protect them. “Luke hardly paid me any attention. He stepped toward Annabeth, but I put myself between him and her. ‘Don't touch her,’ I said,” (Riordan 335). Riordan demonstrates that Percy will risk his life for his friends and try to keep them safe. Annabeth does the same thing for Percy later in the novel which perfectly indicates that they have such a great friendship thus nothing will stop them from supporting each other. “‘But I don’t think I ought to leave my friends like this, after all we have gone through together,’...

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