Hobbit Essay

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The main character of this book is Bilbo Baggins. He is a hobbit, which is a very small person with a big appetite and really hairy feet. One day the wizard Gandalf comes to Bilbo's house and asks him to come along for an adventure. Bilbo says no, but soon Gandalf returns with thirteen dwarves who think that Bilbo is a thief, so they want to take him along for the adventure. Bilbo tries to work his way out of going, but then some of the dwarves doubt his abilities, so he decides to go along. The adventure is to go to a mountain that the dwarves ancestors owned, and retrieve the gold that a large powerful dragon is protecting. Along the way, Bilbo and the dwarves find themselves in many predicaments, including being captured by elves and attacked by giant spiders. There are many other adventures along the way, if they sound interesting to you, read the book and find out for yourself what these adventures are. The Hobbit demonstrated a very important principle that everyone should believe in. The novel showed us that no matter who you are you can do anything if you put your mind to it. Bilbo doubted himself at first when he started the journey but by the journey's end he developed a greater confidence in himself. When the wizard Gandalf first came to him, Bilbo wanted no part in the journey. He later decided to take part in the expedition because he thought he needed to prove something to the others and himself. Bilbo definitely proved that he was able to handle the pressures of the journey. He was really the main reason they...

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