The Hobbit Essay

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The Hobbit is based on the fact that hobbits are peaceful, settle, and patient little people that don't go on adventures nor do anything unexpected. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit, and he is invited to go an adventure, with thirteen other dwarves and a wizard. Bilbo, like all other hobbits, is said to "love peace and quiet and good tilled earth"(The Hobbit 1), but Bilbo accepts the invitation, and finds himself doing things that go against hobbit traditions. At first the story makes the reader think that Bilbo isn't a vary good adventurer, but this is not the case. The story begins by describing what a hobbit is, and what the hole of a hobbit is like. "Hobbits are a little people, ...view middle of the document...

He tries to steal from one of the trolls, and is captured. Luckily the trolls were drunk and began to fight. The dwarves hear the trolls fighting and come to Bilbos rescue, but they are captured by the trolls too. Just as the trolls were about to roast Bilbo and the dwarves, Gandalf arrives to save the day. By making his voice sound like the trolls he gets them to start fighting again, and before the trolls know it the sun rises and they turn to stone. The confrontation with the trolls shows that Bilbo isn't vary good at this kind of stuff, and maybe he shouldn't be on the adventure in the first place. Later on in the story Bilbo in confronted by a creature inside some mountains he is lost in. Bilbo is ask to solve a riddle, and if he solves the riddle he will be help out the mountain, but if he doesn't he will be eaten. Bilbo solves the riddle, but the creature plans to eat Bilbo anyway. Bilbo puts on a ring he found earlier, and when the creature begins to search for him, Bilbo finds out that the ring has made him invisible. The creature hurries to the exit thinking that Bilbo went that way. Cleverly, Bilbo follows the creature and escapes...

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