The Hobbit Project

Mikayla Cook

Author and title

The Hobbit was written by J.R.R. Tolkien


Bilbo Baggins the hobbit lives a peaceful live in his home. One day, his world is turned upside-down, and he is whisked away into adventure. He is accompanied by Gandalf the grey, a queer, old, and wise wizard, and twelve dwarves. Together the journey across the land in search of a hidden treasure, and meet foes, allies and face trials along the way.

Favorite quotes

"Somehow the killing of the giant spider, all alone by himself in the dark without the help of the wizard or the dwarves or anyone else, made a great difference to Mr Baggins. he felt a different person, a much fiercer and bolder in spite of an empty stomach..." - (Narrator) - Page 156, 2nd Paragraph

"I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it is very difficult to find anyone." - (Gandalf) - Page 4, 6th Paragraph

Favorite Characters

The Theme of The Hobbit

The theme of The Hobbit is that even the most unexpected people can be heroes, and you can only succeed if you have courage in yourself.

The Hero's Journey - The Hobbit

The Ordinary World

Bilbo Baggins has lived in The Hill his whole life, peaceful and undisturbed. His whole family has lived there before, and he is respected by the other hobbits. He spends his days being in solitude, and that's just the way he likes it.

The Call to Adventure

Out of the blue, and unsuspecting Bilbo Baggins is approached by the mysterious Gandalf the Grey. After talking for a short period, Bilbo goes into his home in the Hill , leaving Gandalf outside. Gandalf leaves a mark on the door then leaves. The next day, Bilbo is back to his peaceful ways, but is interrupted by twelve dwarves barging in. Gandalf and one of the most respected dwarves, Throrin,

Refusal of the Call

While the quest is presented as tempting, Bilbo long to live out his life in solitude and happiness, which encourages him to refuse the offer of excitement.

Meeting with the Mentor

the day after his call to adventure, Bilbo awakens to find the dwarves gone. Gandalf comes to him, and tells him that there is still time t go on the adventure.

Crossing the Threshold

Bilbo leaves his home and ventures across the Mirkwood with the dwarves and Gandalf to the Misty Mountains.

Allies, Tests, and Enemies

Gandalf the Grey - Ally

Gandalf the Grey, or commonly known as Gandalf, is a wise old wizard who is introduced very early in the story. He is a mentor to Bilbo, and seeks him out as the burglar on the adventure with the dwarves. Gandalf is queer in his ways, and while he often leaves the dwarves and Bilbo on their own, he always is there to save them.

Riddles in the Dark - Tests

When parted from the rest of the group, Bilbo finds him self in an odd underground cave of sorts. There he meets Gollum, the savage creature, and they interact through a high-stakes game of riddles.

Smaug - Enemies

Smaug lives in isolation in the Lonely Mountain. Upon reaching the Lonely Mountain, the dwarves force Bilbo to go into the mountain and while in there Bilbo stumbles upon the great and terrible Smaug. They converse, though Smaug cannot see Bilbo for he is invisible due to the ring, and Bilbo finds out some very valuable information: Smaug's only weakness - a bare spot in his chest.

The Approach

The weary company finally arrives at the Lonely Mountain, and realize that there is no way in. They remember about the Durin's Day and wait until the moon rises and they can get inside the mountain. The door finally opens, and they send Bilbo inside.

The Ordeal

Towards the end of their long and perilous journey, a great battle breaks out. It is between the Goblins, Wargs, Elves, Men, Eagles, and Dwarves. It is said in the book that it was "the most dreadful of all Bilbo's experiences..."

The Reward

Bilbo's reward is not entirely physical, but the greatest impact on him is what he is rewarded emotionally. His emotional reward is a sense of courage, for now he is aware of his hardship throughout the adventure.

The Road Back

In the begging of the book, Bilbo most certainly did not want to leave his humble home and venture into the world of the unknown. However, on his way home, he feels satisfied with his journey, and if anything yearns for that kind of sense of adventure again.

The Ressurection

When Bilbo returns home, he is celebrated by the elves in song. He also regains lost sleep and food, and begins to settle into his old life.

Return with the Elixer

Bilbo eventually resumes his quiet life, but now has a sense of the unknown and what adventure feels like. Years afterward, Bilbo records his adventure in a story, and Gandalf and Balin visit Bilbo in his home, and when they do, they are at peace and all is well.