The Hobbit

By: Kara Rodgers

Author

J.R.R.TOLKIEN
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Brief Summary

It started with a hobbit who doesn't like adventure, (like all the hobbits). Gandalf is a wizard who is looking for someone to come along with him on a journey. The hobbit (known as Bilbo) had joined the journey and found out that the dwarves would come along too.The dwarf leader's name was Thorin, son of Thrain, son of Thror the king under the mountain. They go on a journey fighting trolls, goblins, and wargs too. Their biggest battle was going to be with Smaug, the dragon that lives on Lonely Island. Thorin wanted his long, forgotten, gold. The only way to get it was to steal it back from Smaug.

Quotes

1.) "True courage is about knowing not when to take a life but when to spare one." - Gandalf


2.)"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." - Gandalf


3.)"Here is Gandalf! And none too soon it seems. If you don't like my burglar, please don't damage him." - Gandalf


4.)"I am Fire. I am ..... DEATH!" - Smaug

Favorite characters

~ Gandalf

First, he is a wizard. Secondly, he comes in at the hardest times to save the dwarves and Bilbo. The reason he is one of my favorite characters, is because he is wise enough to trick people, just like the trolls.

~ Beorn

He is a skin-changer which gives him the power to change into a bear. That gives him the advantage from attacks by the wargs or goblins. He gave ponies and supplies to Bilbo, Gandalf, and the dwarves. Beorn, was capable of giving them tips like, "Stay on the path!" or "Never drink or go into the Great River of Wilderland."Just to ensure they make it to Mirkwood.

Theme

No matter who you are or where you are, there is always going to be that spark in you that makes you a hero.


( Sort of like the Tookishness in Bilbo).

A Hero's Journey

Ordinary World

Bilbo begins in a hobbit hole. He loves to just sit on his hobbit hole porch and have sips of tea and smoking his pipes. He also loves to eat. If he didn't go this journey that's probably all he would do.

Call to Adventure

Gandalf was looking for someone to go on an adventure with him. He was searching for Bilbo specifically. He saw something in Bilbo that he hadn't seen in anyone before. What Gandalf saw in Bilbo was the longing for adventure.

Refusal of the Call

Bilbo is a hobbit, going on adventures aren't in his nature. All hobbits aren't the type of people that go on adventures.He also refuses the call when he finds the note saying he has to meet with the group in the afternoon the next day.

Meeting with the Mentor

Gandalf stays with them in the beginning of the journey. When he feels its time to let the group in Bilbo's protection he leaves.Also to let Bilbo figure the quest out on his own.The first time Gandalf ever heard of Bilbo, he felt something in Bilbo that he hadn't felt with the other hobbits. Gandalf saw the tookishness in Bilbo.

Cross the Threshold

Bilbo starts to accept his role when Gandalf pushes him out of his hobbit hole. Then, Bilbo tries to steal treasure from the Trolls which is another example of Bilbo accepting his role even more.

Tests, Allies, and Enemies

Basically all the tests he had gone through, shaped him into becoming the hero Gandalf saw. ( The Goblins, Smaug, and Trolls.)

-He had to fight of the goblins and spiders in the goblin caves.

-Try to steal treasure from the trolls.

-Figure out the way to steal back the gold from Smaug's lair.

He of course made friends along the way.(Beorn, The Eagles, and the humans of Laketown.)

Then again he made enemies along the way too.(The Goblins that live in the goblin caves in Mirkwood.)

The Approach

Bilbo goes into a cave in Lonely Mountain. The dragon Smaug has Thorin's treasure there. This is the beginning for Bilbo.

Ordeal

Bilbo comes face to face with death! The battle of The Five Armies near Lonely Mountain.

Reward

Bilbo earns his gifts through the quest. He receives the Ring that turns him invisible and he finds the sword "Sting" in the trolls cave. He also was rewarded with the aids he needs for his health. Another big reward was him realizing what kind of person he was after all.

The Road Back

Over the winter Bilbo, Gandalf, and the dwarves stay at Beorn's cabin to avoid any trouble from the wargs and the goblins.

Resurrection

The resurrection would be when Bilbo recovers from his wounds and illness that happened in Rivendell.

Return with the Elixir

When Bilbo comes back to the Shire he sees his house being auctioned off because everyone thought he was dead. When people see that Bilbo is still alive they are all in shock and joyful.