Bilbo Baggins is a peaceful and domestic hobbit. He enjoys living in his comfortable hole in The Hill. His life is wonderful by hobbits’ standards, which is to say, there is no excitement and there is a lot of food and drinks to consume each day. Bilbo is the only son of Belladonna Took. The Tooks were a wealthy family, but Bilbos’ mother had adventurous personalities in them. They were not as respectable as Bilbo’s fathers’ family, the Baggins. Bilbo does not enjoy adventures but would rather stay at home and drink ale all day.
Tolkien does not waste anytime introducing us to the world of Middle Earth. Hobbits are only a few of the countless types of creatures that are encountered by Bilbo, and there are definitely more that he has not seen. Gandalf, the wizard, is major character in The Hobbit as well as in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. On the adventure that Bilbo is about to embark one will not have the ordinary multiple servings of food a day that the hobbits regularly have. Bilbo’s discomfort and possible questioning of Gandalf can be foreshadowed by the reader at this stage.
Bilbo’s character is much more complex than others, as Bilbo is the main character of the novel. The most important part that the author would like the readers to notice here is the juxtaposition of the Baggins-like hobbit lifestyle respectability and the Tooks disregard for parties in favour of adventure. It is already known that Bilbo will end up more like his mother, Belladonna Took as he embarks on this journey. This story somewhat borrows the old theme of the treasure-map of the lost treasure. Maps and keys are guides and sources of direction. In the novel the discussion of maps and keys prove who has wisdom and who is just there for the demolition work. The novel shows different “heroes” whether they are self-made, born, or maybe both.
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Not so long after beginning their journey Bilbo and the dwarves make their way into the secret valley of Rivendell. Their spirits immediately begin to rise, and Bilbo is able to fatten himself with food and drink until his heart is content. Although there is a history of unpleasantness between the dwarves and the elves, it is intentionally disregarded. Elrond, who is the king of Rivendell, is an old soul who has a lot of wisdom and offers a good amount of insight regarding the quest. When Bilbo and the dwarves are to leave, Elrond offers them swords of protection. One is called Orcrist, and another is called Glamdring, Foehammer. They are presented to Thorin (leader of the dwarves) and Gandalf, the wizard. Elrond and Rivendell re-appear in the Lord of the Rings trilogy but here, Rivendell seems to occupy a sort of temporary paradise. Like a station, the house offers temporary rest and food. Rivendell, throughout Tolkien’s novels’, seems to be a heaven or paradise. Also, the foul names of the swords given to Gandalf and Thorin lead us to believe that battles and goblins are imminent.
The dwarves and Bilbo end up in a cave manifested with Goblins. In this part of the story, a major event happens, that changes the course of the quest, and is the reason for the Lord of the Rings trilogy. While Bilbo is lurking in the pitch black cave, he finds a ring, and upon finding that ring he meets a quite unusual thing. It is known as Gollum or Sméagol. Sméagol asks Bilbo if he has seen the ring in a quite unusual way. Later on, Bilbo is able to get away from this thing, who we later know was a hobbit, just like Bilbo. This ring, whenever it is put on, makes the ring bearer invisible. Bilbo uses this ring to get around the cave without being seen/noticed and helps him get the treasure from the dragon Smog.
In the end of the story, before the journey home, a big war breaks out between practically all things that Bilbo encountered on his quest. At first it seems that Bilbo and the dwarves will lose the battle, but the eagles come to the rescue.
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Bilbo’s homecoming is not the kind of homecoming you would think a hero would get. Here, Bilbo has to play a similar role as Odysseus in the Odyssey. Like Odysseus, Bilbo is presumed dead but instead of dealing with suitors for a wife, Bilbo must battle his relatives, the Sackville-Bagginses who have sacked Bilbo’s home. Most of Bilbo’s furniture and belongings are sold along with even his kitchen utensils, by his relatives. Instead of Bilbo battling the Sackville-Bagginses physically and having blood shed, a more graceful and desire for peace that dominates Bilbo’s personality and behaviour.