Friday, May 13, 2016

Bilbo Baggins


       Bilbo Baggins is the main protagonist who lives in Hobbitown. He is not fond of adventures because he believes them to be pointless. He much prefers his dull routines of eating and gardening peacefully at his home. He hates messes and clutter, as is obvious when the dwarves visit him and create chaos. Bilbo later finds himself going on an adventure, against his better judgement. His memories of his old life make him long for his bed and cozy house. He is made a better hobbit when he is forced to do the extraordinary, such as facing goblins and giants head-on. Most of his companions doubt him at first, counting him as a nuisance. Later on, however, he proves to be a valuable asset. He finds a way to escape the caves and Gollum, as well as resisting the urge to kill an unarmed creature.
    In The Battle of Five Armies, Bilbo demonstrates his newfound courage, and as a result brings peace to the dwarves and Men of the Lake. Additionally, Bilbo discovers Smaug's weak spot when he talks with Smaug in the mountain. After Smaug was defeated, Bilbo went back to his house and settles back in. Although it is a duller life, he becomes richer and more eccentric than he was before, modelling what the "Took" side of his family was known for.

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