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There are many reasons as to why the notion that Bilbo’s decision to go on the adventure was not due to peer pressure but one which was associated with his inner most desires being put forward. It is easy to believe that people never change, however while some might believe that others put faith in the notion that if given an opportunity everyone changes. As far as J.R.R Tolkien’s character Bilbo Baggins is concerned, an alteration of this character that undergoes significant changes is evident to the reader. The truth of the matter is that the true nature of an individual is brought to the surface when he is put under several tests. These tests for Bilbo were the adventures he undertakes.
So we might say that this transformation might have been insightful but these characteristics, brave, resourceful and adventurous were always who Bilbo Baggins was. These hidden characteristics were a big part of why Bilbo Baggins decided to undertake this journey in order to find himself. His boring monotonous yet comfortable life and his forthright denial were just based on the forced perception of the Hobbits as creatures who were not at all adventurous or brave or prone to taking risks. Where society believed he was a coward he managed to prove them wrong in the way we see Bilbo fight the great spider by using his little sword. We see how slaying the great monster made Bilbo realize that without anyone else’s help he had managed to overcome a great hurdle. This independence and bravery were his defining characteristics as he had gloriously prevailed as the victor despite the enormity of his opponent. He now managed to see himself as the person Gandalf was known he was when he had extended to him the invitation to embark on the adventure.
There are other reasons which would explain why Bilbo was so against the idea of going on the adventure when Gandalf had initially asked him. It had little to do with the Hobbit really wanted but
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An imaginative story that is still a worldwide phenomenon, Tolkien has managed to instil some very important lessons in his book The Hobbit. It tells about a journey the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins takes to help a group of dwarves that require stealing back what was stolen from them.
The Hobbit, a book by J.R.R. Tolkien has a number of themes. Over the years, contents of the book have not lost their relevance to the contemporary world; the ideas in the book relate to the current world.
Tolkien’s short story, Smith of Wotton Major which happened to be his last fantasy themed creation.The Hobbit, on the other hand, starts in a similar fashion using a captivating sentence, “In a hole, in the ground, there lived a hobbit” (6, ch.1). The sentence is considered one of the most popular sentences in literature and is also written by Tolkien.
According to Gale Research, "Tolkien drew on his familiarity with Northern and other ancient literatures and his own invented languages to create not just his own story, but his own world: Middle-earth, complete with its own history, myths, legends, epics and heroes." However, there are also some people who have criticized Tolkien's writing in the past century.
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