The Hobbit Essay, Research Paper
The Hobbit By J.R.R. Tolkien. Don’t judge a book by its cover. This famous phrase can very well be applied to the hobbit a small human like creature that goes along with 13 dwarves and a wizard. The wizard, Gandalf, has total faith in the little hobbit knowing full well that when the time comes he will serve the dwarves quite well. He does this with the help of a ring that makes him invisible. He saves the dwarves from evil spiders that wish to eat them. Uses it to help them escape the clutches of elves that would keep them in their clutches for some time. And to find out the weakness of an evil dragon bent on destroying all those opposing him. Our little hobbit friend is quite an extraordinary little fellow compared to many who probably would have run off the first chance they had, and he proves himself by being brave. He doesn’t just think about saving his own hide, but all the dwarves as well. Bilbo Baggins, that is the name of our hero, finds a ring on the floor of a cave; little does he know that this will save he and his friends many a time. Giant spiders capture him and his friends as they are passing through the woods. He first kills the spider that is trying to eat him with his sword. After which he puts on his ring of invisibility and taunts the spiders into following him away from his friends. He then doubles back and cuts his friends out of their respective webs. After that there is a long battle the spiders venom had weakened the dwarves almost to a point that they couldn’t stand. So Bilbo had to do most of the fighting. He saved his friends. They get away and all live happily ever after… right? No there will be more danger this is only the beginning. After all of Bilbo’s friends are saved elves capture them. It is a good thing Bilbo has his ring on. He follows the elves and gets into the place in which they are captured. He then hatches a plan to save them. He has to steal a key when there is a large banquet happening so as most of the elves are busy, then he must release his friends and stow them away in barrels that are to be sent down the river having been used. Now this sounds like a difficult task but not for our friend Bilbo who is very adept at getting out of tight situations. He releases his friends much to all the elves dismay. Then after all the trouble you would think the rest to be a walk in the park. It is just not that easy. Now they must face a dragon, to claim the treasure they were after from the beginning. Bilbo goes into the dragon’s cave silently and invisibly but the dragon has an astute sense of smell! Bilbo has been caught. However not completely caught because the dragon can still not see him. So Bilbo talks the dragon into seeing his underbelly, knowing full well that dragons have a weak spot on the bottom of their stomachs. The dragon’s pretentious nature makes him believe he has no weak spot, so he shows his stomach. There it is a small space of un-armored stomach. He has gotten what he came for and starts to leave the dragon hears this and becomes enraged flying in the direction of the sound and almost burns poor Bilbo alive. But he escapes. The dragon still enraged flies out and wrecks the entrance the dwarves and Bilbo came in after which he goes to try and destroy a town that the dragon concluded had aided Bilbo but word of the dragons weak spot had already been received by one in the village. He takes his arrow aims and fires it straight into the dragon’s heart killing it in mid air. Now that the dragon is dead the travelers are free to claim the treasure, but not before a Great War with humans, elves, and dwarves on one side. Wargs (evil wolves), and goblins on the other. The travelers survive most of them anyway, and are finally able to claim the treasure and go home. So “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” He just might save you over and over again, from evil spiders, elves, and dragons. I recommend this book it is incredibly good and definitely worth reading at the very least.
the Hobbit By J.R.R. Tolkien.