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  • The Hobbit
    The travelers use a rope to catch a boat from the other side of the river. The forest of Mirkwood is a dangerous place. You can lose your head easily. Beorn warned the company to stay out of the...

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  • The Hobbit
    The Hobbit starts out at Bag End, which is the Hobbit hole at the end of Bagshot Row in Hobbiton, which is located in the center of the Shire, which is in the northwest area of Middle Earth. Bag...

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  • The Hobbit
    In the first chapter of The Hobbit, Thorin explains to Bilbo that his grandfather Thror had been King of the Dwarves of the Lonely Mountain. Under his rule the dwarves had mined deep into the...

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  • The Hobbit
    After much searching, the dwarves and Bilbo find a narrow shelf on the western side of the Lonely Mountain that leads to a flat smooth surface. They recognize it at once as being the secret...

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  • The Hobbit
    Gandalf is going to Rivendell, the home of the elves. Bilbo and company are on a journey to take back the dwarves treasure from the dragon. When the travelers are done fighting the trolls, they...

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  • The Hobbit
    There are a few things that could be considered symbolic for Thorin: an oak branch, a map and key, and the Arkenstone. The oak branch is a bit obvious, as it is the source of his epithet...

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  • The Hobbit
    The town at the end of the Forest River is called Lake-town. Lake-town, also known as Esgaroth, was created by the men from the city of Dale after it was destroyed by Smaug when he came for the...

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  • The Hobbit
    The point of view in The Hobbit is the third person point of view, meaning that the story is told with words such as "he", "she", "it", and "they" (rather than words such as "I" or "me", which are...

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  • The Hobbit
    At the beginning of The Hobbit, we find Bilbo in his peaceful life as a Hobbit, completely content to stay in the Shire and ignore everything outside of it. When Gandalf shows up, he is very polite...

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  • The Hobbit
    In The Hobbit, there are moon-letters on the map Thorin received from Gandalf, and those moon-letters are translated by Elrond when the company arrives in Rivendell: "Stand by the grey stone when...

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  • The Hobbit
    Bilbo Baggins and his dwarf compatriots are relieved to have finally escaped the dungeons of the Wood Elves in Mirkwood. With each dwarf encased in an empty barrel and Bilbo hanging on as best he...

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  • The Hobbit
    Bilbo is a hero in multiple ways in The Hobbit. He shows his heroism most in Mirkwood and the Lonely Mountain. First, Bilbo rescues his friends from the spiders in the forest. When his friends...

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  • The Hobbit
    Bilbo leaves Thorin and co. to join Bard and the other people of Lake-town because Thorin forced him to do so. After the dragon Smaug destroyed part of their town, Bard and his people went to the...

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  • The Hobbit
    Although luck is a factor, most of Bilbo's success can be attributed to how clever and capable he is. His whole journey is started because Gandalf believes that he is the most qualified person...

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  • The Hobbit
    Epithets are similar to nicknames; they are alternate titles for something or someone which describe some specific quality or characteristic. Bilbo uses epithets to describe himself because he...

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  • The Hobbit
    The climax of The Hobbit is the Battle of Five Armies, which begins as a confrontation between the armies of Elves, Humans and Dwarves arguing over the distribution of the treasure that lies in...

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  • The Hobbit
    In Chapter 9 of The Hobbit Bilbo does show compassion toward the wood-elves in one particular, small way. When he sneaks in to free the dwarves from their cells, he manages to take the keys from...

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  • The Hobbit
    Bilbo never really makes a specific, definite choice to go on the journey; in fact, he spends a good deal of his time throughout the story thinking about how much nicer it would be if he had stayed...

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    Near the end of Chapter 6, Gandalf, Bilbo and the dwarves have been driven up into a group of pine trees by hundreds of wargs, which are abnormally large and evil wolves, capable of speech and...

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  • The Hobbit
    If Smaug's wealth functions as a symbol in the story, then it is tied directly to the symbolism of Smaug himself. and the two reflect each other. Smaug very clearly and explicitly represents greed;...

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  • The Hobbit
    I think any discussion of free will in The Hobbit should naturally focus on Bilbo. Free will, as a narrative or literary device, is often used to show the strength of an individual's choices...

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  • The Hobbit
    Tired as he was, Bilbo would have liked to stay awhile. Elvish singing is not a thing to miss, in June under the stars, not if you care for such things. Also he would have liked to have a few...

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  • The Hobbit
    In Chapter 8, Bilbo and the dwarves enter Mirkwood, a forest. Mirkwood is the fastest way for them to get to the Lonely Mountain, and while dangerous, it would take longer and be even more...

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  • The Hobbit
    In The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, Gandalf plays a prominent role as a wizard. He, like other wizards, has magical powers. Sometimes he uses a wand. He is full of wisdom, and the others can learn a...

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  • The Hobbit
    The origin of the fire lies with Gandalf. After Thorin and company escape the goblins in the mountain, they are continuing on their journey when they hear the Wargs (wild wolves) around them. In...

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  • The Hobbit
    Sauron's arrival greatly changes the Greenwood (also known as Greenwood the Great). This darkening, combined with the arrival of giant spiders, bats, and orcs, gives the forest a new name: the...

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  • The Hobbit
    The question of whether or not Gollum is a sympathetic character is a hard one; after all, he does murder Deagol for the One Ring, not to mention all of the other things he does to Bilbo and Frodo....

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  • The Hobbit
    The difference between Smaug and the dwarves is that the dwarves’ relatives created the treasures, and Smaug just steals them. When Gandalf and the dwarves arrive at Bilbo’s house to explain...

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  • The Hobbit
    Ultimately, Bilbo's entire plan to rescue the Dwarves is dependent upon the One Ring, which makes him invisible when he is wearing it. But when he rescues his companions from the spiders, he does...

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  • The Hobbit
    The message written on Thorin's map was in moon runes (aka moon letters). Some moon runes could be read beneath the light of any moon, but some (such as the script on Thorin's map) could only be...

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  • The Hobbit
    In the book, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, one of the settings is a section north of Hobbiton, called Hobbiton Hill or simply The Hill, which is considered the most prestigious area in which to...

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  • The Hobbit
    It was not that the Dwarves could not bring ponies into Mirkwood at all; instead, it was that they could not bring the ponies they were riding because those specific ponies belonged to Beorn, the...

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  • The Hobbit
    Gandalf told the Dwarves to let the ponies loose before they entered the forest Mirkwood because Beorn requested that they do so. Beorn knew the dangers of Mirkwood: the Giant Spiders, the dark...

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  • The Hobbit
    Only J.R.R. Tolkien knew why he chose to title his novel about Hobbits The Hobbit, and he's dead. We do have comments Tolkien made to interviewers over the years, but those don't fill in that gap...

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  • The Hobbit
    The treasure brings out the greed of the dwarves. It starts with Thror, whose lust for gold, silver, mythril, and other precious jewels continuously grows, until his hoard is so large that it...

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  • The Hobbit
    The very simple answer is that they did not like each other. An answer that is a bit more in depth is this: the Eagles are a very proud race in Middle Earth, and they do not have specific alliances...

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  • The Hobbit
    In "The Hobbit", the protagonist, Bilbo Baggins, is recruited by a group of 13 dwarves and a wizard, Gandalf, to journey to a distant mountain kingdom that once belonged to the dwarves, and to...

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  • The Hobbit
    Bilbo Baggins in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is a hobbit. He is described as being a little person, about half as tall as a human being and smaller than a dwarf. Hobbits do not have beards and are...

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  • The Hobbit
    In The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, the Arkenstone was a beautifully crafted gem that appeared to shine with an inner light. It was greatly prized by Thorin Oakenshield, the leader of the dwarfs,...

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  • The Hobbit
    If we're going by the exact wording in the book, it seems pretty clear that the decisions and choices are largely Gandalf's. Gandalf only reveals his reasons for choosing Bilbo when he feels...

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  • The Hobbit
    Unlike Bilbo and the dwarves, Gandalf knew about the change in the mountain pass, which is the way they took out of Rivendell. Although dwarves had not been to that particular area in years,...

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  • The Hobbit
    One of Bilbo’s strengths in handling conflicts is that he is adaptable. One of his weaknesses is that he is stubborn. Bilbo is one clever hobbit. The fact that he is able to adapt to new...

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  • The Hobbit
    A thrush of an ancient and magical lineage contributes greatly to the success of Thorin and his associates in The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. The first thing that the thrush does is to help the...

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  • The Hobbit
    The change in Bilbo is positive because he demonstrates great bravery and resourcefulness. The change in Bilbo is mentioned in Chapter 8, specifically. It is the first time Bilbo has to fight...

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  • The Hobbit
    When Bilbo rejoins the group of dwarves, they ask him how he escaped, and he is keen to tell them everything he experienced. He tells them how he was separated from his companions, and how he...

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  • The Hobbit
    As far as I am aware, the only mention of those colors in regards to the dwarves are at the very beginning of the first chapter 'The Unexpected Party.' It is said that Dwalin has a dark green hood,...

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  • The Hobbit
    Several attributes make Biblo Baggins a good thief, both mental and physical. Although Bilbo initially does not realize that he is the ideal thief, Gandalf spots his potential quite early. The...

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  • The Hobbit
    The homes of elves greatly depend on the location and 'type' of elves living there. Bilbo visits two elven cities during The Hobbit. He also steals food from the Raft Elves after fleeing the Halls...

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  • The Hobbit
    Bilbo has courage, ingenuity, and a good heart—he also has a magic ring that turns him invisible. When the book begins, Bilbo does not appear to have many special skills. In fact, when Gandalf...

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  • The Hobbit
    The prologue to the three-volume The Lord of the Rings series pitting various species of humanity against the evil forces of the Dark Lord Sauron, The Hobbit is a self-contained, one-volume fantasy...

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