The Hobbit

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The Hobbit is based on the fact that hobbits are peaceful, settle, and patient little people that don't go on adventures nor do anything unexpected. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit, and he is invited to go an adventure, with thirteen other dwarves and a wizard. Bilbo, like all other hobbits, is said to "love peace and quiet and good tilled earth"(The Hobbit 1), but Bilbo accepts the invitation, and finds himself doing things that go against hobbit traditions. At first the story makes the reader think that Bilbo isn't a vary good adventurer, but this is not the case.

The story begins by describing what a hobbit is, and what the hole of a hobbit is like. "Hobbits are a little people, about half our height, and smaller that bearded dwarves. Hobbits have no beards...They are inclined to be fat in the stomach; they dress in bright colours; wear no shoes, because their feet grow leathery soles and thick brown hair like the stuff on their heads; have long clever brown fingers, and good natures faces..."(The

Hobbit 2).

Bilbo Baggins, the main character of the story, is invited to go on an adventure along with thirteen dwarves and a wizard named Gandalf. Although Hobbits are not accustom to going on unexpected adventures, Bilbo accepts the invitation. The next mourning Bilbo awakens to find out that the dwarves are gone, and are waiting for him at nearby inn. He scurries to gather his cloths and supplies, and rushes out the door forgetting some of his things. This proves that Bilbo has never done this before, and he doesn't know how to properly prepare for a journey. Shortly after arriving at the inn Bilbo and the dwarves set off on their adventure. Gandalf joins with the party later and gives Bilbo...



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