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Bilbo Baggins lives a quiet, peaceful life in his comfortable hole at Bag End. Bilbo lives in a hole because he is hobbitone of race of small, plump people about half the size of humans, with furry toes and a great love of good food and drink. Bilbo is quite content at Bag End, near bustling HOBBIT village of Hobbiton, but one day his comfort is shattered by the arrival of old wizard Gandalf, who persuades Bilbo to set out on adventure with a group of thirteen militant Dwarves. Dwarves are embarking on a great quest to reclaim their treasure from the marauding Dragon Smaug, and Bilbo is to act as their burglar. Dwarves are very skeptical about Gandalf's choice of burglar, and Bilbo is terrify to leave his comfortable life to seek adventure. But Gandalf assures both Bilbo and Dwarves that there is more to little HOBBIT than meets the eye. Shortly after the group set out, three hungry trolls capture all of them except for Gandalf. Gandalf tricks troll into remaining outside when the sun comes up, and sunlight turns nocturnal trolls to stone. Group finds a great cache of weapons in a troll camp. Gandalf and dwarf Lord Thorin take magic swords, and Bilbo takes small sword of his own. The group rest at the Elfish stronghold of Rivendell, where they receive advice from the Great elf Lord Elrond, then set out to cross the Misty Mountains. When they find shelter in a cave during a snowstorm, group of Goblins who live in caverns beneath Mountain take them prisoner. Gandalf leads the Dwarves to passage out of the Mountain, but they accidentally leave behind Bilbo. Wandering through tunnels, Bilbo finds a strange golden ring lying on the ground. He took the ring and put it in his pocket. Soon he encounters Gollum, hissing, whining creature who lives in a pool in caverns and hunts fish and Goblins. Gollum wants to eat Bilbo, and the two have a contest of riddles to determine Bilbo's fate. Bilbo wins by asking the dubious riddle, What have I got in my pocket? Gollum wants to eat Bilbo anyway, and he disappears to fetch his magic Ring, which turns its wearer invisible. Ring, however, is the same one Bilbo has already find, and Bilbo uses it to escape from Gollum and flee the Goblins. He finds a tunnel leading up out of the mountain and discovers that Dwarves and Gandalf have already escaped. Evil Wolves know as Wargs pursue them, but Bilbo and his comrades are helped to safety by a group of Great Eagles and by Beorn, creature who can change shape from man to bear. The company enter the dark forest of Mirkwood, and, making matters worse, Gandalf abandons them to see to some other urgent business.

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The Hero's Journey

Even before Greeks began composing scrolls of poetic epics, Journey of herobetter known today as Hero's Journey, or, as Joseph Campbell refers to it, monomyth has been the formative structure for the plotline of epic works of literature. When looking at its core elements, Journey of Hero is a fundamental pattern that can now be detected in thousands of narratives worldwide. Though the topic has been thoroughly discussed by many writers, Campbell's Hero With Thousand face highlights texts from various eras and regions where this famous cycle is prevalent. Though many stories follow this cycle, Tolkien's Hobbit will be the focus of this article. In Campbell's Hero With Thousand Face, he states that the hero shifts from his or her own world of commonality into boundaries that are unfamiliar and oftentimes supernatural. Along this journey, they encounter extraordinary forces, win odds-defying victory, and return to his or her original region completely metamorphosized. However, before we can look into how closely Bilbo Baggins traverse down Campbellian Road of Hero, it is imperative that we understand the complex and various segments of the cycle itself. Campbell's Journey features seventeen segments, grouped into three main categories: departure, initiation, and Return. In this article, departure stage of Bilbo's journey will be analyze.

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Trials

The fantasy novel Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien takes place in an imaginary land called Middle Earth. It concerns the adventures of Hobbit named Bilbo Baggins, as he joins 13 dwarves and a wizard named Gandalf to reclaim the ancient homeland and treasure of dwarves in Lonely Mountain, which has been appropriate by a dragon called Smaug. As the story begin, Bilbo is accosted by Gandalf, who invites Hobbit to join the adventure. Bilbo adamantly refuse. However, next day he is visited by Gandalf along with 13 dwarves, whose leader is Thorin Oakenshield. After they feast on Bilbo's food, they tell of their lost home under Lonely Mountain. Gandalf has a map that marks the secret entrance, and the dwarves want to employ Bilbo as a burglar to help them get into the Mountain and win back their wealth. At first Bilbo balks, and the dwarves leave without him. He then Change his mind, runs after them, mounts pony, and join their quest. As they travel through wild countryside,.


Summary: Chapter 4

Bilbo Baggins awakes late next morning to find that the dwarves are go. Gandalf appears and shows him note dwarves leave, agreeing to give him one-fourteenth of profits if he accompanies them to reclaim their treasure. Bilbo ran to meet the dwarves, forgetting his handkerchief. Bilbo and dwarves set off on ponies loaded with provisions; Gandalf soon joins them. They ride first through friendly hobbit-lands, but the journey becomes unpleasant by the end of May, as they ride far into uninhabited lone-lands. Riding in the rain, Bilbo wishes he were back at home. Gandalf disappear, and one of their loaded ponies run away, leaving them with little food. A hungry group is trying to make camp in wet forest when they see light and send Bilbo to investigate. He finds three trolls, Bert, Tom, and William around the fire, roasting mutton and complaining of having no men to eat. Bilbo, trying to act like a burglar, is caught trying to pick William's pocket. Trolls disagree about what to do with Bilbo and are fighting among themselves when Balin enters their camp. They capture him and put him into a sack, and then do the same to the rest of the dwarves who come looking for Bilbo. Bilbo hides on top of a bush. Gandalf returns and tricks trolls into staying out past dawn and they turn to stone, because trolls must be underground during the day. Gandalf and Bilbo free dwarves. They find the trolls' secret cave and help themselves to food, clothes, swords, and gold coins, and then they go to sleep. Next morning, they load their ponies. They bury gold for safekeeping and continue to travel east. Gandalf told Thorin that he had been scouting ahead when he heard in Rivendell that trolls were in the area and he knew he wanted to back. He warns Thorin to take care. Bilbo begins this important journey without the sense of purpose that dwarves have. He awakens late and the fact that the dwarves have already left allows him to second guess the commitment he made the night before and revert to his comfort-loving hobbit ways. Bilbo's worry that he has forgotten his handkerchief is the last remnant of his habit life; after he begins his journey with dwarves, such concerns seem irrelevant. It is significant that dwarves agree to give Bilbo their share of treasure they will reclaim, because greed is a dwarvish trait and they have difficulty sharing. Gandalf continues as a tutelary figure in this chapter. His role is to impart wisdom, directing Bilbo to realize his potential on this journey. He drives Bilbo to honor his agreement with dwarves despite his misgivings. Gandalf shows up unexpectedly at Bilbo's house and disappears later in the chapter. He continue throughout the journey to appear and disappear almost without warning, indication of his powers.

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Movie Review

Hobbit as book is lighter, sunnier, happier, funnier, and lives in a world more innocent than the LOTR Trilogy of books. To be sure, it is a fairy-story with real evil and fell enemies. However, this movie starts more silly than sunny and turns dark almost immediately after leaving Shire. Elves in Hobbit book were less solemn and more friendly than the later Trilogy. Though Elrond smiles more here in this movie and teases Galdalf about his dress, hes every bit as gloomy. The elf queen come off as condescending and over powerful in her offer of help. Admittedly, Galadriel is the greatest of Elves still living in Middle-Earth. But Gandalf is an angelic power, practically a demi-god. Sure, she offers Gandalf her assistance, but it is Gandalf who is the most powerful agent in the War of Rings and out powers Galadriel on every level. But she is taller. 48 Frames Per Second: this technology uses twice as many frames as traditional movie show movement much smoother. The 3D action was sharper and worked well in panoramas, especially in the movement of sparks and smoke. However, effect was poor on face. They come out like soap operas being over lit with video quality like sporting events on widescreen TVs. Rather distracting. CGI vs. Makeup: many of the Goblins / orcs in Hobbit are realize as CGI on top of live actors. Original LOTR movies use makeup and prosthetics. Here, CGI becomes overwhelming and numbing.

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Positive Elements

Early on, flashback depicts Smaug decimating Erebor and the city of Dale near Mountain. Dwarves are powerless to stop him, and many die trying to resist. This leads to their dispersion, humiliating end for proud race. Thus, Jackson's take on the Tolkien tale pushes the story to more epic proportions. It is not just about marching off to reclaim loot from interloping dragon; it is about dwarves reclaiming their kingdom and a sense of dignity and destiny. In this sense, there are parallels between Thorin, rightful heir to the throne, and Aragorn, who stag similar struggle in Lord of Rings. More personally, dwarves repeatedly rescue Bilbo from various dangers. The group eventually end up at Rivendell, home of Elronds elves. And despite Thorins hatred of them, elves treat dwarves kindly, initiating reconciliation of sorts. Thorin initially doesnt think much of Bilbo, either, repeatedly criticizing Hobbit. But when Bilbo risks his life to protect Thorin, Hobbit earns dwarf leaders respect. Talking about his rationale for choosing Bilbo, Gandalf tells elf queen Galadriel, Saruman believes that it is only Great power that can hold evil in check. That is not what 've found. I find it is small things, everyday deeds of ordinary folk, that keep darkness at bay. Simple acts of kindness and love. Why Bilbo Baggins? Perhaps it is because I am afraid, and he gives me courage. Thorin said of his compatriots, I would take each and every one of these dwarves over the mightiest army. Loyalty. Honor. Willing heart. I can ask no more than that.


Themes

The most prominent theme in Hobbit is bravery, and the transformation of Bilbo Baggins from a timid homebody living quietly in his Hobbit hole in Shire to a brave hero at the center of a dangerous adventure. It was an act of bravery for Bilbo to simply leave the comfort of his home in the first place. Bilbo lacks natural bravery, as it's stated at the beginning of the text that his Baggins side is comprised of 'quiet and domestic hobbits. ' Initially, Bilbo is reluctant, and has to be tricked into even allowing dwarves to come into his home, by way of 'unexpected party. ' Bilbo's bravery is a relevant theme because it does not come naturally to him-he needs to fight his own nature to embark upon this dangerous quest. Greed is another prominent theme found throughout the entirety of the novel. The purpose of the quest upon which Bilbo, Gandalf, and dwarves embark is not of morality, or righting wrong, but rather it's to recover treasure that was stolen from ancestors of dwarves by the dragon Smaug. Smaug himself is representative of the theme of greed, as he hides in Lonely Mountain to protect treasure from his enemies; this is the ultimate cause of his demise. Bilbo is counter to this theme of greed: near the end of the story, after Smaug is kill, dwarf leader, Thorin Oakenshield, offers him his share of booty, but he's happy to receive a smaller portion, stating that it's enough to satisfy him for the rest of his long life. The theme of hospitality is also presented throughout the text of Hobbit. Initially, hospitality that appears is taken from Bilbo Baggins, as his house is unexpectedly invaded by dwarves, two and three at a time. However, idea of welcoming guests and providing food and entertainment is important enough in Hobbit culture that Bilbo swallow his revulsion and accommodate his house guests. This theme appears again when a band of treasure seekers get to Rivendell, and are welcomed by elves, and again at Laketown. The concept of hospitality is important in this story as it's gauge that measures whether a character is good or evil; evil characters do not offer any accommodation whereas good characters feel obligate to offer accouterment to their guests. Luck is the last theme that will be discussed in this lesson. Bilbo doesn't see himself as very lucky at the beginning of the book. He's tricked into accommodating the number of uninvited house guests, pushed into adventure that he doesn't wish to participate in, and subsequently is almost eaten by trolls. However, along the way, the reader realizes that Bilbo is very lucky, and there are a number of instances throughout the text where this is demonstrate. For example, in the trolls' cave, he finds a dagger which proves useful in identifying when an enemy is near.

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Spiritual Elements

Many of Tolkien's contemporaries, writers such as Sartre and Beckett, depict a universe that seems purposeless, one populated by people whose lives had no real meaning. By contrast, in Hobbit we find World charge with a special kind of purposeone, which is beneficial in a particular way for both the individual and the world he is part of. This purpose is similar to one which is part of the foundations of the Christian faith. In chapter one, when Gandalf tells Thorin and dwarves that Bilbo is choosing and selecting burglar, it is hard not to share the dwarves' doubts and disbelief. As someone accurately described by Gloin as looking more like a grocer than burglar, Bilbo displays little in the beginning that suggests he will be an asset on quest. His most defining characteristic at this point seems to be his excessive need for comfort and safety found in his snug Hobbit-holehis warm fireplace and kettle, his cakes and fine waistcoats, and his pocket handkerchiefs. Even five chapters later, when dwarves discover that Bilbo do not escape from goblins with them, consensus is still that he has been more trouble to them than use. So why was Bilbo choose? The answer, we discover, is two-fold. Bilbo has greater potential that only Gandalfand whoever has sent Gandalfcan see. This forms the basis for the entire story. Adventure is going to allow part of Bilbo to emerge which needs to emerge. Through it he will become the Hobbit he was intended to be. We could say that adventure will be making of him. And at the same time, Bilbo has been choose, not just because adventure will do him good, but.

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Conclusion

JRR Tolkiens Hobbit is often viewed as a children's story in comparison to the more serious Lord of Rings saga. Indeed, Tolkien imbues his characters in Hobbit with a dose of whimsy that is largely absent from the grimmer, gravitas-fill trilogy that follows it. Jackson, who helmed cinematic versions of the Lord of Rings trilogy from 2001 to 2003, has crafted a prequel that arguably feels closer in spirit to that story than the book itself does. That is partly because Hobbit: Unexpected Journey strives to connect all narrative dots between Hobbit and Lord of Rings. The first result is a tale I suspect many Tolkien fans will approve of. The second result is a movie that is squarely in PG-13 territory in terms of its violence, some of which is magically generate. Decapitations, sever limbs, intense Battle sequences and high body count are just as pulse-quickeningly frenetic as anything in the Rings trilogy. The third result, of course, is a story crammed with bravery and heroism. Fable that inspires as it teach. Middle-Earth parable that profoundly speaks to all of us who deal with dilemmas of good and evil in the real world. Still, my last thought on this first chapter remain: Hobbit: Unexpected Journey is not the Hobbit you might remember reading years ago. Postscript: Much has been made of Peter Jacksons decision to shoot Hobbit films at 48 frames per second, twice the 24 frames-per-second rate at which movies are typically film. More than a few critics have said the preternaturally high-definition realism of resulting images has undermined the story. And, personally, I do find it a bit off-putting. Colleague, though, couldnt even tell the difference. And the story itself is so immersive that whether you think new technology is awesome or annoying, youll probably forget all about it by the time Bilbo and his dwarves begin their adventure in earnest.

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