Title: The Hobbit
Author: J.R.R Tolkien
Text Type: fantasy novel
The Hobbit written by J.R.R Tolkien is a story of self discovery. Bilbo Baggins at the beginning of the book is a well respected Hobbit that has no sense of adventure , this reminded me of myself a few years ago, I was always the shy one and didn’t enjoy putting myself out there. I liked the type of character Tolkien had created and thought "We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!" set a good image of a hasty Hobbit. I think Bilbo would be a good role model for many people today, the way he puts himself out there in the end and comes out a better more confident person.
At the beginning of the novel Bilbo is a laid back carefree Hobbit who loves the comfort of his own home and has to stick with his daily routine. When a wise wizard by the name of Gandalf persuades Bilbo to go on an adventure, Bilbos bravery and courage starts to show and his whole personality changes, It made me realize in my own life when I put my self out there and achieve something a whole new rush of confidence enters me and I feel much better. During the story many characters that are adventuring with Bilbo either have confidence or lack of confidence in him. This could relate to my own life how among my peers many friends have confidence in me but the people that don’t really like me don’t want me to succeed, the ones who don’t want me to succeed usually give me a strong reason why I want to succeed and in the end help me achieving my goals. This was just like when Bilbo saved the dwarfs from the spiders, even his comrades that didn’t enjoy his presence learned to give him respect. I think that I am quite like Bilbo in the sense that If an opportunity comes for me to shine I will try and take it to earn some respect from others.
The bond between the adventurers grow stronger as they get closer to their goal of retrieving the...