According to Dictionary.com a leader is “a person who rules, guides or inspires others”. Often a leader is more than that. Leaders care about the group as a whole not just their individual part. They see the big picture and help everyone else to see it too. They are the one the group looks up to and depends on. If the leader is lost almost always a new unlikely leader is bound to emerge. Leaders often do not know who they are until they are put in a position where they must lead for the success of the group. Leaders play a huge role in the book The Hobbit. Jack Welch summarizes the leader’s role in this book perfectly. Bilbo before he is a leader, Bilbo when he is a leader and Gandalf’s actions all relate to the quote Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.--Jack Welch
The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolken displays a detailed Hero’s Journey that barely falters from the exact format. The stage of Into the Abyss is where the greatest challenges are faced and for Bilbo they were small, but caused significant mental, moral, and physical changes. Bilbo’s time spent in the goblin-infested Misty Mountains demonstrated him going Into the Abyss due to the revealing of how seemingly unimportant moments can end up being the most influential and change a person drastically.
In many stories, there is a hero ‒ a character who rescues, saves, survives, and sacrifices in order to help the greater good. He usually is of mysterious origin and often starts off seeming ordinary and insignificant. However, as the hero eventually grows and develops, he follows the hero’s journey, or the general structure of a hero’s adventures. Such is the case in J.R.R. Tolkien’s renowned The Hobbit, a high fantasy novel detailing the adventures of Mr. Bilbo Baggins, a small furry creature known as a hobbit. Bilbo lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until he is compelled to join a dangerous quest with Gandalf the wizard and thirteen dwarves. As Bilbo Baggins progresses along his hero’s journey, he transforms, develops, and changes into an extraordinary hero.
The capability of beaming brightly and showing strength in the face of great pain, grief, or danger. To be seen in admiration by the people for one’s noble qualities and achievements. This defines the courageous behavior to that of a hero. During the progression of the novel, The Hobbit, by J.R.R Tolkien, a clear resemblance of heroism has been shown by many characters throughout. However, when asked to define the term “hero,” the majority of people would describe a physically strong man, who’s tall and stands in the face of danger; people such as Beowulf, Sir Gawain, and King Arthur. In contrast to that common stereotype, Tolkien describes nothing but an undersized and feeble farmer named Bilbo Baggins, who lives in a well furbished hole in the ground, and how this man will embark on an unexpected journey to become a heroic figure. This reveals the fact that society doesn’t dictate the standards of a hero; only that individual can regulate their own future, and how they can be a conqueror too.
The Hobbit, written by J.R.R. Tolkien, tells of the hardships and struggles of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit who lives in a hobbit hole named Bag End. Bilbo is “hired” by a party of dwarves to go on an adventure to get their stolen gold from the lonely mountain. The only catch is that the mountain is guarded by the dragon, Smaug.
In The Hobbit Bilbo Baggins is an unexpected hero. Going on this adventure in the first place makes him a here. Bilbo saves the dwarves from giant spiders. Bilbo helped the dwarves escape from the elves.
It is likely for one to assume that a classic piece of literature set in a fantasy oriented stage will have no merits to the youths of today. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, however, with its crafty of usage symbolism, displays its relevance to issues that often trouble teens. As the story progresses from a children’s tale to an epic, the main character Bilbo undergoes a series of development, his experiences often overlapping with ordinary people. Reading the Hobbit will provide teens with opportunities of exploring the importance of several common but serious topics. People may encounter many of the themes presented in the book elsewhere repeatedly, but it’s possible that they never appreciated the applications it might have on
Fantasy and reality have an immense amount of differences. But, could the two very well be the same? The answer is obvious. JRR Tolkien, the author of the well known series, “ Lord of the Rings’ states “ It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.” Tolkien significantly overwhelms the quote to portray a similar message. As plans and tactics are placed into action, one must severely and crucially be as detailed as possible.
(1)Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring from the Lord of the Rings trilogy is about a young Hobbit named Frodo, whose duty is to destroy the One Ring, the only thing keeping the Dark Lord from taking over Middle Earth, where this story takes place. (2)The book opens with Frodo, the main character inheriting all of his uncles treasures from his past adventures after he leaves his home permanently, including a ring he was told not to wear. (3)Gandalf, an old friend of Frodo’s arrives with urgent news, warning Frodo to leave Hobbiton (the town he lives in) immediately because the Ring he bears is a threat to the entirety of Middle Earth, the place where this story takes place. (4)Frodo realizes that the ring is the only thing keeping the Dark Lord
It is now listed as Key Stage 2 and for the purposes of this assignment we shall be examining the piece with this level in mind. It is essentially a simple story of a Hobbit who reluctantly undertakes a great adventure with a band of dwarves and a wizard to assist in the regaining of treasure lost to a dragon in times gone by. However, the trials faced during this journey and it’s descriptive manner mean that the book is far from simple at times and it would be fair to assume that this would place it at the higher end of Key Stage 2 readership, perhaps aged 10 to 11 as it is commonly accepted that children read books typically written approximately 2 years older than their own age. Using Christopher Booker’s theory of The Seven Basic Plots and taking each of the seven individually we see many examples of ‘Overcoming the monster’ including ‘The Call’ and ‘Initial success’ with lines such as ‘Bilbo Baggins was standing at his door after breakfast…Gandalf came by…Tales and adventures sprouted up all over the place wherever he went’ (Tolkien, 1937, pp. 15) demonstrating the beginning of ‘The Call’ and ‘Would this be any good? asked Bilbo…he held out a largish key though no doubt William had thought it very small and secret. It must have fallen out of his pocket before he was turned to stone’ (Tolkien, 1937, pp. 50) showing the Hobbit’s initial success as a thief or burglar, the reason he was hired to be a part of
In this case, the relevant parties are Bilbo Baggins acting as plaintiff, and Orc Industries Corporation acting as defendant. This case originates from the dismissal of Baggins as an employee of Orc Industries in May 2007 under the grounds of dishonesty and for coming to work under the influence of alcohol. Orc Industries hired Baggins in December 2006 to assist in the construction of a foundry. After organizing agreements with unions and contractors, Baggins was accused by Orc Industries for arriving at work drunk, citing an empty whiskey bottle found in his desk as evidence. The main issue in this case is Orc Industries terminated Baggin’s employment without just cause. It is stated in the law that, “If an employer alleges they had cause for the dismissal, the burden is on them to prove that there was just cause” (Ministry of Labour). The definition of just cause is described as “the conduct that amounts to a fundamental breach of the employment contract”, which in this case there was a lack of sufficient evidence to support that any breach of the contract had occurred (Canada Legal). Orc Industries claims that the empty bottle of whiskey is sufficient proof, although this is not conclusive evidence that Baggins was ever drunk at work and thus is not sufficient grounds for terminating his employment (DuPlessis et al, 2013). Since Orc Industries did not fulfill their burden of proof for just cause to dismiss Baggins, Baggins can successfully sue Orc Industries for wrongful
The book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis has a plot full of good and evil. The White Witch claims to be the queen of Narnia and Leads an army of evil creatures working with her. The children: Lucy, Susan, Peter and Edmund represent the good side of Narnia including all the other creatures and of course the king of all the land, the great lion Aslan. The characters in the story battle with trust and relationships between themselves. This story relates to good and evil through conflict between the White Witch, Aslan and the children.
In a letter to one Milton Waldman, J.R.R. Tolkien explains that “myth and fairy-story must, as all art, reflect and contain in solution elements of moral and religious truth (or error), but not explicit, not in the known form of the primary 'real ' world.” As The Lord Of The Rings is, by Tolkien’s definition, a fairy-story, it would be correct to assume that it, too, contains “elements of moral and religious truth.” However, many who read Lord Of The Rings dispute the trilogy’s religious content. Tolkien states, "The Lord Of The Rings is of course a fundamentally religious and Catholic work… That is why I have not put in, or have cut out, practically all references to anything like ‘religion’...” Tolkien sprinkles bits of Christianity into Middle Earth to create an ultimately Christian work through his creation of a tripartite Christ figure, his inclusion of pity as a means of self-sustainment, and his working of providence throughout his characters’ toils.
The protagonist of the book is Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo the main character in the book, is a hobbit. He was scared to leave his home town of Bagan. Bilbo was invited by dwarves to go on an adventure to find treasure that belonged to the them. Little was known about what could happen on this trip, but still Bilbo was drawn to this adventure with much excitement. It was when he did not have food to eat that he would question why he left his hobbit hole.
The Hobbit is a great fantasy novel. It has many great aspects. Such as, a vast amount of supernatural beings, including trolls, that are only found within fantasy novels. In addition, the plot of the novel has the classic struggle between a kind and courageous protagonist and an evil and sinister antagonist. Lastly, The Hobbit contains one element that all can agree is only found within the realm of fantasy. Magic. The unique characteristics found in The Hobbit make it a prime example of the fantasy genre.