The Hobbit Character Analysis

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Harleen Randhawa
Ms. Robison
The Hobbit (by: J.R.R. Tolkien)
Chapter 1 (An Unexpected Party)
Setting: A hobbit-hole that belongs to Baggins. The hole had a round, green door with a shiny yellow brass knob in the middle. Inside is a tube-shaped hall, panelled walls, floors tiled and carpeted, with polished chairs, and lots of pegs for hats and coats. (p.3)
Characterization: Bagginses are very respectable, with many of them being rich and they never had any adventures or did anything unexpected. (p.3) Hobbits are little people, about half our height, and smaller than the bearded Dwarves. (p.4)
Direct Quote: “This is a story of how Baggins had an adventure, and found himself doing and saying things, altogether unexpected.”(p.4)
Problem: Bilbo is getting a lot of unexpected visitors. (p.11)
Summary: In chapter 1, 13 dwarves and a wizard named Gandalf visit Bilbo in his hobbit-hole, with confusion and anger floating inside Bilbo, he is made an unexpected offer, in which he makes a decision of saying yes to a dangerous journey. At the end of the day, Bilbo is filled with regret.

Chapter 1 (An Unexpected Party)
The image shown below is of Bilbo’s hobbit-hole described on page 3.
I predict that in the next chapter Bilbo will overcome his fear of the journey and go get the stolen treasure back to show that he is more than just a Hobbit.
Will Bilbo change his mind about the journey in the upcoming chapters, or will he be scared of what may lay ahead?

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