Hobbit: The Hobbit and Hobbit Chapters Essay

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The Hobbit Chapters 1-6
In the first part of the novel, Bilbo is very against going on this journey. Gandalf shows up on his doorstep after he has thirteen elves accompanying him. They tell Bilbo that he is to come with them to help steal the jewels of Thorin’s grandpa back from the dragon Smaug. Bilbo does not like going out, he likes staying at home. But when he is forced to go on the journey with the dwarves, he ends up beginning to transform. When trolls bombard the journeymen, Bilbo shows bravery when attempting to steal a money purse and also trying to help in the troll situation until Gandalf does.
The image that grabs me is when Gollum enters the tale, “Deep down here by the dark water lived old Gollum, a small slimy creature. I don’t know where he came from, nor who or what he was. He was Gollum—as dark as darkness, except for two big round pale eyes in his thin face” (Tolkien 71). This image grabs me because I have seen the Lord of the Rings movies and also because it is especially dark imagery regarding a new character. This characterization is perfect for adding to the darkness of the cave and foreshadowing of the ring. Tolkien is attempting to paint Gollum as lost and also as a nemesis to Bilbo. This interaction will forever change his fate.
If I had been invited on an adventure on such short notice I would have said no. I have way too much going on in my life to leave it all behind. Yet, it would be nice to freeze time on Earth and go on an adventure to…