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The Hobbit Hero's Journey
Transcript of The Hobbit Hero's Journey
(pg.2) “As I was saying, the mother of this hobbit–of Bilbo Baggin's, that is–was the fabulous Belladonna Took, one of the three remarkable daughters of the Old Took, head of the hobbits who lived across The Water, the small river that run at the foot of the Hill.” This quote shows how Bilbo was born from royalty. The call to adventure is when the hero first hears of his journey.
(pg.5) “We don't want any adventures here, thank you! You might try over The Hill or across The Water.”
(pg.15) “Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking stick.” This shows how at first he didn't want to go, but then all of the sudden he had an urge to go on the journey. Call To Adventure The special weapon is something that the hero carries with him through the adventure that defends him in many situations and it often has high importance.
(pg.43) “...till suddenly his hand met what felt like a tiny ring of cold metal lying on the floor of the tunnel.” This shows how Bilbo found the ring in the darkness as he was feeling around for and exit. Talisman or Special Weapon This is the hero showing his true potential. Like a big fight where the hero rescue's someone. Trials The end of the story where the hero is going back to his home or happy place. Crossing The Threshold This is when the hero leaves home or a familiar place that he likes.
(pg.30) “To the end of his days Bilbo could never remember how he found himself outside, without a hat, walking stick or any money, or anything that he usually took when he went out; leaving his second breakfast half finished and quite unwashed up, pushing his keys into Gandalf's hands, and running as fast as his furry feet could carry him down the lane, past the great mill, across the water, and then on for a whole mile or more.” This shows how the journey started and how Bilbo found himself running at the journey at full speed. Achievement of Goal This is what the story has been leading up to and its basically the completion of their goal.
(pg.261) “Under the Mountain dark and tall. The King has come unto his hall! His foe is dead, the Worm of Dread, And ever so his foes shall fall.” This shows how they claimed the mountain which was the main goal of the story. (pg.300) “And so they crossed the bridge and passed the mill by the river and came right back to Bilbo's own door.” This shows the return home for Bilbo and he was very happy. (pg.154) Bilbo came at it before it could disappear and struck it with his sword right in the eyes. Then it went mad and leaped and danced and flung out its legs in horrible jerks, until he killed it with another stroke; and then he fell down and remembered nothing more for a long while. (pg.155) Somehow the killing of the giant spider, all alone by himself in the dark without the help of the wizard or the dwarfs or anyone else, made a great difference to Mr. Baggin's. He felt a different person, and much fiercer and bolder in spite of an empty stomach...” This shows how after he killed the spider he felt strength and confidence in himself.