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the hero's journey project on the hobbit.

created my nick brunsman and tyer wilson
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Transcript of the hero's journey project on the hobbit.

Bilbo Baggins is living contently in his hobbit-hole located in The Hill. Bilbo enjoys his life being a "well-to-do hobbit." His home is described as having "a perfectly round door like a porthole, painted green, with a shiny yellow brass knob in the exact middle. The door opened on to a tube-shaped hall like a tunnel: a very comfortable tunnel without smoke, with panelled walls, and floors tiled and carpeted, provided with polished chairs, and lots and lots of pegs for hats and coatsthe hobbit was fond of visitors." Bilbo kept his hobbit-hole neat and comfortable. During his time he likes to have tea, eat (a lot), smoke rings into the air, and have visitors over. THE ORDINARY WORLD THE CALL TO ADVENTURE Bilbo is sitting happily outside blowing beautiful smoke rings into the air when Gandalf strolls along. Gandalf is a marvelous wizard, who lives an exciting and adventurous life. He explains to Bilbo the adventure that he would like him to partake in. Bilbo becomes annoyed, however he absent-mindedly invites Gandalf to tea the next day. When tea time comes around, Bilbo expects to see Gandalf at his door. Hovever, Bilbo is suprised at being greeted by a dwarf with a blue beard tucked into a golden belt, with very bright eyes under his hood. Bilbo invites him in, and begins to become confused, for 13 other dwarves arrive at his house in groups. Gandalf is the last to arrive, and informs Bilbo that the other 13 was Thorin and Company. While gathered around the table, Thorin explains the adventure to Bilbo in detail. REFUSAL OF THE CALL MEETS WITH A MENTOR CROSSING THE THRESHOLD TESTS, GAINS ALLIES, MAKES ENCOUNTERS WITH ENEMIES. THE APPROACH INTO THE INNERMOST CAVE. THE ORDEAL THE REWARD THE ROAD BACK THE RESURRECTION RETURN WITH THE ELIXIR When Gandalf offers Bilbo to partake in the adventure, Bilbo refuses saying "We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner! I can't think what anybody sees in them" and "We don't want any adventures here, thank you!" Even after Thorin explains the adventure, Bilbo is not thrilled about going. He winces at Thorin mentioning "may never return." He then gets very nervous and kneels on a rug shaking and saying "struck by lightning, struck by lightning!" Bilbo's main mentor would be Gandalf. When Gandalf came to Bilbo's doorstep that Tuesday morning, he knew that Bilbo was the one. On Wednesday night, after Thorin explained the adventure, Bilbo acted like a child. He was very nervous and concerned about possibly never returning to his hobbit-hole. Having behaved like this, the dwarves doubted Bilbo's abilities. To them, he was unworthy of holding the position of a burglar. Although the dwarves make negative comments about Bilbo, Gandalf stands up for him. After Gloin comments, Gandalf says "Let's have no more argument. I have chosen Mr. Baggins and that ought to be enough for all of you. If I say he is a Burglar, a Burglar he is, or will be when the time comes. There is a lot more in him than you guess, and a deal more than he has any idea of himself. You may (possibly) all live to thank me yet. Now Bilbo, my boy, fetch the lamp, and let's have little light on this!" The others may of had their doubts, but Gandalf believed and Bilbo and knew that he would prove the dwarves wrong. After Bilbo overhears Gloin speaking negatively aobut him, he opened the door. He decided to go without bed and breakfast, so he would appear firece. He let the Took side of him win over. After he stepped in the door he said, "Pardon me, if I have overheard words that you were saying. I don't pretend to understand what you are talking about, or your reference to burglars, but I think I am right in believing that you think I am no good. I will show you. I have no signs on my door-it was painted a week ago-, and I am quite sure you have come to the wrong house. As soon as I saw your funny faces on the door-step, I had my doubts. But treat it as the right one. Tell me what you want done, and I will try it, if I have to walk from here to the East of East and fight the wild Were-worms in the Last Desert." This statement explains how Bilbo is willing to show the dwarves what he can really do.
The next morning, Bilbo wakes up to find that all of the dwarves are gone. He discovers a letter written by Thorin. Soon, Gandalf comes and tells Bilbo that the dwarves are waiting for him. Bilbo decides to leave his hobbit-hole and go on the adventure. Bilbo and the crew meet up with several tests, allies and enemies in this novel. Allies would include Elrond, Beorn, and the eagles. Enemies would include the trolls, goblins, wargs, spiders, and worst of all; Smaug. The allies were a great help to Thorin and Company. Elrond and Beorn had provided the crew with supplies and a stay at their own homes. They also gave them beneficial advice. The eagles saved the crew from the wargs and the goblins while they were up in the trees. They also transported the crew to the Carrock. On the other hand, the enemies of the crew posed tests for them. With each group of enemies, Bilbo had to figure out a plan to rescue the others. Bilbo played a key role in saving the dwarves' lives on several accounts. Bilbo had to be sneaky, creative, careful, and courageous to succeed in helping the dwarves out of mischief. The approach would include when the dwarves enter in the side door to the mountain. Bilbo is appointed to travel down the tunnel, as the others were deathly frightened. Bilbo gathers his courage and prepares for the task that the crew that has been waiting for. Bilbo slips on his ring and creeps down the passage into darkness. As he travelled along, Bilbo began to feel warm while approaching the opening to Smaug's lair. Bilbo was astounded at the sight of the vast sleeping dragon layed upon an immense pile of treasure. After staring in amazement, Bilbo grasped a two-handled cup from the pile of countless value. He brought the cup back to the dwarves, and they were in awe. After receving his treasure, Bilbo and Gandalf begin to travel back to The Hill. Before leaving, They buried Thorin deep beneath the Mountain, and Bard laid the Arkenstone upon his breast. There let it lie till the Mountain falls! he said. May it bring good fortune to all his folk that dwell here after! Upon his tomb the Elvenking then laid Orcrist. At last, he bade the others farewell, saying, "Farewell, Balin! and farewell, Dwalin; and farewell Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur, and Bombur! May your beards never grow thin! Farewell Thorin Oakenshield! And Fili and Kili! May your memory never fade! If ever you are passing my way, don't wait to knock! Tea is at four; but any of you are welcome at any time!" He then turned an began the journey home. While they travel, Bilbo and Gandalf ride behind the Elvenking until he arrives at his palace. On the rest over their journey back, Bilbo and Gandalf stay at Beorn's and Elrond's. When they approached the site of the trolls, they collected the trolls' treasure that they had buried. They put the gold in bags and slung them on the ponies. At last there was a day when the two were in sight of the country where Bilbo had been born and bred. In the distance they saw The Hill and came to Bilbo's ole hobbit-hole. Bilbo returns home with his chest of treasure. Bilbo has returned confident, bold, and brave. Even Gandalf notes "My dear Bilbo! Something is the matter with you! You are not the hobbit that you were." The two then crossed the bridge and passed the mill by the river and came right back to Bilbo's own door. " Bilbo was started at the site of an auction taking place at his hobbit-hole. He came to find out that people had presumed him dead, and were selling off his belongings. It took a while for Bilbo to buy back his own furniture. It was a great deal for people to discover that he was actually alive. Bilbo had lost his reputation; being an elf-friend, and had the honour of dwarves, wizards, and all such folk as ever passed that way. People from them on considered him to be "queer." Bilbo had lost his reputation, but he had gained life-long friendships and a new way of being. Living once again in his hobbit-hole, he hung his sword over the mantelpiece, arranged his coat of mail on a stand in the hall (until he lent it to a Museum), spent his gold and silver largely in presents, both useful and extravagant. He also kept his magic ring. With this Bilbo was once again content. The hobbit had truly gone through a transformation after completing the journey. Bilbo confronts his biggest fear; Smaug. The dragon was very close to the treasure, and knew every piece of it. He was enraged to wake up and find that the cup was missing. He wondered if the thief had come from the tunnel. The next day, Bilbo decided that he would venture down into the mountain again. He assumed Smaug would be asleep, and appeared to be, until Bilbo caught a glance of "a sudden thin and piercing ray of red from under the drooping lid." It was Smaug's left eye; he had only been pretending to sleep. After Smaug heard Bilbo, he spoke, saying; "
Well, thief! I smell you and I feel your air. I hear your breath. Come along! Help yourself again, there is plenty and to spare!" Bilbo responded, and the two began a conversation. Although Bilbo described himself, Smaug was unable to identify the thief. Smaug did not know the smell of a hobbit. The dragon and the hobbit talked until Bilbo bade him farewell; for now. Having conquered his fear of confronting Smaug, Bilbo travelled back down the tunnel to the dwarves. After Bilbo had come to himself (having been knocked out in the Five Armies Battle) he saw a man approaching him. The man exclaimed that someone had sent out to search for him, who Bilbo came to find was Gandalf. When the man took Bilbo to Gandalf, he was glad to see that Bilbo was alive, exclaiming "Baggins!Well I never! Alive after all-I am glad! I began to wonder if even your luck would see you through! A terrible business, and it nearly was disastrous. But other news can wait. Come! You are called for." He then took Bilbo inside the tent where there lay Thorin. He was severely wounded. When Thorin saw Bilbo he said " Farewell, good thief. I go now to the halls of waiting to sit beside my fathers, until the world is renewed. Since I leave now all gold and silver, and go where it is of little worth, I wish to part in friendship from you, and I would take back my words and deeds at the Gate." Bilbo responded; "Farewell, King under the Mountain! he said. This is a bitter adventure, if it must end so; and not a mountain of gold can amend it. Yet I am glad that I have shared in your perilsthat has been more than any Baggins deserves." To this, Thorin exclaimed "No! There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. But sad or merry, I must leave it now. Farewell!" Bilbo was later given his portion of the treaure; and a great amout it was. By: nicholas brunsman and tyler wilson (There isn't really a resurrection that occurs after the road back. This is an example.) Long after the Battle of Five Armies, Bilbo finally came to himself after being unconscious for how long he did not know. During the battle, Bilbo had been crying for the eagles until "a stone hurtling from above smote heavily on his helm, and he fell with a crash and knew no more." When he sat up, he discovered that he was all alone. He was sitting on the flat stones of Ravenhill. He was injured; he was shaking and had a burning fire in his head. All he saw was dead goblins laying about, some elves moving in the rocks below, dwarves removing the wall, and a camp far off in the distance. He assumed they had achieved victory over the wargs and the goblins. Bilbo sat with an aching head until someone called out to him. It was a man who claimed that Bilbo had been called for. The man took Bilbo to the camp where they found Gandalf waiting for them outside a tent. Gandalf was overjoyed to see that Bilbo was alive. Chances of Thorin living, however, were very slim. The return The hero's journey:)
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