A summary of the hobbit by jrr tolkien

In the Lone-lands, the travelers encounter trolls who capture the dwarves and tie them up in sacks, planning to roast and eat them later. He portrays Bilbo as a modern anachronism exploring an essentially antique world.

He takes less than his share, and that that he takes he gives away. He sees Smaug the dragon sitting on the treasure hoard and, despite great fear, engages him in conversation and emerges with a cup he has stolen from the hoard.

Of all the principal characters of the story, he possesses probably the least of that quintessential heroic attribute - martial prowess. Once again, Bilbo proves equal to the task, and by now he is rather enjoying being a burglar.

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Evil wolves known as Wargs pursue them, but Bilbo and his comrades are helped to safety by a group of great eagles and by Beorn, a creature who can change shape from a man into a bear.

Bilbo escapes this fate because he is wearing the ring that makes him invisible, and he wanders around the Elvenking's palace until he has developed a plan to free the dwarves. Bilbo is able to negotiate and interact within this antique world because language and tradition make connections between the two worlds.

As Tolkien wrote, "The episode of the theft arose naturally and almost inevitably from the circumstances. In the Lone-lands, the travelers encounter trolls who capture the dwarves and tie them up in sacks, planning to roast and eat them later.

As they continue on their quest, they are besieged by a large group of Wargs, wild wolves who are friends of goblins. Rateliff provides the abandoned s retelling and previously unpublished illustrations by Tolkien.

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The adventures continue, but now Bilbo is growing to fit his role. Soon he encounters Gollum, a hissing, whining creature who lives in a pool in the caverns and hunts fish and goblins. Although the wolves and goblins are defeated, the victory costs Thorin his life.

The humans of Dale, the wood-elves from the forest of Mirkwood, and a reinforcing army of dwarves kindred to Thorin dispute who has a right to the treasure. The central character, the young hobbit Bilbo Baggins, seems typical of his people at the beginning, content to live a quiet and unexciting life in his cozy dwelling.

After he is outside, Bilbo plans to go back and rescue his friends but finds they have escaped, too. Thorin refuses to ally with Bard or the elves, and Bilbo gives Bard the Arkenstone to use in bargaining with Thorin. He agrees to help them travel to the gate of Mirkwood, a dangerous forest.

But Gandalf assures both Bilbo and the dwarves that there is more to the little hobbit than meets the eye. As the band travels to the Lonely Mountain, they encounter situations that increase in danger.

The party climbs tall trees to escape them, but the goblins arrive and try to set fire to the trees.

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Furious that someone has dared steal a piece of his treasure, Smaug attacks the mountainside where the dwarfs have their camp. Go in with low expectations so as to be certain that they will be met or exceeded.

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Before he dies, though, Thorin realizes that his greed has killed him and that the treasure is large enough to share. The goblins nearly win, but the arrival of Beorn and the eagles helps the good armies win the battle. Approaching the Misty Mountains, they take shelter from a storm in a cave that turns out to be the Great Goblin's cavern.

This incident, in Chapter 5, marks a dramatic moment in his adventures, for the ring confers powers of invisibility on whomever wears it. The Desolation of Smaugand The Hobbit: But Gandalf insists there is more to the little hobbit than meets the eye.

But if it was only simple entertainment, I do not think that it would be anything more than just a good book. Discovering the theft, the dragon suspects someone from Dale, a nearby town inhabited by humans, and he flies out to punish the thief.

At last the Lord of the Eagles and his guards arrive and carry them to safety. Bilbo has the opportunity to kill Gollum, but decides his invisibility is an unfair advantage and, instead, leaps over his head through the mouth of the cave.

Chapter 11 depicts the encounter with Smaug the dragon, the object of the journey. Bilbo, tired of waiting for something to happen, delivers the Arkenstone to the Lake-men and elves to use as a bargaining tool against Thorin.

He finds a magic ring that makes him invisible, and has several opportunities to use it to rescue the dwarfs from danger and imprisonment. The Hobbit reader reviews Emmy from U. There, see how simple that w Some books are almost impossible to review. Bilbo has more confidence in himself now and not only steals a cup, but manages to hold his own in a conversation with the wily Smaug not an easy thing to do.Bilbo is quite content at Bag End, near the bustling hobbit village of Hobbiton, but one day his comfort is shattered by the arrival of the old wizard Gandalf, who persuades Bilbo to set out on an adventure.

The Hobbit study guide contains a biography of J.R.R. Tolkien, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. About The Hobbit The Hobbit Summary.

The Hobbit Book Summary: What is The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien About? Hobbit Book Summary: The Characters. In The Hobbit, Bilbo starts out on the quest reluctantly with Gandalf and 13 dwarves – Balin, Dwalin, Kili, Fili, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Thorin Oakenshield, the chief dwarf.

Bilbo doesn’t want to go on any adventures, because to him, that isn’t the way of hobbits.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit: Summary & Analysis

The Hobbit is a book full of adventure, but it also has an underlying theme of perseverance and how former foes can work together to defeat a common enemy. It also shows how undertaking different experiences allow people to grow in ways they did not think possible.

Book Summary Bookmark this page Manage My Reading List Chapter 1 opens as the wizard Gandalf visits the hobbit Bilbo Baggins and invites him to join in an adventure. In The Hobbit, hobbit Bilbo Baggins joins the wizard Gandalf on a quest to kill the dragon Smaug.

Along the way, Bilbo meets Gollum, a hideous creature who has lost a mysterious ring. Along the way, Bilbo meets Gollum, a hideous creature who has lost a .

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