The Hobbit Criticism

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The Hobbit

The Hobbit

This book began with Biblo Baggins smoking a pipe after breakfast. This is one of his
favorite things to do and he feels good in doing it. He is middle-aged, and lives in a
burrow in the ground. One morning Gandalf, a wizard stops by to talk with Biblo. He tells
Biblo that he is looking for someone to go on an adventure with him. Although Biblo is
tempted he decides not to go, but invites Gandalf for tea the next morning. The next day
Biblo hears his doorbell and he remembers inviting Gandalf for tea, but instead of finding
the wizard at the door, he finds 13 dwarves. Thorin son of the dwarf king starts to make a
plan on how to regain the treasure stolen by the dragon Smaug. Biblo is shocked that these
plans involve him. He then realizes that Gandalf has tricked him by writing on his door
that he was a burglar looking for an exciting job. With all the talk of quests and glory
Biblo decides to join the group on their adventure. Gandalf reveals a key and a map of
their journey to the Lonely Mountain. It is there, that Smaug guards the treasure of
Thorin's ancestors.

The journey begins and the group meets at the Green Dragon Inn. From there they travel
into the Lone-lands. As heavy rains begin to fall, Biblo sees that Gandalf is missing.
When it starts to pour they stop to investigate a light. Their Biblo finds three trolls
grumbling about food. Biblo decides to live up to title of burglar and tries to pickpocket
one of the trolls. However they quickly catch him. The dwarfs see what's going on and try
to save Biblo but all of them except Thorin are caught. Thorin creates a plan to free them
but fails. Gandalf returns and keeps the trolls attention till dawn, and then they turn
into stone. The group takes the two swords and a knife that the trolls were carrying.

The travelers come across the Secret Valley. There they stop at Elrond's Last Homely
House. Elrond tells them the only way to use the key that Thorin has is to wait where the
thrush knocks and the setting sun will shine up on the keyhole. The next morning the group
heads toward the Misty Mountains. A storm has caused them to look for shelter in a cave.
The cave however turns out to be an entrance to the goblin kingdom. Again the group is
captured. Only Gandalf is free, and he slays the Goblin King, and once again frees the
group from doom.

During the escape Biblo is knocked unconscious and is left behind. He awakes to find a
ring of power that belongs to Gollum. Biblo slips the ring on his finger and disappears.
He follows Gollum toward the entrance to the outside world. He then jumps over Gollum's
head into freedom. Outside he finds his dwarf friends.

Later they run into Wargs, which are large savage wolves. The Wargs chase the party into
the trees. High in the trees Gandalf uses a spell to start the pine cones on fire, in
order to drive the wolves away. However the plan backfires and the very trees they tried
to make safe are now burning. Luckily for them the king of the eagles spots them. He and
his eagles drop out of the sky and saves the group. The eagles drop them off near Mirkwood
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