The Hobbit

The Hobbit Question

The Hobbit Question

There is a subjective question which is, “What is better, being at home where there is lots of love, comfort and joy or to fight causes like fighting Hittler or the coronavirus.” People who get asked this question say one of these three things:

1. “Life is way better at home. You are cozy and warm and while people are out there fighting things the could die but I’m at way less risk”

2. “Well, while you are inside all cozy many people are dying and I have to help them.”

3. “Why not both?”

In the book The Hobbit, the main character, Bilbo Baggins is faced with how to do both. One way is:

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Another way is to help people from home.

Let’s see how Bilbo does both.

At page 1 Bilbo already knows the answer: “I don’t want to go on a adventure! The only adventure I want is to find out what happens in my book and drink some warm tea.” and a very similar question is asked by Gandalf, a wizard who wants him to be his burglar to steal some treasure back. Bilbo answers, “Good morning! We don’t want any adventures here, thank you!” But then the adventurous side of him starts coming up to the surface when the dwarfs that Gandalf brought start sing of the quest that they will go on and Bilbo accepts. Then at the very start of the quest, if you asked him how to do both he’d say something like, “Adventuring is awesome! If you tell stories and joke and everybody’s happy then it weighs out leaving home.”

But then when he runs into the trolls he gets unhappy and starts to regret going on the quest. Let’s see what he thinks when he’s unhappy…

Things got even more worse when he got attacked by goblins, one of the worst creatures ever. Well at least he got the ring of invisibility. If you asked him how he would do both he’d say something like this, “There is no way! I totally regret going on this adventure!” But when his fellow dwarfs get caught by the great spiders it sparks the adventurous part of him and he gets much more respect from the dwarves. But now if you asked him he’d say, “I don’t think there is a way to fully do both at the same time. this trip has made me weary, but I do not regret this. I may think that I wish I hadn’t gone on this journey when I’m in great danger but afterwards I feel proud that I, One small Hobbit, survived this long.”

Bilbo would be much happier if he hadn’t had that awful cold when the lake men made a party for them(he could only say, “Thag you very buch.”) Sadly for Bilbo his mood only got worse when he entered the desolation of Smaug. If you asked him how to do both he’d say, “I still think there is no way. I am about to reach the highest of the danger, stealing the gold from Smaug and the Goblins and Wargs(evil wild wolfs) shall soon come seeking to kill us all. But this is a good thing since then the danger all goes downhill from here. I still do not regret this this adventure.” During the battle of the five armies(Goblins and Wargs on one side, Elves, Men, and Dwarfs on the other) Bilbo had put on his ring. On page 257, it says, “A magic ring of that sort is not a complete protection in a Goblin charge, nor does stop flying arrows and wild spears; but it does help in getting out of the way and it prevents your head from for a sweeping stroke by a goblin swordsman.”

So that is basically the Hobbit(Minus all the details and smaller events.) Overall how Bilbo would answer how to be adventurous and to feel the comforts of home is, “Every now and then adventure can be not fun and regrettable but a lot of the time you feel good about it.” Also Bilbo wasn’t that interested in the reward(one fourteenth of all of the treasure) and he only took two small chests, one for silver, the other for gold. Right now be cause of the coronavirus a lot of people are in Bilbo’s position just replace all of the goblins and dragons and all of the others danger with the coronavirus and instead of the quest to be to steal back gold form a dragon it’s helping people from the coronavirus and planing on how to rebuild the economy. What would you do: stay inside and be safe but also know that thousands are dying outside or fight the causes and risk being killed but feel proud at the end of the day? How do You do both?

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