The Hobbit

The story has a wonderful adventurous plot.   The plot is that of an adventurous journey by dwarves and their friend, the hobbit, in search of a long lost treasure, and to take back a land that once was theirs.   The plot is suspenseful as the dwarves and the hobbit encounter several obstacles; spiders that catch them, elves that imprison them, and trolls that wish to eat them, they hunted down by a pack of orcs.   The story is not limited to the physical journey but also is richer through the emotional journey that the Hobbit encounters.   He is a quiet, contented, and unassuming Hobbit thrust into an adventure much against his will.   He faces fear and death several times to find himself much more changed and courageous. The Hobbit uses a journey to reveal how integrity can overcome temptation.
Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit who was enlisted to help the dwarves retrieve Thorin’s family treasure, does the same thing when he decides to take matters into his own hands, and end the fight between Thorin, the lake men, and the woodelves. Bilbo decides to give the Arkenstone, a prized possession of Thorin’s family, to Bard to prevent all the fighting from taking place. Bilbo knows that this is the only way he can stop Thorin from starting a war going after the prized Arkenstone and other family treasures. Thorin almost starts a war with the lake men and the woodelves, but is stopped by the entrance of the appalling Wargs and Goblins. Bilbo could have taken the prized Arkenstone for himself, but he did not. The reason Bilbo selflessly decides to give away the Arkenstone is because he wants to see peace between all five groups. Bilbo says, “He values it above a river of gold. I give it to you. It will aid you in your bargaining” (Tolkien 271). This quote reveals how Bilbo wants to make sure that the fighting is stopped from progressing. Bilbo atones for his mistake of secretly taking the Arkenstone by giving it to Bard to help stop the feud. Many people can...