How Bilbo Baggins Is a Hero in the Hobbit

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Outline I. Bilbo Baggins is one of the heroes of the quest. II. Bilbo fulfills many of the characteristics of a hero. A. Definition of a hero. B. His powers. III. Bilbo wasn’t the only hero of the adventure. C. The others heroes D. Characteristics that made them heroes E. Actions that made them heroes IV. Heroic actions that Bilbo made F. Their purpose G. Their consequences V. Conclusion Complete and Real Heroes

The Hobbit, written by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, describes a quest that Bilbo Baggins and his friends made. Bilbo Baggins, the protagonist of the novel, was one of the many
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Gandalf “super power” or special ability was that he was a wizard and he could throw a spell if they were in problems. Bard, the dragon assassin, was also a hero because he showed a great courage when stayed in Esgaroth while Smaug was attacking it, as can be seen in the next passage:
[Everyone already escaped]But there was still a company of archers that held their ground among the burning houses. Their captain was Bard, grim-voiced and grim-faced, whose friends had accused him of prophesying floods and poisoned fish, though they knew his worth and courage. (…)Now he shot with a great yew bow, till all his arrows but one were spent. The flames were near him. His companions were leaving him. He bent his bow for the last time. (Tolkien 250)
Bard also was very strong and smart. Beorn, a man that changed of form and helped Bilbo on the outskirts of Mirkwood, was also a hero in the novel because he was strong, brave, and it the last battle against the goblins he went and save Bilbo, the dwarves, the elves, and Gandalf. He arrived as a bear and started killing almost all the goblins and gaining more minutes of life to the dwarves. We can see his fierceness in the next passage, “The roar of his voice was like drums and guns; and he tossed wolves and goblins from his path like straws and feathers.” (Tolkien 291).
In addition, Bilbo made many heroic actions that made us consider him a hero. The heroic actions that he made always had a purpose and a


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