Hobbit - Coghill 1 Grant Coghill Miss Hodgkins Writing 1 4 October 2017 Bilbo\u2019s Turning Point Throughout life people learn and experience turning

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Coghill 1 Grant Coghill Miss Hodgkins Writing 1 4 October 2017 Bilbo’s Turning Point Throughout life people learn and experience turning points that make them stronger and wiser people. The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien is a great example for everyone. Tolkien encourages his readers that everyone should go out of our comfort zone and experience fear to make them a better person. If you overcome fear you truly find out about yourself and believe that you can do anything. In this story the main character Bilbo Ga really finds out about himself and sees what a good Hobbit is truly capable of throughout his turning points. In The Hobbit , J.R.R Tolkien shows readers how one timid shy and meek creature becomes one of courage and wisdom throughout his journey with Gollum the Stoor Hobbit ,The Great Spiders, and Smaug the Dragon. Bilbo’s first challenge begins with him meeting Gollum. On their journey the dwarfs stop at the cave and Bilbo gets lost and he meets Gollum. "Riddles were all he Gollum could think of. Asking them, and sometimes guessing them, had been the only game he had ever played with other funny creatures sitting in their holes in the long, long ago, before he had lost all his friends and was driven away, alone, and crept down, down, into the dark under the mountain.”(22) He uses his skill and knowledge to defeat the riddle master Gollum in cave. If he did not defeat Gollum he would have stayed down in the cave and likely would have been eaten by Gollum. After this act of defeat, Bilbo really gets a boost of confidence and his self esteem. He learns that he can be very helpful throughout the dwarfs journey by stealing the gold. He becomes a

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