them to the lonely mountain. When he first catches up they are all riding horses and Gandalf yells for the dwarves to get him a donkey. Bilbo however declines and says it is not necessary only to be lifted onto the donkey to ride in fear on the way. This shows how
Bilbo wants to help but is afraid to take risks at first. For the first quarter of the journey Bilbo follows behind the dwarves and spends a lot of time worrying. He listens to a lot ofstories and learns a lot from the dwarves and Gandalf. However, Bilbo does not really break out of his Hobbit personality until after he finds the ring. After Bilbo steals the ring from Gollum, he changes his mind about going home and realizes he can make it throughthis adventure and that he is not a weak, scared hobbit. Instead Bilbo becomes more confident in himself and realizes how stealth he can be when he is wearing Gollum’s ring.Bilbo was able to use his ring during many adventures, ultimately changing how he felt about himself and how the dwarves portrayed him. “When Bilbo fought and defeated the spiders he earned the respect of the dwarves. When Bilbo stole the cup from the dragons hoard it showed he was brave and a true thief.” (MegaEssays). Bilbo’s job title on his contract with the dwarves was “burglar”. This couldn’t be farther from the truth of a Hobbit’s character but after Bilbo Baggins stole the ring from Gollum in his cave, Bilbo became brave enough to perform like a thief. Not only was Bilbo able to earn the dwarves respect because he was not afraid anymore, he was able to steal items and sneak around elves, spiders and many other creatures to save the dwarves. This is not typical of a Hobbit’s character but Bilbo was changed by the ring and added many traits to his personality. Bilbo however, never lost his hobbit ways, he just simply was able to learn how to overcome hobbit fears. He was still very caring and worrisome he just did not let that interfere with him helping the dwarves with their mission. At the end of the movie we saw how Bilbo was still just as caring but also very brave when he gives the Arkenstone to the woodland elves because Thorin is a “friend” to Bilbo and he wants to save him. (J.R.R. Tolkien).
Gollum’s magic ring enabled Bilbo to save the dwarves many times throughout the movies. “The journey was no walk in the park. Many fights sprung up, traps triggered, dark forests in need of paths appeared…” (The Hobbit). There were many obstacles that the fourteen men faced but the magic ring gave Bilbo the courage and confidence to save them. Trolls, goblins, elves, spiders, dragons and even humans were some of the enemies that Bilbo had to fight off. Although, the ring was not a weapon it could be classified as one because it was the reason that Bilbo got them out of many situations. One of the first situations that Bilbo had to have the courage to get the dwarves out of was the spiders webs. While in the forest Bilbo climbed up a tall tree to see which direction they needed to go but on his way back down he was attacked by a spider and wrapped up in a web. Bilbo was able to cut himself out and use his ring to be unseen when he was attacking the spiders. While he fought off spiders with his sword