Peace through Understanding Peace can be achieved through the power of love not through the love of power.. This is what the fantasy novel, The Hobbit, which is written by J.R.R. Tolkien is about. Bilbo, the main character of the story, portrays an ordinary hobbit who eventually becomes the hero loved by everybody. Throughout the story, he undergoes challenges and develops his character.
The Hobbit: Moral Valence Throughout J.R.R Tolkien’s, The Hobbit, when Bilbo Baggins uses the ring of power, he becomes invisible to all those around him. Shortly after discovering the mystery behind his newly acquired ring, Bilbo uses it in all situations where simply charging in head first isn’t an option. Much to his own surprise, on numerous occasions, Bilbo escapes with his life and limbs intact. Not only does Bilbo use this power for himself, but so does he use it to aid his friends, rescuing them many times. However, there is much more to this ring then the reader is initially aware of, it is in essence evil incarnate, it exist solely to destroy.
It was not an easy task trying to redeem his name, and home for his entire race. It took asking for the assistance of many different walks of life, and learning to appreciate their servitude for Thorin to finally gain back his home of the Lonely Mountain. No amount of gold or silver was worth Thorin’s life, but he risked it all, and in return gave a safe home back to the exiled dwarves. Thorin can be viewed as a brave, hard spirit that always stood not only for him, but for other’s as well. He fought until the end, and in the end went with peace and pride.
Taking Back Erebor The Hobbit, the enchanting prelude to The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien, is about a hobbit, a wizard, and a company of 13 dwarves trying to take back the ancient Dwarven city of Erebor. The hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, was dragged into this adventure by the wizard, Gandalf the Grey. Bilbo often thinks of his hobbit-hole while on this journey, but soon forgets about it when he realizes his goal: to help the dwarves take back Erebor, and claim the gold which is rightfully theirs. In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.
On the other hand, Dori was the only one who tried to save me and stayed with me, until I was safe away from those Wargs, and he nearly got killed by the Wargs saving me. So, I suppose he isn't as malevolent as the others… especially Thorin! I think, if we ever get to the treasure, he might keep it all for himself! The Dwarves might be mean to me, but I can't just leave them here to be killed by those giant spiders when I can save them! How I wish I stayed in my safe, cosy hobbit-hole, instead of letting Gandalf persuading me to leave it.
He salvages alone and lacks self confidence. “You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!”(Rowling) One day Haggard, his magical guardian, guides him into a third realm world. At first Harry is resistant and cannot picture the idea of having powers beyond the norm. But as time goes by, Harry becomes aware of the connection his powers have with the other students at Hogwarts.
In Ursula Le Guin’s novel, A Wizard of Earthsea, the major theme is that no action is without consequence. This theme is demonstrated many times throughout the novel such as when Ged unwisely lets loose a shadow, when he makes the decision to hide from it, and when he realizes that his true mistake was not correcting his bad qualities when he had the chance. As a first consideration, Ged illustrates that no action is without consequence when he impetuously lets loose a shadow. This action occurs due to Ged’s arrogance, his pride, and his desire to prove himself. When Jasper, his rival, taunts him by suggesting that he is weak and inexperienced, Ged rashly conjures a spirit from the dead who brings with her a “shapeless clot of darkness”, the latter who attacks him and does him harm.
They are both doing something that no human would ever do, like taking a challenge for your king or being a superhero and fighting dangerous villains everyday. Even though these characters aren’t real, we can learn something from them. You don’t have to perfect to be a hero. The best heroes are the ones that most people wouldn’t expect to be. Gawain was the weakest knight who took up a challenge that no one else would, which makes him brave and courageous.
Shrek fell in love with Fiona and this had significant influence over him. Lord Farquaad, A very short and mean-spirited prince who is the leader of the land of DuLoc. Lord Farquaad and the fairy tale creatures had a significant impact on Shrek. The fairy tale creatures fled Lord Farquaad and ended up at Shrek’s swamp. Shrek would have never met Donkey and he would have never met Fiona if it were not for Lord Farquaad.
Although King Arthur achieved fame and stature through his incredible thinking abilities, Merlin truly gave rise to his greatness. Arthur’s journey starts when he goes on his first quest to find his brother and him, a tutor. Arthur was not born great and he was not great because he died. He faced many challenges and vanquished many evils in order to achieve his greatness as a king. Nothing lasts forever and as all things must come to an end so did Arthur’s reign; however, his untimely demise was a great tragedy for even Merlin could not predict the true gravity of the situation.