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The Hobbit

            Bilbo Baggins is a dynamic character. His role in The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkein, is a role that can’t be played by a better person. He shows many characteristics through out the book that proves his worthiness in his adventure to Lonely Mountain. Some of these characteristics include cleverness, courage, and inner-strength. .
             Bilbo’s cleverness helps him in his adventures. When he finds the ring, he outsmarts Gollum with riddles to get away. Gollum wants the ring that Bilbo has because it turns the wearer invisible. The riddle he wins with is "What is in my pocket?" Once he has the ring, he uses it to his advantage and is able to escape the goblins in the cave and get out alive. One of his most clever deeds is when he helps the dwarves escape that castle in Mirkwood. To get them out, he places them in barrels that he knows are going to be thrown out onto the river leading out of town. This enables the dwarves to escape. .
             Bilbo’s courage keeps him going on because he wants to find something more to do. Webster’s Dictionary defines courage as, "mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty." Bilbo shows this characteristic through many ways. When he fights the spiders in the forest to save his friends, which is courageous because even though he knows the battle is dangerous, he still fights for his freedom and in the end, he prevails. "Somehow the killing of this giant spider, all alone by himself in the dark … made a great difference to Mr. Baggins. He felt a different person, and much fiercer and bolder in spite of an empty stomach, as he wiped his sword on the grass and put it back into its sheath. I will give you a name,' he said to it, and I shall call you Sting.'" This proves he is willing to do anything to save his friends and will go any distance. Bilbo is courageous and persistent to find a way into the mountain.