Tolken is a story about a hobbit going on a journey. The team consists of thirteen dwarfs and one hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo is chosen to go on the adventure by a magical wizard named Gandalf. He chooses Bilbo because he thinks that he has the potential and will be useful to the dwarfs, also not to mention that thirteen is an unlucky number. The group does not understand why Gandalf chooses Bilbo because he is very afraid of adventures. "Sorry! I don't want any adventures, thank you," Bilbo says to Gandalf when he asks him to go on an adventure. Nevertheless, he loves materialistic things too much, and is a plain out coward. .
Bilbo is afraid of adventures because he loves his house too much and does not like to go anywhere out-side his nice hobbit hole in the hill. Bilbo's house is in the side of a hill and has a round door. His home is full of warmth and food. He loves his cakes that he bakes and smoking his pipe. When they first set off Bilbo forgets his handkerchief, pipe, and cakes. ""But I come with out my hat, and I have left my pocket-handkerchief behind, and I haven't got any money,"" says Bilbo when he realizes what he has left behind. He is "going nuts" thinking that he will never make it through with out those items. .
Next, when they get captured Bilbo relies on Galdalf to get them out. Which Gandalf does, but then on their next encounter Bilbo has to stand up for himself. When he gets lost in the tunnels and finds the ring, that is when he starts to believe in himself. He makes it out and later on uses it to help out his friends. He starts to get his self-confidence here. .
When they reach the mountain where Smague the dragon is, that is where you can tell that Bilbo's character has developed. He talks with the dragon in confidence and he believes in himself. When everyone is fighting over the gold and the war is about to happen Bilbo is the only one who realizes that they will all die and nothing good will result out of this unless they stuck together.