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Who is the hero in The Hobbit?

Bilbo Baggins is the protagonist ofThe Hobbit, meaning that he's the default hero.

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Likewise, people ask, is Bilbo Baggins a hero?

In J.R.R Tolkien's novel the hobbit Bilbo Baggins is a hero, Even though he finds a ring of invisibility that allows him to preform surprising feats. The first act of Bilbo's heroism is when he makes his first attempt at burglary when he steals from the trolls.

Similarly, why is Bilbo not a hero? As opposed to the classic epic hero, Bilbo does not also fight great wars; he tends to be protected by chance and luck, what can be confirmed in the biggest brawl in The Hobbit, The Battle of the Five Armies, where Bilbo doesn't take a direct part in because he was knocked out.

In respect to this, how does Bilbo develop into a hero?

In the archetypal sense, Bilbo is a hero. He embarks on the Hero's Journey and does go through all of the phases. Thus he doesn't start off as a hero but certainly as his character develops by the incidents that he faces he shows himself to be truly heroic, especially in contrast to other "heroic" characters.

How is Bard a hero in The Hobbit?

Bard is the reverse: he is a hero, but definitely not ours. While Bard doesn't rise up against the Master of Lake-town, he becomes the real commander of Lake-town's army. He marches them up to the Lonely Mountain to claim their rightful share of the treasure to rebuild Lake-town and Bard's own city of Dale.

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