The Hobbit: An unexpected hero
Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This essay examines Tolkien’s The Hobbit by looking at the development of the main character Bilbo Baggins to see how he matures and why he turns out to be a true hero. His development is highlighted by examining his journey with the use of Vogler’s model, “the Hero’s Journey”. The findings show that all the stages of the model can be found in Bilbo’s journey. He is more close to the Anti-hero at the beginning of his journey, but as the journey proceeds he matures and shows true heroism. In the end he becomes an independent, selfless, brave, self-confident, loyal, merciful, and peacemaking hobbit, and thus is a true hero.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
General Literature Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-27742Local ID: EN:1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-27742DiVA: diva2:627577
Subject / course
Teacher education, 330 hp