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The Hobbit[ edit ] Gollum was first introduced in the Hobbit as "a small, slimy creature" who lived on a small island in the centre of an underground lake at the roots of the Misty Mountains.
He survived on cave fish, which he caught from his small boat, and small goblins who strayed too far from the stronghold of the Great Goblin. Over the years, his eyes adapted to the dark and became "lamp-like", shining with a sickly pale light.
Bilbo Baggins stumbled upon Gollum's lair, having found the Ring in the network of goblin tunnels leading down to the lake. At his wits' end in the dark, Bilbo agreed to a riddle game with Gollum on the chance of being shown the way out of the mountains.
In the first edition of The Hobbit, Gollum was characterized as being less bound to the Ring than in later versions; he offered to give the Ring to Bilbo if he lost the riddle game, and he showed Bilbo the way out of the mountains after losing.
To fit the concept of the ruling Ring that emerged during the writing of The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien revised later editions of The Hobbit: Bilbo inadvertently discovered the Ring's power of invisibility as he fled, allowing him to follow Gollum undetected to a back entrance of the caves.
Gollum was convinced that Bilbo knew the way out all along, and hoped to intercept him near the entrance, lest the goblins apprehend Bilbo and find the Ring. Bilbo at first thought to kill Gollum in order to escape, but was overcome with pity, and so merely leaped over him.
We hates it, we hates it, we hates it forever! He spent the early years of his life with his extended family under a matriarchhis grandmother.
He wandered in the wilderness for a few years until he finally retreated to a deep cavern in the Misty Mountains. Gollum left his cave in pursuit of Bilbo a few years after losing the Ring, but the trail was cold.
He made his way to the edge of Mordorwhere he met the monstrous spider Shelob and became her spy, worshipping her and bringing her food.
He was eventually captured by Sauron 's forces and tortured, revealing to Sauron the names of "Baggins" and "the Shire ". His testimony alerted the Dark Lord of Mordor to the existence and significance of Hobbits in general and the Baggins family in particular.
He was freed, but was soon caught by Gandalf and Aragornwho interrogated him about the Ring and placed him in the care of the Wood Elves of Mirkwood. He escaped them with the help of Sauron's Orcs and descended into Moria. Gollum picked up the trail and began following the Fellowship of the Ring in Moria, only to be spotted or heard by Frodo Baggins younger cousin and heir of Bilbo, as well as the Bearer of the RingGandalf, and Aragorn on several occasions.
Gollum began trailing them again as they left and followed them all the way to Raurosthen pursued Frodo and Samwise Gamgee across the Emyn Muil when they struck out on their own towards Mordor. Frodo tied an Elvish rope around Gollum's ankle as a leash, but the mere touch of the rope pained him.
Taking pity on the wretched creature, just as Bilbo once had, Frodo made Gollum swear to help them. Agreeing to the oath, Gollum swore by the "precious" itself, and Frodo released him.
The unlikely company, guided by Gollum, made their way to the Black Gatethe main entrance to Mordor. Frodo's kindness brought out Gollum's better nature, and he made at least some effort to keep his promise.
Sam, however, despised Gollum upon sight, and often warned Frodo of the creature's deception and slipperiness. When they reached the Black Gate and found it well-guarded, Gollum offered to lead them toward an alternate entrance into Mordor.
Along the way, Frodo and Sam were seized by Faramirand Gollum slipped away uncaught but not unseen and followed them. When Frodo allowed Faramir to briefly take Gollum prisoner in order to spare his life, Gollum felt betrayed, and began plotting against his new "master".
Faramir found out that Gollum was taking them to Cirith Ungoland warned Frodo and Sam of the evil of that place, as well as the treachery he sensed in Gollum.
Gollum slipped away and visited Shelob, planning to feed the Hobbits to her and then get the Ring for himself when she was done. When he returned, he found the Hobbits asleep, and the sight of Frodo sleeping nearly moved Gollum to repent.
However, Sam woke up and spoke harshly to him, and the opportunity for redemption was lost. Gollum followed through with his plan and led Frodo and Sam into Shelob's Lair.
There, Frodo was stung by the giant spider, taken prisoner by Orcs, and hauled to the Tower of Cirith Ungol. They finally arrived, against all odds, at Mount Doomthe only place where the Ring could be destroyed.
However, Gollum had secretly followed them all the way, seeking a chance to surprise them and take the Ring. When Frodo and Sam had almost reached their destination, Gollum attacked them, but Frodo threw him down.The Hobbit is set within Tolkien's fictional universe and follows the quest of home-loving hobbit Bilbo Baggins to win a share of the treasure guarded by Smaug the dragon.
Bilbo's journey takes him from light-hearted, rural surroundings into more sinister territory. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolken. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit, one of a race of short, timid animals who live in.
cosy tunnels and who prefer to maintain their lives ordered and predictable. Oct 15, · At the end of the book, Bilbo is a whole new hobbit, and other characters in the book take notice of Bilbo’s new masculinity and identity.
With the help of luck and bravery, Bilbo manages to escape trolls, Gollum, goblins, spiders, Smaug and the dungeons of the elves. Hobbit Essay; Bilbo Baggins, a Hero Words | 3 Pages. The Hobbit Essay Many science fiction fantasy novels have a hero or heroine.
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. A Hero’s Journey: Alice in Wonderland The Hero’s Journey is a pattern of narrative that appears in novels, storytelling, myth, and religious ritual.
It was first identified by the American scholar Joseph Campbell in his book A Hero with Thousand Faces. Campbell also discussed this .
The Hobbit Chapter Guides Chapter One: "An Unexpected Party" Summary We are introduced to hobbits and to Bilbo Baggins, a stay-at-home, utterly respectable hobbit .