Super Hobbit

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Very short people are called dwarf. But it exists some people even shorter than dwarf who are called hobbit. Size difference is not the only difference between dwarf and hobbit. They are actually very different races. Bilbo was a hobbit with an ordinary life, until he got the unexpected visit of the wizard Gandalf the Grey.

Submitted: May 06, 2017

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Very short people are called dwarf. But it exists some people even shorter than dwarf who are called hobbit. Size difference is not the only difference between dwarf and hobbit. They are actually very different races. Here's a list of the differences:

Dwarf:

- Endurance, both physical and mental.

- Skill craft

- Calculated decency

- Greed

- Insularity

- Cavern-dwelling

- Slow population growth

- Long beards

Hobbit:

- Pastoral nature

- Clannish-ness

- Small stature

- Stealth

- Lack of beards

- Hairy feet

- Use of pipe-weed

I won't go further to explain the differences as it's not the focus of this story.

Bilbo was a hobbit with an ordinary life, until he got the unexpected visit of the wizard Gandalf the Grey.

"Can I help you?" Said Bilbo

"Bilbo Baggins, I am looking for someone to share in an adventure." Answered Gandalf

This is how it all began. He was then taken on "An Unexpected Journey" to the Lonely Mountain by a group of dwarves led by Thorin. It was a very dangerous adventure where they had to fight against trolls, orcs and goblins along the way. But the biggest danger was a huge dragon called Smaug. Hopefully for our heroes, they managed to take advantage of "The Desolation of Smaug". Indeed, Smaug was a heavy smoker. He couldn't quit smoking. If the lighter is taken away, the smoker cannot light his cigarette and the problem is solved. But with a dragon it's just impossible to take away the lighter from them, as "THEY ARE" the lighter. And a big dragon like Smaug can light a million cigarettes at a time with a single blow. But Bard the Bowman found a way to make Smaug stop smoking. With the help of a black arrow, he managed with a single shot to turn off the dragon's lighter by making him fall into the Long Lake. Smaug was killed in the act, but I still think he is lucky not to have died from lung cancer. A quick death is much better than a long agony.

On the long and dangerous journey to the Lonely Mountain, Bilbo had to find a way to escape the danger. He was always the smallest, he couldn't run fast, he didn't know how to fight,... And this is what he said when someone handed him a sword:

"I have never used a sword in my life." "I'm not actually sure it is a sword, more of a letter opener really."

He kept the sword during all the adventure, and used it as a letter opener since he came back home, and for the rest of his life.

How did he deal when faced with goblins who tried to kill him so many times? He just disappeared. He had this bad "disappearing habit" every Hobbit has, and let his friends (the dwarves, the wizard and the bowman) fight the enemies. But how the hell did he disappear?! He did it with the help of a ring. Hopefully for him it was not a wedding ring as he is not married. Cause if you put on a wedding ring, you can say goodbye to your independence and own decision-making, as your wife will argue to get her way all the time, and take the decisions in the couple. Do you know some married couples (and not married too) where the man is all the time saying such things as: "Yes darling, of course darling, as you wish darling, what do you want to do darling?, you decide darling I don't mind..." Men should be men, not "little kids" asking their mum (wife) all the time for every decision-making.

This big adventure ended up with a war, a huge battle called "The Battle of the Five Armies". But Bilbo was not sure there were five armies. He only knew how to count on his fingers. Calculators didn't exist yet, and he had no idea about mental calculation. If he had six or seven fingers on a hand, maybe he would have counted six or seven armies. Anyway, during the fight, they all got mixed together and destroyed. The bottom line is not about how many armies, it's about your side winning the battle. And Bilbo side did win the battle, so he could go back home with a good story to tell his nephew Frodo:

"My dear, Frodo, you asked me once if I had told you everything there is to know about my adventures. While I honestly say I have told you the truth, I may not have told you all of it."

There's always a side of the truth you don't want people to know. This is called the "shadow" of the truth. But is the truth still the truth if some parts are missing? I'm not sure about it, but it looks suspicious. And a suspicious truth is a "lie disguised".

When Bilbo came back home it didn't cross his mind to tell a good story. It was Gandalf who suggested him before saying goodbye:

"You'll have a tale or two to tell when you come back." Said Gandalf

"Can you promise that I will come back?" Asked Bilbo

"No, and if you do, you will not be the same." Answered Gandalf

This conversation happened on the way back home, not at the beginning of the journey to the Lonely Mountain. This happened at this exact moment because Bilbo believed the way back home from the Lonely Mountain was much more dangerous than the journey to it. I think he had a distorted and unrealistic perception of the real danger, and "THAT" made him a danger for himself. Hopefully, every time he fell in danger, he disappeared with the help of the ring. This is why he put the ring on his finger all the way back home, and traveled totally invisible, even if he didn't meet any trolls, orcs, goblins or dragons along the way. Not even in his own village of Bag End did they realize he had come home,... until he finally removed the ring from his finger. This ring really made a lord of him,... but not a powerful lord,... an invisible lord. Just like the most invisible lord the universe has ever seen, God himself. There must be a reason why God never took off the ring from his finger; he must feel in danger all the time, just like Bilbo.

"So, goodnight Bilbo. Why did they choose the smallest guy of the story instead of the biggest as the protagonist and hero? Maybe, because courage is to fight and win when you are the weakest. It's what courage is all about, it's not about being the strongest."

 

 


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