Monday, October 24, 2016

Character Playlist: Bilbo Baggins

Bilbo Baggins from the Hobbit

The Hobbit is a book that I've read multiple times; for fun and for multiple children's literature classes. As a cornerstone of a lot of children's fantasy, The Hobbit is a book that is known and loved by many. To honor this lovable children's classic, here's a playlist in tribute to the hobbit everyone loves, Bilbo Baggins.

Bilbo's call to adventure by Gandalf and by the dwarves.

Early on, when things get miserable on Bilbo's adventure, I'm sure these thoughts run through his head: "How am I gonna get myself back home?"

Until Bilbo finally comes into his own when he saves the dwarves from the spiders, he feels pretty hopeless on the journey he's begun.

Bilbo just needs to let the adventure happen, because it will change his life for the better.

"And in our travels / we found our roads." Bilbo finds himself in his travels with the dwarves.

Bilbo has many encounters throughout his travels where he must fight to stay alive, working together with the dwarves.

Towards the end of his journey, Bilbo has gained the strength and courage to help defeat Smaug, and to help in the final battle.

The adventure with the dwarves begins a lifetime of adventuring for Bilbo; it is one that truly changes his life.

For when Bilbo must face Smaug.

Ends the movie trilogy, and ties up Bilbo's story nicely, when he is finally ready to be done adventuring.

Bonus track: "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins," because we all need Leonard Nimroy singing a song about Bilbo Baggins in our lives.

Maybe this list will inspire an adventure of your own, though it probably won't ever quite get to the extent of Bilbo's. Enjoy! 

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