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Character introduction for j r r tolkiens the hobbit

The Old TookBilbo's maternal grandfather. Bilbo returned during the auction, upsetting the plans the Sackville-Bagginses had for moving into his fine hobbit hole. Bilbo suspected them of making off with some of his silver spoons. Bullroarer Tooka historical figure mentioned as Bilbo's great great grand-uncle.

He led the defence against the goblins of Mount Gram and is purported to have knocked the goblin leader Golfimbul's head off with a blow from his club, sending it flying into a rabbit hole and thereby inventing the sport of golf. Gandalfthe mastermind behind The Hobbit's quest. Radagasta wizard mentioned as a "cousin" of Gandalf.

A character introduction and summary of the hobbit by j r r tolkien

Dwarves[ edit ] Dainsecond cousin to Thorin, came to the aid of Thorin's Company at the Battle of Five Armies with a company of several hundred dwarves. Thorin's company[ edit ] Thorin's company consisted of the following 13 dwarves ; their quest in The Hobbit is the main impetus of the plot.

Their quest was joined by Bilbo Baggins a hobbit and occasionally by the wizard Gandalf.

  • Singular characters[ edit ] Gollum , a creature left largely to mystery in The Hobbit;
  • The setting of the story takes place in the lands of Wilderland;
  • Four of Thorin's third-cousins - two pairs of brothers;
  • He convinces Bilbo to undertake a journey with them knowing that Bilbo will be of much use to them later on in their travels;
  • He and Oin were charged with starting the campfires;
  • Warriors of his realm waylaid the Company and took them prisoner.

Thorin Oakenshieldleader of the company and possessor of the longest beard. He wore a gold belt, and a sky blue hood with a large silver tassel. Thorin played the harp.

Filiwho with his brother Kili was the youngest dwarf in the company and therefore useful for his keen eyesight. He wore a blue hood and grew a yellow beard. Kiliwho with his brother Fili was the youngest dwarf in the company and therefore useful for his keen eyesight. Four of Thorin's third-cousins - two pairs of brothers: Older brother to Dwalin, he wore a red hood and had a white beard.

Bilbo and Balin later became good friends. Younger brother to Balin, he wore a dark green hood and a golden belt, had a blue beard tucked into the belt, and, like his brother Balin, he played viol. He was the first of the dwarves that Bilbo met.

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Brother to Gloin, he wore a brown hood. He and Gloin were charged with starting the campfires. Brother to Oin, he wore a white hood. He and Oin were charged with starting the campfires.

Gloin openly doubted Bilbo at the start of the quest. He wore a purple hood. Dori was tasked with carrying Bilbo in the goblin tunnels. He wore a grey hood. Three dwarves "descended from the Dwarves of Moria but were not of Durin 's line": Cousin to Bofur and Bombur, he wore a yellow hood and played clarinet. Brother to Bombur and cousin to Bifur, he wore a yellow hood and played clarinet.

Bomburwhose primary traits were his fatness and his sympathy for Bilbo's plights. He wore a pale green hood. The Hobbit calls him an elf-friend rather than an elfone "who had both elves and heroes of the North for ancestors.

The Elvenkingking of the Mirkwood Elves.

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He held the dwarves captive. They were eventually freed by Bilbo. In The Lord of the Rings, he is given the name Thranduil. Galion, the butler of the Elvenking's halls, whose fondness for wine enables Bilbo and the dwarves to escape. Bard the Bowmanan archer of Lake-town who slew Smaug.

Beorn the "skin-changer", master of the Carrockable to take the form of a bear. He fought against the goblins at the Battle of Five Armies along with the men, elves and dwarves.

Beorn may not have been a man; Gandalf states in The Hobbit that he believes the story calling Beorn ".

  • He later joins them in the Battle of the Five Armies to help defeat the goblins and the wargs;
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In The Lord of the Rings, they refer to his kind as Beornings. The Master of Lake-towna grasping politician who met his end starving in the wilderness with the wealth he plundered from his own people after the destruction of Lake-town. He is not named explicitly but had the nickname "Money bags". Trolls[ edit ] Tom, one of the three trolls who captured the members of the Company. The trolls argued over how to prepare their captives for eating, goaded on by the impersonating voice of Gandalf.

  • Bilbo returns home to his hobbit hole after more than a year of traveling and adventure;
  • This occurs after Gandalf introduces the thirteen dwarves to Bilbo;
  • Gandalf slew the Great Goblin when he rescued the Company;
  • Fili , who with his brother Kili was the youngest dwarf in the company and therefore useful for his keen eyesight;
  • Gandalf- He is the great wizard who helped organize the adventure;
  • He held the dwarves captive.

They argued until dawn, when the sun's rays turned them to stone. Bert, one of the three trolls who captured the members of the Company. William Bill Hugginsone of the three trolls who captured the members of the Company. Singular characters[ edit ] Golluma creature left largely to mystery in The Hobbit. He lived alone deep under the Misty Mountains on an island in a dark, cold lake.

He lost his magic ringwhich Bilbo found, and engaged Bilbo in a riddle game in order to stall for time.

A character introduction and summary of the hobbit by j r r tolkien

Ultimately Bilbo escaped with the ring. The Necromancera shadowy evil character mentioned in The Hobbit. Smauga great dragon who made the Lonely Mountain his lair. After the Company roused him from his long quiescence, he destroyed Lake-town and was killed by Bard. Birds[ edit ] The Lord of the Eaglesa giant eagle who, with the other eagles, bore the Company away from the burning treetops the goblins had trapped them in, and who aided the allies at the Battle of Five Armies.

Warriors of his realm waylaid the Company and took them prisoner. Gandalf slew the Great Goblin when he rescued the Company. Golfimbulleader of the goblins of Mount Gram. Baggins, Houghton Mifflin, 2007, p.