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Characterisation, The Hobbit
Anna Valvik, K12

In chapter five it is evident that Bilbo is the good character, and Gollum is the evil one. From the very beginning it is Bilbo we follow, we know what he is thinking and it is not bad thoughts. Bilbo is cautious and afraid, which the evil one in stories seldom is. Gollum is a mad, eerie and savage person. Gollum also eats people, which is not quite normal for nice and good people.
Bilbo is a bit anxious of the creatures in the mountains, it is shown when he says “I don’t know where he came from, nor who or what he was”. Bilbo is altogether a person who is afraid. Bilbo is not that clever; his riddles are bad compared to Gollum’s riddles. Bilbo is extremely sneaky when he makes up the ridiculous riddle “What have I got in my pocket?” which Gollum obviously cannot guess. Bilbo is clever at a few things like which kind of material his sword is made of and where it was made. Bilbo has a good sense of location or rather he must be used to walking in the dark. He can walk partly fast without hurting himself.
Gollum is absolutely obsessed with the ring Bilbo is wearing, since it once was Gollum’s. ” Gollum is a very curious creature. It is shown when he watches Bilbo from his rock in the middle of the lake “With pale eyes like telescopes”. Gollum know a lot of riddles and he has an amazing memory, he has been living in the mountains for lots of years and he still remembers the answers to the riddles, which has a lot to do with his “human” past as a hobbit.
The mountains are frigid and dark. It is very tight where Bilbo is walking. There are puddles at the passage. Bilbo gets to a lake with a slimy island of rock in the middle of it. The passage Gollum and Bilbo are following is very undulating and uphill.
J.K Tolkien, the author added the magical inventories, as a magic ring and creepy creatures, to create the novel…...

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