THORIN OAKENSHIELD: Son of the King of Dwarves who were drivenfrom the Lonel y Mountain by Smaug. With the aid of Gandalf and Bilbohe seeks regain his trea sure and the throne. When Smaug died he trulybecame King under the Mountain, t hough he was killed in combat in thebattle of five Armies. SMAUG: The dragon of the Lonely Mountain who hordes the treasurehe stole from the dwarves of Dale. GOLLUM: He is perfect example of the evil powers of the One Ring. He was born a Hobbit but had the ring too long.
It made him into aslimey little creature who only lives to possess the ring. BARD: The archer who killed Smaug. He shot the dragon in the onespot it had no protection. The towns people later considered him ahero.
What the people didn’t know it was Bilbo who discovered the weakspot in the dragon’s iron scales. BEORN: An enemy of orcs, he becomes friends with Bilbo andGandalf. He has th e ability to change forms from human to bear. Itis he who determines the outco me of the battle of five Armies. STORY SUMMARYThe book begins with Bilbo Baggins enjoying a pipe afterbreakfast. Th is is one of his favorite pleasures and he feels quitecontent in doing so.
He is middle-aged, and resides in a clean warmburrow in the ground. One morning Gandalf, a wizard stops by to chat with Bilbo. Heinforms Bilbo that he is looking for someone to go on an adventure withhim. Although Bilbo is tempted he declines, but not before invitingGandalf for tea the next morning. The next day Bilbo hears his doorbell and he recalls invitingGandalf for tea, but instead of the wizard at the door, there is agroup of dwarves. .
. thirteen in all. Thorin son of the dwarf king starts to outline a plan on how toregain the tr easure stolen by the dragon Smaug. Bilbo is shocked torealize these plans involve him! He then realizes that Gandalf hastricked him by inscribing on his doo r that he was a burglar seeking ajob with lots of excitement.
With all this talk of quests and gloryBilbo decides to join the party after all. Gandalf reveals a key and a map of their journey which ends at theLon ely Mountain. It is there that the treasure of Thorin’s ancestorsare kept-guar ded by Smaug. The quest begins and the party meets at the Green Dragon Inn. Fromthere they venture into the Lone-lands. As heavy rains begin to fall,Bilbo notice s that Gandalf is missing.
When it starts to pour theystop to investigate a light. There Bilbo finds three trolls grumblingabout food. Bilbo decides to live up to title of burglar and attempts to pickone of the trolls pocket. However they quickly capture him. The dwarfssee what’s going on and try to save poor Bilbo. .
. yet all of themexcept Thorin is caught. Thorin formulates a plan of freeing them butfails. Gandalf returns and occupies the trolls till dawn, then the turninto stone. They group take the two swords and a knife the trolls werecarrying.
The travelers come across the Secret Valley. There they stop atElrond ‘s Last Homely House. Elrond tells them the only way to use thekey that Thorin possesses is to wait where the thrush knocks and thesetting sun will shine up on the keyhole. The next morning the group heads toward the Misty Mountains. Astorm has caused them to seek shelter in a cave. The cave howeverturns out to be an entrance to the goblin kingdom.
Once again thegroup is captured. Only Gandalf is free, and he slays the Goblin King,and once again free the party from impend ing doom. During the escape Bilbo is knocked unconscious and is left behind. He awakes to find himself power which makes it’s wearer invisible – thering which Bilbo found. Bilbo slips the ring upon his finger and disappears.
He followsGollum stealthily toward the entrance to the outside world. He thenbounds over Gollu m’s head to freedom. Outside he is reunited with