Patrick McEvoy-Halston deposited Expanding the non-Took-side in Bilbo, for victory, in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit on MLA Commons 2 years, 1 month ago
I think the thing that must seem most curious about this adventure to slay a dragon and reclaim a homeland and its treasure, is how the hell could adding a burglar be adding the decisive factor? What’s the trick? For there must be one, since the dragon has only gotten larger and more deadly as the years have gone by. Peter Jackson changes things so that a burglar is needed because someone small and stealthy needs to enter Smaug’s lair to perhaps snatch one especially bright, one especially brilliant jewel—the Arkenstone—ostensibly readily noticeable even given its being accompanied by countless lesser delights. With that stone Thorin will earn control over seven kingdoms of dwarves, and with their might the dragon would finally look to be overmatched. In the book, it develops into a situation where, regarding the fighting and the killing the dragon, they decide that a frontal attack of just themselves is their best bet, even as they agree that even the best armor hasn’t a chance against Smaug.