Tolkien Cheated Me

smaugthebard

Okay, what the heck?  I have followed Bilbo through this entire epic journey and he didn’t even slay the dragon.  I somehow feel cheated by this fact.  While I adore the Bard character, Bilbo the dragon slayer just feels like the right thing.  Poor Bilbo, he was slighted by Tolkien!

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2 Comments

  1. Slaying the dragon wasn’t his task to complete. It is amazing how far he came and far he had grown toward the end, in a way I suppose he did slay a dragon of sorts. He began his journey full of fear and doubt and despite that he overcame those odds to emerge a completely different person for the better and all of Middle Earth owe Bilbo a debt of gratitude to this fact.

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    • Please don’t think I am downplaying how far Bilbo came. I, of all people, truly appreciate the beauty of Tolkien’s creation.

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