The Hobbit - Chapters 1-2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who lives happily and contentedly in his house in Hobbiton. One morning, Gandalf the wizard comes to Bilbo’s home looking for someone to go on an adventure. Respectable hobbits do not go on adventures, so Bilbo wishes him good day. Gandalf returns the next day along with thirteen dwarves.

Thorin Oakenshield, the most important dwarf of the group, tells Bilbo that they are going to the Lonely Mountain in the East to regain the treasure of his father and grandfather that was stolen by the dragon, Smaug. When Thorin was small, the dragon came to the Mountain, killing many dwarves and making the rest flee in fear. He destroyed the nearby town of Dale and gathered all of the gold and silver in the dwarves’ fortress. Gandalf has a map and key to a secret door within the Mountain that...

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