The Hobbit Setting & Symbolism

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Map

Gandalf has a map made by Thror, Thorin’s grandfather. It is a plan of the Lonely Mountain where the dwarves once lived and shows the whereabouts of a secret entrance.

Secret Entrance

There is a secret door hidden in the Lonely Mountain and protected by magic. This door leads into a secret passage to the Lower Halls of the dwarves’ fortress where the dragon hoards his treasure.

Key

There is a key with the map that is used to unlock the secret door. It is small, silver, with a long barrel and intricate words.

Sting

In the troll’s cave, Bilbo finds a knife he uses as a short sword which glows when goblins are near. He names it Sting.

Misty Mountains

In the Misty Mountains, the travelers are captured by the goblins and kill the Great Goblin. This is also where Bilbo finds the ring...

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