The Hobbit Topics for Discussion

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Topic 1

Discuss the effect of the dragon’s hoard on those who come in contact with it. Does it affect Bilbo? What about Smaug? Do people have to even see it to feel lust for it? Why or why not? Explain.

Topic 2

What is Bilbo like when he first meets Thorin and the other dwarves? How does he change during the adventure? How does this affect his life when he returns home?

Topic 3

Who is Beorn and where does he live? What is his home like? Why does Gandalf make the dwarves meet him only two at a time? How does Beorn help the dwarves and Bilbo? Why does he help them?

Topic 4

Why are the dwarves and hobbit not supposed to leave the path through Mirkwood? What happens when they do? How does Bilbo save the dwarves?

Topic 5

Why does Bilbo keep the Arkenstone of Thorin...

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