The theme of ordinary individuals making extraordinary differences is demonstrated in The Hobbit when Bilbo Baggins rescues the dwarves from the spiders. It is a classic example of an unlikely hero rising to the occasion and demonstrating incredible courage, strength, and wit.
One theme in The Hobbit is that ordinary individuals can make extraordinary differences. Explain how this theme is illustrated in the episode in which Bilbo rescues the dwarves from the spiders.
When Bilbo first sets out on his journey with Gandalf and the dwarves, he is seen as nothing more than a scrawny hobbit who knows very little about adventuring and combatting evil forces. He even doubts himself at times during the quest, questioning whether or not he can truly make a difference in their mission. However, despite being an inexperienced traveller with no real expertise or power beyond his small stature, Bilbo ultimately demonstrates that even those without great strength or abilities can still be heroic if they are brave enough to try.
When Bilbo comes across the spiders’ web-covered forest where the dwarves have been taken captive by giant spiders intent on devouring them for dinner, he does not hesitate to go into battle against this seemingly insurmountable force. After some initial hesitation due to fear of getting hurt (or worse), he uses his wits to strike up a deal with one of the spiders in which it helps him free its fellow captives if it will spare their lives—a move that works out better than any sword fight ever could have. In doing so, Bilbo proves that intelligence and cunningness can often trump physical strength in life-threatening scenarios such as this one.
After rescuing all thirteen dwarves from certain death by spider venom injection (and several other near-death experiences along the way), Bilbo has earned everyone’s respect on their journey—including his own—proving that ordinary people like himself can indeed make extraordinary changes when they believe in themselves and take risks despite overwhelming odds. Even though he was initially viewed as nothing more than comic relief on their quest, after proving himself time and time again through acts of selflessness (such as taking on Gollum alone) —Bilbo goes down in history books as one of Middle Earth’s greatest heroes; having saved all thirteen dwarves from certain doom using only courage and wit– showing us once again how ordinary individuals really can make great strides despite extreme circumstances .