The Hobbit

Bilbo's sword

Why is Bilbo's sword sting important to the message of the book The Hobbit?

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Sting represents the changes in Bilbo over time. When we first meet Bilbo, he is organized, complacent, and enjoys his soitude. The appearance of the dwarves and chaos they brought frustrated him..... the journey often frightened him. Killing the spider and naming "Sting" deemd Bilbo courageous. From here on, he takes initiative..... he gains self-confidence.


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