How is the conflict between the dwarves and Bilbo similar Bilbo's inner conflict?
The dwarves fear what they will do to Bilbo as much as Bilbo fears what he might do to himself.
The dwarves suspect that Bilbo will turn on them, just as Bilbo imagines that he might betray his own values.
The dwarves have the same doubts about Bilbo's worth and heroism that Bilbo has about himself.
The dwarves dislike Gandalf just as much as Bilbo dislikes himself.