Bilbo Baggins: Not the Hero We Deserved but the Hero We Needed?

This short video explains the internal conflict of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. In the early parts of the book, Bilbo is shown to dislike taking risks and prefers living an everyday life over adventuring. This is most likely from his father, who is a descendant of the “Baggins” family, who are characterized by their laziness and preference of comfort and caution over action and adventure. However, his mother is a descendant of the “Took” family, who, contrary to the Baggins, are characterized by their love of mischief and adventurous nature. When Gandalf and the 13 dwarves present Bilbo with an opportunity for adventure, he must decide whether to refuse or embrace his Took side and go along with the dwarves. This is the primary internal conflict, which, although short, is a key turning point of the story. Bilbo’s entire life is changed when he embarks on this adventure; over the course of the book, he becomes stronger, more confident, and shows more of the characteristics of a hero. He became the leader that the dwarves needed and deserved.


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Song: Wolfborn – BrunuhVille

Video created and edited in Final Cut Pro X.

Body-Altering Substance Abuse

Abuse of substances to change body image is highly dangerous. There are a large number of side effects that come with using drugs, which vary with the substance. Side effects include heart problems, a danger of stroke, irregular pulse, depression, and even death. Another risk is the chance that a body is overwhelmed or cannot react appropriately to a new substance, which may cause a heart attack or sudden death.

Alternatives to taking substances include maintaining a healthy diet, like cutting down on fatty foods and eating in moderation; exercising regularly and working out; reducing or abstaining from potentially dangerous materials such as tobacco and alcohol.