2. Connect with the conflict. Write a text-to-self response in which you connect with how the protagonist overcomes one of the conflicts listed in the definitions above. (You may need to include a spoiler alert.) Who or what has the main character been struggling against? Ask yourself if you’ve overcome a similar struggle. Your first paragraph must explore one type of conflict in your independent novel and provide MLA formatted quotes to show your understanding of the type of conflict. Your second paragraph should be a much longer paragraph, in which you describe your own struggle to overcome the same type of conflict that the protagonist struggles to overcome. Include specific examples from your own life.
Rising Action in The Hobbit
The book I read was The Hobbits by J. R. R. Tolkien. This story is about a hobbit tried to do something unexpected by having an adventure with dwarves encountering the bloodthirsty orcs, magical elves, greedy humans, and a dangerous dragon… The novel that included a lot of “miracle” creatures and magnificence geographies. Like the Trolls that liked to eat maddens, the dragons that were avarice, or the hometown of most of the dwarves—the lonely mountain! Just each of those incredible elements with itself, already can make an majestic view in the brain and an fantastic story line for many movies! This will be a blog that explain how the protagonist overcomes one of the conflicts and my similar experience…
I think the conflict that the protagonist was struggling against was Man vs Self. Because it said that hobbits never do something unexpected and adventures, “They never had any adventures or did anything unexpected.”(page 4-5) Even though hobbits never do something unexpected, but Bilbo Baggins tried because he was pushed by other forces. But when I started to follow the story line step by step, we can see that the growth of the hobbit/Bilbo or the protagonist was very big. From Trolls in the forest, “Said Bert. ‘Here you, are there any more of your sort a-sneakin’ in these here woods, yer nasty little rabbit.’ ‘Yes, lots,’ said Bilbo, before he remembered not to give his friend away. ‘No none at all, not one,’ he said immediately afterwards.”(page 35). When Bilbo Baggins got caught by the Trolls and he inadvertently blurt out where his friends were.— pushed by friendship.
to the Riddles in the Dark, “ ‘what have I got in my pocket?’ he said aloud. He was talking to himself, but Gollum thought it was a riddle, and he was frightfully upset. ”(page 74) when Bilbo was playing riddles with a “small slimy creature” for eider he should live or not. But after tons of rounds he finally decided to be a cheater, so he cheated and it was the causation of the “riddle” above. But why did his mindset grew that fast? Are there any chances that he was avarice or cunning already? One thing that I forgot to mention was that he got the “Ring of Power” from that creature before the riddle started, and it was always in his pocket. So from what I knew already about that ring is that it was the most powerful ring and at the same time the ring of greed. So maybe the he was pushed by the ring’s power. Based on this I think that some of the growth latter might be the causation of the ring, like the “riddle” one. From those fact I assume that maybe most of the brain were “controlled” by the ring at the time he told lies, and maybe he will not do it when he don’t have the ring or maybe he will do it next time cause it worked well.
I am 13 now, so I definitely got some stories about being forced by something and never doing it again or enjoying it next time and next-next time. I remember the first ten classes I had for basketball. It was still a hard time for me when I look at it now. Maybe because of the humidity of Beijing or how dirty the basketballs were, the activity that should have been fun turn in to a nightmare for me… My hands felt itchy after every basketball classes and I always got injure, so what I did a lot of pleading and explaining about how bad it was. Finally one day, my mom got tired of listening and explaining. She accepted my suggestion, but with bad mood, and then I never have any basketball for a long time. I also remember that a day after a long time I told my mom to sign up for the after school activities of basketball for me, because the years between those two event were the “translation” for me. I realised that my basketball skills were much more better than my other classmate… And I LIKE THIS ACTIVITY NOW.