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Gandalf in The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again

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Walking along, he stumbles upon Gandalf and the dwarves, who have just been wondering whether they should leave without him. The hobbit slips off the ring and surprises them and then explains how he made his way out of the mountain. In Middle-earth the colour of a 's cloak distinguishes him from other Wizards. Yet it is important to note that Gandalf is not omniscient or all-powerful. Perhaps because I am afraid, and he gives me courage. A darkness has fallen over it. As a wizard who used to live in the undying lands, the land of the elves and immortals, he has known much and yet befriends a hobbit, showing that differences in shape, size, and background mean nothing in friendship.


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The character of Gandalf in The Hobbit from LitCharts

gandalf from the hobbit

Now he had got fifteen strangers sitting in his porch! If were to be attacked, the could cause great devastation. While Gandalf often uses magic to get them out of sticky situations, he cannot always do this. For always evil will look to find a foothold in this world. Gandalf left the company before they entered Mirkwood, saying that he had pressing business to attend to. Sauron, however, had anticipated this and withdrew as a feint, only to reappear in. Yet it is said that in the ending of the task for which he came he suffered greatly, and was slain, and being sent back from death for a brief while was clothed then in white, and became a radiant flame yet veiled still save in great need. He swung his club so hard it knocked the Goblin King's head cleaned off and it sailed a hundred yards through the air and went down a rabbit hole.

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Gandalf

gandalf from the hobbit

Gandalf Though his history and character are more fully explored in The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, Gandalf remains a looming mystery in The Hobbit, a constant reminder that Middle-Earth is more vast and cryptic than Bilbo realizes. Beorn is a half-man, half-bear creature who has a great wooden house in the middle of the woods outside Mirkwood. Along with the other Maiar who entered into the world as the five Wizards, he took on the specific form of an aged old man as a sign of his humility. Gandalf faced the Balrog to enable the others to escape. Thorin's short temper never phases Gandalf and neither does Bilbo's lie about the ring. Gandalf said he would attempt to return for Frodo's 50th birthday party, in order to accompany him on the road thereafter; and that meanwhile Frodo should arrange to leave quietly, as the servants of would be searching for him.

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What was Gandalf's role in the book The Hobbit?

gandalf from the hobbit

This is when Gandalf found imprisoned in Dol Guldur and recovered and the key to before Thráin died. It was then that Gandalf met the great horse , one of the , who would be his mount and companion for most of the rest of the war. The orcs stood still, and a dead silence fell. The dark fire will not avail you, flame of. But this, I deem, is our duty.

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Ian McKellen

gandalf from the hobbit

Tell us what the Woodsmen say. The northern pass is not entirely safe either, so Beorn repeatedly warns his guests never to stray from the path. He never reveals, for instance, why he chooses to help Thorin in his quest; he certainly has no interest in the treasure, and he leaves the company in Mirkwood while he goes to fight against the Necromancer. I am he that buries his friends alive and drowns them and draws them alive again from the water. If we are to be successful this will need to be handled with tact, and respect, and no small degree of charm, which is why you will leave the talking to me.

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Gandalf

gandalf from the hobbit

But Tolkien does leave room for us to be curious about Gandalf and what he's there for: Gandalf! Archived from on 30 August 2005. Alarmed, Gandalf impressed on Bilbo the foolishness of this accusation. Present company shall not be liable for injuries including but not limited to laceration, evisceration. Nothing grows anymore, at least nothing good. His meddling in people's affairs is what brings the company together and creates an unbreakable bond of friendship between a hobbit and dwarves.

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The Hobbit or There and Back Again Quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien

gandalf from the hobbit

But Gandalf rejected Mordor's terms of surrender, and the forces of the West faced the full might of Sauron's armies, until the Ring was destroyed in Mount Doom. Gandalf appears in voiced by. He is old he was a friend of Bilbo's grandfather on the Took side and respected for his wisdom. Merry he could be, and kindly to the young and simple, yet quick at times to sharp speech and the rebuking of folly; but he was not proud, and sought neither power nor praise. Tolkien imbues Gandalf with a sense of heightened awareness, ensuring that Gandalf always knows more about what is happening than we do, even when the other characters are left in the dark. Even in The Lord of the Rings, Gandalf was not tall; shorter, for example, than or the other wizards.

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The character of Gandalf in The Hobbit from LitCharts

gandalf from the hobbit

Archived from on 26 February 2013. In The Lord of the Rings, he is initially known as Gandalf the Grey, but returns from death as Gandalf the White. I miss my books, and my arm chair, and my garden. Gandalf knows when to come and go. The interruptions had really made Beorn more interested in the story, and the story had kept him from sending the dwarves off at once like suspicious beggars. A sneaky smirk and sly smile like a Cheshire cat, Gandalf starts off the adventure of the story.

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