Hobbit Questions Chapter One: What does Gandalf want from Bilbo
6. What does Gandalf want from Bilbo?
- What is the dwarves’ mission?
- Who is Thorin Oakenshield?
- What does the sign on the door really mean?
6. Gandalf wanted Bilbo to join him and the dwarves in their expedition.
7. The trip is to regain Thorin family’s kingdom from Smaug, the dragon.
8. Thorin is the leader of the dwarves, and he takes himself very seriously. He is conscious of his position as son of Thrain and grandson of Thror, King under the Mountain, and mindful of his birthright to the treasure trove guarded by Smaug.
9. Quote from the book, Gloin: “And I assure you there is a mark on the door—the usual on in the trade, or used to be. Burglar wants a good job, plenty of Excitement and reasonable Reward, that’s how it is usually read.”