The situation is very similar to that with the trolls and so the changes in Bilbo can be clearly seen.
In the following chapter his growth of character is shown very plainly, too. In Chapter 9, he displays both bravery and intelligence in devising a plan for the escape of the dwarves to Esgaroth; Gandalf has departed and their fate is in Bilbo's hands.
The Hobbit has been called "the most popular of all twentieth-century fantasies written for children". Grip, grab! Anderson's commentary makes note of the sources Tolkien brought together in preparing the text, and chronicles the changes Tolkien made to the published editions.
Well, it seems a very gloomy business. He abandoned the new revision at chapter three after he received criticism that it "just wasn't The Hobbit", implying it had lost much of its light-hearted tone and quick pace. Furious that someone has dared steal a piece of his treasure, Smaug attacks the mountainside where the dwarfs have their camp.
He has studied trolls and dragons at first hand and describes them with that fidelity that is worth oceans of glib "originality.
He does not become arrogant or big-headed like other heroes. The Hobbit introduces literary concepts, notably allegoryto young readers, as the work has been seen to have allegorical aspects reflecting the life and times of the author. Bilbo is called upon to do more than he imagines himself capable of.