The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

Does Gandalf know Bilbo has the ring?


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2015-06-12 19:31:55
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He knows Bilbo has 'a' magic ring, though he is not sure of its nature just yet; it is a suspicion he needed to confirm.


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Many people knew that the One Ring existed, but they didn't know that Bilbo had it, except for Gollum. Gandalf suspected that Bilbo had the ring, but he wasn't sure.

Gandalf noticed the ring turning Bilbo crazy so he forced him to give it up and leave it behind

This is a bit unclear as one could argue that Gandalf guessed that Bilbo had a magic ring almost the moment he heard the tale of Gollum after Bilbo escapes. We do not know when exactly he begins to suspect that the ring could be the ONE ring, but he finds out for certain in Fellowship of the Ring after testing it in fire.

It is possible the Ring had already begun to affect Bilbo, and he would not want any to know what he had, and therefore try to take it from him.

Bilbo gives his cousin Frodo the One Ring after being hard pressed to do so by Gandalf. In fact, Bilbo almost drew his sword on Gandalf.

Because he did not want the dwarves to know he had it. The ring makes him greedy, and even Gandalf couldnt get it out of him until after his adventure.

Gandalf gave Bilbo a sword.

Frodo knows Gandalf because Gandalf was like Bilbo (Frodo's grand-uncle) guardian on Bilbo's adventures. Now, Frodo knows Gandalf through Bilbo.

His beautiful door was marked where Gandalf clubbed it. The true reason for this, which Bilbo did not know, was that Gandalf was removing the sign he had scratched in the door earlier.

That it was none of Gandalf's business. It was his ring and he could do what he wanted with it.

There were two editions of The Hobbit that were written. Prior to the Lord of the Rings, the ring itself had no history, and so Bilbo actually did reveal that he obtained the ring from Gollum. Later, when the Ring's malevolent history was dabbled into, Tolkein realized Gollum would never give up the ring willingly, and re-wrote the chapter in later editions to reflect that Bilbo more or less stole the ring. Canonically, Bilbo told Gandalf and the Dwarves that it was a prize for winning the riddle game. Gandalf had his suspicions, however, and managed to get the true story from Bilbo much later. The fact that Bilbo would lie about the entire incident struck Gandalf as alarming, since Hobbits weren't prone to such things as lying. One might say that the reason Bilbo lied was due to the effect that the Ring was having on him.

He tells Bilbo that he thinks he should leave the ring behind for Frodo at his house in the shire before embarking on his journey.

Bilbo intended to go back into the horrible tunnels and look for his friends now that he had the ring.

Bilbo sneaks out of the dwarf camp to give the Arkenstone to the beseigers. He is surprised to see Gandalf there.

From the Old Took's parties, especially his fireworks and stories.

He has to help remove the Necromancer (who really is Sauron seeking the Ring) from Mirkwood.

He uses the ring to hide himself and then once near them he took it off and then appeared to them.

Which time? Gandalf helps Bilbo many times, both during The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Gandalf surprised Bilbo and he was foreshadowing the future

Yes, the wizard(Gandalf) likes Bilbo very much. It is by the will of Gandalf that Bilbo comes along with the dwarves for the quest. His concern for Bilbo can be seen when all the dwarves come out from goblin's cave but Bilbo remains behind. Gandalf continues to visit Bilbo even after the end of dwarves quest.

The Goblins and Wargs trap Bilbo, Gandalf, and the Dwarves by besieging the mountain and trapping them.

Bilbo travels with Gandalf and Beorn to the long north pass around Mirkwood. Then they stay at Beorn's house for the winter. Then Gandalf and Bilbo travel to Rivendell, there Bilbo gets medical attention. Then Gandalf and Bilbo travel the long way to the Hobbit lands.

because the dwarves needed a fourteenth person for their journey and gandalf thought bilbo was the right person for the job.

Gandalf believes in Bilbo, and he says in the book that he wouldn't of brought-en him if he wasn't in good use.

Gandalf recruited Bilbo to act as the party's thief.

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