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Why didn't Bilbo tell the dwarves about his Ring?


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Answered 2010-01-11 20:19:48

He was so pleased by their praise at the way that he so cleverly snuck into the camp without being seen, that he decided to keep the Ring out of it for a while.

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When does Bilbo tell the dwarves about the ring?

in chapter 8 after they fight the spiders


Why does Bilbo tell the dwarves about his magic ring?

he tells them because they needed to know


Why does Bilbo not tell his friends about the magic ring?

Bilbo was recruited by Gandalf to join the dwarves' mission as a master thief. Bilbo does not tell his friends about the magic ring because he wants to earn their respect as a thief. Alternatively, it could be the ring's power already beginning to assert its influence over Biblo. In the end, however, Bilbo does tell the dwarves about the ring and that it has the ability to make him invisible, which was what enabled him to escape Gollum, the goblins, and to sneak into the dwarves' camp while Balin was on watch.


Why do you think Bilbo fails to tell Gandalf and the dwarves about his magic ring?

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.


Why do you think Bilbo is reluctant to tell the dwarves about his magic ring?

They feel more safe knowing that Bilbo just saved all of their lives. And they treat him with more respect.


Does Gandalf tell the dwarves that Bilbo is a spy?

No, Gandalf never told the dwarves that Bilbo was a spy. He was a good friend of Bilbo's, and they trusted each other.


What does Bilbo keep to himself?

There are several things that he keeps to himself. He keeps the ring to himself for a while. And when he found the Arkenstone, he didn't tell the dwarves.


What do you think Bilbo is reluctant to tell the dwarves about his magic ring?

Because the ring is turning him selfish, making himself think that they might take it away if he tellls them about it. He wants to keep the ring all to himself.


Why doesnt Bilbo tell the dwarves about his ring do you consider this lying?

Oh of course its lying, its the first sign that the ring is taking control of its new bearer. Hobbits just don't normally know how to lie.


Why doesnt Bilbo tell the dwarves about his ring?

He is scared to, the ring influences him to "protect his precious" and he likes the way prestige he gets for being so "sneaky" and "burglar like" because of using it. Therefore, if he revealed the ring, they would not be so impressed by Bilbo since the ring makes him invisible and helps him hide.


Why does Bilbo not tell the dwarves about his ring?

In The Hobbit, it is presented as simply a matter of Bilbo's pride. The dwarves are are finally beginning to be impressed with Bilbo as burglar and he does not want to admit that a large part of his success is due to an magical artifact and has nothing to do with his talents. In the Lord of the Rings, the reasoning appears to be more sinister. He wants to keep the ring a secret so that his possession of it will not be threatened, so that he can keep his hold on the Ring. There is an implication that this is due to corrupting force of the One Ring immediately seizing upon Bilbo, making him develop a fixation and obsession with the ring, and inspires him to lie to make sure he can retain the ring.


Why doesn't Bilbo tell Gandalf and the dwarves about the magic ring?

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.


How does Bilbo tell the dwarves apart when they are at his house?

They all look different They have different colored hoods.


How were the dwarves released from the barrels?

Bilbo cut them out. First, he (Bilbo) opened Thorin's barrel. You could hardly tell it was Thorin except for the blue hood.


What does Bilbo's reluctance to tell about the ring tell us?

It tells us that Bilbo is becoming too attached to the ring.


In 'The Hobbit' why doesn't Bilbo tell the dwarves about the ring?

The Ring was stolen, and while they had all suffered for the trip into the goblin caves, only Bilbo came out without any trouble. In addition, it was a magic Ring that begins working on its keeper at once - the possessor would not want anyone to know about it that might take it from him. It may have been the influence of the One Ring on his mind already.


When does Bilbo tell them about the ring?

Bilbo never actually knew that the ring was the Ring of Power, but I don't believe anybody knew that he had it until after the end of the book, The Hobbit. I could be wrong though.


Who does Smaug tell Bilbo not to trust?

Smaug tells Bilbo not to trust dwarves:In return for the excellent meal [of the Company's ponies] I will give you one piece of advice for your good: don't have more to do with dwarves than you can help!Smaug-The Hobbit: "Inside Information"


What about Bilbo confuses smaug?

It was his smell. Smaug had never encountered a hobbit before. He did not recognize the smell of him, but could tell that he had been with the dwarves.


What does Gandalf tell Bilbo?

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.


What did the magic sword tell Bilbo?

What did the magic of the sword tell bilbo


What was the ring's significance in 'The Hobbit'?

Nobody understood the significance of the ring yet. Bilbo thought it was a fine ring that could make him invisible. He used it well but did not tell anyone of its existance at first. This was the first clue that the ring was more than just a ring of invisibility. Bilbo was keeping it secret because the ring wanted him to. This was not understood until Gandalf confirmed what the ring was in 'The Fellowship of the Ring'.


In The Hobbit what does the phrase 'I may be a burglar but I am an honest one' mean?

It may mean that he is a bad person, but he admits it. Bilbo Baggins says this. He is stung by some of the comments of the dwarves. I think that it means that Bilbo may be a thief, but he does not tell lies.


What important role does the thrush play in the demise of the dragon?

The Thrush tells Bard about the missing spot of armor on the dragon's belly. And the thrush got the information listening to Bilbo tell the dwarves about it.


How does Gollum guess that Bilbo has his ring?

Bilbo and Gollum enter into a riddle game. While trying to think of a riddle, Bilbo is fiddling around in his pocket, and he happens to feel the ring he had just picked up. He didn't think much about picking it up, so, while, trying to come up with a riddle, he mumbled, "What do I have in my pocket?" In spite of this not being a proper riddle for the riddle game, Gollum accepted it and asked for and received 3 tries to answer it. He failed, then went back to get the ring from where he thought he'd hidden it (actually, it had fallen off without his noticing). When he saw the ring was gone and remembered Bilbo's odd question, he put 2 and 2 together and deduced Bilbo had the ring in his pocket.I believe it was when Bilbo couldn't come up with a riddle, so he thought out loud the question: "What have I got in my pocket?" After Gollum realized he didn't have his ring, he then supposed that it was, indeed, in Bilbo's pocket.Because Gollum found him and would not tell him the way out until Bilbo gave him the Ring and Bilbo would not give him the ring untless he answered the riddles correctly.Gollum and bilbo have a game of riddles, bilbo asks, "what have I got in my pockets?" He gives Gollum 3 guesses, and gollum guesses all three wrongGollum asks Bilbo what he does have in his pocket, and bilbo refuses to tell him, multiple timesGollum discovers HE, (himself), has lost the ring and goes into a state of panic. Gollum then remembers the riddle, "What do I have in my pocket?" and after guessing wrong he assumes it's the ring, and gollum tries to attack BilboHope this helpedJackI believe it was when Bilbo couldn't come up with a riddle, so he thought out loud the question: "What have I got in my pocket?" After Gollum realized he didn't have his ring, he then supposed that it was, indeed, in Bilbo's pocket.


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