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Bilbo recognized that Gollum used to be much like him, and that he had the potential to become just like Gollum. He knew the pull the ring had on Gollum.

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What stops Bilbo from killing Gollum?

Pity stayed Bilbo's hand.


Why didn't Bilbo kill Gollum when he had the chance?

"It was pity that stayed Bilbo's blade." --Gandalf"Pity stayed his hand." Gollum was so pathetic that Bilbo didn't have the heart to harm him, especially as he (Bilbo) was invisible at the time.


Why didn't Bilbo kill Gollum?

"Pity stayed his hand." Gollum was so pathetic that Bilbo didn't have the heart to harm him, especially as he (Bilbo) was invisible at the time.


Why doesn't Bilbo kill Golllum to get away?

Bilbo felt pity for Gollum. Which is just as well because Gollum had a part to play in the adventures of Frodo and Sam.


What is Bilbo and Gollum's game?

Bilbo and Gollum played riddles. If Gollum won he could eat Bilbo. If Bilbo won Gollum had to show Bilbo the way out of the cave.


What was the point of the competition between Gollum and Bilbo?

Gollum promised to show Bilbo the way out if Bilbo won. And Gollum was going to eat Bilbo if he could.


How are Bilbo and Gollum dissimilar?

Bilbo is hairy, Gollum is not. Bilbo is sane, Gollum is not. Even though both are controlled by the One Ring, Bilbo is better able to resist it. Bilbo eats his fish cooked, Gollum "preferses" them raw and juicy.


What question does Bilbo ask that gollum cannot answer?

Bilbo asks Gollum "What's in my pocket" (the Ring) and Gollum cannot answer.


Is Gollum's real name Bilbo?

No, Gollum and Bilbo are two different characters. Gollum's original name was Smeagol.


What was the deal between gollum and Bilbo?

Bilbo and Gollum agree to play the riddle game with each other. If Bilbo wins he will be free to go, but if Gollum wins he implies that he will kill and eat Bilbo.


How does gollum help Bilbo escape in the hobbit book?

Gollum, believing that Bilbo already knows the way out of the cave, leads an invisible Bilbo to the exit. Gollum also believed Bilbo to have his ring (his precious), so he fervently searched for him. However, Bilbo not knowing the way out of the tunnels, indeed found freedom by following Gollum. And indeed Bilbo did have the magic ring and was able to follow Gollum undiscovered because the ring made him invisible.


How did Bilbo win the riddle game with Gollum?

Bilbo said, talking to himself, "what have i got in my pocket?" (it was the Ring). Gollum thought it was a riddle and Bilbo decided to make it one. he gave Gollum three chances to guess and gollum lost after four. then gollum went "to get something" (it was the ring), and Bilbo thought he was abandoned and left with the ring on. Gollum thought Bilbo knew the way out and he wanted to follow him, realizing Bilbo had the ring. Bilbo saw Gollum racing towards the gate and followed him to safety.

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