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Chapter 6

Why won’t the Eagles fly near where men live?

Why doesn’t Bilbo tell the dwarves about his ring? Do you consider this lying?

How does this chapter show us Gandalf’s abilities as well as the limits to his powers?

15 Responses to “Chapter 6”

  1. matttrevy says:

    The Eagles don’t fly near men because men will shoot at them. The men think that the Eagles are trying to steal their livestock.

  2. matttrevy says:

    This chapter shows up that when needed Gandalf can use his powers to a great extent. He won’t use them in excess, but when it comes to the safety of his team he will use his powers when necessary. For example, when he set the pinecones on fire and threw them at the wolves to make the wolves go away.

  3. hollandjeff says:

    Matt, as I read this time, I am paying special attention to characters like Gandalf. I noted, for example, that Gandalf doesn’t know everything. For example, Bilbo in his invisible form even slips up on him as he rejoins the dwarves. But he does some impressive magic against the goblins and even saves the day (once again) inside the mountain when the goblins have all the dwarves captured.

  4. willwilson says:

    The eagles will not fly near mena for the fear they may attack them again. Bilbo doesn’t tell Gandalf and the Dwarves about the ring because they do not need to know about it yet. Maybe he wants to surprise them with it. Secret arsenal. It is not lying. Like the saying “Don’t ask don’t tell”. Gandalf won’t use his power to the extent of which it will cause great havoc. His powers are also limited because he couldn’t sense Bilbo when he was invisible.

  5. qlmatthews252 says:

    Why won’t the Eagles fly near where men live?

    The eagles won’t fly near men because men shoot at them with their bows of yew thinking that the eagles are going to take the men’s sheep.

    Why doesn’t Bilbo tell the dwarves about his ring? Do you consider this lying?

    Bilbo didn’t tell the dwarves about the ring because he wasn’t ready to. Then after telling the dwarves about his adventure, they gave him a sense of respect. I don’t think Bilbo was lying; he just left the part about the ring out.

    How does this chapter show us Gandalf’s abilities as well as the limits to his powers?

    One of Gandalfs abilities is being able to speak the language of the creatures in the forest. His powers were limited when he and the dwarves were stuck in the trees and all he could do was throw fire-lite pinecones at ehe wolves.

  6. laurencosnahan says:

    The Eagles won’t fly near where the men live because the men will shoot at the Eagles with there bows of yew. Since the men think the Eagles are after their sheep.

    Bilbo doesn’t tell the dwarves about the ring because he wasn’t ready to. Also he gained respect from the dwarves by escaping from the goblins and Gollum. No I don’t consider this lying I consider it a secret.

  7. jacklynrockwell says:

    The eagles won’t fly near where men live because in the past, men have shot at the eagles in the past because they think the eagles are trying to steel their sheep. Bilbo doesn’t tell the others about the ring because he wanted to give them all a surprise. I don’t consider this lying because Bilbo didn’t tell Gandalf and the dwarves that he didn’t have the ring he just simply didn’t tell them.
    Throughout this chapter, the dwarves and Bilbo are introduced to more of Gandalfs friends. This chapter display’s Gandalfs ability to comprehend many languages and to escape any diifucult challenge that is represented to him.

  8. libymullins says:

    The Eagles will not fly near the men’s homes because the men will shoot at them thinking that they are trying to steal their sheep. I believe the Eagles are also respecting the men by not entering their land and hoping that the men will be equally respectful to the Eagles homes.

    I believe that Bilbo does not tell the Dwarves about the ring because he sees that they are starting to respect him and his abilities. He believes that without the ring he would still be seen as a burden and he would be worthless.

    If anything I believe this would be a white lie because he tells the truth just not the whole truth. He leaves out the part in his story about the ring because at this time it is more profitable for him. He profits by gaining respect where as if he had told them about the ring they would not view him any better.

  9. libymullins says:

    This chapter shows that although Gandalf is powerful he is not ALL powerful. In this chapter you see his power over flame and his knowlege of languages. You also see that he is not all powerful because if he was he would just be able to teleport them to a safer place.

  10. willlong says:

    Bilbo doesn’t tell anyone about the ring because he thinks that they don’t need to know that he has the ring just yet. He also didn’t tell them because he heard them talking about how much of a bum and a joke he was, so he had to get his rep up.

    Gandalfs magic is only used based on the seriosness of the situation and his ability. when they get caught by the goblins the dwarves and hobbit are in big trouble, and that was why he used his magic more than he usually would. and when they were in the trees he could only use fire because that was all there was to use of his magic.

  11. corismith09 says:

    1) Eagles refuse to fly Bilbo and company near where men live because the men will try to kill the eagles for the men think that the eagles will eat their sheep.

    2) Bilbo doesn’t tell the men about his ring because he wants to give off the illusion that he is sneaky and capable of being a good robber. I think, even this early, that Bilbo is becoming somewhat possesive of the ring and he wants to keep it as his special secret. Bilbo was trying to deceive Gandalf and the dwarves on purpose, so yes Bilbo was “lying.”

    3) This chapter shows, again, that Gandalf is very skilled in multiple languages. It shows that Gandalf can used things around him, such the pine cones in the tree, to help a situation. However, Gandalf is not all powerful; he could not just wish himself, Bilbo and the dwarves or the wolves away. This shows the importance of Gandalf’s cleverness and connections in a situation.

  12. heydrew says:

    1)Why won’t the Eagles fly near where men live?
    The eagles are not inclined to fly where the men live for the inconvenience of being attacked by the men, who would quickly assume the eagles were there to take their sheep.

    2)Why doesn’t Bilbo tell the dwarves about his ring? Do you consider this lying?
    Bilbo decides against telling his companions about the ring for the time being because he looks a better burglar doing the feats he can accomplish with the ring. If the crew knew of this ring he wouldn’t be regarded as truly skilled. I don’t necessarily consider it lying, i would see it more as manipulating the situation in your favor.

    3)How does this chapter show us Gandalf’s abilities as well as the limits to his powers?
    Gandalf shows us that his abilities are not those of brute force or overwhelming power, but those of quick wits and being naturally attuned and knowledgeable. This combined with the magical powers he can wield make him a sturdy character in this novel. In the book when confronted by wolfs he uses his wit and ties with nature to save the fellowship, though he could not overpower his enemies if he had tried.

  13. nicktangredi says:

    Bilbo didn’t tell the dwarves about the ring most likely because he himself did not completely understand the object himself. Perhaps knowledge of the ring by the dwarves at that point in time could have caused confusion or confrontation with the excited, confused dwarves. This was not lying as Bilbo did nothing to confirm or deny the existence of the ring. The absense of the truth may not be honest, but it is certainly not a lie.

  14. melodiamouse says:

    The eagles don’t fly where the men live because of the way men have treated eagles in the past. The eagles fear the men who will shoot at the birds.

    Bilbo chooses to keep the ring a secret because he is unsure of the ring and its powers. Bilbo doesn’t know how the dwarfs will react to his finding. I don’t consider this lying because i believe Bilbo’s intentions are pure and he is simply trying to prevent panic or confusion amongst the dwarfs.

  15. dillonbates says:

    Well I think it’s been established that the eagles didn’t fly near the men because the men would shoot at them.

    Bilbo chose to keep the ring a secret to him because if the dwarfs knew that he could only do the stuff he did because of the ring they wouldn’t see him as this great burglar. I don’t consider it lying because he’s just not telling the whole truth and is leaving important facts out.

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