Using The Hobbit, choose two characters that go through changes in their outlook, behavior, or personality. Use two specific passages to compare and contrast. Analyze these transformations by explaining how the changes in the characters are important and how they relate to one CIT claim or question. Make sure to discuss both similarities and differences. • Include the author’s intent: what do you think Tolkien was intending by portraying the character this way? How does this fit into the overall story line of the character’s development? • Include your assessment: what is significant about this character from your point of view? Discuss the significance of the moment that you’ve chosen by using the cycle of the hero’s joumey. What part of the journey does this moment represent? What lesson do they need to learn? Why is this lesson important and how does it fit into the CIT claim or question you’ve chosen?