Misty Mountains

Mountain peaks shrouded in mist with a dark forest in the foreground.

In J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," the Misty Mountains represent a formidable and treacherous barrier that the protagonist, Bilbo Baggins, and his companions must traverse on their journey to the Lonely Mountain.

Thus, the Misty Mountains represent Bilbo's maturation as a character and an adventurer: when he enters them, he's still immature (literally being carried on someone else's back!), but when he leaves, he's confident enough to navigate his own way around.

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ISO 320
1/1250 s
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Névache, France

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