The Hobbit is a fantasy novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. The main characters in The Hobbit are Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and Thorin Oakenshield. Due to some unrealistic parts of fantasy novels, the characters are given many reality-based human characteristics. These human characteristics are obvious in their physical descriptions, the way that they think, and their actions through both direct and indirect characterization. Although none of these characters are human, they are given human-like qualities to define them in order to make the story easier to follow and understand. The journey that Bilbo and the Dwarves go on together is adventurous and filled with discoveries about themselves and their heroic actions. The relationship between these characters is very important to the plot and theme of the story. The decisions made throughout the journey by all of the characters affect the outcome of the story.