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The two books I chose to compare were Lance Armstrongs Its Not about the Bike My Journey Back to Life and JRR Tolkiens The Hobbit They were both interesting books and had many similarities in addition to differences Its Not about the Bike was a non fiction book while The Hobbit was fiction However both the main characters in the books Lance Armstrong and Bilbo went through changes Both books had very different conflicts In Armstrongs book the main character Lance Armstrong was a professional bike rider who got cancer Now he had to fight to survive In The Hobbit the main character Bilbo was forced to help the Dwarves led by Thorin to reclaim his treasure which was stolen by the dragon Smaug Bilbo would have to be the burglar the person who steals the treasure But in the story Bilbo helped in more ways than that The conflicts were resolved in different ways also In Armstrongs book Lance survived cancer through chemotherapy Yet the chemo was hard and he was always sick after a session The treatment left Armstrong weak and most of his muscles gone However he was determined to get back on the bike so he trained all the time and succeeded He won the Tour De France four times which is a race that is hard for anyone especially a former cancer patient Now he is considered one of the top racers in the world In The Hobbit Bilbo not only helped but was a key member of Thorns group Bilbo found what the Dragon Smaugs weak spot is he saved the dwarves from the goblins by calling Gandalf he saved the group from elves and spiders in Mirkwood he finds a way into the mountain he takes the dwarves to the treasure and he tries to stop the fight between the humans dwarves and elves over the treasure Both of the main characters in the two books went
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