Frodo Baggins: a Small Person, a Huge Hero

Topics: The Lord of the Rings, Frodo Baggins, One Ring Pages: 4 (1568 words) Published: November 18, 2006
Through time, strong and huge heroes have emerged from all around the world. Heroes that with their big muscles and great ability in fighting have saved the world from many different catastrophes. But is a tough body and outstanding fighting ability necessary in a person for him or her to be a hero? Well, we can examine closely many other characters that may not fulfill these two factors; one of them is a little hobbit that lives in The Shire called Frodo Baggins. He's a character from J.R. Tolkien's trilogy "The Lord of the Rings", a young and interesting hobbit who is interested in adventure and fun. Frodo was adopted by his uncle Bilbo Baggins, the wealthy bachelor, after his parents died. By coincidence, Bilbo and Frodo shared a common birthday with the only difference that Bilbo was 77 years older than young Frodo who was 32. At their next birthday (Bilbo's 111th and Frodo's 33rd ) Bilbo held the great Birthday Party and afterwards departed from the Shire to adventure all around middle earth and he left everything to Frodo including a mysterious ring. A ring that was won by Bilbo to a creepy creature called Gollum in a series of riddles. This ring became the reason for Frodo's long journey. This ring was very important; it had the power to control all of middle earth. This one ring is known as the ring of power. When the original owner was killed the ring was lost for many years. And the ring wants to be returned to its owner, Sauron, an evil creature who only knew darkness. This ring controlled 19 other rings that resulted in the total control of all forces. After a while, Gandalf (a wizard) explained to Frodo the importance of the ring and the risks that he was running by having it. Immediately he realized he was putting the Shire, a place he loved, in great danger and decided to make one of the most important decisions in his life. He embarks upon a quest to return the ring to its home, where it was created, so it could be destroyed. He decided to leave...
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