The Hobbit Argumentative Essay

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Hobbits, a race who inhabits the Middle Earth in J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictional world. They are short and small, and not as strong as human, dwarves or elves, but they can also change the world as epic heroes, which are defined as characters who are brave, noble, usually are admired for great achievements, and embody the values of their culture. In J.R.R. Tolkien’s
Hobbits usually have simple lives and stay in the Middle Earth; however, the master ring that rules all of the Elven kings, Dwarf lords and Mortal men, falls into the hands of a hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. The power of the ring corrupts the simple life of Bilbo, so Bilbo’s wizard friend, Gandalf, stops him, and let Bilbo’s heir, Frodo Baggins, to go on a quest,
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After Bilbo uses the ring to make himself invisible and leaves his birthday party, he takes Gandalf’s advice and leaves the ring when he goes. Right after he leaves, his heir Frodo comes and meets Gandalf. When Frodo comes, he sees the ring and asks Gandalf about the story of the ring. After he realizes how powerful the ring is; he acts, “Frodo sat silent and motionless. Fear seemed to stretch out a vast hand, like a dark cloud rising in the East and looming up to engulf him. ‘This ring!’ he stammered. ‘How come on earth did it come to me?’”(67). Frodo’s fear grows ceaselessly and he is surprised that how the world of the Middle Earth is depending on him. Because of his curiosity, Frodo asks Gandalf to tell him more about the story of the ring and how he can save the Middle Earth and destroy the ring. Frodo expresses that, “‘I wish it need not have happened in my time,’ said Frodo. ‘So do I,’ Said Gandalf, ‘and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us’”(67). Frodo realizes that the situation is depending on how he decides to do, and he wishes that the Middle Earth will not be destroyed by the power of the ring; therefore, the only thing he can do is to defeat for the Middle Earth. Although he has fear …show more content…
When Frodo and his companions are on the quest, they see a road that looks really familiar, so Frodo is gazing it and says, “The Road goes ever on and on, Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with weary feet, Until it joins some larger way, Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say”(96). Although there are many chances that he could have just turn back and go back to his simple life, he stays still and never give up. During the quest, Frodo, Sam and Pippin are in danger of being discovered by a black rider, but with the help of the elves, they are safe. After defending the enemy together, the elves provide food and shelter for the hobbits. When Frodo meet one of the elves, Gildor, Frodo asks him about the world outside the Shire and gets advice on avoiding the black riders. At last, Frodo asks Gildor if he has seen Bilbo since Bilbo left, which is the question that is closest to his heart and the only question that is for himself, so Gildor realizes and is analysing, “‘But I already know a little, and I can read more in your face and in the thought behind your questions. You are leaving the Shire, and yet you doubt that you will find what you seek, or accomplish what you intend, or that you will ever return. Is not that so?’ ‘It is,’said Frodo”(109). Although Gildor

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