Frodo Baggins, By William Tolkien Essay examples

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Frodo Baggins, a hobbit who lives in the Shire, acquires a Ring from Bilbo Baggins. This Ring is the “One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them in the Land of Mordor where the Shadow lies” (Tolkien The Fellowship of the Ring). Bilbo did not know that the Ring he had brought back from his journey was the Ring of Sauron, a dark lord who wishes to enslave all of the Middle-earth. Gandalf the Grey, a wizard, suspected that the Ring was indeed Sauron’s and advised Frodo to leave the Shire as it would not be safe there with Sauron out searching for it fiercely. Frodo is the “bearer” of this Ring; it is his job to go to the place where the Ring was created, only so he can destroy it. Frodo is never alone in his journey. While Frodo is displayed as the central character in J.R.R. Tolkien series, there are many characters that go along with Frodo on his journey that are important to the story. One of these significant figures is Sam Gamgee. Sam was there from the beginning and stuck with Frodo until the end. Without the support of Sam Gamgee, Frodo would have failed his mission to destroy the Ring.
As punishment for eavesdropping on Frodo’s and Gandalf’s conversation, Gandalf ordered Sam to accompany Frodo on his journey. This did not frighten Sam. Frodo and Sam were not like ordinary hobbits. They both dreamed of life outside the Shire. Bilbo Baggins had a large influence over them. Bilbo would always tell stories…

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