Lord of the Rings Character Anaylisis Essay

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In the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings the main character is a Hobbit named Frodo Baggins. Frodo is the cousin of Bilbo Baggins, the hero from The Hobbit, a precursor to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, who gives him the One Ring of Power when he is no longer able to keep it safe. This is where Frodo’s journey begins. The book follows Frodo on his quest, showing him overcoming obstacles due to his strong will, kind spirit, and the help of his friends, to the Land of Mordor so the Ring can be destroyed and peace from and ancient evil can finally be achieved. Frodo’s personality is what allows him to effectively resist the temptation of the Ring. He is polite, brave, thoughtful, wise, selfless, courageous, and observant. Unlike most Hobbits, who are content to live a homely life in the Shire, he is interested in the world outside of the Shire; this may be because of the stories told to him by Bilbo. Frodo can be seen as a very one dimensional character because lacks many flaws that are seen in heroes such as anger or hatred. His only major flaw is that he sometimes loses faith in himself, due to the magnitude of the tasks he has to undergo, and that he has to be constantly on alert for evil. He even has to watch his back around his friends “The characters who don’t have it in their possession want it. If they don’t have the Ring, they try to get it or keep it from those who want it”(vol. 3; 1; ch 1) who are being tempted by the Ring as well. This forces him to be able to think on his feet and continually outsmart both the opposition and be wary of the people he trusts. Frodo is the somewhat opposite of a hero in the traditional sense, in that he isn't big, strong, and sword wielding, but agile and cunning who choses to be outsmart the opposition and only use violence if absolutely necessary. Instead of having some kind of super power or being a

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