Frodo Baggins

The hobbit ring-bearer


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Frodo Baggins with a sword


Inventor: J. R. R. Tolkien (John Ronald Reuel Tolkien)
Full Name: Frodo Baggins
Date of birth: September 22, T.A. 2968
Parents: Drogo Baggins and Primula Brandybuck
Skills/abilities: The power to resist the rings magic
Type of hero: Fictional, fantasy
Goal: To destroy the ring in the fire of Mordor



Early life:


Frodo lost both his parent by the age of eleven. At the time he turned twenty-one, his uncle Bilbo Baggins, adopted him and they lived together at Bag End until Frodo’s 111st (eleventy-first) birthday, were Bilbo left The Shire (a region of Middle-Earth). Frodo inherited¹ Bag End and Bilbo’s Magic Ring. Gandalf knew about the ring and the power it possessed, so he warned Frodo to avoid using it and to keep it secret, which Frodo did for seventeen years. Then Gandalf returned to tell him that the ring was the “One Ring” of the dark lord Sauron who only needed this to become powerful again and create a never-ending rule of darkness over Middle-Earth.

Journey


Frodo left the Shire and decided to take the ring to Rivendell with his gardener Samwise Gamgee and his cousins Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took, because he knew that as long as he lived there with the ring the Shire was in danger.

The Council of Elrond, the secret council by Elrond in Rivendell decided that they had to destroy the Ring by casting it into Mount Doom in Mordor, which was the realm² of Sauron.
Frodo knew that he was destined for this task, so he stepped forward to be the Ring-bearer. With protection and assistance from The Fellowship, Frodo has to bear the One Ring to the land of Mordor.
Frodo and the Fellowship left Rivendell and travelled through Moria led by Gandalf. Gandalf fell into the shadow there, while battling a Balrog, but the company had to move on.
At Amon Hen the followship was broken, because Boromir had fallen to the lure of the ring, and tried to take it from Frodo. Frodo decided to go to Mordor alone with Sam. The creature Gollum who had sought³ after the Ring he had possessed for centuries follows them and tries to take the ring from Frodo, but eventually Frodo “tamed” him, and Gollum became the hobbit’s guide to Mordor. After a while Gollum betrayed them by leading them to
Cirith Ungol, where his intensions was to feed him to the giant spider Shelob and retake the ring, but Sam rescued him, and together they continued to Mount Doom, trailed by Gollum. At that time, the ring’s influence on Frodo had grown and weakened him. When they finally had reached the mountain, Frodo buckled under the ring’s power and claimed it for his own. Everything seemed lost until Gollum attacked, bit of his finger and recaptured the ring, but he lost his balance and fell into the Crack of Doom with the ring. The ring was destroyed and Sauron’s power was lost and realm ended. Frodo never completely recovered from the physical, emotional and psychological injury he suffered during the War of the Ring. Two years after the Ring is destroyed, Frodo went to a special to Valinor — where he might find peace.

The Ring


Every time Frodo drops the ring and it falls onto his finger he becomes invisible, and the ring gives him a false feeling of being safe. It’s a good feeling for Frodo because it makes his fear less noticeable, but the problem is that it becomes the power that controls him. Every time he faces with his emotions, and for each time he uses the ring to escape and be invisible, the ring gets more control over Frodo’s inner being. He is influenced by the ring, there is a depth of desire within him, which confuses and angers him.

Frodo is the ring-bearer to date, who gives least into the rings power, which is what makes him so special; His inner and most sincere innocence and goodness.


¹ Arve, Overtage
² Rige, område
³ Efterspurgt, ledt efter


Ending scene of Lord of the Rings - Return of the King. Featuring Frodo, Sam, Gandalf and Bilbo.