Fellowship Of The Ring Essay

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In this essay i intend to prove that Frodo Baggins, with the help of Gandalf the Grey, was more then a mere hobbit, but took on a great challenge and met with much anticipation, that not only his physical challenges but also mental and emotional would triumph over all, to change all those who saw him as little and irrelevant, and to show how he has grown from start to end of the Fellowship of the Ring, and how Gandalf took that risk to help Frodo through his journey, as well how this all fits into the real world, what was Tolkeins message to those who read his books.As a sign of self doubt and unwillingness, Frodo has no real choice but to keep the ring for now, "but i hope that you may find some other better keeper soon"(61) Shows that he really does not want the ring, in hope that someone better suited will come and take the ring from him soon, he is very eager to dispose of or transfer this ring elsewhere. At the same time, "I should like to save the Shire if I could"(61) he doesn't want anything to happen to anyone, and so he leaves knowing he doesn't have a choice, a very selfless act indeed taking everything without thinking of the consequences, but then this was not chosen, it was a forced conception. At this point Frodo is much more aware of his surroundings almost sensative to the air, like all of his senses awoke, but at the same time it makes him weak and fragile, as they start their journey he had a feeling to leave from the sight of the road, and then the black rider showed up, if it were not for his insticts, they might have not gone any further. But his weakness was very obvious when his temptation for the ring grew strong, thankfully he didn't have time to put it on before the black rider left. "Ho Bombadil..."(138) as Frodo calls for help when they get caught up in the Barrow-downs, well shows that he's not perfect, nor does he have an ego about trying to be the big shot, he's very much a group person. Outside of the Shire, the power of the ring increases as the black riders emerge and draw closer to the group, and Frodo is still vulnerable, weary and unaware of the dangers of the ring, otherwise he would have never put it on, but once he does, his weak mind is the least of his worries, by this point in the book, you see that Frodo's mind is very much under the control of the ring, weak and frail, at this point in the journey he has changed but not all for the best. In book two we see Frodo comming out of his shell more, surviving all thats been thrown at him, becomming stronger as the journey moves onward, menatally and physically, by his mind, body and soul. "but you have some strength in you, dear hobbit! As you showed in the Barrow"(213) Gandalf tells Frodo after the ordeal in the Weathertop, his mind & soul grew stronger by keeping the poison from his wound from clouding his mind, his body grew stronger by keeping awake as long as possible. Another more surprising but yet almost predicatable turn of events was at the...

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