Frodo Baggins was
adopted by Bilbo (who is a distant relative) when he had been orphaned.
When Bilbo leaves he gives everything to Frodo, even The One Ring. Throughout his years with Bilbo Frodo grew up with stories of the
outside world, of elves, dwarves and dragons. When the time came for
Frodo to take the ring from the Shire his good friend Sam insisted on
coming along and on the way he is joined by Merry and Pippin. Frodo
leaves his life in the hands of the Ranger Strider and then in the Lady
Arwen to get him to Rivendell. At the Council of Elrond, Frodo takes it
upon himself to bare the ring to Mordor where it will be destroyed. "I
will take the ring, but I do not know the way." Frodo is played
by Elijah Wood a veteran of the silver screen at such a young age, "This
is the first time I've played a 50 year old!"
In the Two Towers Frodo shows several sides to his character as
he is compassionate towards Gollum, angry towards Sam at times, the ring is
starting to make him attack those that may threaten him and he seems almost
intoxicated half of the time (by the ring of course). Though he is quick
thinking in using the Elven cloak to hide Sam and himself from the Easterlings.
Though we all know Sam is right in not trusting Gollum but Frodo just seems to
dally around as in his heart he really doesn't want to destroy the ring.
some say that he is the most important character, blah blah blah but honestly he
least favourite character and I am not be ashamed to say it. Heck I even like
Denethor better than Frodo and I will say for the record that it isn’t
Elijah’s fault or anything it is the character, to put it simply he is weak.
That does sound a little strange I know, but I think of it this way yes he does
resist the Ring and all and I doubt ANY of the other characters could have done
that but when it comes to common sense – he has none – none at all. Yes lets
follow the gangal creature who wants the Ring to himself, yes leave your best
friend behind, yes, get to the firey depths of Mount Doom and claim the Ring for
yourself – Hello anyone home? Rant over, sorry had to say it – it has been
bugging me for some time but despite my huge rant, he’s not THAT bad.
starts the journey in Ithilien with Sam and Gollum as they make their way to
Minas Morgul and up the steps into the tunnel of Cirith Ungol where the great
spider Shelob lies. He becomes trapped inside and draws the light from Galadriel and has to cut his way
out with Sting. But little does he realise that Gollum wanted him to be eaten
and is attacked, “I have to destroy it Smeagol, for both of us.” But
Gollum will hear none of it and Frodo is forced to throw him over the cliff’s
edge, exhausted Frodo falls and is helped up by Galadriel only to be stung by
Shelob. Sam comes to his rescue and drives off the spider and thinks that Frodo
is dead, but he has only been poisoned and is taken to the tower and stripped.
Gorbag the orc takes Frodo’s Mithril shirt and is only stopped from torturing
Frodo by the ever-brave Sam.
as Orcs, Sam and Frodo make their way across the plains of Mordor and up into
Mount Doom, “I can’t remember the Shire Sam.” When they reach the
top Frodo is delirious, he sees Sauron with his waking eyes, things seem to be
in front of him when they are not and when he reaches the point where he must
throw the Ring in, “Just drop it,” Sam screams, “No, It’s
mine” replies Frodo and puts the Ring on and it is only the greed of
Gollum that gets it off him – his finger and all. He crash tackles Gollum and
both Gollum and the Ring fall into the fire, Frodo hanging onto the edge of the
ledge. They manage to run out of the volcano and sit on a rock waiting for their
death when they are rescued by the great Eagles and Gandalf.
bows to all of the hobbits at his own coronation and they return to the shire
where nothing is overly different. Though Frodo knows that he can’t go back to
the way it was before and writes his tale in the Red Book. He travels with Bilbo
and Gandalf to the Grey Havens and boards a ship into the West much to the
sadness of the others.
Bilbo - The star of The
Hobbit who discovered the ring in the Misty Mountains taking it from
the creature Gollum is now an older hobbit and is giving his eleventy-first
birthday party in which he invites most of the Shire to attend and gives
out the most interesting of presents. "I like less than half of
you half as well as you deserve".. Bilbo loves to tell stories
and go on adventures, which is what he does in The Hobbit (or his story:
There and Back Again) when he joins the wizard Gandalf and a
bunch of dwarves to claim the treasure back from the dragon in the Misty
Mountains. In The Fellowship of the Ring, Bilbo uses the ring to leave
the Shire behind and live with the elves, leaving everything, including
the ring to his "nephew" Frodo, but he finds that the ring is
very hard to give up (which makes a very interesting shock scene in the
movie : P) Bilbo Baggins is played by Sir Ian Holm a veterans of the stage
and screen and found that he had problems with his prosthetic feet: "I
kept tripping over them and nearly falling on my face."
makes another appearance at the end of the Return of the King where he travels
to the Grey Havens o make his way across the sea with the other Ringbearers. He
is incredibly old and a little forgetful but having out lived the Old Took,
takes the record books, “I think I’m ready for another adventure”
he remarks before getting on the ship.“Frodo, do you
think I could see that old ring of mine?" “I’m afraid I
lost it." “Pity.”
Any of the thumbnails
from Black Riders
|| A Hobbit