Character Analysis Of Frodo Baggins

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When I first came to the character of Frodo Baggins, the first thing that came upon my mind was that he would have the determination to resist the temptations of evil and portray great characteristics but instead he was presented as becoming more attached to the ring than his allies that try to help him succeed in his quest. Frodo is described as a curious little hobbit wanting to discover the outside and have the knowledge to what comes upon him. Frodo’s goodness, wisdom, and generally peculiar character might make him seem one dimensional if he were not frequently doubtful and being faced with obstacles that he feels unable to conquer. Over the course of the novel The Lord of the Rings, Frodo seems to be more than just strong psychologically than the other hobbits, but his sense of sadness surrounds him throughout the impact of mind control by Sauron and the fact that his act of generosity with others brings him a lot of good…show more content…
Frodo clearly shows compassion to Gollum by knowing that he was once a young hobbit. Frodo knew that if he would have listened to Sam and let him kill Gollum, then they would not have the guide to get to the top of Mount Doom to destroy the ring. Furthermore, it was a very reasonable idea for Frodo to have the compassion for his little guide because he knows what it feels like being controlled and obsessed with the Ring even though he does not know it throughout the novel. The Lord of the Rings states its point in the following quote, “Even Gollum was not wholly ruined. He had proved tougher than even one of the Wise would have guessed – as a Hobbit might. There was a little corner of his mind that was still his own, and light came through it, as through a chink in the dark: light out of the past, it was actually pleasant, I think, to hear a kindly voice again, bringing up such memories of wind, and trees, and sun on the grass, and such forgotten things.”

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