This essay is a character analysis of Frodo Baggins from the novel, "The Lord Of The Rings:The Fellowship Of The Ring," by J.R.R Tolkien.

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The Fellowship of the Ring, an exciting and passionate novel written by J.R.R. Tolkien, captures the heroic conscience that lives within us all. In this remarkable novel, Tolkien displays how greed and envy have the power to destroy important promises made by partners, but how friendship and courage can fight them. This story displays a rare example of how one person can make a difference in the world. As one once said, "The world cannot be changed by a single person," however through the challenging series of adventures encountered by Frodo Baggins, the main character in this story, Tolkien convincingly contrasts this myth. To explore the aspect of the power of a single individual, Tolkien displays the brave soul a single individual can posses.

Frodo, a young hobbit of exceptional character, is the ring-bearer of the fellowship. The ring Frodo carries belonged to the Lord of the Rings, Sauron, a dark lord who, long ago, lost the one ring that held much of his power; a precious ring which has the power to enslave Middle Earth.

This ring possessed so much power that not a single soul wanted to take on the responsibility of destroying it. Victimised by unmistakable evil and frightening dark forces, the loving and heroic hobbit succeeds at overcoming such opposition. The fear of being oppressed motivated this simple yet courageous hobbit to help regain safety in Middle Earth and he risked his life for others thus proclaiming him a hero. I admired the way Tolkien displayed the main character as someone who had been doubted the entire time, and in the end came out victorious. In my point of view, this displays a true hero, defying all odds against them and in the end showing the true courage of a winner. Frodo Baggins had...