Frodo Baggins Original and Limited Edition Art
Frodo Baggins, son of Drogo Baggins and Primula Brandybuck, is the central protagonist in JRR Tolkien's epic trilogy, The Lord of the Rings. Frodo is a hobbit of the Shire who was ultimately chosen to destroy the One Ring of Power of the Dark Lord, Sauron. Frodo is portrayed by Elijah Wood in Peter Jackson's motion picture The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Born and raised in the Shire, Frodo was orphaned at a young age when his parents both suddenly drowned a boating accident on the Brandywine River. Luckily, the young hobbit was taken in by his kind uncle, Bilbo Baggins of Bag End, who made Frodo his heir. Frodo would grow very close to Bilbo during his time at Bag End. At the beginning of the Fellowship of the Ring, on Frodo's 33rd birthday and Bilbo's 111th, Bilbo Baggins abruptly vanished from the Shire, leaving everything that he owned to Frodo, which included the One Ring. At the suggestion of the wizard, Gandalf the Grey, Frodo left the Shire to deliver the Ring to Rivendell. At Rivendell, it had been decided that the One Ring must be destroyed. The only possible way to accomplish such a task would be to cast the Ring into the fires of Mount Doom, deep within Sauron's kingdom of Mordor; a mission that was deemed suicidal. Nevertheless, Frodo courageously volunteers to accomplish the task. Accompanying him would be the Fellowship of the Ring which was composed of Frodo's hobbit friends, Sam, Merry and Pippen, the elf Legolas, the dwarf Gimli, the wizard Gandalf the Grey, and two men, the ranger Aragorn and Boromir of Gondor. The Fellowship ultimately breaks up, with only Frodo and Sam journeying to Mordor while the rest go to battle against the forces of evil, in what would be called the War of the Ring. As they travel towards Mordor, Frodo and Sam found themselves stalked by Gollum, an unwholesome creature that followed them in pursuit of the Ring. Frodo, taking pity on the creature, enlists its aid to venture into Mordor. After a great number of trials, the Ring is finally cast into the molten core of Mount Doom, thanks to Frodo (and Gollum). Many years later, with his great journey finally over and peace reigning over Middle Earth, Frodo passes over the sea to the West, never to be seen again. Throughout The Lord of the Rings, Frodo displays great courage and strength of will as well as compassion as he journeys to Mordor. Nevertheless, the Ring weighs heavily on the young hobbit, greatly weakening him and slowly corrupting him. During his journey, Frodo grows increasingly attached to the Ring, slowly losing his mind in his obsession of the artifact. However, when the Ring is destroyed, Frodo returns to his normal self, albeit a bit more melancholic from the trials that he had suffered.
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