Heroic Characters in The Lord of the Rings Saga Essay

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Throughout literary history, heroes are usually described as being good looking and tall. People who are categorized as heroes need to have a distinguished courage and heroes are often rewarded for their courageous and noble acts. A hero needs to be liked by the inhabitants of his or her country because he or she committed a heroic act such saving a child who has fallen into a well. In many books, the character with all of the heroic qualities is often the main character. Although some characters from the Lord of the Rings saga perfectly fit this description like Aragorn and Boromir, most heroic characters in this novel are quite unlikely. Frodo and his friends are unusual creatures called Halfling, more popularly called Hobbits. Before …show more content…

After having smoked and enjoyed the beautiful scenery of the shire, they go back inside for a second breakfast. Their relaxed habits and loose physical shapes make them unlikely for an adventure of such stature. It is quite obvious that Hobbits are quiet, relaxed and clam people which makes the reader wonder “how?” and “why?” a Hobbit would participate in such journey. Well, for all of the things that Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin have been through, any reader can see that these Hobbits have good spirits, great courage and strength. Frodo was not like Bilbo he did not want to go on an adventure, he really wanted to stay home. But since Gandalf was one of Frodo’s good friends, Frodo decided to take the ring for Gandalf even though he knew of its perils. Throughout the novel, Frodo shows an immense sense of courage. For instance, when the kings of death, Nazgul, were following Frodo and his friends, Frodo knew that he was outnumbered and physically outmatched, but he still kept on going. Also, one of Frodo’s best friends—and also his gardener—was Samwise Gamgee. Samwise was a strange and funny Hobbit and the son of the old Gaffer. Since Sam was a gardener for Frodo he was often around the house. One day, Sam overheard a conversation between Gandalf and Frodo. They were talking about rings, kings and Dark Lords. Gandalf caught Samwise and made him Frodo’s companion. From here on out, Sam was

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