I thought it may be fun to do a post on the characters of LOTR, but the books vs. the movies.
Sit back, grab a cup of tea (or any other hot beverage), and enjoy LOTR Characters – The Books vs. The Movies – Frodo Baggins.
The Books —
Frodo begins as an innocent Hobbit who enjoys his books, being with Bilbo and his friends, and as any other Hobbit does, eating. He begins to notice changes in Bilbo, and knows that Bilbo will be leaving soon for a permanent vacation. Gandalf then goes on to explain to Frodo after Bilbo’s departure about The One Ring—but not much. He just tells him to keep the ring hidden while he—Gandalf—is gone for some time. Frodo is then left by Gandalf for many a year.
Gandalf then reappears a few more times over a few years, and in those short meetings, Frodo and Gandalf create a plan for Frodo to leave the Shire and head North toward Rivendel.
Frodo waits for Gandalf until the last minute, then leaves without him.
The Movie —
Frodo is practically just a happy-go-lucky guy until Biblo’s 111th birthday, where the latter disappears, and Frodo then has to take on the burden of the One Ring and travel to Rivendel, what seems to be directly after Biblo’s departure.
Throughout the movie, Frodo appears to be a bit weak… he does not come off as the strong willed Hobbit that he is in the books. He seams a little more gullible.
Thank you all for reading this post… I hope to do more in the future!!!
Please tell me what you think in the comments below! And please remember that this is only my opinion.
My question for You: What is your opinion of Frodo—in the books or movies?