What characters from the Lord of the Rings film trilogy could or should appear in the The Hobbit? Let’s run down the list…
Bilbo Baggins is the title character of 1937’s The Hobbit, Tolkien’s first published novel that takes place in Middle Earth. The story is told from Bilbo’s perspective; in fact, although this is not indicated in the novel itself, it was Tolkien’s intention that Bilbo himself was the author of The Hobbit and the story’s narrator, with Tolkien himself only acting as the “translator” of an ancient document.
As for whom Gandalf would advise you to vote, he would be torn between McCain’s strong military stance against Mordor, and Obama’s pledge to reverse the worst excesses of Denethor’s disastrous reign. Chances are he’d back Ron Paul, as Gandalf would be quite keen to see a hobbit in the White House.
Okay, so this isn’t new to 90% of the Tolkien fan community. But if there is some n00b out there, a young person who just discovered Tolkien, who hasn’t seen this — well, then I want to be the one to introduce it. Won’t somebody think of the children?
Tolkien Enterprises, the folks who own the worldwide exclusive film, stage and merchandising rights to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, which The Professor sold off in 1968 for the bargain bin price of £10,000, are cracking down on cybersquatters holding onto domain names featurng the word “hobbit.”
Bilbo is a good-hearted man, and the honesty of Bilbo is in direct contrast to the greed of Smaug, which looms large in the entire narrative, but also in the newly acquired greed and pride of Thorin, who becomes intoxicated with power and gold.
Sauron, driven from Mirkwood, escapes to Mordor. Gollum leaves the mountains to search for his Precious. Barad-dûr is rebuilt. Aragorn meets Arwen. Balin goes to Moria. Saruman tries the palantir, and goes bad. Some people are born, some die. That’s it. Not much of a story.