Frodo’s Burden

“I will take the ring to Mordor.  But I do not know the way.”

Frodo accepts the risk of the act that he knows he must perform.  He sees the fighting that the ring causes and despite wanting to go home to the Shire he understands that someone needs to take up the task of returning it to Mordor.  Without his act Middle Earth would be conquered by Sauron as the in-fighting over the ring continued without resolution.

Frodo also understands the need for assistance; the need for friends on his journey.  He asks for help and receives it.  Joining him on the quest are the wisdom of Gandalf, the might of Boromir, the sword of Aragorn, the bow of Legolas, the axe of Gimli, the spirit of home in Pippin and Merry, and the friendship of Samwise Gamgee.

What risks are you willing to take for the greater good?  What journey can you take?  Who will you take with you, and why?


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2 Responses to Frodo’s Burden

  1. Whitney Johnson May 26, 2008 at 5:37 pm #

    Such a great, great story! Glad you are drilling down on this story.

  2. Matt Langdon May 26, 2008 at 5:44 pm #

    Thanks Whitney. I’m going to write on Aragorn next. He really exhibits the characteristics of a hero throughout the entire story.