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The ring has a consciousness of its own. The ring knew that Frodo was going to take it to be destroyed, whereas the one ring abandoned Gollum as it knew that Gollum would never return it to Sauron. The ring used Bilbo as a carrier or a vector.

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There are several different theories in this regard, such as (1) that Sauron's pull on the Ring was stronger while Frodo was in possession, (2) that Frodo's intent to destroy the Ring created a greater antagonism with the Ring, (3) that Frodo's proximity to Mordor and Sauron's forces made the Ring more intent to control Frodo to take the Ring to nearby enemies.

There is also the external-to-the-books view that when Tolkien wrote "The Hobbit", he had not actually conceived of Bilbo's Ring as the "Ring of Sauron" and the mythos of the "Ring of Sauron" only developed when Tolkien was writing "Lord of the Rings".

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Why does Bilbo not tell his friends about the magic ring?

He was so pleased by their praise at the way that he so cleverly snuck into the camp without being seen, that he decided to keep the Ring out of it for a while.


Who is a character from Lord of the Rings?

The first and primary protagonist in the Lord of the Rings is Frodo Baggins, close relative to Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit. However, in Book 2, Tolkien splits the story into three storylines. Frodo continues as a protagonist; however, now Aragorn, Merry and Pippin are also protagonists, the story following all of their perspectives as the world of Middle-earth readies for war.


What is the conflict of The Lord of the Rings the Fellowship of the Ring?

The main conflict can be seen as the struggle to get the Ring destroyed and to keep Sauron from getting it. The first volume, Fellowship of the Ring, is mostly an account of a journey, and the conflict is with obstacles between the protagonists and the destination. These obstacles include, but are not limited to: -Black Riders -An evil forest -Evil tomb spirits -More Black Riders -Bitterly cold and snowy weather -Wolves -A monster in a lake -Lots of orcs -A Balrog, a being of fire and shadow -Lots more orcs It should also be noted that there is also a less physical and more internal conflict: the struggle to resist the power of the Ring. The ring wants to get back to Sauron, and tries to poison the minds of those near it, so the protagonists must be constantly resisting its lure.


Why does Frodo buy a house in Crickhollow?

So that he could give a straight answer to his neighbors and friends when they asked him why and where he was going. It created less suspicion amongst the gossipers of Hobbiton. That way, Frodo could just set out on his journey from there, away from all the peering eyes, and creep away quietly, without causing a big scene. Merry Brandybuck helped him pick out the house.


Why does Thorin give Bilbo a coat of Mithril?

Because during the unexpected party, Thorin promised Bilbo 1/14th payment of the treasure in return for Bilbo's services as a 'thief'. Though Bilbo did not do much in the way of being a thief, he did save the dwarves from Thranduil, as well as help them gain entrance into the mountain. They also wanted him on the journey because it would have been unlucky to take on their journey with 13 members. At the end of their adventures, Bilbo had obviously earned his 1/14th share, so Thorin fulfilled his promise and sent Bilbo home with a chest of treasure (though it is hinted later on in LotR that Bilbo ended up receiving more).

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Why does thorin give Bilbo the ring?

It's attractive. The ring is perfectly crafted gold, but not only the physical characteristics were appealing, the ring is magic! It wanted Gollum to be the ring-bearer, and that he would submit to its every evil desire.


Why did Frodo pity Gollum?

Frodo realized how the Ring of Sauron was destroying him and his nature with less than a year of serious exposure and could empathize with a creature like Gollum who was once a Hobbit but had 500 years over which the Ring of Sauron destroyed him. Frodo's understanding of Gollum's pain derived from the Ring of Sauron is what leads to this pity.


Why does Bilbo not tell his friends about the magic ring?

He was so pleased by their praise at the way that he so cleverly snuck into the camp without being seen, that he decided to keep the Ring out of it for a while.


Why does Bilbo not attack Gollum in The Hobbit?

That is one of the pivotal parts of the story. He felt sorry for the poor creature. By showing mercy, Bilbo started off his time with the ring in a benevolent mood, and was much less susceptible to the evil intentions of the ring.


Who is a character from Lord of the Rings?

The first and primary protagonist in the Lord of the Rings is Frodo Baggins, close relative to Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit. However, in Book 2, Tolkien splits the story into three storylines. Frodo continues as a protagonist; however, now Aragorn, Merry and Pippin are also protagonists, the story following all of their perspectives as the world of Middle-earth readies for war.


What is the conflict of The Lord of the Rings the Fellowship of the Ring?

The main conflict can be seen as the struggle to get the Ring destroyed and to keep Sauron from getting it. The first volume, Fellowship of the Ring, is mostly an account of a journey, and the conflict is with obstacles between the protagonists and the destination. These obstacles include, but are not limited to: -Black Riders -An evil forest -Evil tomb spirits -More Black Riders -Bitterly cold and snowy weather -Wolves -A monster in a lake -Lots of orcs -A Balrog, a being of fire and shadow -Lots more orcs It should also be noted that there is also a less physical and more internal conflict: the struggle to resist the power of the Ring. The ring wants to get back to Sauron, and tries to poison the minds of those near it, so the protagonists must be constantly resisting its lure.


Who is Bilbo's dad?

Bungo Baggins


Who in the Lord of the Rings carries the ring?

This simple seeming question is actually quite complicated, as several things happen. Some are:He becomes invisible (to most people).The ring gains a bit more control over him.He enters the realm of the wraiths, making himself visible to the Nazgul and Sauron.


How old was Frodo when he left the Shire on the journey?

He had just turned 50 years old the day before. He was born September 22nd 1368 SR and left the Shire with the Ring on September 23rd 1418 SR. (SR as in Shire Reckoning.) A 50 years old hobbit would be like about 30 years old human in looks and mental aging. However, possessing The One Ring had stopped Frodo's physical aging and so he still looked like a 33 years old hobbit (as in around 20 years old human - in both cases like someone just out of his tweens) in which age he was when Bilbo left the Ring for him. The Quest lasted for less than a year and after it Fodo remained in Middle-Earth for some 3 years, so when he left the Shire to the Gray Havens, he was around 54 years old but still looked very young though the Ring existed no more. The age just hadn't caught up with him yet.


Why was Bilbo's second term as governor less successful that his first term?

He was not very successful because the legislature largely ignored him.


What plan do the Captains of the West and Gandalf agree upon?

They agree to take a force into Mordor to challenge Sauron. The intent was to give Frodo more time and less scrutiny.


Why is Bilbo Baggins more content and less respectable at the end of 'The Hobbit'?

Bilbo is more content because he has seen a lot of the world now and his wanderlust has been fulfilled. He appreciates the good things in life more. He is less respectable because running off for a year without a word to anyone to have an adventure is something a "respectable" hobbit doesn't do.