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Frodo Baggins—A Reluctant Hero

Lecture no. 1 from the course: Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature

Frodo Baggins—A Reluctant Hero

Taught by Professor Thomas A. Shippey | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

What makes certain characters successful? Begin your study with a look at Frodo Baggins, the hobbit-hero from The Lord of the Rings trilogy. In considering what makes him a hero—and how he runs counter to our notions of the traditional hero—you’ll see how changing cultural values connect to heroism.

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