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Re: Elijah Wood as Frodo

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  • Michael Martinez
    ... According to Tolkien, Hobbits ARE human, and there is nothing wrong with a 50-year-old hopping around. HOWEVER, technically, in the book, while Frodo was
    Message 1 of 8 , Feb 25, 2005
      --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, jack@g... wrote:

      > I disagree. Given their longer lives, it can argued that they also
      > had a delayed physical and social development process. Hobbits are
      > *not* human, so theur chronological cannot be assumed to reflect
      > their physical appearence.

      According to Tolkien, Hobbits ARE human, and there is nothing wrong
      with a 50-year-old hopping around.

      HOWEVER, technically, in the book, while Frodo was 50 when he set out
      from the Shire, the Ring had preserved his physical age and he still
      seemed like he was 33 (and the narrative mentions the unnatural
      aspect of his preservation).

      Pippin, the youngest of the four Hobbits to leave the Shire, was only
      29 (when he reached Minas Tirith -- or so he told Bergil). Merry and
      Sam were both younger than Frodo.

      Tolkien's hobbits lived to ripe old ages in their 90s and 100s, just
      like people today. He gave them a bit of an edge but not much of one.

      --
      Michael Martinez
      Author of Understanding Middle-earth, Parma Endorion, and Visualizing
      Middle-earth
      http://www.michael-martinez.com/
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