INTERVIEW APPLICATION FORM
|Position Applied for: Most Renowned Hobbit
Name: Frodo Baggins
I, Frodo Baggins, possess many traits and characteristics that only few other Hobbits acquire. Before I begin, I would like to mention a few things about my previous life and journey. As both my parents died from an accident, I was adopted by my uncle Bilbo Baggins. My uncle was the ring carrier before me, unfortunately, before long, it was found that the ring had taken over his mind. The ring was then seized from him by Gandalf the Wizard and given to me. Regarding all the harm that the ring has done, I was sent out to Mount Doom in Mordor on a quest to destroy the ring. This heroic action of mine saved not only the Shire Folks (also referred to as the Hobbits) but also the innocent Elves, Dwarfs, Giants and many more. I acknowledge the fact that many Elves, Dwarves, and Hobbits accompanied me during the way, but I contributed to the success. Therefore, I am a courageous, adventurous, determined and selfless Hobbit.
Although it has been said that I am benevolent and bold, nobody is perfect. And I, of course, have flaws in my personality as well. Truthfully speaking, I could not have accomplished anything without the support of my fellow teammates. I am a very dependent Hobbit and I feel that it is mandatory for folks to assist me in situations like this. I understand that this company would like to offer the position to someone that is more experienced and fully prepared for this duty. However, I would like to state that this position is one that I am qualified to be in. If the company chooses to hire me for “Most Renowned Hobbit” I am certain that I will overcome these challenges and bring myself up onto a higher level.
If you were asked to name the most heroic figure, who would it be? Mine would most definitely be Frodo Baggins. The Fellowship of the Ring is the name of his journey and J.R.R. Tolkien is the author. During the quest, he showed many traits and characteristics that many of us crave for. Speaking truthfully, if we were talking about the absolute perfect character in The Fellowship of the Ring, I would suggest it be Sam Gamgee. However, the flaws in Frodo are exactly what makes his unique and distinct from the other characters.
“‘I should like to save the Shire, if I could – though there have been times when I thought the inhabitants too stupid and dull for words……'” (Tolkien, p61). Frodo may be adventurous, yet, he isn’t confident enough for the quest. Yes, he saved the Shire, but if Gandalf had chosen not to push him to do it, he would have preferred to stay as a happy and affectionate folk. What if he chose not to complete the quest? Imagine a world under control of the ring, what a twisted world that would be.
Whoever bears the ring would possess unlimited power. The ring is like a mirror, luring you into the deepest and darkest corners of your heart. Frodo is a very determined Hobbit, he claims that his soul may never be shaken or moved by any factor. “‘I suppose I must keep the ring and guard it, at least for the present, whatever it may do to me.'” (p60). He thought he could guard it, take control of it. Yet, like Smeagol, he fell for it. However, he should not be responsible for this situation. After all, everyone is selfish and wants the best for themselves. Who wouldn’t want to possess enough power to dominate the world?
We all know toddlers have to be taken care of, let us take my friend’s little brother as an example. He still can’t differentiate right from wrong and is still extremely curious about the world. From folding a piece of paper to hammering a nail to a shed, he wants to take part in everything. In this context, Mr. Frodo is similar to a baby, both curious and dependent at the same time. “‘But we needed you. I did not know what to do without you.'” (p214). As he has stated himself, he felt helpless without the help of Gandalf. On the other hand, this is exactly the personality needed for what had to be achieved. If he was able to do everything by himself, even the title of the book would have no meaning at all.
All in all, completing the quest showed the world the beauty of being flawed. Like Frodo, every single one of us is flawed and will never be perfect. Even so, the book The Fellowship of the Ring is here to remind you that you can achieve great things just by being you. Frodo is a great role model for anyone looking to achieve great things.