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The Lord of the Rings: Peter Jackson totally skipped this Hobbit

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul7,2024

The Forodwaith, a glacial region imagined by J.R.R. Tolkien, is absent from Lord of the Rings, and it is far from being the only element of the novels with a twist. not having appeared in Peter Jackson's films. Indeed, the director had to made a selection when adapting the cult work of the British writer, and he also skipped a Hobbit. We tell you more below.

The Lord of the Rings: Peter Jackson totally skipped this Hobbit

Fredegar Bolger, the Forgotten

Whether you have read the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, or whether you are only a fan of the cinematic adaptations of Peter Jackson,the names of Frodo , Sam, Pippin, Merry or even Bilboare undoubtedly familiar to you. Entered into the Pantheon of pop culture, these Hobbits are inseparable from the fascinating universe of Lord of the Rings. Without these men, whose bravery is inversely proportional to their strength. size,Middle Earth would have experienced a disastrous fate! Unfortunately for one of them, his absence from the trilogy meant that he did not obtain the same recognition as his colleagues. The name of the unfortunate man ? Fredegar Bolger, a friend of Frodo. Nicknamed “The Fat”, he is a distant relative of of the Baggins family and one of our hero's closest friends. At the start of The Community of the Ring, he is one of 144 guests attending the event. Bilbo's 111th birthday party (yes, Hobbits live very old).

The Lord of the Rings: Peter Jackson totally skipped this Hobbit

His only appearance at The screen is a brief cameo in the extended version of the birthday party scene, but in J.R.R. Tolkien's work he has a much larger role important. He is one of the rare protagonists to knows of the existence of the One Ring, and he helps Frodo at the start of his quest. In the books, about a year before Bilbo's birthday party, Merry sees him using the magical artifact to become invisible in order to avoid the Sackville-Baggins. He talks about it to others. three trusted friends: Sam, Pippin and Fredegar. Later, when he sets out on his journey, Frodo claims that he is simply going to settle down there. Creux-le-Cricq, an isolated house located at the eastern edge of the Shire. There, he reveals to his friends the true purpose of his future departure, and they, who already know, offer to help him. When he, Sam, Merry and Pippin set off for Rivendell, Fredegar remains at Hollow-the-Cricket. He is supposed to make the curious believe that Frodo still lives there, and possibly inform Gandalf of the situation if he returns. He will even receive a visit from a Nazgûl inquisitor, whom he will escape by sounding the alarm in the Shire… Later, he leads a band of rebels against the Men of Sharcoux. He is nevertheless captured, and is thrown into a Prison Hole. He is only freed the day after the Battle of Lèzeau by Pippin, who is very weak and emaciated.

And you, did you know this character? Would you have liked to see him in the films?

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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