Throughout its history, the One Ring comes to different people of many races. It tempts them all, preying on their individual and racial weaknesses and ambitions. Some fall to its lure, some fear even to touch it, but two small Hobbits carry the Ring all the way to the heart of Mordor. An interesting question arises; were Hobbits more resistant to the One Ring, and if so why?

While Frodo bear the Ring for a long period of time, the wisest of the Wise – Gandalf, will not even hear of being offered the Ring. It clearly tempts Galadriel sorely, and as for Men it leads Boromir to his ruin as surely as it led Isildur to his.

On the other hand, a Hobbit in the Vale of Anduin named Smeagol once fell to the power of the Ring almost instantly, while Men like Aragorn and Faramir hardly seem to aknowledge its existence.

Were Hobbits more resistant than other races to the Ring? How does the Ring affect different people during it’s existence? Why do some fall to it, and why do others resist the lure of power? Join us in #thehalloffire as we discuss these questions that lies at the heart of The Lord of the Rings.

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