Topic: "The Good Book" (4)
Arrogance is omnipresent, and even the smallest and the weakest must recognize its' individual tendencies. Frodo cannot understand why anyone would ever be less than enthusiastic about a movie, a song, or a book that he happens to add to his favorites list. What's more, Frodo can grow cross with someone who does not pay proper homage to something he recommends. Frodo believes that such people are either (1) Republicans, (2) Dallas Cowboy fans, (3) Terrorists, (4) barristers, or any combination thereof. The fact that such a person may also own or possess a "blackberry," an "I-Pod," or a telephone that transmits photographs of approaching tornados means that Frodo is not as tolerant of others as he would like to think.
This diatribe is leading Frodo to the conclusion that he should actually consider a few resolutions for the New Year. Added in is Frodo's reaction to the picture of President-elect Obama on vacation in Hawaii, demonstrating some pretty solid "abs." Frodo had abs once, and he'd like to think that he isn't so far removed from that stage of physical presence that he couldn't re-discover their existence. This identifies another character flaw in the Hobbit, that which we call "wishful thinking." Biblical scholars might simply note that Frodo is an admitted sinner in this demonstration of coveting his neighbor's abs (how clever is the Hobbit, you ask?).
Absent the desire to introduce himself to equipment salvaged from Abu Ghraib and offered for sale on cable channels which seem to run all night and never offer programming, Frodo can be further identified as lacking in initiative. This may actually be demonstrated in his preference for warmer climes, and thereby explain his increasing tendency to wander neither as far nor as fast as in his younger days. He gets concerned when he finds himself involved in something that is merely transitionsal, with no true end in sight. Mowing the lawn, raking leaves, washing the motorcar, are all tasks which seem only to breed rather than to conclude. Frodo is very concerned about over-breeding.
In sum, Frodo can be arrogant, he can be contradictory, and he most certainly can be lazy. His true concern is that he is closer to George W. Bush than he ever imagined.
Frodo resolves to be better.