Where do the Hobbits come from

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silima
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Where do the Hobbits come from

Post#1 » Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:04 pm

In The Silmarillian you get an explanation for almost everything, but not for this. We know where the Elves, Men and Dwarves come from, but what about the Hobbits?
Or is it explained in another book?

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cloveress
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Post#2 » Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:20 pm

Check in the Appendix in ROTK.

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virumor
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Post#3 » Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:02 pm

It's mentioned in the prologue/introduction of LOTR, I believe.
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Post#4 » Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:03 pm

Yes the origin of the hobbits and their early history is covered in the first five pages to the Prologue at the beginning of FotR.
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silima
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Post#5 » Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:20 pm

Thanks!

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Post#6 » Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:37 am

I got the impression that Hobbits were one of the new things that were unlooked for in each age-- and unheralded by the music -- things Eru brought about without telling anyone else. Or am I way off base?

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virumor
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Post#7 » Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:41 am

I think it was mentioned in the introduction that they were related to the River people, who themselves were related to Men.
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silima
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Post#8 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:43 pm

I wonder why Peter Jackson decided to give the Hobbits pointy ears then.

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cloveress
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Post#9 » Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:19 am

I've often wondered that too. Especially in the scene at the Grey Havens. It is so obvious there that Frodo and Sam have pointy ears! It is also strange that there was no hobbit with a beard in the movies (or at least I don't recall any). It is almost as if PJ wanted to make hobbits like Elves, which is inaccurate, but still works. I mean, hobbits are so fair of heart that it's sortta nice to have them fair of face as well.

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Post#10 » Mon Oct 30, 2006 2:11 pm

I don't know if all PJ's Hobbits had pointy ears, but I guess Bilbo, Frodo and the other major ones could've pointy ears since they're Fallohides and hence adventurous..
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