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40 Little-Known Facts About Aragorn from Lord of the Rings

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Aragorn is the Film’s Conventional Hero

Aragorn Kicks Helmet Lord of the Rings

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Aragorn is not the main character of Lord of the Rings, but he is the story’s conventional hero. He’s the one who reluctantly fights for what’s right, and has all of the usual skills and handsomeness that go with that role.

J.R.R. Tolkien made a somewhat radical decision when he chose to make Aragorn a supporting player in Frodo’s story. Frodo is the one who suffers the most and sacrifices everything. It’s the hobbits who are the story’s real heroes. Aragorn is not unheroic, but he exists to help them. There’s a reason he says “for Frodo” before charging into battle.

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