A couple of nights ago we watched The Hobbitand I noticed something rather odd. Take a look at some of the clothes of the people of middle earth and tell me which on doesn’t fit.
If you said anything but Bilbo Baggins then…well I’m smarter then you. Don’t take it personally, I’m smarter then most people. It’s just a cross I have to bare.
So anyway, what makes Bilbo Baggins or any hobbit for that matter so different from all the other species in middle Earth put together? Well I can answer that with one single word…Buttons!
The world of middle earth is in essence a miedevel one. That is except for Hobbits. While everyone else is wearing tunics and chain mail our fury toed friends are sporting waist coats and pocket handkerchiefs.
Or heck why stop at clothes? Stoves, indoor plumbing, clocks; from the looks of things hobbits are more advanced in everything.
Okay maybe not everything, they certainly don’t have advanced weaponry of any kind. But if we’re counting by that standard then we might as well call Orcs the most advanced species. Face it gunpowder tops swords and arrows any day of the week.
I’m not judging the other races, they have their merits as well. All I’m saying is when it comes to technology not relating to war IE killing each other, Hobbits are a head of the kerb.
So when you take this all into account there’s something rather annoying that pops up. All the races they come in contact with, in one way or the other are condescending to Hobbits.
Halfling, little one, even Galdrielle’s line
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future
… Frodo might have been small by pretentious elf standards but by his people’s he was a pretty average height.
For god sakes even Gimli calls the hobbits Halflings. Yeah because there’s such a noticeable difference in height between them.
Because Hobbits are peaceful by nature, people assume they’re weak and useless. Even the elves, who being apparently so wise, should know better.
But think about it; in most fiction when a civilisation is shown as incredibly advanced, they’re often show as non violent. Even going far as to abhor it. So who’s really the wisest race in middle earth? The gentle and peaceful hobbits, or the hunting for sport elves.