The Return of the King

The Return of the King


J. R. R. Tolkien

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Lobelia Sackville-Baggins Character Analysis

Lobelia is Lotho’s mother, who for a while is the Chief of the Shire. Lobelia finds herself imprisoned by Lotho, but her love for him is still apparent upon her release from prison. When she learns he has died, she refuses to return to Bag End, the home they shared after Frodo’s departure. Upon her death, she leaves her money to Frodo with the request that he use it to support the hobbits who were treated poorly by Lotho and his ruffians—a display of surprising generosity.
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Lobelia Sackville-Baggins Character Timeline in The Return of the King

The timeline below shows where the character Lobelia Sackville-Baggins appears in The Return of the King. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 6, Chapter 9
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...the Shire, Frodo releases the prisoners from the distant prisons. One of the prisoners is Lobelia, Lotho’s mother, who is so sad to hear of Lotho’s death that she refuses to... (full context)