The Return of the King

The Return of the King

by

J. R. R. Tolkien

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The Mayor of Hobbiton Character Analysis

The Mayor’s loyalty to Hobbiton was the driving force in his decision to visit Bag End and share the hobbits’ grievances with the Chief, which led to his imprisonment. He has been in prison for months before Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin return to the Shire. Upon his release, he makes Frodo his deputy in order to take some time off to recover. Diplomacy and battle strategy aren’t familiar tasks for the Mayor, whose main activities in times of peace are to officiate ceremonies and appear at feasts.
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The Mayor of Hobbiton Character Timeline in The Return of the King

The timeline below shows where the character The Mayor of Hobbiton appears in The Return of the King. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 6, Chapter 8
Loyalty, Love, and Sacrifice Theme Icon
War, Greed, and Nature Theme Icon
...the ruffians arrived and started to cut down trees and build whatever they liked. The mayor tried to get to Bag End to complain, but he was taken and locked up... (full context)
Book 6, Chapter 9
Loyalty, Love, and Sacrifice Theme Icon
War, Greed, and Nature Theme Icon
...death that she refuses to return to Bag-End, giving the home back to Frodo. The mayor, who was also locked up, appoints Frodo as his deputy while he recovers from his... (full context)