mindset: granted the weight of frodo's task, his mind is pretty heavy. his thoughts on the tranquility are fairly bleak, and the few bright spots he makes by his time with friends from middle-earth are barely tiding him over. the first thing someone might feel in sharing a link with him is complete and utter exhaustion/pain. with mairon (sauron) on the ship, the stakes and the graveness of his quest seem to weigh on him even more. hearing that he will succeed is one thing, staying stuck on a ship with no changes and the one ring still steadily destroying him, is another entirely. he doesn't have a lot of hope left. the only thing he really has that sustains him his, conscious or not, his stubbornness and determination.
The Good Things
( that are worth fighting for )
- Frodo is taken in by Bilbo's guardianship in his youth. His days are innocent, pouring over an Uncle who would become the person he would love most above all things.
- Time spent in Bag End, hearing aloud the tales of Bilbo Baggins' adventures. Learning elvish and reading over maps late into the night. Smoking pipeweed with his Uncle.
- Stealing mushrooms and other heinous crimes.
- The growth of Frodo's bond with the young Samwise Gamgee. Needlessly to say they are warm memories. Watching Sam traipse about as young lads will do, listening to his childish stories, growing very fond of him.
- The amusing time spent with Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took, his favorite cousins.
- Going out at night and wandering the borders of the Shire, happening upon elves.
- The 'Unexpected Party'.
- The Passing of the Elves with Sam.
- Days spent in Rivendell.
The Bad Things
( “And here he was, a little halfling from the Shire, a simple hobbit of the quiet countryside, expected to find a way where the great ones could not go, or dared not go. It was an evil fate.” )
- Death of Parents
- Bilbo's disappearance
- The wound at Weathertop
- The Nazgul
- The Ring begins to exert it's weight
- Dreams of the Eye and other dark things
- The death of Gandalf
- Saying goodbye to Merry and Pippin
- Deciding to pursue the Quest alone
- The encounter with Boromir
- The Dead Marshes
- "Don't you know your Sam?"
- The Ring gets heavier