Why Does Frodo leave at the End?
I am probably one of the very few people in this entire world who did not really follow the Lord of the Rings movie series religiously like some of the millions of people out there did. I did watch bits and pieces of them all, so I should at least have a little bit of credentials remaining to post a few opinions on this question that a lot of people seem to be asking. Frodo, played by Elijah Wood in the movie series, decides to leave Middle Earth at the end of the final installment of Lord Of the Rings and it raised a very interesting question as to why he decided to do so.
My first, and probably only, thought on this question is that, based on the story told in the books, Frodo, Gandalf and all of the other elves are leaving Middle Earth to die. Now, this may sound a bit morbid and does not exactly scream happy ending, but that is the theory that is generating the most buzz amongst the hardcore Lord of the Rings followers.
If it were completely up to me, though, I would have had Frodo and all of his little boys start their own community based solely on the strength and wisdom that the Ring gave to them. I think those little guys and all that they believe in could start a heck of a religion and definitely they would have a large following that would not be taken down by any of those weak sauce evil beings they come across. Unfortunately, though, Frodo and all of his boys had to die sometime, so I guess it was best to just let it happen through metaphor and not actually see them get taken out.
I might just have to go back and re-watch those films because the bits and pieces that I did watch were pretty darn interesting. Froto is a character who will live on for many years, but hopefully not typecast Wood and keep him from future movies.