Sometimes I think about Christopher Tolkien going through his father’s old notes and finding a scrap of paper saying something like “plot twist: Morgoth invented Hobbits, who are secretly evil” and just burning that so no one will ever see it.
Pages for hobbits with a teabag, a poem, some flowers, mountains and of course the wise words of J.R.R. Tolkien:
“How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart you begin to understand, there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep, that have taken hold.”
Have you ever realised how similar Hufflepuffs are to Hobbits? Food plays a major role in both Hufflepuff and Hobbits lifes as Hufflepuffs live right next to the kitchens and Hobbits are known for their large menu. Both Hufflepuffs and Hobbits also have warm, earth colours that relate to them. They also are both incredibly cheerful, loyal, outgoing and sociable, and not only do they live partially in the ground (both at least a smidgling above ground) they both live in rounded, burrow like houses. Both places have warm, welcoming atmospheres with a warm fireplace and you can imagine having really fun, upbeat social gatherings, with lots of dancing, laughter and drinks from both people (unlike the potential rave like parties that the Gryffindors throw). All in all, both Hufflepuffs and Hobbits are just simply loyal badgers with rounded homes.
It’s so cute how even Hobbit’s leadership responsibilties revolve around food. Kinda changes my perspective on Sam becoming Mayor at the end of the book. Like, Eomer and Aragorn are tackling post-war economic and agricultural problems, stressing about any remaining orcs wandering around threatening their people. Then Sam’s in the Shire just like ‘sigh, ANOTHER banquet? That’s the third this week.’
They prefer to hide out in their homes with their friends and let the outside world solve it’s own problems (why should they get involved, it’ll draw too much attention and besides they are quite happy where they are).
They love to socialize, get together, and have a drink.
They argue a lot and insist on the proper pronunciation of their names.
They love food.
By the time they were discovered by other peoples of Middle Earth, they had already been there for generations.
All they want is a quiet, peaceful life, but tend to get reluctantly brought into dangerous events.
They are very insular and often suspicious of outside people.