Lord Of The Rings Essay

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The hooded ring-wraiths, cloaked in shadow, push their ghastly steeds to the limit as they ride to the Shire. They seek the all-powerful, coveted ring that the dark lord Sauron forged in the fires of Mount Doom. The book, The Fellowship of the Ring (the first in the Lord of the Rings series), written in the 1940's by J.R.R. Tolkien, is a fascinating tale of friendship, adventure, deception, and temptation. The story speaks of Middle Earth, a mythical land of fantasy. It tells that in ancient times, the dark lord Sauron forged a ring of limitless power. With it, he could rule everyone and everything. Several thousand years later, Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit (a small, human-like halfling) finds the ring and passes it onto his heir, Frodo Baggins. However, the dark lord Sauron awakens, and sends his army of demonic wraiths and orcs to seize the ring. Gandalf the Grey, a wise wizard, comes to Frodo's aid and, with the help of a few other hobbits and Aragorn, a king in exile, they reach the Elven city of Rivendell. There they devise a plan to destroy the ring in the place in which it had been created, Mount Doom. They set off with help from some the greatest warriors in the land: Aragorn, Boromir, Legolas, and Gimli. Many challenges await them on this arduous and treacherous journey. For instance, during a battle with a powerful creature, Gandalf falls to his doom, and later, Boromir, like so many others, becomes tempted by the ring and tries to take it from Frodo, thus ending the book. Frodo the hobbit, the main adventurer in the story, is a very unwilling and unlikely hero. He wishes that the ring would never have come to him, and believes that his task is too great. He becomes deeply depressed about the death of Gandalf, and wants to abandon his quest. However, Galadrial, a wise...

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