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Did you know The Lord of the Rings was originally published in 1973? This timeless fantasy tale is Tolkien’s most popular book series. In the beginning of the second part of The Lord of the Rings (The Two Towers), Aragorn finds an injured Boromir who professes his intent to steal the ring and then dies from fatal injuries orcs inflicted. Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli then seek to find the absent Merry and Pippin who were apprehended by orcs. On their trek, they stumble upon the mighty Riders of Rohan. The leader of the Riders, Éomer states that the grand wizard Saruman has become corrupt and that he has been plotting a war near Isengard. Earlier, Merry and Pippin barely absconded the orc encampment that Aragorn and company would reach later. …show more content…
One that intrigues me most is the elf. They reside in the forests of Middle-Earth. Usually, elves are seen as noble and urbane beings, which can make them be arrogant at times. Arts, especially music, are one creative aspect they flourish in. With that, they also make for stellar poets. Archery is a strong suit of nearly every elf as well. They are the most scholarly race except for wizards, but elves are considerably more plentiful. I believe that the elves are a unique and worthy addition to the lands of Middle-Earth. In contrast to elves, there is a group of creatures named dwarves. Dwarves are a more seldom discussed aspect of this novel. Short and stout is the average dwarf build. Their residences mainly consist of caves sculpted inside mountains. Forging armor and weaponry is an expertise the dwarves have perfected. They often act more barbaric and hasty. One other rather negative attribute of dwarves is their haughtiness, similar to elves. As a matter of fact, the elves and dwarves have clashed on multiple occasions throughout history. It has not been until recent that peace was made. Altogether, I think this race is a fascinating but at times irritable addition to The Lord of the Rings landscape. The final (and most interesting in my humble opinion) inhabitants I am discussing of Middle-Earth are the uncanny ents. Ents are cognizant, mobile tree people. The oldest creatures of Middle-Earth are considered to be the ents. Most trees in forests are said to be at one time ents that have since fallen into a slumber. They are often considered brawn yet easygoing figures. Ancient lore states, “…when the Darkness came in the North, the Entwives crossed the Great River… and we (ents) saw them more seldom. Many men learned the crafts of the Entwives… the Entwives were bent and browned by their labour (during a prior war with Saruman and the Men of the Sea.) Long we called and long we searched… but nowhere that we went

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