Summary: The Two Towers

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J.R.R Tolkien is credited with having the second best selling book series in the world. The series has sold over 150 million copies. The Two Towers is the second book of the Lord Of The Rings series. The book was published on November 11, 1954. The Silmarillion paints a bigger picture to the overall story of The Lord of the Rings; it goes more in depth into the lives of characters and the lands they inhabit. The Silmarillion was finished by Tolkien’s son, then he published it on September 15, 1977. Tolkien’s writings have lasted through the times and are still being read to this very day. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is one of the world’s most loved and well known writers. He was born in 1892 on January third. Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, …show more content…
The Two Towers was believed to be written as an “anti-war” book, being written 9 years after World War II. Tolkien tried to take what was happening in real life and pass it into the book, putting it into its own world so everyone could experience it. Tolkien implements Christianity into the book in a great way. Tolkien doesn't push Christianity onto the reader; the message is there for the reader to find it. The symbol for Hell in the book is Mordor; Mordor is a hellish land that is home to the goblins and the evil wizard. In the book there is the battle between the evil [the one ring] and man. Many times throughout the book there are times that man could've ended the war. There is a story that is told of when the ring’s evil king was killing all the men, but one man stood up and killed the king; the man had the chance to destroy the ring by throwing it into the fire from which it came, but instead he kept it for himself as it destroyed him. Tolkien put it quite nicely in the book when one of the main characters said ““The treacherous are ever distrustful.” (Tolkien 199). Gandalf is the wise wizard that accompanies Frodo and his friends on their adventure to destroy the ring. If the book was to be compared to the bible; Frodo would be resembling a man, and Gandalf would be an angel. The Silmarillion was the book to follow The Lord of The Ring series. The book was to fill in setting that would fill more story to the already substantially enormous

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