Essay on The Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King

899 Words Aug 6th, 2005 4 Pages
"One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them. One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them."(8) Quite an interesting line for the trilogy of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. The trilogy of The Lord of the Rings is based in a struggle between good and evil, courage and friendship, not leaving the humanity behind. A world made by Tolkien, real enough to live not only in his mind, but also in ours. Middle Earth, a place ruled by elves, dwarves, and humans. A place where some creatures are not even noticed, which is best because they can keep their peace and innocence. A land of solitude and nostalgia, since the Rings of Power have been made, and Middle Earth is the key setting. The story takes place when everyone …show more content…
"Oft help will come from the weak when the Wise are foolish," Gandalf once said, and sure enough all the spiders of Mordor are willing to help Frodo and Sam in their quest. Their course leads them to Mount Doom, where just as they arrive they find Gollum claiming the Ring for himself. The Dark Lord Sauron then becomes aware of them, and leaves the Dark Tower to come forth and destroy them; but just them Frodo and Sam rush Gollum and force him backwards into the Cracks of Doom. The Ring is destroyed, and without it Sauron is destroyed by the sunlight. Frodo and Sam leave the Mountain just in time to see the great armies of Aragorn and Faramir coming across the plains of Mordor to greet them. Boromir and Denethor are driven away from Gondor forever, but mercifully spared by King Faramir, and Aragorn is revealed to be the long-lost King of Arnor, the North-Kingdom of old. "Yet you may still rule the Shire," he says to Merry the Thain, "for with Mordor fallen, there may be kingships enough for all."(279) The heroism of Frodo and Sam is sung in Gondor and Arnor for long ages, and even Pipsqueak finds honor in his new role as Faramir's bootblack. "There's room for advancement in this job," he tells the other hobbits knowingly, his eyes on Faramir's crown. Faramir smiles at Pipsqueak's jest and tells him he will always be welcome wherever he goes. (Indeed, the Appendices note that Pipsqueak's

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