Essay on The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy

770 Words Jan 31st, 2016 4 Pages
One of my all time favorite books, as well as my favorite movie adaptation, is The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien. After reading and re-reading the three books, I formed a strong attachment both to the literature itself and the lessons it conveys. In addition to providing a vivid look into his fantasy world, Tolkien’s epic fantasy is littered with symbolism, real-life themes, and moral lessons. To me, this book is important because it is entertaining, it taught me about adversity, and it has shown me how to see the good in other people and the world.
One way in which The Lord of the Rings has affected me is by simply providing entertainment. In the midst of a summer vacation, the books provided to me, then a twelve-year-old, a way to escape boredom and enter a world of fantasy. Although solving boredom may not seem profound in the course of one’s life, it was important to me. By turning to this classic trilogy, I was introduced to a world of imagination that not only cured my boredom, but also introduced me to several life lessons that have had a significant influence on my outlook.
One such influence this trilogy has had on my life is teaching me about adversity. In the story, Frodo Baggins, a member of the short, carefree, and ordinary race of hobbits, is thrust into a world of difficulty. He must travel through the world, overcoming dangerous obstacles, to accomplish his goal of destroying evil in the form of the One Ring. Eventually, when Frodo is nearly…

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