The Lord Of The Rings Essay

1054 Words Feb 11th, 2015 5 Pages
Is there a purpose to life? Is there a deeper meaning to existence that we, as humans, can discover? These are questions that nearly every person has asked. Thoughts on such matters plagued me when I was in the seventh grade, a time of awkward growth and problematic recognition among my peers. Because of my dilemmas in growth and acceptance, I became susceptible to influence. Watching The Lord of the Rings Trilogy launched me on a path of discovering self-purpose which strengthened my social relationships and boosted my self-confidence.
The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy was based off of J. R. R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy series The Lord of the Rings. Careful to accurately portray Tolkien’s detailed story, director Peter Jackson impacted audiences worldwide with the release of the three movies. The release of the third and final movie The Return of the King in 2003 fascinated audiences worldwide and became the highest grossing film of the year and won eleven Oscars. However, I did not encounter the movies for another six years, when I would be discouraged by the complexities and the seemingly purposelessness of life. The Lord of the Rings is set in a detailed fantasy universe known as Middle-Earth, a land filled with grand mountains, terrifying mines, stubborn dwarves, elegant elves, and pipe-smoking hobbits. Middle-Earth is threatened by an evil presence known as Sauron, and the only way to vanquish him is through the destruction of the One Ring. A hobbit, known…

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