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  • What Are The Differences Between Gandalf The Gray And Humbledore

    When it comes to the battle between Gandalf the Gray and Albus Dumbledore, it’s a very hard choice for a sci-fi nerd like me to pick a favorite. With so many pros to both I had to debate a lot about which one was the best, but I would have to say that Mr. Gandalf, hands down, is the best and most helping wizard of all time. In the next few paragraphs I will explain to you the key points why I think Gandalf the Gray is the best choice. Character portrayal is a very important part to look at between both wizards, it’s who they portray and what kind of character each wizard is. Gandalf is portrayed as the mentor with a warm, sometimes scolding grandfatheresk demeanor. Though he has a soft side he bounces back between friend, advisor, and leader.…

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  • The Two Towers: The Cure Of Theoden Comparison

    entourage of two men (Gandalf and Aragorn), an elf (Legolas) and a dwarf (Gimli). Each with their own set of skills and glorified heritage. Gandalf - a powerful wizard that fights to end the turmoil in Middle-Earth. Aragorn - The lost son of the king of Gondor and soon to be the leader of the army of the dead. Legolas - The wood elf that was…

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  • The Role Of Frodo In Fellowship Of The Ring

    (otherwise known as Strider) in Bree joined him. On their journey, they have had to evade the Black Riders who are supernatural servants of Sauron, the dark lord. When in Bree, Frodo encountered his uncle Bilbo and the wizard Gandalf for the first time in several years. A council was held to decide the fate of the ring. It was determined it had to be destroyed once and for all and that…

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  • Wormtongue Character Analysis

    Wormtongue is a rash individual and underestimates the power of the outsider Gandalf to exploit him as a traitor. Wormtongue’s first mistake was getting caught stealing Theoden’s sword. After this discovery, Theoden gives Wormtongue the option to ride into battle with him or return to Saruman. Instead of agreeing to fight with Theoden, “His eyes glittered. Such malice was in them that men stepped back from him. He bared his teeth: and with a hissing breath he spat before the king’s feet, and…

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  • Corruption In J. R. Tolkien's The Lord Of The Rings

    novel parallels itself to the bible, helping to explain the few phenomena that had catalyzed the events to his fantasy. Like Gandalf, Sauron and other magical beings were “Maiars” or “spirits that descended to Arda to help the Valar shape the world” (Tolkien). These characters are very similar to that of angels in the bible; spirits who descended down from God to help nurture the human growth. However, like the bible, Fellowship of The Ring presents a sinful character, the Dark Lord, also known…

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  • The Role Of Responsibility In The Hobbit

    When people are shouldered with a burden of responsibility people always want a positive result out of it. In the movie Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring Peter Jackson shows just how a result comes from being burdened with responsibility. Having said that a positive result can be rare to come by. Someone will always be affected by another's or even their own responsibility. Frodo Baggins is faced with a burden of responsibility for protecting the ring from everyone, following…

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  • The Destruction Of Frodo's Hobbit In The Lord Of The Rings

    All safety that they could provide for him he lets go for the sack of their own sanity. But it is Sam that risks more, for Frodo’s sake Sam propel himself into the water knowing he cannot swim. Doing so, for he knew Frodo could not take this burden alone. These are not simple sacrifices being made in the story, but ones for the greater good. Such as to include the destruction of the ring or of what may aid in the destruction of the ring. All were made for the betterment of not just a few, but…

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  • The Hobbit And Lord Of The Rings Comparison

    one usually edges out the other. The Lord of the Rings is more captivating because of the importance of the Fellowship, the differences in the battles, and how the characters are portrayed. One of the most important things that makes The Lord of the Rings so spectacular is the Fellowship. Unlike in The Hobbit where the journeying party is made up of just dwarves, the Fellowship is a mix of many races. This is a far more effective way to complete any task. When there are different kinds of…

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  • The Third Wish Analysis

    In the story The Third Wish a man named Mr. Peters hears a distressed cry in the forest while driving home. He gets out of his car and finds a swan entangled in thorns on the bank of the canal. He rescues the swan and magically it transforms from a white bird into a little man all in green. The man introduces himself as the King of the Forest. Mr. Peters demands three wishes as a reward. The King reluctantly agrees, adding a word of warning that humans often end up worse after making their…

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  • Sexism In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is the tale of King Arthur’s knight and nephew, Gawain, and his quest to fulfill a challenge that is proposed to him by a mysterious stranger known as the Green Knight. On his way to find the Green Knight, Gawain unknowingly receives various moral tests given to him by a lord named Bertilak, who offers Gawain a place to stay in his castle during his travels. The Sir Gawain and the Green Knight poem was written in the late 14th-century. Although the poem is a…

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