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  • Wormtongue Character Analysis

    ready…and ever Wormtongue’s whispering was in your ears, poisoning your thoughts, chilling your heart, weakening your limbs, while others watched and could do nothing for your will was in his keeping”’ (510). This line best exemplifies the strategy that Wormtongue used to ifnluence the decisions made by Theoden as the leader. Gandalf exposes Wormtongue by saying, “’He was crafty: dulling men’s wariness, or working on their fears, as served the occasion. Do you not remember how eagerly he urged that no man should be spared on a wildgoose chase northward, when the immediate peril was westward”’ (510). Wormtongue also caused Theoden to question Eomer and forbidding him to fight the Orcs. The goal of Wormtongue was for the Orcs to arrive at Isengard. Womtongue’s final strategy is to be left in power of Edoras by Theoden. Wormtongue’s objectives are to be left in charge while Theoden goes to battle and to gain Eowyn as a prize. He says, “’One who knows your mind and honors your commands should be left in Edoras. Appoint a faithful steward”’ (508). He wishes to be left behind in order to completely take over Edoras while Theoden is away at battle. Because his true master is Saruman, Wormtongue will do anything to delay Theoden so Saruman can gain power. Gandalf explains, “’He [Wormtongue] is bold and cunning. Even now he plays a game with peril and wins a throw. Hours of my precious time he has wasted already…How long is it since Saruman bought you? What was the promised price?…

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  • The Two Towers: The Cure Of Theoden Comparison

    Movie clip: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - The Cure of Theoden Amongst a vast plain lies the bustling city of Rohan. This city not alike others as it houses the greatest riders in all the lands and a grand wooden hall that houses the king of all Rohan; King Theoden. On most days people would go about their own humble business and avoid conflict within the city. This was not like most days. A entourage of two men (Gandalf and Aragorn), an elf (Legolas) and a dwarf (Gimli). Each with…

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  • Ignorance And Foolishness Character Analysis

    that his ring is close, he commands a Ringwraith to retrieve it and Frodo becomes weakened by the power of the ring and is uncertain of control over himself. Aragorn accompanying the hobbits from the start (Fellowship of the Ring) to whatever end, he slowly gains honour in himself throughout, for example, Aragorn takes leadership of when Gandalf goes down fighting the Balrog. Towards the end of the movie, Aragorn is the one of the nine that takes the majority of the leadership role, as Gandalf…

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  • Archery

    Did you know The Lord of the Rings was originally published in 1973? This timeless fantasy tale is Tolkien’s most popular book series. In the beginning of the second part of The Lord of the Rings (The Two Towers), Aragorn finds an injured Boromir who professes his intent to steal the ring and then dies from fatal injuries orcs inflicted. Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli then seek to find the absent Merry and Pippin who were apprehended by orcs. On their trek, they stumble upon the mighty Riders of…

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  • Grima Wormtongue Character Analysis

    Gandalf seeing how powerless the king had become encourages Theoden to recover his rightful strength as king and fight against Saruman. The king slowly starts to return to his former glory and seeing this Wormtongue tries again to manipulate his and make him feel powerless as well as make Gandalf seem like the problem, at this Gandalf becomes angry bringing to light the treachery and evil works against the King by Wormtongue. He reveals Wormtongue for who he truly is and Wormtongue loses all…

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  • Essay On Night Archetypes

    loses it he is tortured to get the answer of where it is and when he told his torturers the let him free. Once free he followed the fellowship but only sticking to the shadows again filling the persona of the creature of the night. The Balrog oh how I could rant about he isn't a dragon but that is not what this essay is about so I will keep it on a topic. It would be hard to convince anyone that he isn't a creature of the night he is a demonic presence that lives only in the dark mines of…

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  • The Hobbit And Lord Of The Rings Comparison

    The differences between how the two parties handled certain situations is a big factor in how The Lord of the Rings comes out on top. It shows the character of each party. Thorin 's Company did not have the highest morals. However, the Fellowship is the embodiment of integrity. This is best put by Hawker (2013) "The Fellowship represents unity amongst the free people of Middle Earth. It builds on past friendships whilst simultaneously forming new ones that grow as the journey progresses."…

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  • The Lord Of The Rings: Melkor's Fall

    the Third Age of Middle Earth. His original name was Curunir in the language of the elves, and was named Saruman by the Men of the North . He was the eldest and the head of the Istar, who later become wizards. When Elrond and Galadriel called upon the White Council, Saruman was the leader . This was first inkling of pride and corruption within Saruman as Galadriel wanted Mithrandir to be the head, but Curunir’s pride would not allow him to step down . Much like Melkor and Sauron, Saruman was…

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  • Lord Of The Ring Themes

    Hollywood. The film begins with the narrative exposition of Galadriel, providing the background of the story. The Dark Lord Sauron’s purpose is to conquer the Middle-earth by using the One Ring that possess power, however, it disappears after the death of Sauron. Long time after the disappearance, the ring is in the hand of Gollum whom used to be a hobbit named Sméagol. The powerful ring turned him into a monster making him desire the ring and protect it from destruction. Then Bilbo Baggins…

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  • J. R. R. Tolkien's Influence On Lord Of The Rings

    The people of Rohan, the Rohirrim, are based on the historical Anglo-Saxons. Finnish mythology was also an influence on Tolkien’s Middle-earth. The Elvish language, Quenya, was based on elements of Finnish. The Lord of the Rings was influenced by European mythologies, including the Anglo-Saxon poem, Beowulf. Shakespeare’s Macbeth also impacted Tolkien in a number of ways. The Ent attack on Isengard was inspired by “Birnam Wood coming to Dunsinane” in the play; Tolkien felt men carrying…

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