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    In the first book, "The Fellowship of the Ring" the focus of the novel is a group of characters (The Fellowship) as they travel across the wide continent of Middle Earth on a quest to save the continent from the rising darkness of Sauron. Throughout the journey through Middle Earth, Bree, Rivendell, Anduin River and more places are the key locations to the development of the group; these locations are where the most influential events occurred in the novel. The Hobbits…

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    “‘You’ve got it?’ gasped Frodo. ‘You’ve got it here? Sam, you’re a marvel!’ Then quickly and strangely his tone changed. ‘Give it to me!’ he cried, standing up, holding out a trembling hand. ‘Give it to me at once! You can’t have it!’” (Tolkien 890) John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings is a fantasy trilogy that has set the bar for all others of the genre. It follows a young hobbit named Frodo as he, and his companions, struggle to destroy an evil ring capable of the world’s end. Frodo…

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    The Lord of the Rings is a great epic for its time period because it's set in a futuristic age unlike others. It's like we've gone back in time to a more simpler period, yet, dangerous creatures exist like Orcs. There are races which fight and races which alliance. Elves can be immortal if they choose to be. Human’s are not. Each species’ age length differs. It adds a sense of daring adventure as a young Hobbit boy has to go and destroy this ring into a flaming lava pit. The main character’s…

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    The Fascinating Story behind J. R. R. Tolkien’s Writing Some people think that J. R. R. Tolkien’s works are just another story, but there is so much more to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and others than meets the eye. J. R. R. Tolkien’s works have a rich culture and language behind them strongly influenced by the events of the times. World War I and the people Tolkien met at schools throughout his life were crucial in shaping his writing. The most significant influence on Tolkien’s works…

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    The Battle of Middle Earth: The Hobbit verses The Lord of the Rings Two great classic novels are The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Both of these are amazing books that teach of courage, faithfulness, and friendship. However, when there are two things in discussion, 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…

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    her introduction, Chance notes that since Peter Jackson began filming The Lord of the Rings in 1999, “there has been a parallel rise in interest in his writings and books about his writings” (1). Additionally, the publication of The History of Middle-earth series in the 1980s and 1990s has provided scholars with a wealth…

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    Have you ever wanted to live in a world of fantasy filled with orcs, wizards, elves and dwarves? If so, the Lord of the Rings is for you. In the first book, The Fellowship of the Ring, Frodo is given the task of guarding the Ring of Rulers. His first mission was to reach Rivendell, the elfin city. Along the way, Sam, Merry, and Pippin in the Shire, and Aragorn (otherwise known as Strider) in Bree joined him. On their journey, they have had to evade the Black Riders who are supernatural servants…

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    reality of good and evil and are clearly expressed in the numerous battle scenes both in “The Hobbit” and in “The Lord of the Rings.” Part of what makes “The Hobbit” so engaging is that the key elements of Tolkien’s worldview, the basic premises of Middle Earth, resonate so clearly with the majority of readers. He stated at one point that “one object of his sub-creative endeavors was the elucidation of truth, and the encouragement of good morals in this real world, by the ancient device of…

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    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 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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    In the beginning of the book, Tolkien uses vivid descriptions to give us a view inside of Bilbo's life, and to briefly show readers his hobbit hole located in Middle Earth. Tolkien writes in page 1, “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit... It was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.” His hole is symbolized as a place of comfort, similar to our comfort in our own homes. Most people in life search for power, sometimes all people want is money, with that comes greed. With a good…

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