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    Plato’s “The Ring of Gyges” tells the story of a shepherd named Gyges who came upon a mystical gold ring when an earthquake split up the ground and revealed a dead body wearing that ring. He found out that it could turn him invisible when worn in a certain manner and used it to seduce the queen, kill the king, and take over the kingdom. Then, Plato explains that if a righteous man and an unrighteous one both had such rings, the righteous man would be compelled to also do unrightful things for his advantage and if such a person did not do that, he or she would be both commended and ridiculed by society. If I possessed a magic ring that could turn me invisible, I surely would act differently in some aspects of my life, but I would still stick…

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    At the heart of this story and movie is The Ring and it is The One Ring of power. Lord of the Rings is a tale of good deeds that triumph over evil. It is also a story of power and corruption. The desire for absolute power is the main idea of The Lord of the Rings. The Ring acts as a symbol of evil that the author explores in his novel and is also represented by the directors in the movie. It represents power, and with that power it corrupts anyone that comes in contact with it. When Sauron…

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    Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is the first movie in the trilogy of the rings. The Hobbit, is a movie that sets the story up from the beginning, yet it came out eleven years later. I would recommend seeing The Hobbit so that you get all the insight and valuable background information that you need to understand the trilogy. Peter Jackson directed both magical movies. The Fellowship of the Rings theme of friendship, plays a large role in The Hobbit. The Hobbit had a theme of a…

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    Fellowship Of The Ring

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    It’s no surprise that this story is based off a war, more specifically World War I. J.R.R Tolkien was in his first phases of creating the story when the war started, so what better place to draw inspiration from. The Fellowship and Sauron’s war is meant to, in a sense, embody World War I. The book itself was published almost to the day, 40 years after WWI started. Throughout the story the main theme is good versus evil, which is the main point of a war one side is made of wrong doers the other…

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    Allegory Of The Ring

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    In excerpt from The Lord of the Ring: The Fellowship of the Ring, by JRR Tolkein, Sméagol, an innocent creature, and his friend are fishing when Deagol finds a ring in the mud. This ring was created by the dark lord Sauron in an attempt to rule Middle Earth. The ring is the embodiment of evil and upon seeing it Sméagol murders his friend to get it. The discovery of the ring alters how Sméagol acts but a larger, more important transformation occurs. I will discuss this change by answering the…

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    Tolkien’s One Ring and the Desire to Obtain it The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien explores the adventure of Frodo Baggins and the One Ring of power created by Sauron, the Dark Lord. Throughout the three texts, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, Tolkien creates a world that is affected by choice and desire. The characters that interact with Sauron’s ring of power stretch across all three books and across all social statuses and races. Humans,…

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    The book The Fellowship of the Ring begins with a quiet life of the Hobbits in The Shire. When Frodo Baggins comes into the possession of the One Ring, left for him by his cousin Bilbo Baggins, he and three of his friends set out to destroy the ring because of its dangerous power. Soon after, they get lost and almost die. Frodo is gravely injured and needed to be healed by the Rivendell Elves. In Rivendell, a council is formed and it is decided that a group including a wizard, an Elf, Dwarves,…

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    With so many styles, and types of engagement rings out there in the world, shopping for an engagement ring can be tricky business. Especially if you are in the market for something more unusual and unique. Antique engagement rings are becoming quite fashionable due to the timelessness and beauty of the designs, but what era is the right one for you? The first thing you should know is that in order for a ring to be antique it has to be over 50 years old. That means if it was made after the year…

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    Diamond Engagement Rings

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    perfect proposal. Is it a man getting down on one knee and presenting a sparkling diamond ring to his now fiancee? While there is nothing wrong with a grand romantic gesture like a proposal, there are a few issues revolving diamond engagement rings. It has become a tradition for female brides-to-be to flaunt them, but how did this originate and why do we still do it today? Because they serve no real meaningful purpose, diamond engagement rings should not continue to be used in proposals.…

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    Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien was written in 1954. It follows Bilbo Baggins' adoptive son, Frodo, on his quest to destroy the Ring of power. After Bilbo's eleventy-first birthday in the Shire, he disappears and goes on an adventure by himself. He ends up staying with the elves. Before he left, Bilbo wrote a will that proclaimed that all of his belongings would by passed onto Frodo, including his ring, which made him invisible. Gandalf the Grey, a wizard and friend of Bilbo and Frodo,…

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