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How does the film 'Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring' deal with the theme of good versus evil?

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How does the film 'Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring' deal with the theme of good versus evil? In this essay I will be analysing the film Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring. I will be explaining how the film deals with the theme of good versus evil, I will be telling you about the background of the film, a brief summary of the film, the character analysis and the cinematic technique of the film. Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring was released in 2001, the production company of the film is Wingnut Films. The location of the film was set in New Zealand. The film was a great success at the Box office and was a winner of four Academy Awards and winner of five British Academy Awards. The Main Characters in the film are: Frodo Baggins = Elijah Wood Gandalf the Grey = Ian Mckellen Boromir = Sean Bean Aragorn = Legolas = Billy Boyd Arwen = Liv Tyler Saruman the White = Christopher Lee Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring is about a ring which is discovered by a Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, his cousin Frodo Baggins is chosen to destroy the ring. He leaves his home town of Hobbiton with his best friend Sam to go on an epic adventure. ...read more.

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Boromir is the eldest son of Denethor II, Boromir was a proud man. After leading the forces against Sauron at Osgiliath, he went to Rivendell to learn of the answer to the dream he shared with his brother Faramir. At the Council of Elrond he was chosen as a companion in the Fellowship of the Ring. Boromir could be credited with Aragorn for saving the lives of the Fellowship on Caradhras, tunneling through the snow to get the party to safety. Boromir was valiant in battle, as he proved in Moria. However, Boromir had been tempted by the power of the Ring since he first learned of its whereabouts, and the temptation finally proved too much for him at Amon Hen, where he attempted to take the ring from Frodo by force. He instantly repented, but his rant forced Frodo's immediate decision to leave the Fellowship, and strike out for Mordor on his own. Boromir was killed shortly thereafter, defending Pippin and Merry from a raiding orc-band. Boromir was born in 2978 TA and he dies in 3019. Boromir's race is Man of Gondor, and his height is close to 6 feet. Saruman came to Middle Earth as the Chief of the Istari, and was the head of the White Council. But for many years, Saruman concealed his secret desires for power and glory. ...read more.

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This scene shows how Boromir sacrifices his life to save two of his companions and shows the friendship between Boromir and Aragorn. Every time Sauron is in the picture the music is loud, scary and very dramatic. This tells us that evil is present in the scene. The music in this scene is very different in the others because it keeps on changing from dramatic to calm and soft when Boromir is dying. I think the final battle scene shows the best example of good versus evil because there is a change in music to show when it is good or evil. I can tell how the film deals with good versus evil by the dramatic music,for example when Arwen is riding through the forest with Frodo to get him to safety but is perused by the Ringwraiths, When Saruman enters in the scene the music gets louder and more dramatic and the lighting gets darker this shows the evil. When you see Frodo or Gandalf the music gets softer it shows the good. By showing this I can understand the theme of good versus evil. Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring is a fantasy adventure film. The film is quite interesting and exciting. The director of the film is Peter Jackson. I think the film works effectively with the theme of good versus evil when Saruman was using his power against Gandalf on the tower. Richard Snuggs 11.G ...read more.

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