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Lord of the rings: Fellowship of the ring

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Introduction

Title: Lord of the rings: Fellowship of the ring Author: J. R. R. Tolkien Number of pages: 535 Date commenced: August 17th Date completed: August 30th "Masterpiece? Oh yes I've no doubt about that" Evening Standard The book Lord of the rings: Fellowship of the Ring tells of an epic journey taken by a group of creatures called hobbits. Hobbits who are brilliantly described as "an unobtrusive but very ancient people....they love peace and quiet and good toiled earth" are not classified as the adventuring type although Bilbo Baggins changed the history of the hobbit nation by embarking on his debut adventure in The hobbit another of Tolkien's books. On this adventure he finds the master ring created by the dark lord, this ring is the "One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, one ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them." After Bilbo's eleventy first birthday party where he mysteriously vanishes with the aid of the ring before leaving to move away Gandalf the grey a powerful wizard promises to look after Frodo and to give him the ring after, persuading Bilbo to actually give the ring away. ...read more.

Middle

After Frodo's attack on the weather top hill where a sign was meant to have been left by Gandalf although he had been captured by Saramon the white who had crossed sides to the evil. Then the fellowship was created in the council of Elrond where the decision was made to attempt to destruct the one ring, by taking it to the mountain of fire in Mordor where the ring could be unmade, the fellowship was told to protect the ring until it was destroyed. The fellowship consisted of "Aragorn, and Bodmir son of the lord Gondor, representing men; Legolas son of the Elvin king of Mirkwood, for the elves, Gimli son of Gloin of the lonely mountain for the dwarves and Frodo, his servant Samwise and his two young kinsmen Meriadoc and Periguin for the hobbits and Gandalf the Grey" On there way they meet various troubles such as those in Mines of Moria where the powers of evil overcome them when they try another way past the snow mountain Caradhas. Here Gandalf has to battle with an evil sprit of the underworld. Their journey continues into Lorien were they are safe guarded by the power of good fro the elves although they must soon move on, There they ...read more.

Conclusion

His legs were stretched out before him, showing supple leather boots that fitted him well...that were caked in mud...a travel stained cloak of heavy dark green cloth was drawn close around him, and in spite of the heat of the room he wore a hood that over shadowed his face; but the gleam of his eyes could be seen." Page 206 The language such as the words "Curiously" and "Caked" are alternatives that make the text more interesting than strangely carvers or covered in mud , also the idea that the man is wearing a hood and the gleam of his eyes gives a mysterious feel bout the book. This type of interesting text is continued throughout the great story line, and this is what I think makes Lord of the rings; The fellowship of the ring such and interesting read. I would defiantly read the other two books The two towers and The return of the king so I could complete the epic adventure. I would recommend this book to people my age especially if they wanted to watch the film as the film can be better understand and enjoyed by reading the book. Although I do not normally choose fantasy stories I enjoyed this one and would consider others. ...read more.

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