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The Fellowship of the Ring

When we first encounter this poem in The Fellowship of the Ring, its meaning is unknown, but we later learn that it is about Aragorn and the re-forging of the shards of Narsil. At the Council of...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2016, 11:18 pm (UTC)

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After Gandalf's departure in The Fellowship of the Ring, it is undoubtedly Aragorn who becomes the leader of the quest. He takes charge of the Fellowship, holding them together and directing their...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2019, 2:28 pm (UTC)

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Gandalf first suspected that the ring had power over Bilbo when he refuses to give it up. Gandalf’s suspicions about Bilbo’s ring dated back to when he first got it from Gollum. Bilbo did not want...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2014, 8:27 pm (UTC)

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Friendship plays an extremely important role in The Fellowship of the Ring. The hobbits' friendship with Frodo motivates Sam, Pippin, and Merry to join Frodo on his journey to The Prancing Pony...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2012, 4:48 am (UTC)

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In The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien, chapter 11 is entitled “A Knife in the Dark.” As the chapter opens, the hobbit Fatty Bolger is peering out into the darkness at the little house...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2021, 9:10 pm (UTC)

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Frodo can be interpreted both as an unwilling hero, but also as a willing hero, determined in his goals and actions. For the unwilling hero, see the early parts of the novel, where Frodo is...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2012, 2:23 am (UTC)

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When placed in the fire, the one ring displays the inscription:Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,One...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2011, 10:16 am (UTC)

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In this section of The Fellowship of the Ring, Tolkien uses paradox, grammatical parallelism, and juxtaposition as the basis for a rhetorical question. He concludes with an apothegm or proverb,...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2021, 11:28 am (UTC)

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In both the book and the movie, Frodo and Sam reach Lothlorien after passing through the Mines of Moria, where they are almost killed by orcs and attacked by a Balrog. They have lost Gandalf and...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2018, 8:37 pm (UTC)

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The second chapter of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring is entitled “The Shadow of the Past,” and it begins with a delightful piece of hyperbole that is also symbolic. The narrator...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2021, 11:03 pm (UTC)

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According to Tolkien himself, Bombadil was a representation of the landscapes of his native Oxfordshire, a sort of country spirit who represented the very idyllic existence which Sauron threatened....

Latest answer posted May 9, 2018, 8:36 am (UTC)

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The hero's journey is the description of the transformation of a character from an ordinary person to a hero. The hero-in-the-making passes through a series of trials, transforms himself with some...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2013, 8:47 pm (UTC)

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The call to adventure begins with Bilbo Baggins, and the ring he gives to Frodo, before he travels to Rivendell. It plants the seed of knowledge about the ring and it's power into Frodo's life. The...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2013, 4:20 am (UTC)

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The battle at Weathertop is an episode that occurs in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. Weathertop is a hill midway between The Shire and Rivendell, where the hobbits stop for a night’s...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2018, 10:27 pm (UTC)

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In The Fellowship of the Ring, legend plays an extremely important role. The hobbits really have never traveled outside of the Shire for them, so traveling through Middle Earth is a bit of a shock...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2012, 5:05 am (UTC)

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The old trees block the way of the hobbits and force them to the Southeast and thus deeper into the forest.

Latest answer posted January 29, 2007, 1:32 am (UTC)

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