The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Book Report
The Lord of the Rings the Fellowship of the Ring.In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and the Dark Lord, forged the one ring, filing it with his own power so that he could rule all other. But the one ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-Earth, it remained lost to him. After many years it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit of all creatures. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task as his elderly cousin entrusts the ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-Earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.
Gandulf, who is a dear, old friend of Bilbos, tells Frodo what the ring is, and what should happen if the Dark Lord shall get it back. Frodo asks Gandulf what he must do, to help with this heavy burden. Gandulf tells Frodo to Bree with Sam, but he has to be careful because of the Ringwraiths. Ringwraiths are dark creatures working for Sauron, and they are trying to get the ring back for their master. As they are on their way they run into Merry and Pippin, two close friends. Frodo decides to tell Merry and Pippin what they are doing out here, and whats going on. Merry and Pippin know a shortcut to Bree, and they deicide to help Frodo and Sam.
Once they get to Bree they are supposed to meet Gandulf, but he isnt there, and instead this man named Strider comes to them. He explains he is a friend of Gandulfs, and is going to help then to make it to Rivendell. They take off, and around night time they make camp on hills which are called, Weathertop. Though while they are sleeping, Ringwraiths come, and begin to attack them. The hobbits run to the top of the hill, and they begin to fight. Frodo is stabbed by a ringwraith, and then Strider comes and begins to fight them off. Once the Ringwraiths are gone, Strider goes to Frodo and tries to help him, but he cant. Frodo has been stabbed with a Morgual Blade; the only person who can save Frodo is Lord Elrond, who lives in Rivendell. Once Frodo wakes up he realizes that he is in Rivendell, and Elrond had saved him from dying. Elrond tells Frodo to stay in bed, and rest until the council meeting in the afternoon. In the afternoon all creatures of Middle-Earth come to the meeting, and discuss what to do with the ring. Of course they deicide that they must destroy it, but the problem is none will volunteer themselves to go into the Lands of Mordor, and throw it into the Cracks of Doom. The council begins to fight, and then suddenly Frodo stands up and says, â€œI will take the ring to Mordor, though I do not know the way.
So Gandulf decides he will go so does Strider, Merry, Pippin, Sam, and three others from the council. Boromir, Legalous, and Gimil, Elrond decides to name these nine creatures The Fellowship of the Ring. They next day they head off, taking the passage way of the South, near Minias Tritih in Gondor. This would be Boromirs home, he wants to get the ring and give it to Gondor to use against Sauron. While they stop to take a break they are spotted by spies, working for the evil wizard Sauman. Saurman wants to get the ring, and give it to his master, Sauron. Since they knew they were spotted Gandulf tells them we must take the dangerous mountains of Caradhras. Once they realize that is impossible for them to travel on, they decide to take the path of the Mines of Moria. They find the door to enter the mines, but to open it they must answer a riddle. As they wait a giant squid comes out of the water, and grabs Frodo, and brings him up into the air. One they have the door open, they rescue Frodo and run inside the mines, but a rock fall suddenly happens as they are going in.
The rocks fell in front of the way they came in so there is now way for them to leave that way, they must now travel through the mines of Moria. As they get towards the middle of the mines they awake the dark demon, Balrog. They begin to run, and Gandulf sees a bridge, and tells them to go over the Bridge of Khazad-dum. On the bridge Gandulf fights the Balrog, and kills it too. Gandulf makes the bridge collapse, but in a horrible turn of events Gandulf falls in to. Strider orders them to head toward the forests of Lothlorien. As they reach the woods they are approached by the queen elf, Galadriel. She offers them to stay the night, so they accept. In the morning they take boats, and begin to travel down the Great River of Anduin. After traveling many, weary miles they make camp near some woods. After everyone gets settled, Merry notices that Frodo and Boromir are missing. As they start to look for Frodo and Boromir thats when the trouble begins. Frodo is off in the woods exploring, when he is startled by Boromir, who is picking up wood for the fire. Boromir tells Frodo that he shouldnt be out here alone, it could be dangerous.
So Boromir and Frodo begin to talk, and then Boromir mentions that there are other paths that they could take. Frodo knows what he wants so he says there is no other way. Suddenly Boromir lunges at Frodo trying to grab the ring away from him. Frodo puts the ring on and becomes invisible. Boromir cant see Frodo, and so Frodo gets his chance to escape. As Frodo is running away he climbs onto a tower, and stumbles then falls off, then he decides that is safe for him to take the ring off. As he takes the ring off he looks up, and sees Strider, and tells him what Boromir tried to do. Frodo offers the ring to Strider, but he says, â€œThis is your burden, and I cant intervene.
Strider tells Frodo to go on without the other, so Frodo goes. Strider turns around to find orcs standing there, and he begins to fight them off. Legalous and Gimil soon come to Striders aid. Frodo hides behind a tree to catch his breath, and sees Merry and Pippin. They tell Frodo to come over with them and hide, but he says no. Merry realizes that he is going off alone, and tells Frodo to go. Merry and Pippin distract the orcs their way, and then they get trapped. Boromir come out of now where, and saves Merry and Pippin from begin attacked. While Boromir is fighting his gets pierced with 3 arrows, and dies. Merry and Pippin are taken captive by the orcs. Sam spots Frodo and wont let him leave with out him. So Frodo decides that Sam can go, and they head off. The Fellowship is Broken. Gandulf and Boromir died, Merry and Pippin are taken captive. Frodo and Sam are headed off to Mordor, and Strider, Legalous, and Gimil are after Merry and Pippin. They hope that one day soon they will all see each other again, and that the Fellowship will be reunited. There are many themes to this book. I choose a few simple ones such as sticking together, friendship, honor, and trust.
The biggest theme would have to be sacrifice. I mean Frodo, and the other Fellowship members are sacrificing their lives to destroy the ring. Gandulf sacrifices his life to save the others from being harmed by Balrog. Boromir sacrifices his life by protecting Merry and Pippin from orcs. Everyone in the Fellowship is risking something to save Middle-Earth from its doom. They are sacrificing their lives for each other, and thats truly brave, and courageous. This story takes place back in the Dark, and Medieval Ages. Why this might be considered the setting is because back in those ages there were swords,arrows, shields, and spears. Every member of the Fellowship had swords, axes, or arrows. Strider has a sword, Legalous has arrows, Gimil has an axe, and the four hobbits have swords. In the dark ages bad people would come, and attack other people. Just like in this book, orcs attack the Fellowship, and Boromir attacks Frodo. This is why that this is a perfect setting for this story.
Major conflicts in this story would have to be when the Ringwraiths attacked Frodo, and when Gandulf fights the Balrog. The major conflict would have to be Boromir and Frodo fighting over the ring. This is an external conflict because, it is man verses man. Also Frodo fighting the ring would be external to. This would be external because, Frodo is fighting himself in a way, and he is fighting the ring. These conflicts are man verses man. The other conflicts would have to be internal conflicts because; they are many people fighting many others.There are three main characters in this story, Frodo, Gandulf, and Aragorn. Frodo would be the main character out of them all because this book is about him trying to destroy the ring of power. Frodos traits would have to be smart for his age, young, determined, out going, and he is very interested in the world and whats out there to see. Gandulfs traits would have to be very wise, talented, open-minded, a leader, and a follower.
As odd as that may sound Gandulf does have to follow Frodos decisions, and his own decisions. Aragorns traits would have to be strong, dangerous, risk-taking, adventuress, and daring. Aragorn helps Frodo when Gandulf dies, and he leads the other to safety. These are the main characters and their traits. All and all this is an excellent story to read, and there are two other books to finish off what happens. This is my book report on The Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring.
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