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September 05, 2011

Lord Of The Rings

Posted in: 6th Grade,Humanities,Middle School

                         Daiki S

                                                 Period  5/6

Senor Denby

September 16, 2011


The Fellowship Of The Ring

J.R.R. Toklien


In the The Fellowship Of The Ring (first book in the classic series, The Lord Of The Rings) J.R.R Tolkien creates a vivid scene of the great adventure that Frodo and his companions take. There are mystical events and objects (like the ring) and, obviously, some dangers.  There is also a chase with the ghostly Ring Wraiths that try to steal the ring that Frodo wears. They whizz through the forests trying to get to Mount Doom to destroy the ring-before the Ring Wraiths get hold of it.


The novel The Fellowship Of The Ring is an excellent book for People who like fantasy-fiction (Castles, Dwarves, unicorns, Knights, etc.) because J.R.R. Tolkien dives deeply into this genre with all these great situations that his characters go into. The obvious fictional ingredients help people visualize and enjoy the fantastical world. Anybody who reads this will make this his or her favorite book.


J.R.R. Tolkien resembles this genre with great characters (Frodo, Sam, Strider, etc.) and fictional settings. (For an example, man-eating forest.) The characters in the novel are very interesting because they each have a very unique personality that motivates them throughout the journey to Mount Doom.  Frodo, for an instance, is at least 100 years old, but he is brave and is willing to risk his life for the company.  Aragorn (Aka Strider) is a dependable companion that is both brave, and smart. He tries his best to lead the company through dangers.


Readers will enjoy the novel The Fellowship Of The Ring it is very action packed with many descriptive words that help the reader visualize what is going on. J.R.R. Tolkien makes the movements in the book feel like a movie. While they were on the Bridge of Khazad-dûm, J.R.R. Tolkien shows the pressure on the company while they try to escape their enemy in Moria, the deep drumbeat of their enemy getting louder “pushes” them to the narrow stone bridge. Doom, doom, doom. Away beyond the shadows at the western end of the hall there came cries and horn-calls. Doom, doom: the pillars seemed to tremble and the flames to quiver. ‘Now for the last race!’ said Gandalf. ‘If the sun is shining outside, we may still escape. After me!’ he turned and sped across the smooth floor of the hall. The distance was greater than it looked …..

….. Suddenly Frodo saw a black chasm. At the end of the hall the floor vanished and fell to an unknown depth. The outer door could only be reached by a slender bridge of stone, without kerb or rail, that spanned the chasm with one curving spring of fifty feet.”


The Fellowship Of The Ring is the first part in the journey, and it is the “bait” to read the other books. (Hooks) This book mirrors what a true fantasy book should include, and what many other books may need to include: Great descriptions. J.R.R. Tolkien creates an awesome classic that many should consider reading.






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