Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring.

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Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

The novel, The Fellowship of the Ring, written by J.R.R. Tolkien, is about a young hobbit, Frodo Baggins, who is out to seek the Cracks of Doom to destroy the Ruling Ring. Throughout his journey he meets new friends that accompany him to destroy the ring. There are many adversaries along the trail to stop Frodo and his friends. Along the journey Frodo learns things he never knew about and it helps cultivate not only himself but also his friends. His friends (fellowship) all contribute an attribute that helps out on the journey.

The Fellowship heads south and attempts to pass under the Misty Mountains through Moria, the ancient realm of the dwarves. There, Gandalf falls into the chasm of Khazad-dum while protecting the company from a Balrog. The rest of the party continues on to Lorien, the forest of the Galadrim elves, where the Lady Galadriel tests their hearts and gives them gifts to help them on the quest.

From there, they go down the Anduin River by boat. When they must return to land, they cannot decide whether to head toward Mordor on the east or toward the safety of Minas Tirith on the west. Boromir desires the ring and confronts Frodo, who decides that he must go to Mordor. However, Frodo cannot bear to take his friends with him or to subject them to further temptation, so he attempts to leave secretly and continue the quest alone. He does not, however, manage to elude his faithful servant Sam, so the two of them set out together for the realm of the Dark Lord.

Gandalf is one of the five great wizards in Middle Earth, second in his order only to Saruman. Known to the hobbits only as...