The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring By J.R.R. Tolkien

Essay by xtreme112 April 2004

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien is a fantasy book. On the 111th birthday of Bilbo Baggins, he decides that the ring he found is no longer of use to him and he passes is down to Frodo, his younger cousin. Bilbo decides to go on an adventure to see the mountains and experience their beauty. This is the ring that can dominate the whole world and no one knew that until one day, Gandalf, a powerful wizard tells Frodo Baggins. He tells him that Frodo must destroy the ring before it is too late and the evil powers take control of it. Throughout the book, Frodo travels along with his companions to Mount Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.

The setting of the book is in Middle-earth. This land is inhabited with all kinds of creatures, including elves, dwarves, humans, and hobbits.

All these creatures live in different areas and are mostly in peace with each other. This drives the mood by making it into a fairy tale type. The conflict of the book is that there are many obstacles that they have to overcome before they reach Mount Doom. There are many monsters that are of evil powers that want the ring. A great example are the Dark Riders who are servants of Sauron. They provide a great hassle to Frodo who wants to return the ring. This conflict is a character vs. character type. In this case, it's two big groups against each other.

There is a lot of action in this book. Frodo and his party are on the run almost the whole time and the reader always is in suspense if something will happen. Even when the characters talk, it is exciting to listen...