Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring By: J.R.R. Tolkien PGs: 535

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Lord of the Rings:

The Fellowship of the Ring

By: J.R.R. Tolkien

PGs: 535


In the beginning of the book, Bilbo disappears on his birthday leaving his young cousin, Frodo, the quest to journey across Middle-earth, deep into the shadow of the Dark Lord and destroy the Ring by casting it into the Cracks of Doom. Therefore, Frodo and his best friends, Samwise Gamgee, Peregrin Took and Meriadoc Brandybuck, set out on a quest to go to the house of Elrond. On their journey to the house of Elrond, they meet a mysterious stranger called Strider. Striders offer to help them get to the house of Elrond. When they get to the house of Elrond, they meet up with Bilbo and Gandalf and a council is held to discuss what to do about the Ring. A Fellowship is created to travel to the Cracks of Doom to destroy the Ring.

On their way, they must go through the mines of Moria. After entering the mines, they discover that it has been overrun by Orcs. When they have paced the mines Gandalf dies by the hands of a Balrog, after this part of their quest Frodo decides to continue alone. Once again, Sam refuses to let his master to go on alone. At the end of the book, the fellowship is looking for them, Mery and Pippin are captured, and Boromir dies in his attempt to save them.


Frodo Baggins

He is the adopted heir of Bilbo Baggins. Frodo is chosen to destroy the Ring, and in the course of this mission, he proves to be a brave and intelligent leader. He is also selfless, thoughtful, wise, observant, and even polite. For example, Frodo cannot have bared the thought of imperiling his friends on the dangerous journey or...