Classic Novel Book Report

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The Lord of the Rings is a long tale about a hobbit from Bag’s End by the name of Frodo Baggins and his journey across Middle Earth. The span of his journey lasted twenty years. It all began with Bilbo, Frodo’s older cousin. Bilbo decided to throw Frodo and himself a birthday party. Bilbo was turning one hundred and eleven, while Frodo was turning thirty three. Hobbits came from far and wide, mainly to witness Gandalf’s renowned fireworks. After Bilbo’s farewell speech he disappeared in a puff of smoke. Everyone was in awe, especially Frodo. After Bilbo left, Frodo received his main farewell gift. A ring. Gandalf told Frodo of its history, and of its dark powers. He told Frodo how the young hobbit must set off on a journey to Mount Doom, in the heart of the domain of the Dark Lord to destroy this evil contraption. So Frodo set off with his friends Samwise “Sam” Gamgee, Peregrin “Pippin” Took, and Meriadoc “Merry” Brandybuck. Before they had even went far, the were chased by a Black Rider. The hobbits hid, but while they met enemies, they also met friends. They met elves in the forest, and Tom Bombadil, an extremely powerful creature of the Old Forest. They eventually came to a small town named Bree and an inn. There they found Mr. Butterbur, who was bidden from Gandalf to deliver a letter to them. In the letter, they found that they were to trust a Ranger named Strider, one of the mysterious wanderers that roamed the land beyond Bree. Together they set off once more. When they reached Weathertop, there was a battle between the members of the company and the Black Riders, as the number of the black cloaked, fear inducing creatures had grown. Frodo was stabbed in the shoulder by one of the Rider’s deadly blades. Frodo’s wound was b... ... middle of paper ... ...of power slip through his grasp, he was enraged. The following quote supports this, “For Boromir was loyal to me and no wizard’s pupil. He would have remembered his father’s need, and would not have squandered what fortune gave. He would have brought me a mighty gift.” (Tolkien 795). Lord Denethor called his son a wizard’s pupil because Faramir looked to Gandalf for he was worried he had reveal too much about the Ring. Lord Denethor wanted that Ring, and thought that his favored son would’ve brought it to him if he had been alive. In his anger, he said many hurtful things to Faramir like agreeing that he wished that it was Faramir that died and not Boromir. Thanks to his greed, he sent Faramir off on a mission that Faramir almost didn’t return alive from. These two quotes are great examples of the many themes and life lessons that are taught in The Lord of the Rings.
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