Love of the Rings

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“'We shouldn't be here at all, if we'd known more about it before we started. But I suppose it's often that way. The brave things in the old tales and songs, Mr. Frodo: adventures, as I used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull, a kind of a sport, as you might say. But that's not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have been just landed in them, usually – their paths were laid that way, as you put it. But I expect they had lots of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn't. And if they had, we shouldn't know, because they'd have been forgotten. We hear about those as just went on – and not all to a good end, mind you; at least not to what folk inside a story and not outside it call a good end. You know, coming home, and finding things all right, though not quite the same – like old Mr Bilbo. But those aren't always the best tales to hear, though they may be the best tales to get landed in! I wonder what sort of a tale we've fallen into?' 'I wonder,' said Frodo. 'But I don't know. And that's the way of a real tale. Take any one that you're fond of. You may know, or guess, what kind of a tale it is, happy-ending or sad-ending, but the people in it don't know. And you don't want them to.'” This is what J.R.R. Tolkien wrote in his second installment to his epic fantasy The Lord of the Rings. This tells the story of Frodo Baggins and the Fellowship of the Ring, and of their search to end the highest evil in their world. Whether it be by defending that which still stands as a free land, or by going to the root cause,... ... middle of paper ... ...lso share a small love of comfort. Someone should read The Lord of the Rings because of Middle-Earth, its peoples, and its languages. In a way, this story sums up life. We all seek to destroy evil, in one way, shape or form. I guess that’s why I love it the most. So, I guess Sam is right. Some people seek adventures, but we always have a choice on whether or not to turn back, to become stories. We have a choice. Works Cited Barr, Donald. NY Times. 1 May 1955. Web. 9 May 2014. . Dery, Jeruen. Blog Critics. 14 May 2011. Web. 9 May 2014. . Mileo, Jessica. Blog Critics. 23 July 2012. Web. 9 May 2014. . Tolkien, J.R.R. The Lord of the Rings. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1966. Print.
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