Fellowship of the Ring: An Analysis

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Fellowship of the Ring In J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings series of books, the basis of the narrative is on ancient literary tropes. Throughout the various books, the characters, mostly male, are each tested and are asked to prove themselves to be worthy men. Each, in turn, is able to complete his test to varying degrees. The test is always beaten because of the virtue of the man's character, but in each there is also a common thread. Tolkien imbues the characters of the novels with very great fortune, sometimes a kind of luck which is obvious and at other times the luck is not as clear and is only revealed to be a fortunate circumstance upon reflection. In the first book of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, entitled The Fellowship of the Ring, the characters are faced with several challenges as they progress on to their journey and in completing each of their various challenges, they win out both by their virtuous characteristics and because of good fortune. The importance of luck in The Fellowship of the Ring can most clearly be seen in the characters of Gandalf the Grey, Aragorn also known as Strider, and ultimately in the book's main protagonist Frodo Baggins as well as the other hobbits who accompany him upon his quest to destroy the ring of the evil Lord Sauron. Bilbo Baggins found the one ring by luck. The ring which in The Lord of the Rings, it is learned has incredible power was found by Bilbo on the floor of a cave after he feel through a door and was

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