The Abyss: The Cycle Of A Hero's Journey

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The Abyss, most likely known as the most tragic period in the cycle of a Hero’s Journey, was just as devastating in The Lord of the Rings as it would’ve been in any other movie. It started in the Mines of Moria, a Dwarven community found under the Misty Mountains. The Fellowship was injured and exhausted after fighting and traveling through terrible conditions, but their troubles didn’t end after slaying orks; they encountered Balrog, a beast that chased them to the Bridge of Khazad-dûm. Gandalf, Frodo’s mentor since day one, had confronted Balrog whilst crossing the bridge of Khazad-dûm with intentions to protect the Fellowship, whom was already on the other side. He defeated the fiery demon by shoving him off the thin path, but
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