The Fellowship Of The Ring

1649 WordsDec 17, 20147 Pages
With John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring as inspiration, an analysis is used to define to following: the idea of an evil ring to be symbolism for temptation and deadly addictions people suffer from, evidence to show the psychology and neuroscience behind what temptation is and how self-control correlates with it, and a few characters’ reaction to this ring and how the temptation of the Ring affects these characters. Tolkien was born January 3, 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa and passed away September 2, 1973 in Bournemouth, Dorset, England. His primary education was held at King Edward’s School, and he attended college at Exeter College. His occupations included being a linguist and an author. Tolkien was a fantastic…show more content…
Along the way, the hobbits encounter Ringwraiths, servants of Sauron and a man named Aragorn joins the group. The second book begins by the group making it to Rivendell by a hair’s breadth. A council is formed and it is decided that the Ring must be destroyed where it was forged, in the crevices of Mount Doom. After Frodo accepts the compulsory objective, a fellowship is then created to counteract the nine Ringwraiths. The members are to be a dwarf named Gimli, an elf named Legolas, a man from the South named Boromir, Gandalf, Aragorn, and the four hobbits. The fellowship runs into trouble in the Dwarven Mines of Moria where Gandalf is murdered by a demon called Balrog. The others barley survive and decide to take refuge at the Elven kingdom Lothlorien. Soon after the group leaves, the Fellowship is broken. They must decide whether to go to Mordor or to Minas Tirith, towards Gondor. Boromir confronts Frodo about wanting the Ring to destroy Sauron, but the hobbit refuses and is forced to endure the Ring’s power of invisibility to get away from the crazed man. The Fellowship of the Ring ends with Frodo, witnessing how destructive the Ring is, deciding he must go to Mordor himself, and ventures off to get a boat in a sneaky fashion, but his fellow companion Sam soon catches up with him. “One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in darkness bind them (Tolkien, 50).” The
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