“The murder of Déagol haunted Gollum, and he had made up a defense, repeating it to his ‘precious’ over and over” (The Fellowship of the Ring 62). This quote gives a look into the strongest moment of shock that impacted young Sméagol’s life forever. Gollum is a fictional character unlike any other in The Lord of the Rings series, as he is portrayed as having undiagnosed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. There are six recurring symptoms that must happen in conjunction with traumatic factors in order for someone to be diagnosed with PTSD, and unfortunately for Sméagol his actions and history sync perfectly into the diagnosis. Due to the fact that Gollum is a fictional character out of a book, it seems that the author, J.R.R. Tolkien, may have purposely given these attributes to Gollum to display PTSD. Though Tolkien may argue that his time in the war did not highly influence his books, subconsciously Tolkien, like many who were in the war, could have had undiagnosed PTSD or known someone who did. As a combat veteran, Tolkien and his friends were more likely to develop PTSD. This may have resulted in portraying these symptoms on to one specific character, Gollum. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder “is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event” (NIMH), just as Gollum had and continues to be put through. He has had a rough past of loss and exile, as well as continuously trudges through horrific events and torture in which he must
By putting his life in danger Bilbo shows a true example of heroism. Though the dwarves were still skeptical of his abilities, they were starting to take into consideration of what Gandalf had said about this little hobbit. Continuing their adventure the group is attacked by goblins where they are eventually saved by Gandalf. Throughout the turmoil of the attacking goblins Bilbo gets lost in the caves and finds himself alone in the darkness. It is in this event when Bilbo finds Gollum’s ring. Gollum was a sickly looking creature that had been dwelling in the caves for many years. Bilbo used his wits to outsmart the creature by playing a riddle game with him and eventually made it to safety. Having Bilbo win the riddle game shows that his smart and witty mind aids him in becoming the hero. Bilbo wasn’t some tough strong stereotypical super hero, he used his smarts to outwit his foes and to triumph over evil. Though Bilbo at the time did not know the power of the ring that he had retrieved from Gollum’s lair (the power of invisibility), it was his heroic fate that he found it as it assist him in becoming the hero of the story. Fate has it that Bilbo will become a hero, but Bilbo also has the courage on top of his fate to get the dwarves out of life threatening situations.
Lord Acton once said, "Power corrupts, but absolute power corrupts absolutely." He was probably referring to the powerful kings and queens who held power over many people. But, we could see how power is something many of the characters in Tolkien's story are trying to have and hold onto in some form or another. In The Fellowship of the Ring J.R.R. Tolkien tells us a story about Frodo Baggins who is ordered by Gandalf to destroy the powerful ring discovered accidentally by his older cousin, Bilbo. Like the rest of the hobbits, Frodo has lived quite peacefully and well, not having to worry about how dark and dreary the rest of Middle Earth was becoming under Sauron's growing power. Now, Frodo,
First , Tolkien has a totally different mindset than we do. The positive character traits are being adventurous and being wild minded, and when bilbo accepted the challenge to go to fight the trolls. He went to go get back the treasure that belonged to him and other people that smog stole. He went on this long trip just to get back what’s his. He was very positive about going on this trip. He thinks that tookish side on chapter one to be very positive. These are some things that J.R.R. Tolkien thinks
Tolkien, let the story unfold: Unfettered by the chains of innovation and not blinded by its obscuration of reality, the story itself, had the characters tackle the battles, the triumphs, and the disappointments of the actual good and spiritual humans. That is the thing that great narratives do. The reader is especially attracted to the story in light of the fact that the reader gets the chance to know and admire the real, not cardboard, characters, and the characters are genuine in the light of the fact that they have souls, displaying fundamental goodness in the midst of failings and ready to settle on choices in spite of knowing that choices are however a piece of a bigger story. The reader partakes in a mythic universe of Middle-earth and experiences there—without allegory or specific
The Hobbit tells the story of a Hobbit by the name of Bilbo Baggins that goes on an adventure. It is a captivating story but is has an amazing amount of archetypes within it. It is truly a work of art.
In life, courage is the best way to find peace in chaotic and unfamiliar situations. In J.R.R Tolkien’s famous book, The Hobbit, Tolkien addresses this issue through the adventurers of Bilbo. Tolkien believes that courage is one of the most important attributes and courage can overcome all fears.
In The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, he portrays the character of Bilbo Baggins as the unlikely hero by showing how brave he is when he and the group are in danger. His fearlessness in combat and his intelligence help guide the group to their destination.
When shouldered with a burden of responsibility, people can obtain positive results. The responsibility is burdened on Gandalf when he is encountered with the Balrog in the Mines of Moria. As a result of this burden, he is confronted with death. “Fly, you fools!” (LOTR) Gandalf's sudden disappearance in Moria is the best thing that could have happened to the ring quest. His demise leaves Frodo free to figure out his own path without Gandalf’s heavy influence. This further supports the argument because Gandalf’s sacrifice has saved the Fellowship, which includes Frodo’s combatants to protect him and friends to support him. Furthermore, it benefitted the member’s development throughout the journey, therefore, becoming the self-sufficient leaders that they
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is the kind of book that goes well with a steamy drink and a chilly day. With dragons, elves, and goblins, this book follow the adventure of a company of dwarves and a hobbit on their quest to defeat the dragon. The reluctant protagonist , Bilbo Baggins, balances out his rowdy and impatient companions. This book is written in the style of stereotypical fantasy novels yet, there are parts of the book that break the stereotype and keep the reader interested. Normally the protagonist is the first to want to go on the quest but Gandalf is the one to convince Bilbo saying that he is "as fierce as a dragon in a pinch." Using Bilbo's pride, Gandalf manipulates him into agreeing to join the adventure. This book is a worthwhile
In J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring, the circumstances and symbolism of each setting are imperative to the development of the plot, characters, and theme of the novel. Setting often exposes the true nature of literary characters, as they are subject to unfamiliar environments without a prepared façade behind which they can hide. Centered around a journey, the novel contains a wide spectrum of environments, both natural and manufactured. Both natural and manufactured elements combine to richly develop the novel in Moria, an abandoned underground Dwarf kingdom shrouded in dark mystery. As the Fellowship journeys from Rivendell to destroy the Ring, they must find a way to cross the daunting Misty Mountains. When the first route proves impassable for all but Legolas, a desperate Fellowship must resort to the only remaining option: a journey into the foreboding darkness of Moria. Not only is this course frightening to the still inexperienced hobbits, the entirety of the group (excluding Gimli) fears what lies beneath the mountains. In The Fellowship of the Ring, Moria thoroughly fulfills the dynamic role of a setting in literature as both a critical turning point in the narrative and a period of significant character exposition and development for Frodo and Gandalf, among many others.
"Three Rings for the Eleven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his Dark throne, In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One ring to find them, One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them, In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie(Tolkien)." Master of storytelling J.R.R. Tolkien continues the lives of the fictitious creatures that he introduced in The Hobbit, in his modern classic The Fellowship of the Ring. He artfully illustrates the truths of the evil that plague the hearts of man. He tells a story of greed, destruction and how mortal men are enslaved by
The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R Tolkien is the first book of the Lord of the Rings saga. In It we are introduced to many characters of Middle-earth coming from very different places, and different cultures and backgrounds.”There are numerous interesting factors to be explored in J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings. One of these interesting factors is the theme of friendship” (Þórðarson 3).The title of the book refers to the unlikely company of different leaders of the many races and realms of Middle-earth that come together to put an end to the greater evil in their world. The diversity in the fellowship is of course a problem at first since the come from many different backgrounds and understanding of the world, some of the races are known to have a hate for each other, Dwarves and Elves, but their common goal brings them together to eventually build an unbreakable bond between the
I would like to conclude by saying that this novel The Lord of the Rings has inspired many spin off works, including several games as well.The enormous popularity of Tolkien’s epic saga has greatly expanded the demand for fantay novels, largely thanks to the Lord of the Rings. It is an an extraordinary work, grandly conceived, brilliantly executed and wildly entertaining novel of Tolkien .In the whole novel we see that it 's a hobbit 's dream, a wizard 's delight. And, of course, it 's only the beginning.The language used in this novel is very simple and easy to understand by people. In short this novel has won the hearts of many .This novel is a must read. I see this novel as a near perfect: It 's one of the best fantasy novel ever written. The story just revolves around the Ring which is created by a Dark lord, Sauron.It has brought the supernaturalism in such a way that we could clearly make out where is the supernaturalism used.
That is the theme of The Hobbit, the definitive fantasy novel that birthed a generation of inspired literature. The heroism that Bilbo lacked, the heroism that he later earned in his own rite of passage. Becoming a hero is no easy feat, but we must all make our own attempts at becoming a hero. No matter how comfy and cozy we are sitting around in our holes and feasting on snacks between first and second dinner. Tolkien shows us the journey of a simple hobbit, a representative of our own laziness and cowardice, in order to encourage heroism in all who read his