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  • Gollum Allegory

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    Tolkien's Lord of the Rings Trilogy, the character of Gollum has quickly proven to be the single most important character to the plot. This is due partly to his role in the destruction of the One Ring; but more to do with the themes associated with the character of Gollum. Gollum, despite being a disgusting and repulsive creature who had entered the story later than most other characters, embodies the strongest allegory in the entire trilogy. Gollum is an allegory for the depravity of Man because he

  • Gollum In The Hobbit

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    element in Frodo's own character. The quality of the bond between the two, and additionally the inconceivable possibility of doubtlessly putting Gollum among the evil characters in the story, rises with specific clarity from the absence of any feeling of triumph emanating after death. Unlike all the evils that must be destroyed for good to win, Gollum remains in such an individual association with the legend that his exit is the result of an unpleasant individual battle and an annihilation of a

  • Bilbo's Journey In The Hobbit

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    faced off his first challenge completely by himself. This was in Gollum's cave. There were many ways that Gollum changed Bilbo’s adventure, but besides that, the encounter changed Bilbo. It changed him because it seems like, in this event, Bilbo finally is able to trust in himself like when he decided to outmaneuver golem all by himself, and when he uses his wits, and brains to defeat Gollum. Through this, Bilbo discovered, that he himself could be strong, by using just his bravery, and his smarts

  • Review Of ' The Lord Of The Rings '

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    The incredible complexity of Gollum is evident to anyone who watches the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Although he is a CGI character, he offers great emotional depth. There is never any doubt that he is just as real and important as the movies’ non CGI characters. Clearly, animators painstakingly created Gollum to achieve this realism; however, what audiences are less aware of, myself included, is the extremes that Andy Serkis, the actor behind Gollum, went to in order to create him. Now, Serkis is

  • The Corruptive Nature of Power in J. J. R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring

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    power, people may become corrupt. In J. J. R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring it is shown that when people are tempted or given power they may become corrupt. We can see this through the characters Frodo Baggins; the bearer of a powerful ring, Gollum, the previous bearer, and lastly it is shown through Bilbo Baggins another bearer. When given great power some people become corrupt. Frodo Baggins displays this in The Fellowship of the Ring. He is trusted to hold and protect the one ring of power

  • Ripulation In Peter Jackson's The Lord Of The Rings

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    “I’m glad you’re with me… Here, at the end of all things” (Jackson, 2004). Peter Jackson’s film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most well-known adaptations of literature. The films and novels tell the story of Frodo Baggins and his journey to destroy the One Ring that had been in his family for over 60 years. Tolkien’s Middle Earth universe was created in the trenches during World War I as a way to cope with the horrors of the war, according to National

  • Bilbo And Frodo Baggins : Hobbits

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    Bilbo and Frodo Baggins: Hobbits turned Heroes By: Connia Ren In every story, there is the hero, a man of strength, courage and swordsmanship who slays dragons and saves princesses. However, in The Hobbit you have the most unlikely, unexpected hero. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who resides in his hobbit hole and lives an ordinary and exceedingly comfortable life. You would not expect a creature of his size and stature to save kingdoms and lands. But he inevitably gains strengths and abilities

  • Analysis Of The Book ' The Hobbit ' Essay

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    Novel Paper: The Hobbit When you think of a hero, is the first character to pop in your head a little hobbit named Bilbo Baggins? In most cases, people think of Superman or Hercules, but in The Hobbit, an unexpected hero emerges and changes the name for all heroes to come. The Hobbit is a novel about Bilbo Baggins and his journey, with thirteen dwarves and a wizard, seeking the treasure stolen by the dragon, Smaug. While on this unexpected journey, Bilbo and his companions overcome many obstacles

  • Symbolism of Evil in J. R. R. Tolkien´s The Lord of The Rings

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    is personified by Tolkien because Tolkien sees it as something that takes action, not something that is acted upon. The power that the ring possesses eats away at him until he is an entire different creature. The ring destroys Sméagol and creates Gollum, an outcast and a murderer. The theme of temptation displayed by Tolkien coincides with the temptation that evilness

  • Analysis Of The Book ' We Must Go '

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    “We must go,” hissed Gollum, tugging at his masters cloak, attempting to get him to turn and follow him towards the Dark land. “We mustn’t stand here. Make haste!” The hobbits walked slowly behind forcing Gollum to constantly be slowing his pace and look back to make sure they were following him. Though this gave him time to think at least. In his mind the thoughts of killing his nice master and the mean Samwise seemed to be grabbing hold. Gollum turned his glowing eyes to look back at the weary