The Fellowship of the Ring
The film begins with a summary of the prehistory of thering of power. Long ago, twenty rings existed: three for elves,seven for dwarves, nine for men, and one made by the Dark Lord Sauron,in Mordor, which would rule all the others. Sauron poured all hisevil and his will to dominate into this ring. An alliance of elvesand humans resisted Sauron’s ring and fought against Mordor. They wonthe battle and the ring fell to Isildur, the son of the king ofGondor, but just as he was about to destroy the ring in Mount Doom,he changed his mind and held on to it for himself. Later he waskilled, and the ring fell to the bottom of the sea. The creatureGollum discovered it and brought it to his cave. Then he lost itto the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.
The Lord of the Rings film series consists of three epic fantasy adventure films directed by Peter Jackson and based on the eponymous novel written by J. Tolkien.The films are subtitled The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003). The trilogy was a joint New Zealand-American venture, produced and distributed by New Line Cinema with the co.
The movie cuts to an image of the hobbits’ peaceful Shireyears later, where the wizard Gandalf has come to celebrate Bilbo’s 111th birthday.The party is an extravagant occasion with fireworks and revelry,and Bilbo entertains children with tales of his adventures. In themiddle of a rambling speech, however, he puts on the ring, which makeshim invisible, and runs to his house to pack his things and leavethe Shire. Gandalf meets Bilbo back in his house and tells him hemust give up the ring. Eventually Bilbo agrees to entrust it tohis nephew Frodo. Gandalf senses that the ring is gaining powerover Bilbo. We see a flash of Mordor, and hooded horsemen, the ringwraiths,leave its gates. The scene shifts to Gandalf, who rushes to a libraryto sift through ancient scrolls. As the ringwraiths begin to closein on Bilbo’s house, Gandalf returns to Frodo and throws the ringinto Bilbo’s hearth. Mysterious letters appear on the ring’s surface.Only then does Gandalf realize that this ring is actually Sauron’sring. Gandalf explains to Frodo that the ring and Sauron are one.He longs to find it, and it longs to find him. Gandalf has learned thatSauron has kidnapped Gollum and that Gollum has revealed that Bilbohas the ring. The ring must leave the Shire or it will endangerall the hobbits. Gandalf cannot take it himself, since as a wizard hewill wield too much power with the ring. He determines that Frodomust take it. Gandalf explains that if Frodo puts on the ring, itwill draw Sauron’s agents to it. Suddenly, Gandalf discovers that Frodo’sfriend Sam has been hiding outside and listening to Gandalf andFrodo. At first, Gandalf is furious at Sam’s eavesdropping, but thenhe recruits Sam to be Frodo’s travel partner and protector.
Sam and Frodo leave Bilbo’s house, and in very littletime they have ventured further from the Shire than ever before.Merry and Pippin, two mischievous hobbits who are fleeing a farmerfrom whom they’ve stolen, encounter Sam and Bilbo and join theirparty. The ringwraiths ride by, and the hobbits narrowly escapedetection. Frodo is tempted to put on the ring, but Sam stops him.This urge is Frodo’s first insight into the power and temptationof the ring.
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- The heir to the throne of Gondor. Though Aragorn is the rightful king of Gondor, he travels under an assumed identity at the beginning of the trilogy: he is a ranger, known as Strider. The fact that he is not upon the throne reveals the weak state of the kingdoms of men. As the trilogy proceeds.
The hobbits arrive at the town of Bree and enter the innknown as the Prancing Pony, where they are supposed to meet Gandalf,but the wizard isn’t there. The ring accidentally slips onto Frodo’sfinger, alerting the ringwraiths to his whereabouts. A ranger namedStrider introduces himself to the group of hobbits and urges themto be more careful. The wraiths arrive at the hotel, but the hobbits,thanks to Strider, are well hidden. Strider explains to them thatthe wraiths were formerly the nine human kings who had the ninehuman rings. They are hunting the ring because finding it is theonly way they can come back to life.
Meanwhile, Gandalf has approached another wizard, Saruman, forcounsel. Saruman already knows about the ring and Sauron’s attemptsto regain power. He declares that Mordor cannot be defeated andthat the two wizards must join with Sauron. Gandalf protests, andthe wizards battle. Saruman wins and imprisons Gandalf atop Saruman’sgiant tower in Isengard, called Orthanc. At his tower, Saruman is constructing a terrifyingarmy with the intention of waging war on Middle-earth. A butterflyrouses Gandalf and takes a message from him, and a giant eagle comesand saves him.
Strider and the hobbits head for Rivendell, home of theelves. They stop at a hill called Weathertop, where Strider handsthe hobbits weapons and suggests they make camp for the night. Thehobbits foolishly light a fire at their campsite, and the ringwraithsspot them. The ringwraiths stab Frodo, but Strider fights them offand saves Frodo’s life. Arwen, an elf princess, finds the partyand hurries to Rivendell with Frodo, barely evading the wraiths.Frodo is cured and wakes up to discover Gandalf by his side. Bilbo,who has aged significantly, is also at Rivendell, having just completedthe book of his adventures, There and Back Again: A Hobbit’sTale. Elrond, the king of the elves and Arwen’s father,tells Gandalf that the ring cannot stay in Rivendell but must gofurther. Pessimistic about the future of Middle-earth, Elrond claimsthat the time of the elves is over, the dwarves are too selfishto help, and men are weak. The ring survives because of Isildur’sweakness. Moreover, the line of human kings is broken, though theheir of Gondor, who has chosen exile, can reunite them.
Shortly after this declaration, we learn that Strider’strue name is Aragorn and that he is the heir of Gondor. We alsolearn that Aragorn and Arwen are in love and have been for manyyears. However, this love requires that Arwen sacrifice her immortality,one of the chief attributes of elves.
Elrond convenes a meeting and announces that the racesmust come together to defeat Mordor. Frodo presents the ring, and Elrondinsists that it must be destroyed in the fires of Mount Doom, whereit was made. There is some disagreement as to who will undertakethis arduous task, and eventually Frodo emerges. Others step forwardto accompany Frodo, forming a fellowship of the ring. The fellowshipincludes the hobbits Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin; one elf, Legolas;one dwarf, Gimli; one wizard, Gandalf; and two humans, Aragorn andBoromir. Boromir is the son of the steward of Gondor, who has ruledthe kingdom in the absence of the rightful king.
The fellowship sets forth from Rivendell. Saruman causesan avalanche of snow to block the group’s attempt to cross the passof Caradhras, and they decide to enter the realm of the dwarves,the mines of Moria. Inside Moria, the party discovers that all the dwarveshave been killed, and soon the fellowship is surrounded by an armyof orcs, inhuman creatures that are also brutal, ruthless warriors.The orcs disperse, however, at the approach of a Balrog, a demoniccreature from the underworld. The fellowship flees this creatureas the mines collapse. Gandalf stays behind to battle the Balrog,which he sends collapsing to the depths of the mines. However, asthe Balrog falls, it grabs hold of Gandalf’s legs and drags the wizarddown with it. The fellowship emerges from the mines saddened bythe loss of Gandalf, but Aragorn insists they have no time to mournand must press on.
Coming to a forest, the Sylvan elves, led by Galadriel,the Lady of Woods, meet the fellowship. That evening, the Lady andFrodo speak in private. She asks him to look into a mirror, whichis a basin of water, and tell her what he sees. He sees visionsof the Shire destroyed, of his companions surrounded by orcs, andof the huge, fiery eye of Sauron. The Lady tells him he has seenvisions of what will happen if his mission fails. She warns himthat the fellowship is breaking and that one by one the ring willdestroy them all. Frodo doubts his ability to accomplish his taskon his own, but she says that as the ring-bearer, he is alreadyalone. If he does not accomplish the task, no one will. The Ladyencourages Frodo and gives him a parting gift, a star of light thatwill illuminate his path when all other lights go out. The nextday, the fellowship departs in boats down the river. Meanwhile,Saruman has dispatched Uruk-hai, unusually large and powerful creatureswhose sole mission is to destroy the world of men, after the party,with the instructions to kill everyone but bring the hobbits backalive.
After docking on dry land, Frodo wanders off, and Boromirfollows. Frodo is determined to go off alone, but Boromir wantsthe ring. He is about to attack Frodo for it when Frodo puts onthe ring and disappears. This is the longest period of time thatFrodo has ever worn the ring, and he has his longest look yet atthe fiery eye of Sauron. When Frodo takes the ring off, Aragornis beside him. Frodo distrusts him, too, but Aragorn passes thetest that Boromir failed. He tells Frodo to run off and turns toface the approaching army of Uruk-hai. Boromir also fights valiantlybut is badly wounded. The Uruk-hai capture Pippin and Merry. Aragornwins an epic battle with an Uruk-hai, then rushes to the fallenBoromir, who confesses that he tried to steal the ring from Frodo.Boromir says he has failed the group, but Aragorn tells Boromirhe has fought bravely. Boromir swears allegiance to Aragorn, hisrightful king, as he dies. Back at the river, Frodo regrets havingthe ring but remembers Gandalf’s words about his destiny. He departsin a boat, but Sam insists on coming along. Though he can’t swim,Sam jumps in the water, and Frodo is forced to rescue his flailingfriend and pull him aboard. Once safe, Sam reminds Frodo that hemade a promise never to leave him. On the water’s opposite side,Sam and Frodo climb a mountain and spot Mordor in the distance.
The Two Towers
The movie begins with Gandalf falling into the mine withthe Balrog. As he falls, he catches his sword, which is droppingbeside him, and stabs the Balrog. Then he lands in a body of water.This vision is just a dream of Frodo’s, however, not reality. Frodoand Sam seem to be going in circles, not making any progress ontheir way to Mordor. Frodo has a vision of Sauron’s fiery eye—thering is beginning to take hold of him. Frodo and Sam smell somethingswampy, then stumble upon Gollum, a pale, hunched creature who usedto be a hobbit. Gollum calls the hobbits thieves and accuses themof stealing his ring from him. After a brief fight, the hobbitssubdue Gollum and place a leash around his neck. Sam doesn’t trusthim, but Frodo pities him. In exchange for Gollum’s leading themto Mordor, they agree to remove the leash from his neck.
Meanwhile, Legolas, Gimli, and Aragorn pursue the Uruk-hai, whichcarry Pippin and Merry. Itc benguiat bold free download font. In the castle of Rohan, Éowyn and Éomer,the niece and nephew of King Théoden, tell the elderly, incapacitatedking that Saruman’s army has severely injured his son the prince;he will soon die. Wormtongue, the king’s evil advisor, has Éomerbanished. The Uruk-hai carrying Pippin and Merry are attacked byhorsemen of Rohan, led by the banished Éomer, and Pippin and Merryescape in the confusion. Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli reach the sceneof battle shortly afterward. At first they fear there are no survivors,but then they find footprints leading into the woods, which indicatethat the hobbits escaped.
In the forest, they come upon a white wizard, who turnsout to be Gandalf. Gandalf says that a new stage of the war of Middle-earthis upon them: war has come to Rohan. He leads the others back tothe edge of the forest and whistles for his horse, and then thefour set off for Rohan. Asked to disarm before going to see theking, Gandalf holds onto his staff, which he uses to release Théodenfrom Saruman’s controlling spell. Théoden is transformed from elderlyto middle-aged and from weak to strong, and he banishes Wormtongue.Soon villagers arrive at the castle, telling of an oncoming orc andUruk-hai army. Théoden elects to move Rohan’s entire populationto the fort at Helm’s Deep, which is what Wormtongue, who arrivesat Saruman's tower, tells Saruman will happen.
Meanwhile, Pippin and Merry have discovered Treebeard,a giant walking tree, or Ent, which has promised to keep them safe. Sam,Frodo, and Gollum, having arrived at the gates of Mordor, are aboutto enter Sauron’s kingdom when Gollum suggests that they take aback entrance. Frodo defends Gollum to Sam. Frodo feels sympathyfor the former ring-bearer, while Sam says that the ring is beginningto take over Frodo.
One night, as Frodo and Sam sleep, Gollum has the firstof what will become a series of internal debates. Sméagol, his goodside, wants to be obedient to Frodo, who has treated him so nicely.Gollum, his bad side, desperately wants the ring. Sméagol temporarily winsout, and the next day Gollum/Sméagol presents Frodo with a gift,a rabbit he’s hunted, which Sam cooks as a stew. As they eat, theysee thousands of troops marching to Mordor, part of the army Sauronis assembling. These arriving soldiers are attacked by a group ofhumans led by Faramir, Boromir’s younger brother, who come uponFrodo and company and capture them.
In a dream, Arwen encourages Aragorn to stay the courseand not falter. Her father wants her to go off with the other elvesto eternal life. Aragorn tells her that their love is over and sheshould go. As his people head to Helm’s Deep, Théoden leads an armyto fend off the approaching orcs. Aragorn appears to die as he fallsover a cliff in the clutches of a hyenalike creature. However, heactually falls into a body of water, and dreams of Arwen kissinghim. Aragorn’s horse resuscitates him and carries him to Helm’sDeep. Arwen’s father, Elrond, tells her that the time has come toleave Middle-earth. She wants to wait for Aragorn, but her fatherinsists that Middle-earth can offer her only death. Even if Aragorndoes manage to return, he is mortal and will eventually die. However,the Lady of the Woods tells Elrond that Faramir, who has taken Frodocaptive, will seize the ring and then all will be lost. Do we elvesleave Middle-earth to its fate? she implores Elrond. Do we abandonthe fight and let them stand alone?
Faramir questions Frodo and Sam. He wants to know of his brother’sdeath. That evening, Faramir captures Gollum, who’s been followingthe troop. Faramir wants to kill the creature, but Frodo insistson sparing him. Later, Frodo tries to help Gollum escape, but Gollummisunderstands and thinks Frodo is complicit in his capture. Heundergoes another round of Sméagol/Gollum debates, and Faramir comesto understand that Frodo has the ring. Sam explains that their taskis to destroy the ring in Mordor, but Faramir says the ring willgo to Gondor.
An army of 10,000 marcheson Rohan, and Helm’s Deep prepares for battle. Aragorn says theymust call upon their allies, but Théoden says they have none andthat Gondor cannot be counted on. Things do not look good for Rohan,since the fighters are few and of generally low quality, but alltry to be hopeful. Then an elf army of bowmen led by the warriorHaldir arrive. Sent by Elrond, they come to honor the ancient alliancebetween men and elves. The orcs and Uruk-hai arrive at the wallsof Helm’s Deep beneath a pouring rain. The two armies face eachother, and the combat begins when a single human lets an arrow fly.After that, a ferocious battle rages. The Uruk-hai raise laddersand scale the walls of Helm’s Deep. The elf-human army fights bravely,but the oncoming Uruk-hai are difficult to withstand. They piercethe castle walls and force the defending army deep within the castle.Haldir is killed in battle. Gimli and Aragorn fight bravely on thedrawbridge, buying time for the rest of the defending army to regroup.
Meanwhile, the Ents have gathered to debate whether togo to war. They speak incredibly slowly and take a long time tomake decisions. Eventually, despite Merry’s entreaties that theyparticipate in the world, the Ents decide against going to war andencourage the two hobbits to return to the Shire. As Treebeard carriesthe two hobbits to the edge of the forest, however, he comes acrossa stretch of gutted forest and burnt trees. He blames Saruman forthe destruction and decides to rally the other Ents to war.
Women and children flee Helm’s Deep for the safety ofthe mountains as Aragorn rallies the remaining soldiers to continueto fight. When all hope seems lost, Gandalf appears in the distancealong with the riders of Rohan, led by Éomer, who charge the Uruk-hai. TheEnts attack Saruman's tower and destroy its defenses. They open a dam andthe rushing water floods the entire plain surrounding the tower. Thebattle of Helm’s Deep is won, but Aragorn and Gandalf see Mordorin the distance, buzzing with activity. The battle for Middle-earth,they know, has just begun.
Meanwhile, back in Gondor, where Faramir has brought hiscaptives, Frodo stands face-to-face with a wraith riding a dragonand is about to hand him the ring when Sam intervenes. Angered,Frodo almost attacks his friend, then apologizes and begins to doubthis own strength. Sam encourages him with a stirring speech aboutheroism and fighting for good. Moved by Sam’s words, Faramir releasesthe hobbits.
The Return of the King
In a flashback, we see Sméagol, a hobbit, happily fishingwith a friend. The friend falls into the water and reemerges holdinga ring. Sméagol wants the ring and strangles his friend to death.After this, Sméagol slowly decays into the dirty, green, raw-fish-eatingswamp creature Gollum. He says he forgot what life was like outsidehis cave. He even forgot his own name. Back in the present, Gollum awakensFrodo and Sam and hurries them along. Sam says he’s begun to rationthe little food they have left.
Meanwhile, Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, and Gandalf come upon Merryand Pippin celebrating on the flooded plain of Saruman's tower, which Treebeardnow seems to control. Saruman is still alive, but he is powerlessand isolated in his tower. Pippin spots a seeing stone in the water,and Gandalf grabs it and covers it up. At a memorial service andvictory celebration at Rohan, Éowyn shares wine with Aragorn, withwhom she is falling in love. That evening, Pippin steals the seeingstone from Gandalf and sees the fiery eye of Sauron. The stone nearlykills Pippin, who is revived by Gandalf. In the stone, Pippin sawa vision of Minas Tirith, the capital of Gondor, destroyed. He alsosaw Sauron but refused to give the Dark Lord any information aboutFrodo. Gandalf says this vision proves that Sauron plans to attackMinas Tirith, where he and Pippin head.
About to depart Middle-earth for immortal life, Arwenhas a vision of a child that she and Aragorn will have. Quickly,she turns around and returns to Rivendell, where she beseeches herfather, who has the gift of foresight, to tell her everything hehas seen. She says she knows that death is not the only thing thatawaits in her future, but also a child. She says that if she leavesnow, she’ll regret it forever. She asks her father to reforge Narsil,the sword with which Isildur cut off Sauron’s finger, thereby releasingthe ring.
Meanwhile, Gandalf and Pippin arrive at Minas Tirith,where Lord Denethor, who rules Gondor as steward in the absenceof the king, already knows of the death of his son Boromir. Pippinoffers his fealty in payment for Boromir’s life, claiming that Boromirsaved his own. Gandalf calls upon Denethor to raise an army andcall upon his allies. Denethor, however, knows about Aragorn andis afraid of losing power. Gandalf says he cannot resist the returnof the king, but Denethor insists that Gondor belongs to him. DisobeyingDenethor but following Gandalf’s instructions, Pippin lights the Beaconof Minas Tirith, with which Gondor calls its allies to help. Soon,beacons all across Middle-earth are lit, and Théoden decides thatRohan will answer the call.
Faramir and his men are gathered at Osgiliath, an outerfortress of Gondor, but lose a battle to an approaching orc army.Escaping to Minas Tirith, Faramir tells Gandalf he has seen Samand Frodo. Denethor, who clearly favors the deceased Boromir overhis surviving son Faramir, beseeches Faramir to retake Osgiliath.Faramir agrees, even though it is clearly a suicide mission. Heand his men are promptly slaughtered as they ride into battle.
Gollum leads Sam and Frodo to a secret staircase thatleads into Mordor. Frodo is pulled toward the front gates, and Sauron’sgiant eye burns, sensing the nearness of the ring. Gollum tellsFrodo that Sam will turn on him and come after the ring. As thehobbits sleep, Gollum throws away their remaining food after sprinklingcrumbs on Sam to make it look like Sam ate the food himself. Whenthey wake up, Sam discovers that the food is gone and accuses Gollum, whopoints to the crumbs on Sam’s cloak. Sam beats up Gollum and thenasks Frodo if he needs help carrying the ring, which triggers Frodo’sdoubts about Sam. Frodo decides that Sam, not Gollum, is the problemand decides to continue on with only Gollum.
At camp with the horsemen of Rohan, Aragorn dreams that Arwenhas chosen immortality, thereby breaking her promise to him. Heis roused by a messenger, who informs him a stranger has come. Aragornfollows the messenger into a tent where Elrond reveals himself andrelates very different news about Arwen: she is dying, and her fateis tied to the ring. For Aragorn, saving Middle-earth is now boundup with saving the life of his love. Elrond also tells Aragorn heneeds to enlist those who dwell in the mountain to fight againstSauron. These mountain-dwellers are crooks, murderers, and traitors,but they will respond to the king of Gondor. In an act that functionsas a kind of coronation, Elrond presents Aragorn with the swordAnduril, which was forged from the shards of Narsil. Éowyn confessesher love to Aragorn, but he tells her he is committed to another.He rides into the mountain with Legolas and Gimli. The men of themountain swore an oath to a previous king of Gondor but reneged,and Isildur put a curse on them, decreeing that they would neverrest until they had fulfilled their obligation. Aragorn and companyenter a cave in the mountain and come across a ghost king who saysthat the dead do not suffer to let the living pass. Suddenly, swarmsof ghostly warriors appear. Legolas’s arrows are powerless againstthem, but Aragorn’s sword can stop their thrusts. He asks them tofight for him and regain their honor, marking the first time thathe asserts himself as king of Gondor.
Dragged behind a horse, Faramir’s body arrives at MinasTirith. The orc army catapults the heads of his dead companionsinto the city. Denethor bemoans the end of his line, but Pippininsists that Faramir is still alive. The attack on the city begins,but Denethor commands the soldiers to abandon their posts. Seeingthat the king is losing his mind, Gandalf takes over command andorders the soldiers to prepare for battle. While the battle ragesoutside Minas Tirith, Denethor plans to burn Faramir and himselfon a pyre. Pippin insists that Faramir is not dead, but Denethoris unconvinced. He lights the pyre, but Gandalf and Pippin rescueFaramir, and Denethor burns alone.
Gollum and Frodo arrive at a cave full of skeletons andgiant spider webs. With his plan to steal back the ring fallinginto place, Gollum seems to disappear, and Frodo is suddenly aloneand lost. Meanwhile, Sam, descending the stairs out of the mountain,comes upon the bread that Gollum dropped. He understands Gollum’s deceitand turns around. In the cave, Frodo gets stuck in a web. Usingthe gift given to him by the Lady of the Woods, he lights the caveand sees Shelob, a giant spider, coming toward him. Frodo cuts hisway out of the web and escapes the cave, but Gollum attacks him.They struggle, and Gollum falls over a cliff. The Lady of the Woodsreappears to Frodo and encourages him to complete his task. Frodocontinues to Mordor on his own. However, Shelob creeps behind him,stings him, and spins a thick web around him. Sam arrives and fightsoff the creature, but Frodo is wrapped tight in a cocoonlike bundleof webbing, and Sam fears he is dead. Sam abandons the body whena few orcs come down the path. They pick up Frodo’s body and carryit off with them.
Giant elephants, carrying numerous reinforcements fromSauron, arrive on the battlefield of Minas Tirith. Having recently arrivedat the battlefield, the riders of Rohan fight bravely, using theirspeed and agility to confront the elephants. Still, the battle appearsto be going in Mordor’s favor. Pippin and Gandalf, within the castle,begin to philosophize about death. On the battlefield, the witch-kingis about to kill Théoden, but Éowyn and Merry intervene. Merry distractsthe creature, and Éowyn kills it. Théoden dies from his wounds,but he is proud of Éowyn and goes gladly into the afterlife. Meanwhile,a ship carrying Aragorn and his army of ghost men arrives, and thegroup overwhelms the orc army. The field is calm, and the battleseems won. Aragorn releases the men of the mountain, and they disappear.Pippin and Merry reunite on the battlefield.
Frodo awakes in Mordor. He is chained and half naked.His things have been taken from him, including the ring. Sam entersthe orc stronghold where Frodo is held captive and rescues Frodo. Whenthey are free, Sam tells Frodo that he, not the orcs, has the ring.He took it when he thought Frodo was dead. Though a little reluctantto return it to Frodo, he agrees to. The two friends dress in orcarmor and go onto the plains of Mordor. They spot Mount Doom inthe distance, Sauron’s fiery eye raging at its peak.
Back at Minas Tirith, Gandalf despairs about Frodo’s abilityto complete the mission, but Aragorn says they must not give uphope. He suggests they march upon Mordor to distract Sauron. AsAragorn’s army approaches the gates of Mordor, Sauron’s orcs are drawnfrom the plains of Mordor to its front gate, and Sam and Frodo crossthe plain unhindered. Nevertheless, the passage is far from easy.They have little water left. They drink the last drops and acceptthat there will be no return journey. As they struggle up MountDoom, Sam encourages his friend with talk of the Shire and has tocarry the weakened Frodo a good distance on his back. Gollum reappears,and Sam fights him as Frodo runs to the top of Mount Doom on hisown. Standing above the fiery inferno of Mount Doom just as Isildurdid years earlier, Frodo holds the ring above the volcano, but,like the former king, he cannot let it go. Instead, he declaresthe ring his and puts it on. Gollum has also managed to get to thetop of the mountain and attacks Frodo. In the ensuing struggle,Gollum bites off the finger on which Frodo is wearing the ring andfalls, clutching the ring, over a cliff and into the lava below,while Frodo survives by holding onto the cliff. Sam pulls him upas the ring disappears into the sea of fire. With the ring destroyed,Sauron’s eye burns out. The tower of Mordor begins to collapse andthen explodes. Mount Doom erupts, flooding the plain with lava.Sam and Frodo are stuck on top of a giant boulder, with lava flowingall around. They prepare for their deaths, but Gandalf swoops byon a giant eagle and picks them up.
Frodo awakens in a luxurious bed with Gandalf by his side.The remaining fellowship is there, too. Aragorn is crowned kingat a ceremony in Gondor. Placing the crown on his head, Gandalf announcesthe return of the king. Legolas and the elves arrive, along withArwen. She and Aragorn kiss. Then the whole crowd bows before thefour hobbits. The fellowship is declared over, and the fourth ageof Middle-earth begins. The hobbits return to the Shire, and thefour friends drink at a pub. Sam sees the girl he used to have acrush on and talks to her. Shortly thereafter, they are married. Frodowrites his adventures in the same manuscript in which Bilbo wrotehis. It is called The Lord of the Rings. He finishesfour years to the day after receiving his wound from the ringwraith,but he still hasn’t healed from the experience, and he, along withBilbo and Gandalf, head off with the elves to eternal life. As heboards the ship that will carry them off, Frodo hands Sam his book.“The last pages are for you, Sam,” he says. Then the boat sailsoff. Returning to the Shire, Sam joins his wife and two children.
Publication Order of The Lord of the Rings Books
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The Lord of the Rings is one of the greatest fantasy novel of all times from English author J. R. R. Tolkien. It started basically as the sequel to a children’s story The Hobbit, 1937. This was written in parts during the time of world war II. You can easily imagine how good this novel is as this is the second best selling novel ever and has sold over 150 million copies worldwide.
The story starts with the main antagonist of the story Lord Sauron who created a ring with the power to rule the world by ruling over all other rings of different powers. Starting from a beautiful place Shire, land of Hobbits, the story ranges till northwest middle earth with the help and involvement of interesting characters like Bilbo Baggins, Frodo Baggins, Sam, Meriadoc, Pippin, Boromir, Gimli, Legolas, and the great magician Gandalf, etc
Bilbo: Frodo’s uncle, who possessed the ring first of all. Bilbo is a happy go lucky and playful hobbit who lived his whole life in Shire. He never realised that his ring is the source of a great power, however is greatly influenced by it and has started turning as a maniac as he grows old.
Frodo: The main protagonist of the series. He is the ring bearer. A young hobbit chosen to keep the ring to return to Mordor. He is always found weak in front of the strong temptation offered by the ring to its bearer. When it comes about dropping the ring into the mount Doom, he denies to do so and steps back to keep the ring. We feel pity for him as in many scenes he has failed to emerge as a true hero. Although the ring is destroyed in the end, we can not give him the credit anyhow.
Gandalf: A great wizard who keeps the whole trilogy running. Gandalf was the first to know the powers and dangers of the ring and kept Bilbo and Frodo away from the unseen. Gandalf also exhibits some remarkable courage and wisdom. His battle with Saruman in Moria are among the best parts of the novel. He also turned into a white wizard from the grey and shocks everyone. He is usually playful but also concerned about the future of the middle earth.
Sam: He is the best friend of Frodo. He takes care of Frodo through out the story and helps him in carrying the ring. He is the best example of a loyal fellow. He is a pure soul and always immune to the call of the ring. While Frodo keeps suffering from the greed for the ring, Sam is the one who supports him and keeps him standing against the brutal journey.
Aragorn: He is the rightful king for Gondor. He keeps his identity a secret from the starting and lives like a ranger. He emerges out as a pure heart supporting the noble cause of destroying the ring to save the middle earth. He does not have any desire to keep the ring and to use its power to regain his throne. He also gives the story a romantic angle with his love story with the elf princess Arwen. In the end of the novel he is declared as the king of the Gondor.
Gollum: Here comes the most entertaining character of the series. A wretched swamp crazy to get the ring back. Before he found the ring, he was a innocent hobbit named Smeagle, but affected with the evil of the ring he turned out as a disgusting, skinny, creepy creature ‘Gollum’. He can be the example of what Frodo would be if he had kept the ring for long. The only motto he has is to have the ring back by hook or by crook. He can kill or destroy anyone for his purpose. Gollum leads Frodo and Sam to Mordor, however he is suspected to be the wrong fellow till the end. He constantly keeps an eye for every opportunity to steal the ring from Frodo. He is the ring’s real victim and we would not tell you if he gets the ring back or not in the end.
Saruman: A wizard who was on the Sauron’s side. He is an old friend of Gandalf, however later in the greed of the power and under Sauron’s fear, he joins the dark army. He also tried to stop Gandalf from helping the fellowship of the ring. Through his powers he creates endless number of Uruk-nai (monsters) to cover the middle earth with their terror.
Legolas: A young elf who was the part of the fellowship of the ring. He has some remarkable skills with his bow and arrows. Quite loyal and smart character who serves the purpose of the fellowship till the end.
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Film Series: The amazing trilogy The Lord of the Rings turned out to be a series of films later on. The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002), The Return of the King (2003) is the series based on the novel. All these movies are among the biggest grossers on the box office, worldwide. The latest parts of the series are The Hobbit: An unexpected Journey (2012) and The Hobbit: The desolation of Smaug (2013) based on the story of Bilbo Baggins. For your information The Return of the King got 11 Oscars out of 11 nominations the year it was released.
About the Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was an English writer, poet and a university professor. He is best known for the classics The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and Silmarillion. He also served in the Oxford university from 1945 to 1959. In year 2008, The Times ranked him sixth in the list of “The 50best English Writers since 1945”. In the year 2009 Forbes ranked him the 5th top earning writer.
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