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Kayden WashingtonMcClishOctober 14, 2017Journal 4Companionship in the Battle of good vs evilThere are many mythic themes rooted deeply within The Lord of the Ringsbut specifically one I find important is the factor that companionship plays within the story. Friends will stick with each other through thick and thin if the bond is strong enough for them to do so. They will not back down in the face of anything and are often used in stories as a kind of lifeline for the main character. Tolkien’s use of a strong friendship is key when observing the evolution of Frodo throughout the story. The Lord of the Rings starts off with a simple character introduction. At the base of Frodo’s personality, he has a deep seeded love for his uncle. This is important because soon into the book, Uncle Bilbo leaves and opens that space up for another to fill. Prior to this, Frodo had many friends, some close and some not as close but they were friends all the same. However,