To their surprise they came upon dark pools fed by

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“Frodo and Sam] scrambled down to [the river-bed], and began to cross it. To their surprise,they came upon dark pools fed by threads of water trickling down from some source higher up the valley. Upon its outer marges under the westward mountains, Mordor was a dying land, but it was not yet dead. And here things still grew, harsh, twisted, bitter, struggling for life. In the glens of the Morgai on the other side of the valley low scrubby trees lurked and clung, coarse gray grass-tussocks fought with the stones, and withered mosses crawled on them; and everywhere great writhing, tangled brambles sprawled” [Tol83]Another thing which provided a way for Tolkien for representing the misery of Frodo’s current state of mind was the Mordor’s landscape. Even there is a fight between land’s “low scrubby trees” & “coarse gray grass-tussocks” which crawls over and battle with each other for survival space and a small amount of nutrients. Frodo constantly struggles against his dark desires as Landscape constantly fights with itself. The readers are forced by the wordings of these paragraphs to stop for a moment andthink about the language which is used by Tolkien and not only consider the content which isbeing stated. Although the story of Return of the King has a fast pace and is also plot-driven,yet it is undoubtedly concerned with the special effects of language upon the readers.
Student’s Last Name 8The style used by Tolkien can be considered as a ‘circular style’ and this is becausemany elements which are used in “the Return of the King” were also present in the previousbooks and these elements are further described. The title of Chapter 6 of the Book VI, “ManyPartings”, sounds similar to “Many Meetings” which is the Chapter 1 of the Book II. Also theplot elements, for instance, Long bottom Leaf of Saruman which is used in “the Two Tower”and provides a suggestion regarding the links of Saruman with Bree and Shire returns with“The Scouring of the Shire” which is used in a final volume of the novel. Tolkien has rightly used circularity of plotting as when trilogy ends in The Shirethelast meeting is arranged with Treebeard, Celeborn, and Galadriel. Celeborn had mentionedTreebeard in “the Two towers” and the meeting at the end reminds readers that continuity hasbeen rightfully maintained by the author throughout the novel. Although technically there are three separate volumes of “The Lord of the Ring”, butthe author has represented the work in “The Return of the King” in such a manner that theoverall work of “The Fellowship of the Ring” & “The two towers” is clearly reflected in thenovel. The book V and VI are not at all like episodes of bad television serials where the backstory and characters are forgotten by the writer in moving from one episode to the nextepisode. Tolkien has ensured that there are no loose ends and the story, plot, sequence andconclusion of “The Return of the King” provides readers with an unmatched experience.

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