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J.R.R. Tolkien

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the-lord-of-the-rings-jrr-tolkienSources: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Forbes, The LOTR Project, The One Ring, The Tolkien Society, World Crunch Copyright © 2016 Course Hero, Inc.Frodo, Book 2, Chapter 2will take the Ring...though I do not know the way.Walkers in the Fellowship, parallel to the nine Nazgûl hunting the Ring9Age at which Bilbo gives up the Ring at his birthday party111Worldwide ticket sales for Peter Jacksons acclaimed The Lord of the Rings movies~$3 BILLIONCopies of The Lord of the Rings sold>150 MILLIONThe Lordof the Ringsby the NumbersTolkien was a young scholar specializing in Old English when he suddenly found himself in the trenches of World War I. His participationin the war—and the losses and friendships he experienced—informed the themes and events of his beloved tale, The Lord of the Rings.J.R.R. TOLKIEN1892–1973AuthorFriendshipFriends make the impossible possible.EvilThose on the side of evil exploit nature.The Good FightTo resist evil, characters use their unique abilities to complete their tasks.StorymakingHistory and myth continue through stories passed from one to another.ThemesGollumFormer possessor of the One Ring; guide to Sam and FrodoSarumanPowerful wizard gone badSamFrodos loyal gardenerand traveling companionGandalfFriendly yet mysterious wizardSauronEvil maker of the One RingMain CharactersAragornHeir to the throne of GondorGimliStubborn yet valiant dwarfBoromirSon of the Steward of Minas TirithLegolasHelpful elfWitch-Kingof AngmarLeader of the Nazgûl, also called the Black Riders or RingwraithsFrodoSmall hobbit with an important missionMerry & PippinYoung hobbit duoOne Ring to Rule Them AllOVERVIEWSet in imaginary Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings is the epic story of Frodos quest to destroy the evil One Ring, a mission seemingly better suited to a great hero than a humble hobbit. Even as the vast forces of good and evil prepare for battle, the outcome of this hobbit's quest will determine the fates of all creatures.Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin set out, pursued by Black Riders.The Fellowship—Nine Walkers—is assembled.The Fellowshipgrieves its lossand sets out again.The Fellowship parts ways; Frodo and Sam journey on together.Led by Gollum, Frodo and Sam climb a secret yet dangerous pass into Mordor.At Frodos destination, he must destroy the One Ring.The Fellowship loses Gandalf, its astute wizard guide.