Lord of the Rings

"Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie."

This is how The Lord of the Rings is introduced. The Lord of the Rings is a book about adventures, heroic deeds and the terrible powers of Middle-earth, a fantasy world that has differences, as well as similarities, to our own world. The author has created the novel\'s world, Middle Earth, not only by using imagination, but by also adding details from the modern world. Realistic elements in the book enable readers to relate to the setting, yet have the ability to "imagine" exciting events and organisms not found on Earth. The majority of differences between Middle Earth and today\'s world are found in objects and the actions of characters that cannot be carried out or created in our world. Tolkien has the unique ability to create a fantasy world, which exists in a nearly endless supply of parallelisms to reality.

Chapter One

About The Characters

The characters rang in size from small hobbits to very tall wizards. Each character in Lord of the Rings holds a special role in the building of an epic adventure. Hobbits also called "Little Folk," "Little People," or "Half-lings." The Hobbits range in height from two feet to four feet tall. Hobbits live to be as old as 130 years, and their average life span is 100 years. They also have pointed ears. They have large hairy feet and never wear shoes. Hobbits love to eat, drink and smoke weed. Hobbits tend to not be very adventurous or daring, which is why many were, surprised by Frodo, the bearer of the ring and probably the most important character in the story. He is the main character in the story. He is a hobbit with responsibility for the whole world. He is very strong and wise person who is sent on a mission to save the world. To begin with Frodo is looking forward to go on an adventure, but that changes when he goes on the adventure. He misses his home all the time. Although the evil servants of the Dark Lord, also called the Lord of the Rings, constantly pursue him, Frodo is very brave. He resists the enemy and he always stays true to the mission. Like in Star Wars when Luke Skywalker is trying to protect the universe from the dark powers of Darth Vader. Now his Uncle Bilbo is another story all together Bilbo had possession of the ring first, the story of how all that began was told in The Hobbit, Bilbo obtained the Ring from Gollum, formally Smeagol. He kept it in his possession for a many years before passing it on to Frodo. Frodo\'s most trusted and loyal companion and friend is Samwise Gamgee. He accompanies the ring bearer on his quest. Sam is the ideal of a real true friend he was there when Frodo needed him the most and stuck next to him through it all. In the beginning Sam was told to never leave Frodo’s side and that he never does and could never even think of doing. Throughout the journey, Sam proved his loyalty several times over, and without him the quest would have surely failed. Meridoc Brandyduck, Merry, He wangle his way into the story. As well did Peregrin Took, Pippin, these two together add high spirits and laughter on their long journey with their fun-loving attitude. These two can easily be compared to C3PO and R2D2 in that they are the little tag-a-longs, but without them the story wouldn’t have been what it is. Combined all the together the four hobbits make for a very interesting side of tale that is not small by any means.

Gandalf is the Obi Won of Lord of the Rings in that he was the wisdom and guide in the story. Gandalf the Grey is a great, wise and powerful wizard. He is the wisest of all of the characters.