Essay

Lord of the Rings the Fellowship of the Ring

Essay title: Lord of the Rings the Fellowship of the Ring

In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and the Dark Lord, forged the one ring, filing it with his own power so that he could rule all other.But the one ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-Earth, it remained lost to him.After many years it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit of all creatures.In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task as his elderly cousin entrusts the ring to his care.Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-Earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.Gandulf, who is a dear, old friend of Bilbo’s, tells Frodo what the ring is, and what should happen if the Dark Lord shall get it back.Frodo asks Gandulf what he must do, to help with this heavy burden.Gandulf tells Frodo to Bree with Sam, but he has to be careful because of the Ringwraiths.Ringwraiths are dark creatures working for Sauron, and they are trying to get the ring back for their master.As they are on their way they run into Merry and Pippin, two close friends.Frodo decides to tell Merry and Pippin what they are doing out here, and what’s going on.Merry and Pippin know a shortcut to Bree, and they deicide to help Frodo and Sam.

Once they get to Bree they are supposed to meet Gandulf, but he isn’t there, and instead this man named Strider comes to them.He explains he is a friend of Gandulf’s, and is going to help then to make it to Rivendell.They take off, and around night time they make camp on hills which are called, Weathertop.Though while they are sleeping, Ringwraiths come, and begin to attack them.The hobbits run to the top of the hill, and they begin to fight.Frodo is stabbed by a ringwraith, and then Strider comes and begins to fight them off.Once the Ringwraiths are gone, Strider goes to Frodo and tries to help him, but he can’t.Frodo has been stabbed with a Morgual Blade; the only person who can save Frodo is Lord Elrond, who lives in Rivendell.Once Frodo wakes up he realizes that he is in Rivendell, and Elrond had saved him from dying.Elrond tells Frodo to stay in bed, and rest until the council meeting in the afternoon.

In the afternoon all creatures of Middle-Earth come to the meeting, and discuss what to do with the ring.Of course they deicide that they must destroy it, but the problem is none will volunteer themselves to go into the Lands of Mordor, and throw it into the Cracks of Doom.The council begins to fight, and then suddenly Frodo stands up and says, “I will take the ring to Mordor, though I do not know the way.”So Gandulf decides he will go so does Strider, Merry, Pippin, Sam, and three others from the council.Boromir, Legalous, and Gimil, Elrond decides to name these nine creatures The Fellowship of the Ring.

They next day they head off, taking the passage way of the South, near Minias Tritih in Gondor.This would be Boromir’s home, he wants to get the ring and give it to Gondor to use against Sauron.While they stop to take a break they are spotted by spies, working for the evil wizard Sauman.Saurman wants to get the ring, and give it to his master, Sauron.Since they knew they were spotted Gandulf tells them we must take the dangerous mountains of Caradhras.Once they realize that is impossible for them to travel on, they decide to take the path of the Mines of Moria.

They find the door to enter the mines, but to open it they must answer a riddle.As they wait a giant squid comes out of the water, and grabs Frodo, and brings him up into the air.One they have the door open, they rescue Frodo and run inside the mines, but a rock fall suddenly happens as they are going in.The rocks fell in front of the way they came in so there is now way for them to leave that way, they must now travel through the mines of Moria.

As they get towards the middle of the mines they awake the dark demon, Balrog.They begin to run, and Gandulf sees a bridge, and tells them to go over the Bridge of Khazad-dum.On the bridge Gandulf fights the Balrog, and kills it too.Gandulf makes the bridge collapse, but in a horrible turn of events Gandulf falls in to.Strider orders them to head toward the forests of Lothlorien.As they reach the woods they are approached by the queen elf, Galadriel.She offers them to stay the night, so they accept.In the morning they take boats, and begin to travel down the Great River of Anduin.After traveling many, weary miles they make camp near some woods.After everyone gets settled, Merry notices that Frodo and Boromir are missing.As they start to look for Frodo and Boromir that’s when the trouble begins.

Frodo is off in the woods exploring, when he is startled.