The Lord of the Rings Essay Topics

Heroes in The Lord of the Rings

Heroes are laced throughout the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. When discussing heroes, many may think of Aragorn, heir of Isildur, the fearless warrior who walks the Paths of the Dead and becomes King of Gondor or Frodo, the Ring-bearer, who suffers from the weight of the ring and journeys to Mordor in order to… View Article

Lord of the Rings: the Ring’s Addiction

“One ring to rule them all, One ring to find them/ One ring to bring them all and in the darkness blind them/ In the land of Mordor where the shadows lie.” (p. 8) This was said at the beginning of the story telling a brief summary of the ring of Sauron. The poem tells… View Article

The Lord of the Rings

To begin describing my unlikely hero’s we first have to ask ourselves what makes a hero. Is it always a big, strong alpha male with a square jaw and cocky attitude? I hardly think so. I feel that a hero is someone who puts others needs in front of their own to complete whatever task… View Article

Qualities of a Hero

Sacrifice – is the forfiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim. Determination – is a fixed intention or resolution; a firmness of purpose or resolve. Loyalty – is the feeling of allegiance or the act of binding oneself to a course of action. Courage… View Article

Fear in Lord of the Flies

Human are the most civilized species on this planet. However, what makes people act civilly is constantly questioned. This question is explored in William Golding’s novel, The Lord of the Flies. In the novel, the fragile state of civilization created by the boys is constantly pitted against the destructive force of fear which motivates the… View Article

The Fellowship of the Ring

The first chapter in the book begins in a light vein, following the tone of The Hobbit. Bilbo Baggins celebrates his 111th (or eleventy-first, as it is called in Hobbiton) birthday on the same day, September 22, that his relative and adopted heir Frodo Baggins celebrates his coming of age at 33. At the birthday… View Article

Hobbit to Hero: Transformation of Bilbo Baggins

In the beginning of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, Gandalf, a supporting character, describes Bilbo, the protagonist, as a great thief and the perfect member a team of dwarves require for their expedition. During the start of their adventure we see that Bilbo is not very keen on going, but as he embarks on these… View Article

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien: Bilbo Baggins as a non-typical hero

In J.R.R Tolkien’s The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins is presented as a hero, however does not posses the stereotypical qualities of this persona. Throughout the novel Bilbo is faced with immense challenges, defying all odds in order to survive. These challenges allow him to gain wisdom and compassion, ultimately helping him achieve status as a hero…. View Article