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The Lord of the Rings
Jrrt lotr cover design.jpg
Tolkien's own cover designs for the three volumes of the first edition
Volumes:
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King
Author J. R. R. Tolkien
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre High fantasy,
Adventure novel,
Heroic romance
Publisher Geo. Allen & Unwin
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Preceded by The Hobbit
.The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by philologist and Oxford University professor J. R. R. Tolkien.^ LOTRO brings you into the timeline of the events of The Lord of the Rings, assisting elsewhere while the events of the novels occur, the game mixes established Tolkien tales with new material for the game.
  • Lord of the Rings Online : Game Information About Lord of the Rings Online for PC at MMORPG.COM 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.mmorpg.com [Source type: General]

^ Gollum Creature Ring - Silver From The Lord of the Rings series, inspired from the pages of J.R.R. Tolkien's immortal works, comes the GollumTM Creature Ring, skillfully crafted in sterling silver.
  • Lord of the Rings Jewelry @ Lord of the Rings Merchandise Shop 3 February 2010 17:11 UTC www.lotrfanshop.com [Source type: General]

^ Gollum Creature Ring - Gold From The Lord of the Rings series, inspired from the pages of J.R.R. Tolkien's immortal works, comes the Gollum TM Creature Ring, skillfully crafted in 14k.
  • Lord of the Rings Jewelry @ Lord of the Rings Merchandise Shop 3 February 2010 17:11 UTC www.lotrfanshop.com [Source type: General]

.The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's earlier, less complex children's fantasy novel The Hobbit (1937), but eventually developed into a much larger work.^ Close on: Bilbo is relating stories of his adventure to a group of young hobbit children.
  • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Script at IMSDb. 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Jackson gets rid of almost all these scenes - Sam's first meeting of the elves in the Shire, your mentioned scene with Maggot with his inner resources and quiet strength, which Tolkien develops into a characteristic of hobbits.
  • The NitPicker's Guide to the Lord of the Rings 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC jackflannel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the whole of Book I, Tolkien moves the story forward through a series of "educational events" for the hobbits.
  • The NitPicker's Guide to the Lord of the Rings 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC jackflannel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It was written in stages between 1937 and 1949, much of it during World War II.[1] Although generally known to readers as a trilogy, the work was initially intended by Tolkien to be one volume of a two-volume set along with The Silmarillion; however, the publisher decided to omit the second volume and instead published The Lord of the Rings in 1954-55 as three books rather than one, for economic reasons.^ All three LORD OF THE RINGS films in one year?
  • Lord of the Rings Trilogy :: Ringzone.net :: Your Daily Tolkien Fix :: 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.ringzone.net [Source type: General]

^ What happens if a reader has read The Lord of the Rings ?
  • The Lord of the Rings (Books 1-3) by J.R.R. Tolkien - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

^ The bearer of Vilya, one of the Three Rings.
  • A Brief Summary of the Lord of the Rings 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.ringgame.net [Source type: Original source]

[2] .It has since been reprinted numerous times and translated into many languages, becoming one of the most popular and influential works in 20th-century literature.^ Apr 22, 2008 Tyler rated it: Read in October, 2003 recommends it for: everyone, This trilogy, which really is just one book divided into 6 parts (like acts), is one of the most amazing written works ever produced.
  • The Lord of the Rings (Books 1-3) by J.R.R. Tolkien - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

^ And since he is always closely followed by his luggage (THE luggage), most of the knights and the one remaining wizard would either be swallowed or trampled by hundreds of tiny legs.
  • Gandalf the Grey vs. Albus Dumbledore @ WWWF Grudge Match 20 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.grudge-match.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And it's because it is so many different stories and, indeed, types of story, all melded together into one (at times unwieldy) whole.
  • The Lord of the Rings (Books 1-3) by J.R.R. Tolkien - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

.The title of the book refers to the story's main antagonist, the Dark Lord Sauron, who had in an earlier age created the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power, as the ultimate weapon in his campaign to conquer and rule all of Middle-earth.^ All three LORD OF THE RINGS films in one year?
  • Lord of the Rings Trilogy :: Ringzone.net :: Your Daily Tolkien Fix :: 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.ringzone.net [Source type: General]

^ For the ring yearns, above all else, to return to the hand of its master: they are one, the ring and the dark lord.
  • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Script at IMSDb. 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others.
  • The Lord of the Rings (Books 1-3) by J.R.R. Tolkien - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

.From quiet beginnings in the Shire, a hobbit land not unlike the English countryside, the story ranges across Middle-earth following the course of the War of the Ring through the eyes of its characters, most notably the hobbits, Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee (Sam), Meriadoc Brandybuck (Merry) and Peregrin Took (Pippin).^ PIPPIN (loudly) Frodo Baggins.
  • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Script at IMSDb. 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin are sitting at a table against the wall...
  • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Script at IMSDb. 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Gotterdammerung : The War of the Ring signals the passing of the Elves in Middle-earth.
  • The Lord Of The Rings - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

.Along with some of Tolkien's other works, The Lord of the Rings has been subjected to extensive analysis of its themes and origins.^ First off, why did all the other races take rings from the lord of darkness?
  • 6 Lord of the Rings Characters Who Totally Dropped the Ball | Cracked.com 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

^ Even Tolkien did not get around to working out what the name "Aragorn" meant until very late in his career, but it was originally the name of Gandalf's horse.
  • Who is who in The Lord of The Rings - Tolkien Society Media Section 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.tolkiensociety.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The three parts of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" are now availablein a one-volume paperback edition.
  • The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien, J. R. R. - Parable.com 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.parable.com [Source type: Original source]

.Although a major work in itself, the story was only the last movement of a larger work Tolkien had worked on since 1917, in a process he described as mythopoeia.^ Tolkien's way of implying that the story of LotR, despite being one of the most important things to happen in Middle-earth, was not the only thing happening.
  • The Lord Of The Rings - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I consider this a mistake only because Jackson boasted himself as working with Tolkien specialists.
  • The NitPicker's Guide to the Lord of the Rings 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC jackflannel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[3] .Influences on this earlier work, and on the story of The Lord of the Rings, include philology, mythology, religion and the author's distaste for the effects of industrialization, as well as earlier fantasy works and Tolkien's experiences in World War I.^ It's a gripping, well-realized story, with an interesting fantasy world as background.
  • The Lord of the Rings (Books 1-3) by J.R.R. Tolkien - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

^ As Middle-earth was a work in progress and the author was constantly tinkering with it and changing his mind, notes, rough drafts and half-finished stories can hardly be considered definitive.
  • How come Gandalf didn't know Bilbo had the One Ring? - Straight Dope Message Board 20 January 2010 16:016 UTC boards.straightdope.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Having just spouted all that praise, I have to admit that all the criticisms are true: the story does resound with Luddite anti-industrial metaphors, overt Christian themes of salvation and spirit, a structural decision to include songs that doesn't quite work, and fantasy tropes that are now cliche ...
  • The Lord of the Rings (Books 1-3) by J.R.R. Tolkien - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

[4] .The Lord of the Rings in its turn is considered to have had a great effect on modern fantasy; the impact of Tolkien's works is such that the use of the words "Tolkienian" and "Tolkienesque" has been recorded in the Oxford English Dictionary.^ Lord of the Rings as Property Law”Consider the following facts which seem ripped from a first year property law exam: 1.
  • Lord of the Rings as Property Law : Law is Cool 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC lawiscool.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A picture of Gandalf the Grey (from The Lord of the Rings) can be seen in the collection of great wizards in Professor Dumbledores study in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Google Search .
  • Dumbledore and Gandalf - Harry Potter discussion forum for movies, books, and more! - The Leaky Lounge 20 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.leakylounge.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Even among fantasy devotees who recognize Tolkien as the father of the modern genre, few realize that Tolkien insisted that The Lord of the Rings is “a fundamentally religious and Catholic work.” This probably comes as a surprise to most Catholics as well.
  • Think Progress » Would Gandalf stay the course? 20 January 2010 16:016 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

[5]
.The enduring popularity of The Lord of the Rings has led to numerous references in popular culture, the founding of many societies by fans of Tolkien's works,[6] and the publication of many books about Tolkien and his works.^ The Lord of the Rings is an excellent movie, and book.
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Movie Review 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.commonsensemedia.org [Source type: General]

^ Readers of The Lord of the Rings are unlikely to find a “Catholic Middle-earth” by looking for overt references to the Christian gospel or hidden Catholic symbolism—Tolkien rejected this type of analysis—however they will find it by looking at Tolkien’s motivations as a writer.
  • Think Progress » Would Gandalf stay the course? 20 January 2010 16:016 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ Most of these can be traced to the tremendously funny parody of Tolkien's books entitled Bored of the Rings , by the Harvard Lampoon.
  • A Brief Summary of the Lord of the Rings 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.ringgame.net [Source type: Original source]

.The Lord of the Rings has inspired, and continues to inspire, artwork, music, films and television, video games, and subsequent literature.^ Dec 11, 2007 Darin rated it: bookshelves: good-literature-and-fun-to-read , my-top-20 The Lord of the Rings dominant theme (for me) is attempting the impossible, feeling the anguish of defeat, but continuing to try anyway.
  • The Lord of the Rings (Books 1-3) by J.R.R. Tolkien - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

^ It turns out that what Moriarty has read was the Miramax stage of production on THE LORD OF THE RINGS, the 2 script, 2 film version.
  • Moriarty's Report on THE LORD OF THE RINGS!!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Game Politics has an interesting article about gay marriage in Lord of the Rings, and specifically their decision to disallow it.
  • Gay Marriage Flap Around New Lord of the Rings MMO | GamePolitics 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: General]

.Award-winning adaptations of The Lord of the Rings have been made for radio, theatre, and film.^ Alright, so basically, the Lord of the Rings films are almost universally called some of the best films of all time.
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Movie Review 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.commonsensemedia.org [Source type: General]

^ It turns out that what Moriarty has read was the Miramax stage of production on THE LORD OF THE RINGS, the 2 script, 2 film version.
  • Moriarty's Report on THE LORD OF THE RINGS!!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Film blog Music blog Theatre blog TV & Radio blog Charlotte Higgins on culture Tom Service on classical music Jonathan Jones on art Books blog – most commented .
  • Gandalf v Dumbledore: who is the greatest wizard of all? | Damien G Walter | Books | guardian.co.uk 20 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

Contents

Synopsis

The Lord of the Rings
Volume I · Volume II · Volume III
.The story takes place in the context of historical events in Middle-earth.^ Check out the December Events Schedule for more details on this and other events taking place in December!

^ The one place in Middle Earth we don't want to see any closer.
  • The Seat of Kings - Home to The Two Towers movie script! 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.seatofkings.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Today I am taking you to the very centre of Middle-Earth , hidden deep in the Southern Alps .
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.In those histories, prior to the start of the novel and not known to the main characters, the Dark Lord Sauron forges the Ruling Ring in Mount Doom in his land of Mordor.^ The Dark Lord took the fortified land of Mordor to be his stronghold.
  • A Brief Summary of the Lord of the Rings 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.ringgame.net [Source type: Original source]

^ TEASING SHOTS: SAURON forging the ONE RING in the CHAMBERS of SAMMATH NAUR. GALADRIEL (V.O.) (CONT'D) In the land of Mordor, in the fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Sauron forged in secret a Master Ring to control all others.
  • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Script at IMSDb. 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ GANDALF This is the one ring forged by the dark lord, Sauron, in the fires of Mt Doom...taken by Isildur from the hand of Sauron himself.
  • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Script at IMSDb. 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.After defeating Sauron in battle, the man Isildur cuts off Sauron's ring and claims it for himself.^ Isildur claimed the Ring as weregild for the death of his relatives at Sauron’s hand.
  • Lord of the Rings as Property Law : Law is Cool 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC lawiscool.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Isildur merely cuts the Ring from the defeated Sauron's hand (FOTR p.83,319).
  • The NitPicker's Guide to the Lord of the Rings 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC jackflannel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ GANDALF This is the one ring forged by the dark lord, Sauron, in the fires of Mt Doom...taken by Isildur from the hand of Sauron himself.
  • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Script at IMSDb. 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Isildur is later killed by Orcs, and the Ring is lost in the river Anduin.^ Wander amongst the historic cottages, visit the reconstructed Chinese Settlement (the Chinese were subjected to many prejudices so had their own settlement) and wander along the path by the river to view where Isildur lost his life when attacked by the Orcs in the Gladden Fields .
  • Lord of the Rings 3 February 2010 17:11 UTC www.amazingnz.com [Source type: General]

^ If he'd knocked Isildur unconscience or killed him or something and then trown the ring in Mount Doom none of it would have happened.
  • 6 Lord of the Rings Characters Who Totally Dropped the Ball | Cracked.com 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

^ AM cin1122 Well someone below said that Saruman thought the Ring was gone down the river and into the sea, lost forever.
  • 6 Lord of the Rings Characters Who Totally Dropped the Ball | Cracked.com 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

.Over two thousand years later, the Hobbit Déagol finds the ring while fishing with his cousin Sméagol (usually called Gollum).^ Déagol finds the Ring.
  • Lord of the Rings as Property Law : Law is Cool 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC lawiscool.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sam asks Gollum to find Frodo something fit to eat for a "hungry hobbit" (TTT p.329).
  • The NitPicker's Guide to the Lord of the Rings 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC jackflannel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It was an ancient fight I was in, not a new one; it had been fought without cease for two thousand years.
  • Think Progress » Would Gandalf stay the course? 20 January 2010 16:016 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

.Gollum then kills Déagol for the Ring and keeps it for nearly five hundred years before losing it, whereupon Bilbo Baggins finds it.^ Gollum loses the Ring and it is finally found by Bilbo.
  • Lord of the Rings as Property Law : Law is Cool 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC lawiscool.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Bilbo was meant to find the ring.
  • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Script at IMSDb. 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Honestly, I nearly tried on Bilbo"s ring.
  • The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien, J. R. R. - Parable.com 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.parable.com [Source type: Original source]

.Meanwhile Sauron, who is not really dead, reoccupies Mordor.^ Sam wonders what sort of life the dead Southron led before being called to Mordor for Sauron's war (TTT p.341).
  • The NitPicker's Guide to the Lord of the Rings 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC jackflannel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Gollum sets out in search of the Ring, but is captured near Mordor and interrogated by Sauron, who learns of its finding by Bilbo.^ Bilbo was meant to find the ring.
  • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Script at IMSDb. 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The forging of the One Ring revealed Sauron's true nature to the Elves, who declared war upon him.
  • A Brief Summary of the Lord of the Rings 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.ringgame.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Jackson has Gimli find the knives amidst the charred Orc bodies left by the Rohirrim near Fangorn (although, in the book, the companions never search the charred heap of bodies).
  • The NitPicker's Guide to the Lord of the Rings 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC jackflannel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Gollum is set loose to continue hunting but is caught by Aragorn, Isildur's heir, and imprisoned by the Elves in Mirkwood.^ Later, Aragorn (the heir of Isildur) tells Frodo to carry the ring to Mordor, making Frodo his bailee.
  • Lord of the Rings as Property Law : Law is Cool 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC lawiscool.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That leaves the weregild claim of Isildur- and Aragorn’s claim as his heir.
  • Lord of the Rings as Property Law : Law is Cool 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC lawiscool.com [Source type: Original source]

^ After discovering that Aragorn is the heir of Isildur Frodo exclaims that the Ring really belongs to Aragorn.
  • Lord of the Rings as Property Law : Law is Cool 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC lawiscool.com [Source type: Original source]

.Meanwhile, Sauron sends forth his fearsome servants, the Ringwraiths, to seize the Ring which Sauron needs to regain his full power.^ Then Sauron the deceiver gave to them Nine Rings of Power.
  • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Script at IMSDb. 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I think it's stated that the ringwraiths are literally blind, and they only gain more power etc as Sauron himself gains power.
  • 6 Lord of the Rings Characters Who Totally Dropped the Ball | Cracked.com 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

^ Sauron gets no power from the ring around his neck.
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.The novel begins in the Shire, as Frodo Baggins inherits the Ring from Bilbo; both are unaware of its origins.^ Bilbo gifts the Ring to Frodo.
  • Lord of the Rings as Property Law : Law is Cool 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC lawiscool.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Jackson has Frodo inform Bilbo of the Ring's fate while the two of them journey from the Shire to the Grey Havens.
  • The NitPicker's Guide to the Lord of the Rings 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC jackflannel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Nazgul are only in the Shire looking for it because they traced it from Gollum to Bilbo to Frodo.
  • 6 Lord of the Rings Characters Who Totally Dropped the Ball | Cracked.com 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

.Gandalf the Grey, a wizard, learns of the Ring's history and advises Frodo to take the Ring away from the Shire.^ He tried to take the Ring from Frodo.
  • The Seat of Kings - Home to The Two Towers movie script! 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.seatofkings.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Lord of the Rings, Gandalf sails away in a ship.
  • Gandalf the Grey vs. Albus Dumbledore @ WWWF Grudge Match 20 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.grudge-match.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Jackson has Frodo inform Bilbo of the Ring's fate while the two of them journey from the Shire to the Grey Havens.
  • The NitPicker's Guide to the Lord of the Rings 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC jackflannel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Frodo leaves, taking his gardener and friend, Samwise ("Sam") Gamgee, and two cousins, Meriadoc ("Merry") Brandybuck and Peregrin ("Pippin") Took, to help him.^ Close on: MERRY AND PIPPIN, two mischievous Young Hobbits in their late teens.
  • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Script at IMSDb. 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sam grabs Merry and Pippin as the Hobbits quickly scramble down the bank, hiding under a mossy log.
  • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Script at IMSDb. 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Suddenly, the voices of Merry and Pippin can be heard as they bound up to Frodo and throw their arms around him.
  • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Script at IMSDb. 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.They encounter the Ringwraiths whilst still in the Shire, but shake off the pursuit by cutting through the Old Forest, where they are aided by the enigmatic and powerful character Tom Bombadil.^ "Not that the Brandybucks of Buckland live in the Old Forest; but they"re a queer breed, seemingly.
  • The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien, J. R. R. - Parable.com 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.parable.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Of course the much discussed deletion of the Old Forest/Bombadil/Barrow Downs scenes fits.
  • The NitPicker's Guide to the Lord of the Rings 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC jackflannel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I think it's stated that the ringwraiths are literally blind, and they only gain more power etc as Sauron himself gains power.
  • 6 Lord of the Rings Characters Who Totally Dropped the Ball | Cracked.com 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

.After passing the Barrow-downs with Tom's help, they stop for a night in the town of Bree.^ He has them knock down the gate--something they don't do until Aragorn and the Hobbits have left Bree and entered the wild (FOTR p.346).
  • The NitPicker's Guide to the Lord of the Rings 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC jackflannel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ INT. MORIA CEMETERY CAVERN -- NIGHT They continue up a steep stair, passing through a dwarf cemetery.
  • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Script at IMSDb. 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.There they meet Aragorn who calls himself "Strider" and joins them as guide and protector.^ There, they meet Treebeard the Ent.
  • A Brief Summary of the Lord of the Rings 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.ringgame.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Aragorn passes into the Paths of the Dead, calls out to the Dead there, and they follow without discussion convening at the Stone of Erech and then setting out to war (ROTK p.72-74).
  • The NitPicker's Guide to the Lord of the Rings 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC jackflannel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They meet with Denethor , the Steward of Gondor, who already knows that Boromir is dead.
  • A Brief Summary of the Lord of the Rings 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.ringgame.net [Source type: Original source]

.They leave Bree after narrowly escaping an attack by the Ringwraiths.^ Narrowly escaping from the Black Riders in Bree, the hobbits are forced to purchase a pony from Bill Ferny , a suspicious character.
  • A Brief Summary of the Lord of the Rings 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.ringgame.net [Source type: Original source]

.On the journey to Rivendell, Frodo is wounded on Weathertop by the Ringwraiths, who continue in close pursuit.^ Frodo and Sam continue their journey.
  • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Script at IMSDb. 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A Noldorin Elf who encounters Frodo and his travelling companions on the first leg of their journey.
  • Who is who in The Lord of The Rings - Tolkien Society Media Section 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.tolkiensociety.org [Source type: Original source]

^ At a hill known as Weathertop, the party is ambushed by the Black Riders, and Frodo is wounded.
  • A Brief Summary of the Lord of the Rings 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.ringgame.net [Source type: Original source]

.At the Ford of Bruinen, Frodo and the others are rescued, as flood waters controlled by Elrond, master of Rivendell, rise up and overwhelm the Ringwraiths, sweeping them away.^ The 9 Ringwraiths pull up short of the Ford, clearly nervous of the water.
  • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Script at IMSDb. 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ THE GROUND SUDDENLY TREMBLES...A MIGHTY ROAR FILLS THE AIR! Frodo looks up weakly...to see a vast torrent of Water flooding down the river towards the ford...as if a dam had burst!
  • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Script at IMSDb. 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thanks to Glorfindel's horse (and some magical help from Elrond and Gandalf), Frodo is able to get by the Black Riders at the Ford of Bruinen and finally arrive at Elrond's stronghold.
  • A Brief Summary of the Lord of the Rings 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.ringgame.net [Source type: Original source]

Frodo recovers under the care of Elrond. .The Council of Elrond reveals much significant history about Sauron and the Ring, as well as the news that Gollum has escaped from Mirkwood and Sauron has corrupted the wizard Saruman.^ AM csturges what about Elrond letting Isildur keep the ring on Mount Doom...
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^ They see much like Frodo does when he puts on the ring, in that people looks more like shadows that don't stand out too well.
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^ The forging of the One Ring revealed Sauron's true nature to the Elves, who declared war upon him.
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.The Council decides that the threat of Sauron is too great and that the best course of action is to destroy the Ring.^ Appellant then pushed Mr. Gollum over a cliff into molten lava, destroying the ring, Mr. Gollum, and oddly enough, Mr. Sauron.
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^ AM squirrelpocher Sauron didn't think anyone would dare destroy the ring.
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^ Also, if Sauron knows the Ring is on the move and even has intel that the Fellowship is trying to destroy it the only way it can be destroyed, why didn't he guard the fucking volcano?
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This can be done only by returning it to the Cracks of Doom in Mordor, where it was forged. .Frodo volunteers to take the Ring, and a "Fellowship of the Ring" is chosen to accompany him.^ He tried to take the Ring from Frodo.
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^ I tried to take the ring from him.
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^ Frodo volunteers to be the Ring-Bearer.
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.The Fellowship is composed of nine members, to set out against the nine Ringwraiths.^ In addition, the members of the Fellowship are chosen after the Council whereas Jackson has the membership of the Fellowship set and the conclusion of the Council.
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^ The Fellowship sets out at night so as to avoid being seen by spies of the Enemy (FOTR p.365).
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^ CELEBORN Eight there are, yet nine there were set out from Rivendell.
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.Along with Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin go Aragorn, Gandalf, Gimli the Dwarf, Legolas the Elf-prince of the woodland realm of Mirkwood, and the man Boromir, son of the Steward Denethor from the realm of Gondor.^ Aragorn, son of Arathorn and Boromir of Gondor.
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^ Sam, Merry, and Pippin fall slowly to the ground, Sobbing...Aragorn turns to Legolas and Gimli.
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^ Merry watches Pippin go.
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.The company is forced to travel through the Mines of Moria, where they are attacked by Orcs.^ Gandalf, we can pass through the Mines of Moria.
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^ In fact, Wargs gathering to attack the Fellowship cement their decision to take the road through Moria (FOTR p.388), not the arbitrary decision of Frodo alone (as Jackson portrays it).
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^ PM TaborMallory @ slidecube: They go through the mines because the pass of Caradhras has being watched by Saruman's spies.
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.Gandalf fights a Balrog and he and the creature fall into a deep chasm, allowing the others to escape.^ [Gandalf loses his grip and falls into the chasm.
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^ In the Mines of Moria, Gandalf falls into an abyss while battling it.
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^ Gandalf attempts to hold the monster at bay while the others flee, and falls into a chasm, dragging the Balrog down with him.
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.The remaining members of the Fellowship, now led by Aragorn, take refuge in the Elven forest of Lothlórien where they meet the Lady Galadriel who discusses the Quest with Frodo.^ They meet with Denethor , the Steward of Gondor, who already knows that Boromir is dead.
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^ Galadriel shows Frodo and Sam her magic mirror, in which they see strange visions.
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^ It is worth noting that, in fact, it is the Rohirrim who take wood from Fangorn to start the fires used to burn the Orcs (TTT p.54) Aragorn talks of a presence in Fangorn that may be akin to that in the Old Forest (TTT p.55).
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.With boats and gifts from Galadriel, the company then travel down the great River Anduin to the hill of Amon Hen.^ EXT. RIVER ANDUIN -- DAY The boats pass into the great river Anduin.
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^ CONTINUED: As the Fellowship's boats drift past, Galadriel stands alone, watching from the banks of the river.
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^ EXT. PILLARS OF THE KINGS, RIVER ANDUIN--DAWN The Three Elven boats drift slowly through the steep rocky gorge in the Pre-dawn light.
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.There Boromir succumbs to the lure of the Ring and attempts to take it from Frodo, who breaks from the Fellowship and continues the trek to Mordor accompanied only by Sam.^ FRODO And the ring will be safe there?
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^ He tried to take the Ring from Frodo.
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^ Frodo reaches Sam who is stuck.
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.Orcs sent by Sauron and his ally Saruman attack, killing Boromir and kidnapping Merry and Pippin.^ The orcs carrying Merry and Pippin are Uruk-hai , servants of Saruman.
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^ He finds Merry and Pippin, who convince him to act against Saruman.
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^ He orders Boromir to follow Merry and Pippin to keep them safe, then heads off to find Frodo.
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.Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas pursue the Orcs into the kingdom of Rohan.^ Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli are in pursuit.
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^ Gandalf, Aragorn, Theoden, Eomer, Legolas, and Gimli ascend the steps to the door of Orthanc to speak with Saruman (TTT p.233).
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^ Based on messages they bring, Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, and the Dnedain take leave of Thoden and Merry, riding on ahead.
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.Merry and Pippin escape when the Orcs are slain by the Rohirrim and find themselves in Fangorn forest where they befriend the tree-like Ents, led by Treebeard.^ [Merry and Pippin, on Treebeard's shoulders, travel through Fangorn Forest.
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^ [Treebeard walks through the forest, carrying Merry and Pippin.
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^ There, they meet Treebeard the Ent.
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.In Fangorn forest, Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas encounter Gandalf, who has been resurrected after his battle with the Balrog and is now the significantly more powerful "Gandalf the White". Gandalf travels with them to rouse Théoden, King of Rohan, and the Rohirrim to take a stand against Saruman's armies.^ Gandalf and Saruman battle, powerful blasts throwing them across the room.
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^ [Aragorn encounter Legolas.
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^ Jackson has Gimli and Aragorn take on this task.
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.Théoden initially decides to fight Saruman's forces at the fords of the river Isen, but upon hearing that those who defended that area have retreated to the fortress of Helm's Deep, he decides to make his stand there.^ We make for the refuge of Helm's Deep.
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^ A whole freaking water park of hemoglobin, in fact, as it was Wormtongue who told Count Dooku about the weak point in the walls of Helm's Deep.
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^ Wormtongue's job was to keep the king at Edoras because it isn't as well defended as Helm's Deep.
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.Gandalf rides off to gather more soldiers while Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli travel with Théoden and his nephew Éomer.^ Jackson has Gimli riding on a horse with Legolas.
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^ Gandalf, Aragorn, Theoden, Eomer, Legolas, and Gimli ascend the steps to the door of Orthanc to speak with Saruman (TTT p.233).
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^ Based on messages they bring, Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, and the Dnedain take leave of Thoden and Merry, riding on ahead.
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.After a night of siege at Helm's Deep, Gandalf arrives with the Lord Erkenbrand and reinforcements.^ Jackson has Gandalf promise to arrive at Helm's Deep at a specific time.
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^ Jackson has the Rohirrim safely in Helm's Deep before the Orcs arrive and has Aragorn spy their approach just prior to his arrival at Helm's Deep.
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^ Jackson has Wormtongue arrive at Isengard before the Orcs are sent to Helm's Deep.
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.Then the Rohirrim mount a final charge and drive the Orcs into a forest of Huorns raised by the Ents, where they are never seen again.^ Jackson has Treebeard call the Entmoot so that the Ents can decide whether or not they should worry about the affairs of the world beyond the forest.
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^ Merry and Pippin are not pursued into the forest of Fangorn by an Orc (TTT p.76-78).
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^ Finally, they arrive at the foot of Mount Doom.
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.Meanwhile, the Ents destroy Saruman's remaining forces in Isengard.^ Jackson has the Ents break the dam as a means to destroying what Orcs are left in Isengard.
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.Gandalf, Théoden and the others arrive at Isengard to confront Saruman.^ Saruman watches Gandalf fly away from Isengard...on the Back of a GIANT EAGLE. SARUMAN (chilling) So you have chosen death!
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^ In the confrontation, Gandalf breaks Saruman's staff and strips him of most of his power.
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^ CUT TO: EXT. ISENGARD GARDENS -- DAY Gandalf and Saruman walk slowly between the beautiful trees of Isengard, Saruman's clean, white robe contrasts with Gandalf's dusty grey robes.
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.Saruman refuses to see the error of his ways, however, and Gandalf strips him of his rank and most of his powers, and the Ents imprison him within his tower at Orthanc.^ Gandalf got his butt handed to him by Saruman.
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^ In the confrontation, Gandalf breaks Saruman's staff and strips him of most of his power.
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^ I can see him as both Gandalf the Grey in the early part of the films as well as Gandalf the White..
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.Merry and Pippin rejoin the others and Pippin looks into a palantír, a seeing-stone that Sauron had used to communicate with Saruman, unknowingly leading Sauron to think that Saruman has captured the Ring-bearer.^ Naturally, this leads them to the conclusion that Sauron has the Ring.
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^ Looking into it, he is confronted by Sauron himself.
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^ SPLASH! Merry and Pippin are tossing stones into the lake.
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.Gandalf takes Pippin to Gondor to remove him from the temptation of the palantír.^ Jackson has Denethor despair, tell his troops to abandon their posts, and then has Gandalf whack him on the head and take command of the defense.
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^ Merry is sleeping when Pippin finally decides to take the palantir from Gandalf (TTT p.250).
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^ Jackson has Pippin swear fealty with Faramir (not Gandalf) as witness and then eats in front of Pippin (not with him).
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.Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam capture Gollum, who has been following them since their journey through Moria, and force him to guide them to Mordor.^ Sam tells him to beat it, then follows Frodo.
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^ Jackson has Frodo spying Gollum in Moria and mentioning him to Gandalf.
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^ He finds Frodo, Sam, and Gollum in Ithilien, a land on the outskirts of Mordor.
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.They travel a long and hard road, briefly hindered and then aided by Boromir's brother, Faramir.^ While passing through Ithilien, a forestland on the borders of Mordor, Frodo and Sam are captured by the Rangers of Ithilien, led by Faramir , Boromir's younger brother.
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^ Boromir once asked his father how long the stewards would have to wait until they could claim to be a new line of Kings.
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.Gollum betrays Frodo by leading him to the great spider Shelob in the tunnels of Cirith Ungol.^ [Gollum is still leading Sam and Frodo.
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^ I could tell you more about Denethor, Faramir, Minas Morgul, Cirith Ungol, or Shelob.
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^ Bilbo follows the slimy thing, and from listening to Gollum talking to himself, learns: 1) that Gollum is leading him to the "back door," and 2) that the ring is magical.
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.Frodo is left unconscious by Shelob's bite, but Sam fights her off using Frodo's sword Sting and the vial of light from Ëarendil's star — one of the Lady Galadriel's gifts.^ By using Galadriel's phial and Sting, Frodo and Sam escape from the maze, but are attacked by Shelob , a giant spider.
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^ Sam sees Shelob issue from the cave and cries out to warn Frodo (TTT p.425).
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^ Aragorn examines the traces left behind by Frodo and Sam, deducing what they have done.
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.Sam, believing Frodo dead, takes the Ring, and Frodo is carried to the tower of Cirith Ungol by Orcs.^ Jackson has Sam kill three Orcs as he ascends the stairs in the Tower of Cirith Ungol.
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^ Sam carries Frodo piggyback.
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^ Before Sam can react, dogged old Gollum jumps the invisible Frodo (whom we assume Gollum can see because of his long affinity for the Ring...
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.Sauron begins his military assault upon Gondor, with the Witch-king of Angmar, greatest of the nine Ringwraiths, commanding Sauron's armies in the battle.^ Later, they lead Sauron's armies in the assault upon the forces of Gondor.
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^ When the Orc army issues from Minas Morgul, there is a cavalry at the fore led by the Witch-King on horseback (TTT p.400).
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^ Merry does not ride to the Black Gate with the host from Gondor because of the injury he took when stabbing the Witch-King (ROTK p.195).
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.Gandalf arrives at the City of Minas Tirith in Gondor with Pippin, to alert the Steward of the impending attack.^ Gandalf and Pippin arrive in Minas Tirith, the chief city of Gondor.
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^ Beregond tells Pippin that the "hammer stroke" of the Enemy will fall hardest on Minas Tirith (ROTK p.43).
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^ CUT TO: INT. CITADEL, MINAS TIRITH -- NIGHT ANGLE ON: GANDALF making is way down into the lower depths of the Citidel.
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.Pippin becomes one of the Guards of the Citadel of Minas Tirith, while Merry, who has remained in Rohan, becomes esquire to its King.^ A Citadel Guard who befriends Pippin.
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^ Merry has remained with Thoden and the Rohirrim, and becomes the king's esquire.
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^ He finds Merry and Pippin, who convince him to act against Saruman.
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.While returning to Rohan from Isengard Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli meet up with the Dúnedain and the sons of Elrond.^ Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli are in pursuit.
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^ Aragorn tells of his intentions to walk the Paths of the Dead and even asks Gimli and Legolas to come with him (ROTK p.64).
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^ Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli meet the Riders and their leader, omer , shortly after the battle.
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.Together they take the Paths of the Dead where Aragorn raises an undead army of oath-breakers.^ Jackson has a despondent Aragorn (for the Army of the Dead had yet to answer his call) spy the fleet of the Umbar which numbers a mere 13 ships .
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^ The Dead who followed Aragorn from the Paths of the Dead are told that their oath has been fulfilled in Pelagir, 42 leagues south of Minas Tirith.
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^ Aragorn tells of his intentions to walk the Paths of the Dead and even asks Gimli and Legolas to come with him (ROTK p.64).
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.These help him to defeat the armies of the Corsairs of Umbar in southern Gondor, enabling the region's forces to sail to the aid of Minas Tirith in its Siege.^ Aragorn is crowned King of Gondor before the gate of Minas Tirith (ROTK p.304).
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^ As Frodo ponders his course of action, he is approached by Boromir, who urges the hobbit to go to Minas Tirith, the capital city of Gondor.
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^ Boromir confesses his crime and asks Aragorn to go to Minas Tirith and aid his people.
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.Denethor, Ruling Steward of Gondor, believing both his sons are dead and under the influence of Sauron through another palantír, loses hope and commits suicide.^ They meet with Denethor , the Steward of Gondor, who already knows that Boromir is dead.
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^ When Faramir is wounded by the Nazg, Denethor tries to immolate both himself and his ailing son, but Faramir is rescued thanks to the timely intervention of Gandalf and Pippin.
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^ They are both so cool under pressure, and don't seem to lose their sense of humor.
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.But, with the timely aid of Rohan's cavalry and Aragorn's reinforcements, a significant portion of Sauron's army is defeated at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.^ If Sauron is defeated and Aragorn made king and all that you hope for comes true...
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^ There is a terrific battle in the ancient stronghold of Helm's Deep, which the army of Rohan wins thanks to the timely appearance of a forest of walking trees.
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^ Aragorn releases the Army of the Dead after the aid him in defeating the fleet of Umbar.
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.King Théoden dies in the battle, but the Lord of the Nazgûl, the Witch-king of Angmar, is slain by Éowyn and Merry, though both are wounded.^ Merrys blade & the Witch King by DejaVoodoo .
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^ Witch-King), goes nuts, and leads his troops back into the battle.
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^ Jackson has the steed of the Witch-King grab Theoden and his horse in its mouth and fling them and, thus, mortally wounding both.
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.Sam rescues Frodo from captivity, and they make their way through Mordor.^ With this done, they make their way to the entrance.
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^ Jackson has Frodo and Sam make it through Shelob's Lair separately.
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^ As the battle rages at their backs, Frodo, Sam, and Smeagol must confront the horror of the Nazgul before they can head into the living hell of Mordor, where they hope to destroy the Ring and Sauron's chances at the destruction of Middle-earth..
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.After many hardships, they reach Mount Doom.^ If they tried to just fly across the continent to mount doom they would have lost the entire element of surprise long before they got there.
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^ Finally, they arrive at the foot of Mount Doom.
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^ They quickly fly to Mount Doom and scoop up Frodo and Sam just before the hobbits fall into a lava flow.
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.Meanwhile, in the climactic battle at the Black Gate of Mordor, the vastly-outnumbered alliance of Gondor and Rohan fight desperately against Sauron's armies, with the intent of diverting Sauron's attention away from Mount Doom, which Frodo must reach in order to destroy the Ring.^ [Frodo reaches for the Ring.
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^ Doom, Frodo clasps the Ring in his hand and orders Gollum away.
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^ The ring must be destroyed.
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.At the edge of the Cracks of Doom, Frodo falls to the lure of the Ring, and claims it for himself.^ GANDALF This is the one ring forged by the dark lord, Sauron, in the fires of Mt Doom...taken by Isildur from the hand of Sauron himself.
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^ If it was that important that the ring get cast into the fires of Mount Doom, he should have tripped Isildur as Isildur was leaving, then grabbed the ring and thrown it in himself.
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^ The 5 Ringwraiths utter a chilling SCREECH OF EXCITEMENT. Frodo is unable to resist any longer, falls to his knees and slips on the ring.
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.But at that moment, Gollum reappears, struggles with Frodo for the Ring, and bites off Frodo's finger, Ring and all; but in so doing he falls into the fire, taking the Ring with him.^ He tried to take the Ring from Frodo.
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^ Gollum bites off Frodo's third finger (ROTK p.282), dances with the Ring, slips, and falls into the fires of Mt.
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^ With draining strength, Frodo manages to pull the ring off his finger...
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The Ring is thus unmade. .In the instant of its destruction, Sauron perishes, his armies retreat, the Dark Tower crumbles into dust, the Ringwraiths disintegrate, and the War of the Ring ends.^ As the battle rages at their backs, Frodo, Sam, and Smeagol must confront the horror of the Nazgul before they can head into the living hell of Mordor, where they hope to destroy the Ring and Sauron's chances at the destruction of Middle-earth..
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^ The forging of the One Ring revealed Sauron's true nature to the Elves, who declared war upon him.
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^ Jackson has Aragorn parley with the King of the Dead who refuses to answer his summons instead disappearing into the dark with his army.
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.Amid the victory celebrations, Aragorn is crowned King of Gondor, and he marries his long-time love, Arwen, the daughter of Elrond.^ The daughter of Elrond, and Aragorn's one true love.
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^ Aragorn: You are a daughter of kings.
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^ Later, Aragorn finds a seedling of the White Tree (the living symbol of Nmenor, and subsequently of the combined kingdoms of Gondor and Arnor), and gets married to Arwen , Elrond's daughter.
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.Meanwhile, Saruman has escaped his captivity and enslaved the Shire, but the four returning Hobbits raise a rebellion and overthrow him in The Battle of Bywater.^ Jackson has the Hobbits return to the Shire on horseback.
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^ Four Hobbits, and what's more, out of the Shire by your talk.
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^ At the gates of the Shire, the four hobbits learn that ruffians, apparently acting under the orders of Frodo's cousin , have overrun the place.
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.Saruman's throat is slit by Gríma Wormtongue, his former servant, who is in turn felled with arrows from Hobbit archers.^ Wormtongue is slain by three Halfling archers after slitting Saruman's throat (ROTK p.370).
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^ That was on Gandalf, who figured they'd get to Orthanc to kick Saruman's ass before Wormtongue could get there to warn him.
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^ Legolas fires deadly arrows into Goblin throats, desperately trying to Shield the Hobbits!
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.Merry and Pippin are acclaimed as heroes and eventually become Lord of Buckland and Thain of the Shire respectively.^ Merry and Pippin knew Frodo was leaving the Shire before Frodo even set off to go--thanks to Sam (FOTR p.146-150).
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^ Merry: I think we might have made a mistake leaving the Shire, Pippin.
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^ Had he left in the Scouring, Merry and Pippin would have had their justly deserved heroics.
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.Sam uses his gifts from Galadriel to restore and beautify the Shire, and marries Rosie Cotton.^ By using Galadriel's phial and Sting, Frodo and Sam escape from the maze, but are attacked by Shelob , a giant spider.
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.Frodo remains wounded in body and spirit, and some years later, accompanied by Bilbo and Gandalf, sails from the Grey Havens west over the Sea to the Undying Lands to find peace.^ Bilbo returns home, accompanied by Gandalf.
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^ Sixty years after the events depicted in The Hobbit , Bilbo Baggins throws a huge birthday party to celebrate his 111th birthday, as well as the 33rd birthday of his nephew and heir, Frodo Baggins .
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^ It seems that the remaining Ring-Bearers are all going to leave Middle-Earth and sail to Valinor, where they can find peace.
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.Sam returns home, and eventually becomes Mayor of the Shire.^ Jackson has Frodo pining to return to the Shire with Sam.
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.After Rosie's death, Sam leaves the Red Book of Westmarch with his eldest daughter and crosses west over the Sea, the last of the Ring-bearers.^ Sam does not lament leaving home until the Hobbits are crossing the Brandywine on the Ferry (FOTR p.142).
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^ Jackson has Faramir question Gollum without Sam and Frodo present...and then goes on to add the pointless scene of Sam encouraging Frodo to put on the Ring and escape (a scene that is not in the book).
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^ It seems that the remaining Ring-Bearers are all going to leave Middle-Earth and sail to Valinor, where they can find peace.
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Main characters

For a more comprehensive list of characters see the navigation box The Lord of the Rings at the bottom of this article.
.
  • Frodo Baggins, a well-to-do Hobbit of the Shire who inherits the One Ring.
  • Samwise Gamgee, gardener for the Bagginses, who accompanies Frodo on the quest to destroy the Ring.
  • Meriadoc Brandybuck, or Merry, Frodo's cousin and companion in the Fellowship.
  • Peregrin Took, Pip or Pippin, Frodo's cousin and companion in the Fellowship.
  • Gandalf, a Wizard who aids Frodo.
  • Aragorn, heir of Isildur and rightful king of Arnor and Gondor.
  • Legolas, the Elven prince who aids Frodo and the Fellowship.^ I going to have to go with Dumbledore on this one based on Gandalf's performance in the Fellowship of the Ring.
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    ^ LEGOLAS And heir to the throne of Gondor.
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    ^ PIPPIN (loudly) Frodo Baggins.
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    Son of King Thranduil, King of the Elves of Mirkwood.
  • Gimli, son of Glóin, the Dwarf representative in the Fellowship.
  • Boromir, the favoured son of Denethor, ruling steward of Gondor.
The following antagonists are also present:
.
  • Sauron, the Dark Lord and titular Lord of the Rings, a fallen sorcerer who helped the Elves forge the Rings of Power long ago.^ All the power of the Dark Lord is in motion.
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    ^ GANDALF This is the one ring forged by the dark lord, Sauron, in the fires of Mt Doom...taken by Isildur from the hand of Sauron himself.
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    ^ First off, why did all the other races take rings from the lord of darkness?
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    .He forged the One Ring in secret to control all the other Rings of Power.
  • The Nazgûl or Ringwraiths, nine servants of Sauron.^ First off, why did all the other races take rings from the lord of darkness?
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    ^ The Dark Lord of Mordor, former servant of Morgoth, forger of the One Ring, and all-around embodiment of evil.
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    ^ One other point, if Jackson were to actually make The Hobbit , how is he going to portray reality when Bilbo wears the Ring?
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    Men of old, they were enslaved to the One Ring through the Rings of Power.
  • The Witch-king of Angmar, the Lord of the Nazgûl, and Sauron's most powerful servant, who commands Sauron's army.
  • Saruman, a corrupted Wizard who seeks the One Ring for himself.
  • Gollum, a creature of Hobbit origin who formerly possessed the One Ring, which caused him to turn almost wholly evil and also gave him unnaturally long life.

Concept and creation

Background

.The Lord of the Rings started as a sequel to J. R. R. Tolkien's earlier work, The Hobbit, published in 1937.[7] The popularity of The Hobbit had led George Allen & Unwin, the publishers, to request a sequel.^ The three parts of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" are now availablein a one-volume paperback edition.
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^ The Evil team (led by Sauron) is trying to capture the hobbits and take them to Sauron for interrogation and Ring recovery.
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^ The following is a lengthy list of deviations to be found when comparing the text of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and the translation of those texts to film as undertaken by Peter Jackson, et.al.
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Tolkien warned them that he wrote quite slowly, and responded with several stories he had already developed. .Having rejected his contemporary drafts for The Silmarillion, putting on-hold Roverandom, and accepting Farmer Giles of Ham, Allen & Unwin thought more stories about hobbits would be popular.^ And then he thought about it some more.
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^ "If you mean, inventing all that about a "present", well, I thought the true story much more likely, and I couldn"t see the point of altering it at all.
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^ Sam's speech about he and Frodo being put into stories occurs on the stairs leading up to Shelob's Lair (TTT p.407-409).
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[8] .So at the age of 45, Tolkien began writing the story that would become The Lord of the Rings. The story would not be finished until 12 years later, in 1949, and would not be fully published until 1955, when Tolkien was 63 years old.^ I'm sorry, but if Dumbledore was a member of the Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings would have been about 12 pages long: Dumbledore : For avoiding the fatal error of tying his life force and powers of domination to a ring that can be destroyed in Mount Doom, I award the House of Elrond...
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^ The three parts of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" are now availablein a one-volume paperback edition.
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^ One hundred and eleven years old, who would believe it!
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Writing

.Persuaded by his publishers, he started "a new Hobbit" in December 1937.[7] After several false starts, the story of the One Ring emerged.^ One other point, if Jackson were to actually make The Hobbit , how is he going to portray reality when Bilbo wears the Ring?
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^ Jackson systematically in scene deletions, rewriting of scenes and adding new ones moved the focus of attention from hobbits to Aragorn and his "faithful sidekicks" and his love life and destiny.
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^ In the Rings Trilogy, by contrast, Muggles, or in this case Hobbits (Let's face it, the one character race less grand than humans!
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.The idea for the first chapter ("A Long-Expected Party") arrived fully-formed, although the reasons behind Bilbo's disappearance, the significance of the Ring, and the title The Lord of the Rings did not arrive until the spring of 1938.[7] Originally, he planned to write a story in which Bilbo had used up all his treasure and was looking for another adventure to gain more; however, he remembered the Ring and its powers and decided to write about that instead.^ And, of course, trading tips on performing magical "special effects", like the magical fireworks Gandalf performs at Bilbo's birthday party in The Fellowship of the Ring .
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^ THE LORD OF THE RINGS THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING BOOK ONE Chapter 1 A Long-Expected Party When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton.
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^ The hobbits are about three feet tall so however long it would take you, double it, even before remembering that Hobbits are chainsmoking midgets that eat like seven meals a day.
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[7]
Writing was slow, due to Tolkien having a full-time academic position, and needing to earn further money as a university examiner.[9] .Tolkien abandoned The Lord of the Rings during most of 1943 and only re-started it in April 1944,[7] as a serial for his son Christopher Tolkien, who was sent chapters as they were written while he was serving in South Africa with the Royal Air Force.^ Most of these can be traced to the tremendously funny parody of Tolkien's books entitled Bored of the Rings , by the Harvard Lampoon.
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^ This is no mere adventure they're embarking on; this is the most important mission imaginable..
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^ The three parts of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" are now availablein a one-volume paperback edition.
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Tolkien made another concerted effort in 1946, and showed the manuscript to his publishers in 1947.[7] The story was effectively finished the next year, but Tolkien did not complete the revision of earlier parts of the work until 1949.[7]

Influences

.
Mentioned at the beginning of The Lord of the Rings, the Ivy Bush [10] is the closest public house to Birmingham Oratory which Tolkien attended while living near Edgbaston Reservoir.
^ The three parts of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" are now availablein a one-volume paperback edition.
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^ The following is a lengthy list of deviations to be found when comparing the text of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and the translation of those texts to film as undertaken by Peter Jackson, et.al.
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^ New DVD Movie Lord Of The Rings Fellowship Of The Ring - eBay (item 370301627516 end time Jan-03-10 10:34:13 PST) .
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Perrott's Folly is nearby.
.The Lord of the Rings developed as a personal exploration by Tolkien of his interests in philology, religion (particularly Roman Catholicism[11]), fairy tales, Norse and general Germanic mythology,[12][13] and also Celtic[14] and Finnish mythology.^ The three parts of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" are now availablein a one-volume paperback edition.
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^ Game Politics has an interesting article about gay marriage in Lord of the Rings, and specifically their decision to disallow it.
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^ The following is a lengthy list of deviations to be found when comparing the text of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and the translation of those texts to film as undertaken by Peter Jackson, et.al.
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[15] Tolkien acknowledged, and external critics have verified the influences of William Morris[16] and the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf.[17] .As for the magic Ring around which the story revolves, it seems quite likely it was inspired in large part by "The Testament of Solomon," in which King Solomon controls a cadre of demons and commands them to build the Second Temple.^ And, of course, trading tips on performing magical "special effects", like the magical fireworks Gandalf performs at Bilbo's birthday party in The Fellowship of the Ring .
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^ Third, the ring was lost 3000 YEARS before LOTR...compared to our time, that's when King Solomon ruled Israel, before Rome, before Greece, before the Persian Empire.
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^ The Lord of the Rings, however, seemed like the perfect choice.
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[2]
Tolkien included neither any explicit religion nor cult in his work. .Rather the themes, moral philosophy, and cosmology of the Lord of the Rings reflect his Catholic worldview.^ Voyage To Mordor (Theme From The Lord Of The Rings) 4:45 .
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.In one of his letters Tolkien states, "The Lord of the Rings is of course a fundamentally religious and Catholic work; unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision.^ First off, why did all the other races take rings from the lord of darkness?
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^ The Dark Lord of Mordor, former servant of Morgoth, forger of the One Ring, and all-around embodiment of evil.
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^ The following is a lengthy list of deviations to be found when comparing the text of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and the translation of those texts to film as undertaken by Peter Jackson, et.al.
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.That is why I have not put in, or have cut out, practically all references to anything like 'religion', to cults or practices, in the imaginary world.^ And just so we can all feel like nerds - I'm almost positive that the only place it is actually spelled out that Gandalf is a Maia is in the index of the Silmarillion ...
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^ They see much like Frodo does when he puts on the ring, in that people looks more like shadows that don't stand out too well.
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^ Forgivable, yet that cuts out all the time during which Aragorn and Gandalf track down Gollum, Gandalf searches the archives of Denethor, etc.
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For the religious element is absorbed into the story and the symbolism."[11]
.Some locations and characters were inspired by Tolkien's childhood in Birmingham, where he first lived near Sarehole Mill, and later near Edgbaston Reservoir.^ Rather, it was some of the in-your-face character deviations that bugged me, especially in the first movie.
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[18] There are also hints of the Black Country, which is within easy reach of north west Edgbaston. This shows in such names as "Underhill", and the description of Saruman's industrialization of Isengard and The Shire. It has also been suggested that The Shire and its surroundings were based on the countryside around Stonyhurst College in Lancashire where Tolkien frequently stayed during the 1940s.[19] The work was influenced by the effects of his military service during World War I.[4]

Publication history

.A dispute with his publishers, George Allen & Unwin, led to the book being offered to Collins in 1950. He intended The Silmarillion (itself largely unrevised at this point) to be published along with The Lord of the Rings, but A&U were unwilling to do this.^ Some of these were good points, some of them indicate you are far less dorky than I am, and I will attempt to save face by not arguing about why you are being unfair to/misinterpreting the characters of Lord of the Rings.
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^ You may note that there are large chunks of the book in which I have not pointed out any deviations.
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^ He also has Frodo offer the Ring to Aragorn--a deed that never happens in the book.
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.After his contact at Collins, Milton Waldman, expressed the belief that The Lord of the Rings itself "urgently needed cutting", he eventually demanded that they publish the book in 1952.[citation needed] They did not; and so Tolkien wrote to Allen and Unwin, saying, "I would gladly consider the publication of any part of the stuff."^ I think tolkien says they 'wrestle'.
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^ First off, why did all the other races take rings from the lord of darkness?
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^ The three parts of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" are now availablein a one-volume paperback edition.
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[7]
.For publication, the book was divided into three volumes: The Fellowship of the Ring (Books I, The Ring Sets Out, and II, The Ring Goes South,) The Two Towers (Books III, The Treason of Isengard, and IV, The Ring Goes East,), and The Return of the King (Books V, The War of the Ring, and VI, The End of the Third Age, plus six appendices).^ Witch-King), goes nuts, and leads his troops back into the battle.
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^ In fact, it is one long novel, divided into six books (plus appendices), two of which appear in each volume.
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^ Jackson has the Hobbits return to find Hobbiton much as it was when they set out on their quest.
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.This was due largely to post-war paper shortages, as well as being a way to keep down the price of the book.^ Not wishing to kill such a powerful being (who knows what sort of curse you could bring down on yourself that way?
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^ In the book, Pippin just randomly throws a stone down a well.
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.Delays in producing appendices, maps and especially indices led to the volumes being published later than originally hoped — on 21 July 1954, on 11 November 1954 and on 20 October 1955 respectively in the United Kingdom, and slightly later in the United States.^ July 2008 - 11:20 PM .
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^ July 2009 - 11:20 PM .
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The Return of the King was especially delayed. .Tolkien, moreover, did not especially like the title The Return of the King, believing it gave away too much of the storyline.^ Saruman turns and crawls away from the window after Gandalf breaks his staff (TTT p.241) thus ending the company's dealing with Saruman until he shows up again in the chapter "The Scouring of the Shire" in The Return of the King (which Jackson did not film).
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^ Frodo gives his written account the title: The Downfall of the Lord of the Rings and the Return of the King (ROTK p.380).
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^ There is a line in the Return of the King from Saurumon that is something like 'Gandalf uses people to get the outcome he wants'.
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He had originally suggested The War of the Ring, which was dismissed by his publishers.[20]
.The books were published under a profit-sharing arrangement, whereby Tolkien would not receive an advance or royalties until the books had broken even, after which he would take a large share of the profits[21].^ Had Jackson allowed the Maggot scene to progress as it does in the book, it would have allowed some examination of Hobbit community, friendliness, even forgiveness (on Maggot's part).
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^ At Amazon, we've always been obsessed with having every book ever printed, and we know that even the best reading device would be useless without a massive selection of books.

^ Grima: Even if it is breached, it would take a number beyond reckoning, thousands to storm the keep.
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An index to the entire three-volume set at the end of third volume was promised in the first volume. However, this proved impractical to compile in a reasonable timescale. Later, in 1966, four indices, not compiled by Tolkien, were added to The Return of the King.[citation needed]

Editions and revisions

.In the early 1960s Donald A. Wollheim, science fiction editor of the paperback publisher Ace Books, claimed that The Lord of the Rings was not protected in the United States under American copyright law because the U.S. hardcover edition had been bound from pages printed in the United Kingdom, with the original intention being for them to be published in Britain.^ Jo's Book Nook: Lord of the Rings Part 1 - Harry Potter discussion forum for movies, books, and more!
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^ Copyrighted digital text is in the news lately because e-book readers started becoming good enough and popular enough that major books are being sold in digital format.

^ No, I've read the Harry Potter books and memorized the Lord of the Rings.
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.September 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Ace Books then proceeded to publish an edition, unauthorized by Tolkien and without paying royalties to him.^ First Book Dumbledore managed to set a little kid in front of somebody's door without dropping him.
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Tolkien took issue with this and quickly notified his fans of this objection.[22] .Grass-roots pressure from these fans became so great that Ace Books withdrew their edition and made a nominal payment to Tolkien, well below what he would have been due.^ Turbine has done their best to make Middle-Earth true to Tolkien's vision of it and if they'd allowed a system that made gay marriage possible, that would be making a mockery of that vision.
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.September 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] However, this poor beginning was overshadowed when authorized editions followed from Ballantine Books and Houghton Mifflin to tremendous commercial success.^ However, there is a comment that I find most intriguing: "The rule that we tried to follow across the board was: if there’s an example of it in the book, the door is open to explore it.
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^ Check here for a good Houghton-Mifflin-to-Ballantine conversion table .
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By the mid-1960s the novel had become a cultural phenomenon. Tolkien undertook various textual revisions to produce a version of the book that would be published with his consent and establish an unquestioned US copyright. .This text became the Second Edition of The Lord of the Rings, published in 1966.[citation needed] Houghton Mifflin editions after 1994 consolidate variant revisions by Tolkien, and corrections supervised by Christopher Tolkien, which resulted, after some initial glitches, in a computer-based unified text.^ The three parts of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" are now availablein a one-volume paperback edition.
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^ The following is a lengthy list of deviations to be found when comparing the text of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and the translation of those texts to film as undertaken by Peter Jackson, et.al.
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^ AM boogeypop I hate lord of the rings and I thought the movies were a complete waste of time but I still liked the article for some reason.
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[23]

Posthumous publication of drafts

.From 1988 to 1992 Christopher Tolkien published the surviving drafts of the Lord of The Rings, chronicling and illuminating with commentary the stages of the text's development, in volumes 6–9 of his History of Middle-earth series.^ The book titles I've used are taken from material found in Christopher Tolkien's excellent series, The History of Middle-Earth .
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^ The three parts of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" are now availablein a one-volume paperback edition.
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^ It seems that the remaining Ring-Bearers are all going to leave Middle-Earth and sail to Valinor, where they can find peace.
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.The four volumes carry the titles The Return of the Shadow, The Treason of Isengard, The War of the Ring, and Sauron Defeated.^ The forging of the One Ring revealed Sauron's true nature to the Elves, who declared war upon him.
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^ For the sake of navigation, I've divided my summary by the six-book breaks rather than the three-volume titles: The Fellowship of the Ring , The Two Towers , and The Return of the King.
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^ Frodo gives his written account the title: The Downfall of the Lord of the Rings and the Return of the King (ROTK p.380).
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Translations

The novel has been translated, with various degrees of success, into at least 38 other languages.[24] Tolkien, an expert in philology, examined many of these translations, and made comments on each that reflect both the translation process and his work. .As he was unhappy with some choices made by early translators, such as the Swedish translation by Åke Ohlmarks,[25] Tolkien wrote a "Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings" (1967).^ This made me constantly question why Bilbo would have such a nonchalant attitude toward the Ring if wearing it was such a horrifying experience (what with the Eye and all).
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^ The three parts of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" are now availablein a one-volume paperback edition.
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^ I don't think I am making this up, as Tolkien was among other things a Early Medieval scholar and wrote more than one essay seemingly saying as much.
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.Because The Lord of the Rings purports to be a translation of the fictitious Red Book of Westmarch, with the English language representing the Westron of the "original", Tolkien suggested that translators attempt to capture the interplay between English and the invented nomenclature of the English work, and gave several examples along with general guidance.^ The invisibility thing was a gimmick in The Hobbit which Tolkien then had to play off when he gave the ring more power in the Lord of the Rings.
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^ The three parts of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" are now availablein a one-volume paperback edition.
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^ Jo's Book Nook: Lord of the Rings Part 1 - Harry Potter discussion forum for movies, books, and more!
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Reception

.The Lord of the Rings has received mixed reviews since its inception, ranging from terrible to excellent.^ I've been reading and rereading the Lord of the Rings trilogy since around 1969.
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.Recent reviews in various media have been, on the whole, highly positive and Tolkien's literary achievement is slowly being acknowledged as a significant one.^ There are of course other review out there like this one: Windows Media Player 11 Review [winsupersite.com/reviews/wmp11.asp] .

On its initial review the Sunday Telegraph felt it was "among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century."[26] The Sunday Times seemed to echo these sentiments when in its review it was stated that "the English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and those who are going to read them."[26] The New York Herald Tribune also seemed to have an idea of how popular the books would become, writing in its review that they were "destined to outlast our time."[27] W. H. Auden, a huge admirer of Tolkien's writings, regarded The Lord of the Rings as a "masterpiece", further stating that in some cases it outdid the achievement of John Milton's Paradise Lost.[28] .Other supporters of the book from the literary world included Iris Murdoch, Naomi Mitchison, Richard Hughes and C. S. Lewis.^ What's the point of having code to support marriage in a game where almost everyone is a PC? Will the game world stop other people from flirting with my wife?
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[citation needed]
.New York Times reviewer Judith Shulevitz criticized the "pedantry" of Tolkien's literary style, saying that he "formulated a high-minded belief in the importance of his mission as a literary preservationist, which turns out to be death to literature itself."^ If someone would have dared to come out of the closet at that time, they could have expected to be put to death.
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^ Stick to your plan — your whole plan, mind — and I hope it will turn out for the best, for you, and for all of us."
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^ As, MasterRegulus says, there have been magical or mythical wizards dating back before the times that both Jo Rowling and JRR Tolkien where born.
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[29] Critic Richard Jenkyns, writing in The New Republic, criticized a perceived lack of psychological depth. Both the characters and the work itself are, according to Jenkyns, "anemic, and lacking in fiber."[30] Even within Tolkien's literary group, The Inklings, reviews were mixed. Hugo Dyson complained loudly at its readings, and Christopher Tolkien records Dyson as "lying on the couch, and lolling and shouting and saying, 'Oh God, no more Elves.'"[31] However, another Inkling, C. S. Lewis, had very different feelings, writing, "here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron. Here is a book which will break your heart." .Despite these reviews and its lack of paperback printing until the 1960s, The Lord of the Rings initially sold well in hardback.^ When I was 15 and read the Lord of the Rings , that second middle initial (J. R. R.?
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[32]
.In 1957, The Lord of the Rings was awarded the International Fantasy Award.^ A brief summary of J.R.R.Tolkien's "THE LORD OF THE RINGS" for the fantasy-impaired .
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.Despite its numerous detractors, the publication of the Ace Books and Ballantine paperbacks helped The Lord of the Rings become immensely popular in the United States in the 1960s.^ Jo's Book Nook: Lord of the Rings Part 1 - Harry Potter discussion forum for movies, books, and more!
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^ Copyrighted digital text is in the news lately because e-book readers started becoming good enough and popular enough that major books are being sold in digital format.

^ No, I've read the Harry Potter books and memorized the Lord of the Rings.
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.The book has remained so ever since, ranking as one of the most popular works of fiction of the twentieth century, judged by both sales and reader surveys.^ For me, this was one of the most beautifully crafted moments of the book.
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^ And since he is always closely followed by his luggage (THE luggage), most of the knights and the one remaining wizard would either be swallowed or trampled by hundreds of tiny legs.
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[33] In the 2003 "Big Read" survey conducted in Britain by the BBC, The Lord of the Rings was found to be the "Nation's best-loved book." In similar 2004 polls both Germany[34] and Australia[35] also found The Lord of the Rings to be their favourite book. In a 1999 poll of Amazon.com customers, The Lord of the Rings was judged to be their favourite "book of the century."[36] The Lord of the Rings was awarded the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award in 2009.
.Ethan Gilsdorf, writing for The Boston Globe commented that while there are movements within academia to approach The Lord of the Rings as a serious literary work, the 2001–2003 film trilogy has contributed to a dumbing down of the reception of the novel by the forces of mass-commercialization.^ There are six appendices at the end of The Lord of the Rings: .
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^ GANDALF There is only one Lord of the Ring.
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^ I've been reading and rereading the Lord of the Rings trilogy since around 1969.
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[37]

Themes

.Even though The Lord of the Rings was published in the 1950s, Tolkien insisted that the One Ring was not an allegory for the nuclear bomb,[38] nor were his works a strict allegory of any kind, but were open to interpretation as the reader saw fit.^ GANDALF This is the one ring forged by the dark lord, Sauron, in the fires of Mt Doom...taken by Isildur from the hand of Sauron himself.
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^ The Dark Lord of Mordor, former servant of Morgoth, forger of the One Ring, and all-around embodiment of evil.
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^ Even knowing their race would fail should The Ring be destroyed, still they worked diligently to that end.
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[39][40]
.A few critics have found what they consider to be racial elements in the story, generally based upon their views of how Tolkien's imagery depicts good and evil, characters' race (e.g.^ Legolas shoots an Arrow into the creature's head, gaining a few vital seconds for Aragorn and Boromir as they race out of the water with Frodo.
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^ A role-playing game, you invent your character at the beginning, so you should get to determine what they do, and if we're going to put any romantic element in, we should cover all the bases.
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^ Well, they are both clearly the mentor character who has to die to get out of the hero's way, and both definitely embody the "greater good" ideal.
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.Elf, Dwarf, Hobbit, Southron, Númenórean, Orc); and that the character's race is seen as determining their behaviour.^ The quest of the Ring-Bearer is no longer in their hands, so the Man, Dwarf, and Elf begin a long chase to catch the orcs and rescue the hobbits.
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^ In the Rings Trilogy, by contrast, Muggles, or in this case Hobbits (Let's face it, the one character race less grand than humans!
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[41][42][43] .Counter-arguments note that race-focused critiques often omit relevant textual evidence to the contrary,[44][45][46] cite imagery from adaptations rather than the work itself;[47] ignore the absence of evidence of racist attitudes or events in the author's personal life[44][47][48] and claim that the perception of racism is itself a marginal view.^ That's a great leap forward from Apple's iPhoto and Google's Picasa, both of which store metadata in sidecar files rather than in the image itself.

^ As I stated, I understand that film lends itself to a different telling than text (and I've updated the webpage with a note to that effect).
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[48]
Critics have also seen social class rather than race as being the determinant factor for the portrayal of good and evil.[44] Commentators such as science fiction author David Brin have interpreted the work to hold unquestioning devotion to a traditional elitist social structure.[49] .In his essay "Epic Pooh", science fiction and fantasy author Michael Moorcock critiques the world-view displayed by the book as deeply conservative, in both the 'paternalism' of the narrative voice and the power-structures in the narrative.^ Immersed in the author's world and ideas, you don't notice a book's glue, the stitching, or ink.

[50] Tom Shippey cites the origin of this portrayal of evil as a reflection of the prejudices of European middle-classes during the inter-war years towards the industrial working class.[51]
The book has been read as fitting the model of Joseph Campbell's "monomyth".[52]

Adaptations

.The Lord of the Rings has been adapted for film, radio and stage multiple times.^ So for a time, the Elf lords set aside their Rings.
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^ The following is a lengthy list of deviations to be found when comparing the text of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and the translation of those texts to film as undertaken by Peter Jackson, et.al.
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^ AM boogeypop I hate lord of the rings and I thought the movies were a complete waste of time but I still liked the article for some reason.
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The book has been adapted for radio four times. .In 1955 and 1956, the BBC broadcast The Lord of the Rings, a 12-part radio adaptation of the story.^ The Lord of the Rings movies have become part of the global culture, and fans of every age have journeyed with Frodo and the Fellowship of Nine on their epic quest of good over evil....
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^ The three parts of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" are now availablein a one-volume paperback edition.
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^ Jo's Book Nook: Lord of the Rings Part 1 - Harry Potter discussion forum for movies, books, and more!
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In the 1960s radio station WBAI produced a short radio adaptation. .A 1979 dramatization of The Lord of the Rings was broadcast in the United States and subsequently issued on tape and CD. In 1981, the BBC broadcast The Lord of the Rings, a new dramatization in 26 half-hour instalments.^ Gay Marriage Flap Around New Lord of the Rings MMO .
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^ Lord of the Rings Elrond Mini Bust Elrond the Half-elven!
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.This dramatization of The Lord of the Rings has subsequently been made available on both tape and CD both by the BBC and other publishers.^ See, here's the thing: I'm an avid fan of both the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter.
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^ First off, why did all the other races take rings from the lord of darkness?
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^ If you go to the Ring Game, you are going to hear people referring to characters and places by names other than those that appear in The Lord of the Rings .
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For this purpose it is generally edited into 13 one hour episodes.
Three film adaptations have been made. .The first was J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (1978), by animator Ralph Bakshi, the first part of what was originally intended to be a two-part adaptation of the story; it covers The Fellowship of the Ring and part of The Two Towers.^ Here's part two which covers the events that occur in Tolkien's The Two Towers .
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^ The Lord of the Rings movies have become part of the global culture, and fans of every age have journeyed with Frodo and the Fellowship of Nine on their epic quest of good over evil....
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^ First off, why did all the other races take rings from the lord of darkness?
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.The second, The Return of the King (1980), was an animated television special by Rankin-Bass, who had produced a similar version of The Hobbit (1977).^ Well, if you recall, one of the first (and still the best) animated version of "The Hobbit" was produced by Rankin-Bass Studios, the SAME animation company that produced the Thundercats cartoon.
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.The third was director Peter Jackson's live action The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, produced by New Line Cinema and released in three instalments as The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).^ It is not intended as an attack on Peter Jackson or the films.
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^ The Seat of Kings, ( www.seatofkings.net ), has been online since January 2002 Disclaimer: This site is not in any way associated with the Tolkien estate, or New Line Cinema.
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^ The Lord of the Rings movies have become part of the global culture, and fans of every age have journeyed with Frodo and the Fellowship of Nine on their epic quest of good over evil....
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.All three parts received nearly universal acclaim and were each nominated for and won multiple Academy Awards, including consecutive Best Picture nominations.^ The 2006 Academy Award Nominated Short Films .
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^ Academy Award Nominated Short Films .
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.The final instalment of this trilogy was the second film to break the one-billion-dollar barrier and won a total of 11 Oscars, including "Best Picture", "Best Director", "Best Screenplay", and "Best Musical Score". They are consistently ranked among the best movies ever made to this day.^ But wait your article was about the movie not the books, and how could you make fun of a scene that was 30 seconds in 9 hours worth or films.
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^ The women hear the resouding booms and one of them screams: 'They're breaking in!'
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^ Jackson omits the Warg attack at Caradhras and inserts one into his (already) battle-heavy second chapter of the film, The Two Towers .
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[53][54][55]
.The Hunt for Gollum, a fan film based on elements of the appendices to The Lord of the Rings, was released on the internet in May 2009 and has been covered in major media.^ The Lord of the Rings movies have become part of the global culture, and fans of every age have journeyed with Frodo and the Fellowship of Nine on their epic quest of good over evil....
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^ There are six appendices at the end of The Lord of the Rings: .
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^ Lord of the Rings Aragorn 24-inch Fine Pewter Statue NECA introduces the Aragorn 24-inch Fine Pewter Statue, based on the heroic character from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
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[56]
.In 1965, songwriter Donald Swann, who was best known for his collaboration with Michael Flanders as Flanders & Swann, set six poems from The Lord of the Rings and one from The Adventures of Tom Bombadil ("Errantry") to music.^ GANDALF This is the one ring forged by the dark lord, Sauron, in the fires of Mt Doom...taken by Isildur from the hand of Sauron himself.
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^ The Dark Lord of Mordor, former servant of Morgoth, forger of the One Ring, and all-around embodiment of evil.
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^ The three parts of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" are now availablein a one-volume paperback edition.
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When Swann met with Tolkien to play the songs for his approval, Tolkien suggested a different setting for "Namárië", which Swann accepted.[57] .The songs were published in 1967 as The Road Goes Ever On: A Song Cycle,[58] and a recording of the songs performed by singer William Elvin with Swann on piano was issued that same year by Caedmon Records as Poems and Songs of Middle Earth.^ In a hundred year people will still be discovering Tolkien's Middle Earth, I don't know if the same can be said for Harry Potter.
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^ In the year 2941 of the Third Age of Middle-Earth (1341 of the "Shire Reckoning"), Bilbo Baggins is visited by Gandalf the Grey .
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^ This was in the year 2470 of the Third Age of Middle-Earth.
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[59] .In 1990, Recorded Books published an audio version of The Lord of the Rings,[60] with British actor Rob Inglis – who had previously starred in one-man stage productions of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings – reading.^ The trouble was, he had never read The Lord of the Rings .
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^ GANDALF This is the one ring forged by the dark lord, Sauron, in the fires of Mt Doom...taken by Isildur from the hand of Sauron himself.
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^ The Dark Lord of Mordor, former servant of Morgoth, forger of the One Ring, and all-around embodiment of evil.
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.Inglis uses distinct voices for each character and reads the entire text, including performing the songs.^ Note that the larger size can also be used for just-text reading.

[61] A large-scale musical theatre adaptation, The Lord of the Rings was first staged in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 2006 and opened in London in May 2007.

Legacy

Influences on the fantasy genre

The enormous popularity of Tolkien's epic saga greatly expanded the demand for fantasy fiction. Largely thanks to The Lord of the Rings, the genre flowered throughout the 1960s. .Many other books in a broadly similar vein have subsequently been published, including the Earthsea books of Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dark Tower by Stephen King, The Riftwar Saga by Raymond Feist, The Belgariad by David Eddings, the Shannara series by Terry Brooks, the Thomas Covenant novels of Stephen R. Donaldson; the "Wheel of Time" books of Robert Jordan; the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini relies very heavily on it; and, in the case of the Gormenghast books by Mervyn Peake and The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison, rediscovered.^ On the other hand e-book readers have no need for color ~80% of the time and no need for video ~98% of the time.

^ There are other times where his pride is evident in the book but I cannot give chapter and verse because I am writing from memory here.
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^ Wednesday plans to begin letting consumers download and print free of charge classic novels and many other, more obscure books that are in the public domain.

With a significant overlapping of their respective followings, there has been and still is extensive cross-pollination of influence between the fantasy and science fiction genres. In this way, the work also had an influence upon such science fiction authors as Frank Herbert and Arthur C. Clarke[62] and filmmakers such as George Lucas.[63]
.Dungeons & Dragons, which popularized the role-playing game (RPG) genre in the 1970s, features many races found in The Lord of the Rings, most notably halflings (another term for hobbits), elves, dwarves, half-elves, orcs, and dragons.^ First, when he's in the woods and he's under the log with the other hobbits, he almost ignores the most simple order ever given: Don't put the damn ring on your finger!
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^ First off, why did all the other races take rings from the lord of darkness?
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^ Second, the elves made many rings...a lot more than the rings you hear about in LOTR, back when they were first learning how to make them.
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.However, Gary Gygax, lead designer of the game, maintained that he was influenced very little by The Lord of the Rings, stating that he included these elements as a marketing move to draw on the popularity the work enjoyed at the time he was developing the game.^ Game Politics and Game Politics logo are trademarks of the ECA. Web design company & Internet marketing firm : Acro Media .
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^ So for a time, the Elf lords set aside their Rings.
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^ Gandalf and Treebeard had known each other for a very long time; another little tidbit Jackson chose not to dramatize.
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[64] .Because D&D has influenced many popular video games, the influence of The Lord of the Rings extends to many of them as well, with titles such as Ultima, EverQuest, the Warcraft series, and the Elder Scrolls series of games[65] as well as, quite naturally, video games set in Middle-earth itself.^ Middle-Earth is set in roughly the 13th-14th century.
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^ Game Politics has an interesting article about gay marriage in Lord of the Rings, and specifically their decision to disallow it.
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^ They are not saying they are, personally, against gays or gay marriage, only that such a lifestyle was not acceptable in Tolkien's world and the time the game is set in.
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As in all artistic fields, a great many lesser derivatives of the more prominent works appeared. .The term "Tolkienesque" is used in the genre to refer to the oft-used and abused storyline of The Lord of the Rings: a group of adventurers embarking on a quest to save a magical fantasy world from the armies of an evil Dark Lord, and is a testament to how much the popularity of these books has increased, since many critics initially decried it as being "Wagner for children" (a reference to Der Ring des Nibelungen) — an especially interesting commentary in light of a possible interpretation of the novel as a Christian response to Wagner.^ Other than being Legolas' home, the dark and now overrun by evil, forest is home to the Necromancer's Tower: Dol Goldur.
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^ GANDALF This is the one ring forged by the dark lord, Sauron, in the fires of Mt Doom...taken by Isildur from the hand of Sauron himself.
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^ First off, why did all the other races take rings from the lord of darkness?
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[66] .Tolkien's frequent use of alternative spellings for the plurals of elf and dwarf (elves and dwarves, instead of elfs and dwarfs), which had been abandoned in modern English, have caused them to return to common usage.^ (Tolkien decided to write Gandalf instead because he feared that the un-English look of the word would have bothered the readers too much)....Gandalf is not the name of an Elf, but it is a name in an Elvish language., so the rules still apply.
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Music

.The Danish Tolkien Ensemble have released a number of albums that feature the complete poems and songs of The Lord of the Rings set to music, with some featuring recitation by Christopher Lee.^ Why Christopher Tolkien found it nessessary to release yet another version of his father's story, I don't know.
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^ I cannot find his letter where he mentions this, but in the notes that Tolkien gave to Donald Swann, who put some of Tolkien's poems into songs, we can read the following: 'F' finally (as in 'nef') is used for 'v' (as in English 'of').
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^ The following is a lengthy list of deviations to be found when comparing the text of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and the translation of those texts to film as undertaken by Peter Jackson, et.al.
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Another band that makes use of the songs and poems featured in the stories is the Russian Caprice.
Beyond setting Tolkien's verse to music, the book has influenced many musicians. .Rock bands of the 1970s were musically and lyrically inspired by the fantasy embracing counter-culture of the time; British 70s rock band Led Zeppelin are arguably the most well-known group to be directly inspired by Tolkien, and have several songs that contain explicit references to The Lord of the Rings ("Ramble On," "The Battle of Evermore," "Over the Hills and Far Away," and "Misty Mountain Hop").^ The three parts of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" are now availablein a one-volume paperback edition.
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^ April 30, 2007 A well-documented Salon piece tracks a bit of controversy surrounding the new Tolkien-esque MMO Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar .
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^ The following is a lengthy list of deviations to be found when comparing the text of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and the translation of those texts to film as undertaken by Peter Jackson, et.al.
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The songs "Rivendell" and "The Necromancer" by the progressive rock band Rush were inspired by Tolkien. .And Styx also paid homage to Tolkien on their "Pieces of Eight" album with the song "Lords of the Ring," while Black Sabbath's song, "The Wizard", which appeared on their debut album, was influenced by Tolkien's hero, Gandalf.^ A picture of Gandalf the Grey (from The Lord of the Rings) can be seen in the collection of great wizards in Professor Dumbledores study in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Google Search .
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^ The three parts of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" are now availablein a one-volume paperback edition.
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^ April 30, 2007 A well-documented Salon piece tracks a bit of controversy surrounding the new Tolkien-esque MMO Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar .
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.The heavy metal band Cirith Ungol, took their name from a fictional place in Middle-Earth, Cirith Ungol.^ FADE UP: An ancient PARCHMENT MAP of MIDDLE EARTH...moving slowly across the MAP as if drawn by an unseen force the CAMERA closes in on a PLACE NAME...MORDOR. GALADRIEL (V.O.) (CONT'D) ...for another ring was made.
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^ Tolkien Middle Earth is a very different place from the world JKR created.
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^ The one place in Middle Earth we don't want to see any closer.
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.Progressive rock band Barclay James Harvest were inspired by the character Galadriel to write a song by that name, and used "Bombadil", the name of another character, as a pseudonym under which their 1972 single "Breathless"/"When the City Sleeps" was released; there are other references scattered through the BJH oeuvre.^ There are other times where his pride is evident in the book but I cannot give chapter and verse because I am writing from memory here.
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^ If a character such as Saruman, Gandalf, or Galadriel had used the ring they would have been able to access its powers in way a Hobbit could not.
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^ So if there is a gay woman playing a man, she will be able to marry another woman playing a woman character.
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Later, from the 1980s to the present day, many Heavy metal acts have been influenced by Tolkien. Blind Guardian has written many songs relating to Middle-earth, including the full concept album Nightfall in Middle Earth. Almost all of Summoning's songs and the entire discography of Battlelore are Tolkien-themed. .Gorgoroth and Amon Amarth take their names from an area of Mordor, and Burzum take their name from the Black Speech of Mordor.^ ON THE SOUNDTRACK: BLACK SPEECH FILLS THE ROOM...ADMIST THE HARSH, GUTTURAL WORDS THE VOICE OF SARUMAN EMERGES. SARUMAN Build me an army worth of Mordor.
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.Enya wrote an instrumental piece called "Lothlórien" in 1991, and composed two songs for the film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring—"May It Be" (sung in English and Quenya) and "Aníron" (sung in Sindarin).^ The following is a lengthy list of deviations to be found when comparing the text of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and the translation of those texts to film as undertaken by Peter Jackson, et.al.
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^ Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Script at IMSDb.
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^ Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The .
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Swedish keyboardist Bo Hansson released an instrumental album entitled Music Inspired by Lord of the Rings in 1970.

Impact on popular culture

.The Lord of the Rings has had a profound and wide-ranging impact on popular culture, beginning with its publication in the 1950s, but especially throughout the 1960s and 1970s, during which time young people embraced it as a countercultural saga.^ AM boogeypop I hate lord of the rings and I thought the movies were a complete waste of time but I still liked the article for some reason.
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^ The whole point of the Lord of the Rings is that even when people do evil eventually it will end up as good.
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[67] "Frodo Lives!" and "Gandalf for President" were two phrases popular among American Tolkien fans during this time.[68]
.Parodies like the Harvard Lampoon's Bored of the Rings, the VeggieTales episode Lord of the Beans, the South Park episode The Return of the Fellowship of the Ring to the Two Towers, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius episode "Lights!^ Wide on: Two enormous rock statues, towering like 300 foot pinnacles on either side of the river...carved images of Gondorian kings of old.
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^ Gandalf- Keep it secret, keep it safe Frodo- So, like, Sauron lost his ring and you want me to return it to him?
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^ For the ring yearns, above all else, to return to the hand of its master: they are one, the ring and the dark lord.
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Camera! Danger!" and the Internet meme The Very Secret Diaries[69][70] are testimony to the work's continual presence in popular culture.
.In 1969 Tolkien sold the merchandising rights to The Lord of The Rings (and The Hobbit) to United Artists under an agreement stipulating a lump sum payment of £10,000[71] plus a 7.5% royalty after costs, payable to Allen & Unwin and the author.^ Read More Lord of the Rings Online : Skirmish Screenshots Reported on Dec 10, 2009 A new "Skirmish" system was introduced to the The Lord of the Rings Online with...
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^ The hobbits didn't hide under a tree root when the ring wraith came on the road.
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^ The invisibility thing was a gimmick in The Hobbit which Tolkien then had to play off when he gave the ring more power in the Lord of the Rings.
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[72] In 1976 (three years after the author's death) United Artists sold the rights to Saul Zaentz Company, who trade as Tolkien Enterprises. .Since then all "authorised" merchandise has been signed-off by Tolkien Enterprises, although the intellectual property rights of the specific likenesses of characters and other imagery from various adaptations is generally held by the adaptors.^ You could capture all sort of other goodies (like the User's IP).

^ The world the hobbits and other main characters sense is mostly like a heavy fog-shrouded mist to the ringwraiths.
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^ Yes, all the other wizards like him, so they give him a cushy job without much real power.
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[73] .Outside any commercial exploitation from adaptations, from the late 1960s onwards there has been an increasing variety of original licensed merchandise, from posters and calendars created by illustrators such as Pauline Baynes and the Brothers Hildebrandt, to figurines and miniatures to computer, video, tabletop and role-playing games.^ Videos: WMP has richer play options than Picasa (since Picasa can only play/pause) and can open a greater variety of file types.

^ What I would like is for Turbine to simply begin calling their game an MMO, rather than an MMORPG, as they seem intent on creating as strict a game as possible, and have forgotten the whole "Role Playing" element.
  • Gay Marriage Flap Around New Lord of the Rings MMO | GamePolitics 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: General]

Recent examples include the Spiel des Jahres award winning (for best use of literature in a game) board game The Lord of the Rings by Reiner Knizia and the Golden Joystick award winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game, The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar by Turbine, Inc.

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Further reading

  • Lin Carter, Tolkien: A Look Behind "The Lord of the Rings" (1969)
  • David Day, The World of Tolkien: Mythological Sources of the Lord of the Rings (2004), ISBN 978-0517223178.
  • Michael D. C. Drout, J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia.
  • Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion (2005), ISBN 0-618-64267-6.
  • Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond, The J. R. R. Tolkien Companion and Guide (2006), ISBN 0618391134 .
  • Christopher Tolkien (ed.^ The NitPicker's Guide to the Lord of the Rings .
    • The NitPicker's Guide to the Lord of the Rings 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC jackflannel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The invisibility thing was a gimmick in The Hobbit which Tolkien then had to play off when he gave the ring more power in the Lord of the Rings.
    • 6 Lord of the Rings Characters Who Totally Dropped the Ball | Cracked.com 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Nit Picker's Guide to the Lord of the Rings .
    • The NitPicker's Guide to the Lord of the Rings 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC jackflannel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ), The History of The Lord of the Rings, 4 vols (1988–1992).

External links


Quotes

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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 a portal page for quotes from the three standard volumes of the novel The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien; they contain some "spoilers".^ Readers of The Lord of the Rings are unlikely to find a “Catholic Middle-earth” by looking for overt references to the Christian gospel or hidden Catholic symbolism—Tolkien rejected this type of analysis—however they will find it by looking at Tolkien’s motivations as a writer.
  • Think Progress » Would Gandalf stay the course? 20 January 2010 16:016 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ After his contact at Collins, Milton Waldman, expressed the belief that The Lord of the Rings itself "urgently needed cutting", he eventually demanded that they publish the book in 1952.
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^ Because the three-volume binding was so widely distributed, the work is often referred to as the Lord of the Rings "trilogy."
  • The Lord of the Rings - Lord of the Rings - Tolkien Wiki 3 February 2010 17:11 UTC lotr.wikia.com [Source type: Original source]

.For quotations from the movie adaptations, go to the page for The Lord of the Rings movies.^ Gollum Creature Ring - Silver From The Lord of the Rings series, inspired from the pages of J.R.R. Tolkien's immortal works, comes the GollumTM Creature Ring, skillfully crafted in sterling silver.
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^ Gollum Creature Ring - Gold From The Lord of the Rings series, inspired from the pages of J.R.R. Tolkien's immortal works, comes the Gollum TM Creature Ring, skillfully crafted in 14k.
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The following four titles are links to separate pages of quotes from each of the three volumes, and the appendices:
Books I and II - The Fellowship of the Ring
Books III and IV - The Two Towers
Books V and VI - The Return of the King
Appendices to The Lord of the Rings

Contents

Foreword to the Second Edition (October 1966)

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  • The prime motive was the desire of a tale-teller to try his hand at a really long story that would hold the attention of readers, amuse them, delight them, and at times maybe excite them or deeply move them.
  • Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or contemptible; and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinions of their works, or of the kinds of writing that they evidently prefer.
  • The most critical reader of all, myself, now finds many defects, minor and major, but being fortunately under no obligation either to review the book or to write it again, he will pass over these in silence, except one that has been noted by others: the book is too short.
  • I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence.^ They always seemed to have all the happiness their hearts could hold.
    • The Story Game with Gandalf, Grayson and Whitey, too! 20 January 2010 16:016 UTC itsallaboutmeow.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I have loved many books and reread some books many times but nothing has moved me as much as this series.
    • The Lord of the Rings (Books 1-3) by J.R.R. Tolkien - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    ^ On the other hand e-book readers have no need for color ~80% of the time and no need for video ~98% of the time.

    .I much prefer history, true or feigned, with its varied applicability to the thought and experience of readers.^ "If you mean, inventing all that about a "present", well, I thought the true story much more likely, and I couldn"t see the point of altering it at all.
    • The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien, J. R. R. - Parable.com 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.parable.com [Source type: Original source]

    I think that many confuse 'applicability' with 'allegory'; but the one resides in the freedom of the reader, and the other in the purposed domination of the author.

Quotes about The Lord of the Rings

  • I rarely remember a book about which I have had such violent arguments. .Nobody seems to have a moderate opinion: either, like myself, people find it a masterpiece of its genre or they cannot abide it, and among the hostile there are some, I must confess, for whose literary judgment I have great respect.^ Some will laud it while others will loathe the feature, but since they're only for use within Skirmishes and not required, there's little to moan about.
    • Lord of the Rings Online : Reviews of Lord of the Rings Online for PC at MMORPG.COM 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.mmorpg.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Unfortunately there are some people who can do more fire at once even than Gandalf ...
    • Who is who in The Lord of The Rings - Tolkien Society Media Section 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.tolkiensociety.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There are also some indices regarding where you can find people, places, and things mentioned in the book.
    • A Brief Summary of the Lord of the Rings 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.ringgame.net [Source type: Original source]

    A few of these may have been put off by the first forty pages of the first chapter of the first volume in which the daily life of the hobbits is described; this is light comedy and light comedy is not Mr. Tolkien's forte. .In most cases, however, the objection must go far deeper.^ My biggest objection, as far as Sam and Frodo goes, has to be in the final movie where Jackson has Gollum tricking Frodo into telling Sam to go home.
    • The NitPicker's Guide to the Lord of the Rings 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC jackflannel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I can only suppose that some people object to Heroic Quests and Imaginary Worlds on principle; such, they feel, cannot be anything but light "escapist" reading.^ Book (the ONLY intel) is there that might shed some f’ing light, possible escape routes, etc.
    • 6 Lord of the Rings Characters Who Totally Dropped the Ball | Cracked.com 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

    ^ As for starting at the begining, I believe the reason a lot of people give up is that they are expecting heroes, wizards and high magic.
    • The Lord of the Rings (Books 1-3) by J.R.R. Tolkien - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Perhaps Joe and Holly-esque's drama will enter the reader's subconscious (or some such) and, over the course of the reader's life, will impact or inform the way the reader interacts with the world.
    • The Lord of the Rings (Books 1-3) by J.R.R. Tolkien - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    That a man like Mr. Tolkien, the English philologist who teaches at Oxford, should lavish such incredible pains upon a genre which is, for them, trifling by definition, is, therefore, very shocking. .
  • To present the conflict between Good and Evil as a war in which the good side is ultimately victorious is a ticklish business.^ The Lord of the Rings movies have become part of the global culture, and fans of every age have journeyed with Frodo and the Fellowship of Nine on their epic quest of good over evil....
    • Lord of The Rings @ The Entertainment Memorabilia Superstore 3 February 2010 17:11 UTC www.stevescollectibles.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Middle Earth is a fully realised secondary universe complete with multiple languages and rooted in the Norse mythic tradition, as well as being a deeply meaningful metaphor for the eternal conflict between good and evil.
    • Gandalf v Dumbledore: who is the greatest wizard of all? | Damien G Walter | Books | guardian.co.uk 20 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Unlock the Legendary difficulty by completing both the Good Story (War of the Ring) and the Evil Story (Rise of Sauron).
    • The Lord of the Rings: Conquest FAQ / Hero Appearance Chart - IGN FAQs 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Our historical experience tells us that physical power and, to a large extent, mental power are morally neutral and effectively real: wars are won by the stronger side, just or unjust.^ Right now my PCs have decided it’s important for them to back one side in a large civil war.
    • Twenty Sided » Blog Archive » DM of the Rings LVI:He’s Going to Tell 20 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.shamusyoung.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Tell us your children's ages You'll see the movies, games, books, shows, music, and sites our editors select just for them.
    • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Movie Review 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.commonsensemedia.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Did we really need to wait for a retired JAG to remind us of the difference between war and private violence?
    • Lord of the Rings as Property Law : Law is Cool 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC lawiscool.com [Source type: Original source]

    ... .As readers of the preceding volumes will remember, the situation n the War of the Ring is as follows: Chance, or Providence, has put the Ring in the hands of the representatives of Good, Elrond, Gandalf, Aragorn.^ GANDALF This is the one ring forged by the dark lord, Sauron, in the fires of Mt Doom...taken by Isildur from the hand of Sauron himself.
    • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Script at IMSDb. 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Among the many posts on the blog, Shamus is providing his readers with one of the funniest webcomics I have ever seen: The DM of the Rings.
    • Twenty Sided » Blog Archive » DM of the Rings I:The Copious Backstory 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.shamusyoung.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Anybody can blow a smoke ring like Biggo Baggins, but Gandalf blows out a freakin' dawg-gone three mast ship and puts it right thru the ring.
    • Gandalf the Grey vs. Albus Dumbledore @ WWWF Grudge Match 20 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.grudge-match.com [Source type: Original source]

    .By using it they could destroy Sauron, the incarnation of evil, but at the cost of becoming his successor.^ The Ring confers great power, but the only way to defeat Sauron is to refuse that power, and destroy it, even at great personal cost.
    • The Lord of the Rings (Books 1-3) by J.R.R. Tolkien - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He thought he was up against someone who could conceivably destroy him, and he wanted to stop them before they figured out how to use the ring to kill him.
    • 6 Lord of the Rings Characters Who Totally Dropped the Ball | Cracked.com 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But after that he would have been tempted to use the ring again and would become a dark lord himself (perhaps overthrowing sauron but nevertheless he would become evil).
    • How come Gandalf didn't know Bilbo had the One Ring? - Straight Dope Message Board 20 January 2010 16:016 UTC boards.straightdope.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .If Sauron recovers the Ring, his victory will be immediate and complete, but even without it his power is greater than any his enemies can bring against him, so that, unless Frodo succeeds in destroying the Ring, Sauron must win.^ The ring must be destroyed.
    • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Script at IMSDb. 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But in this case, where conflict was already more than abundant, having Gollum succeed in separating Frodo and Sam was not only arbitrary, it was unnecessary, completely uncalled for and totally unforgivable.
    • The NitPicker's Guide to the Lord of the Rings 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC jackflannel.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ When attacked, Eomer may choose to storm the enemy head on, resulting in immediate victory over 1 die worth of enemy batallions.
    • Lord of the Rings Risk - Alternate Rules 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC lordoftheringsrisk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ... The demands made on the writer's powers in an epic as long as "The Lord of the Rings" are enormous and increase as the tale proceeds-the battles have to get more spectacular, the situations more critical, the adventures more thrilling — but I can only say that Mr. Tolkien has proved equal to them.
    • W. H. Auden in "At the End of the Quest, Victory" in The New York Times (22 January 1956)
  • Oh, f**k, not another elf! .
    • Hugo Dyson, Tolkien's friend and fellow academic, during a reading of The Lord of the Rings at a meeting of the Inklings; as quoted in C.S. Lewis: A Biography (1990) by A. N. Wilson, p.^ The three parts of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" are now availablein a one-volume paperback edition.
      • The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien, J. R. R. - Parable.com 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.parable.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Gollum Creature Ring - Silver From The Lord of the Rings series, inspired from the pages of J.R.R. Tolkien's immortal works, comes the GollumTM Creature Ring, skillfully crafted in sterling silver.
      • Lord of the Rings Jewelry @ Lord of the Rings Merchandise Shop 3 February 2010 17:11 UTC www.lotrfanshop.com [Source type: General]

      ^ We only meet a couple of trolls in The Lord of the Rings , but they are large, dangerous, not entirely stupid, and immune to sunlight.
      • Who is who in The Lord of The Rings - Tolkien Society Media Section 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.tolkiensociety.org [Source type: Original source]

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    • Variants:
    • And The Lord of the Rings would begin with Hugo lying on the couch, and lolling and shouting and saying, "Oh God, no more Elves."^ "I am not certain, so I will say no more.
      • The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien, J. R. R. - Parable.com 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.parable.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ It is no good saying any more.
      • The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien, J. R. R. - Parable.com 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.parable.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I would recommed them to any one who likes Lord of the Rings.
      • Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy, Elijah Wood, DVD - Barnes & Noble 3 February 2010 17:11 UTC video.barnesandnoble.com [Source type: General]

      .
      • Christopher Tolkien's account of readings of The Lord of the Rings in the television documentary A Film Portrait of J. R. R. Tolkien (1992) directed by Derek Bailey.
    • On one memorable occasion a small group had gathered in Lewis's rooms and were listening to Tolkien read the last installment of The Lord of the Rings.^ All three LORD OF THE RINGS films in one year?
      • Lord of the Rings Trilogy :: Ringzone.net :: Your Daily Tolkien Fix :: 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.ringzone.net [Source type: General]

      ^ The trouble was, he had never read The Lord of the Rings .
      • A Brief Summary of the Lord of the Rings 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.ringgame.net [Source type: Original source]

      ^ What happens if a reader has read The Lord of the Rings ?
      • The Lord of the Rings (Books 1-3) by J.R.R. Tolkien - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

      .They were sitting there puffing on pipes and sipping tea when Hugo Dyson, who had been lounging on a sofa and growing increasingly bored with the proceedings, suddenly exclaimed: "Oh, fuck!^ They were revered by the Dundain who also buried some of their own kings there.
      • About the Songs and Poems in the Lord of the Rings 3 February 2010 17:11 UTC www.cep.unt.edu [Source type: General]

      ^ He was walking with his eyes half open and bumped into all of the kitties in front of him, who had all stopped because up ahead of them they saw an opening in the woods where there were lots of beautiful flowers growing.
      • The Story Game with Gandalf, Grayson and Whitey, too! 20 January 2010 16:016 UTC itsallaboutmeow.com [Source type: General]

      ^ IDK, fuck it, they needed a somewhat believable plot device to kick start the “Oh fuck, we’re doomed!…unless,” schtick (Gandalf + reinforcements).
      • 6 Lord of the Rings Characters Who Totally Dropped the Ball | Cracked.com 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

      Not another elf!"
  • J.R.R. Tolkien's epic trilogy remains the ultimate quest, the ultimate battle between good and evil, the ultimate chronicle of stewardship of the earth.^ Like the One Ring, the Sampo is fought over by forces of good and evil, and is ultimately lost to the world as it is destroyed towards the end of the story.
    • The Lord of the Rings - Lord of the Rings - Tolkien Wiki 3 February 2010 17:11 UTC lotr.wikia.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There are many theological themes underlying the narrative including the battle of good versus evil, the triumph of humility over pride, and the activity of grace.
    • The Lord of the Rings - Lord of the Rings - Tolkien Wiki 3 February 2010 17:11 UTC lotr.wikia.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The cue closes with the battle between Smeagol's pity theme, Gollum's song, and ultimately the winner, the ring's history theme.
    • Filmtracks: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Howard Shore) 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.filmtracks.com [Source type: General]

    Endlessly imitated, it never has been surpassed. .
    • John Mark Eberhart and Matthew Schofield, “After half a century, The Lord of the Rings towers over fantasy fiction — and now the films loom,” The Kansas City Star, 1 October 2000: J1.
  • I wonder how could he have been able to invent all this stuff.^ All three LORD OF THE RINGS films in one year?
    • Lord of the Rings Trilogy :: Ringzone.net :: Your Daily Tolkien Fix :: 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.ringzone.net [Source type: General]

    ^ A wonderful gift for any Lord of the Rings fan .
    • Lord of the Rings Jewelry @ Lord of the Rings Merchandise Shop 3 February 2010 17:11 UTC www.lotrfanshop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ First off, why did all the other races take rings from the lord of darkness?
    • 6 Lord of the Rings Characters Who Totally Dropped the Ball | Cracked.com 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

    .It feels more like Tolkien discovered some sort of long-lost scrolls.^ PCs need to have some sort of motivation beyond XP or loot (like… why do they want the XP and loot?
    • Twenty Sided » Blog Archive » DM of the Rings LVI:He’s Going to Tell 20 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.shamusyoung.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It turned out that the script didn't reflect many of Tolkiens thoughts and some of the characters lost their appeal.
    • The Lord Of The Rings - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Why, I feel all thin, sort of stretched, if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread.
    • The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien, J. R. R. - Parable.com 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.parable.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • Such a book has of course its predestined readers, even now more numerous and more critical than is always realised.^ Those who have Many Names always have more to them than meets the eye.
    • Gandalf the Grey vs. Albus Dumbledore @ WWWF Grudge Match 20 January 2010 16:016 UTC www.grudge-match.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Unfortunately there are some people who can do more fire at once even than Gandalf ...
    • Who is who in The Lord of The Rings - Tolkien Society Media Section 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.tolkiensociety.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This is probably my fault since I tend to expect books to say something profound (even and especially fantasy books), and I think Tolkien is more sheer escapism.
    • The Lord of the Rings (Books 1-3) by J.R.R. Tolkien - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    .To them a reviewer need say little, except that here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron; here is a book that will break your heart.^ For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach."
    • The Lord of the Rings (Books 1-3) by J.R.R. Tolkien - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    ^ FRODO I know what you would say, and it would seem like wisdom but for the warning of my heart.
    • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Script at IMSDb. 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Here's a quick review of different e-book formats.

    .
    • Review by C.S. Lewis, as quoted in The Essential J. R. R. Tolkien Sourcebook: A Fan's Guide to Middle-Earth and Beyond (2004) by George W. Beahm, p.^ Heck, Morgoth essentially created all the evil races on Middle-earth through dark magic and breeding.
      • The Lord Of The Rings - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ In terms of Tolkien's mythology, however, there is only one god, Iluvatar, the One, who existed in a transcendental sense outside of Middle-earth.
      • About the Songs and Poems in the Lord of the Rings 3 February 2010 17:11 UTC www.cep.unt.edu [Source type: General]

      ^ Trip to Middle-Earth on offer for Rings fans .
      • Lord of the Rings Trilogy :: Ringzone.net :: Your Daily Tolkien Fix :: 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.ringzone.net [Source type: General]

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All the following are from the 'blurb' on the back dust wrapper of the hardback copy of the 1966 Second Edition of The Fellowship of the Rings...
^ Bilbo follows the slimy thing, and from listening to Gollum talking to himself, learns: 1) that Gollum is leading him to the "back door," and 2) that the ring is magical.
  • A Brief Summary of the Lord of the Rings 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.ringgame.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Second, the elves made many rings...a lot more than the rings you hear about in LOTR, back when they were first learning how to make them.
  • 6 Lord of the Rings Characters Who Totally Dropped the Ball | Cracked.com 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

^ As with The Fellowship of the Ring , open your wallets for the complete set and don't worry about looking back.
  • Filmtracks: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Howard Shore) 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.filmtracks.com [Source type: General]

.
  • The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and those who are going to read them.^ The trouble was, he had never read The Lord of the Rings .
    • A Brief Summary of the Lord of the Rings 28 January 2010 0:59 UTC www.ringgame.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What happens if a reader has read The Lord of the Rings ?
    • The Lord of the Rings (Books 1-3) by J.R.R. Tolkien - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I would recommed them to any one who likes Lord of the Rings.
    • Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy, Elijah Wood, DVD - Barnes & Noble 3 February 2010 17:11 UTC video.barnesandnoble.com [Source type: General]

    • The Sunday Times
  • Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the mid-20th century.
    • The Sunday Telegraph
  • Masterpiece? .Oh yes, I've no doubt of that.^ Oh no...we're alright...I've just found some sponge cake.
    • Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Script at IMSDb. 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Evening Standard

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Introduction

.This book will be a study guide for the Lord of the Rings trilogy.^ The Lord of the Rings is an excellent movie, and book.
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Movie Review 11 January 2010 19:12 UTC www.commonsensemedia.org [Source type: General]

^ After his contact at Collins, Milton Waldman, expressed the belief that The Lord of the Rings itself "urgently needed cutting", he eventually demanded that they publish the book in 1952.
  • The Lord of the Rings - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 3 February 2010 17:11 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Also available are Lord of the Rings posters from artists unrelated to the movies but based on the J.R.R Books instead.
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^ Lord of rings - Google Search .
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  • The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria
  • The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (GBA)

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There are many games that bear the title Lord of the Rings:
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, the PS2/Xbox/GBA book tie-in.
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the EA Games developed movie game.
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, the sequel to last years EA hack & slash game.
There are also many other Lord of the Rings games, both old and new:
  • Lord of The Rings: Journey To Rivendell, an Atari 2600 game
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age, a console RPG based on the movie trilogy.
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth, EA's real-time strategy game based on the movies.
  • The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, the upcoming MMORPG based on the book license.
  • Lord of the Rings, the cooperative board game.
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.Disambiguation pages are navigational aids which list other pages that might otherwise share the same title.^ Obviously, YMMV, but I think we might be on the same page regarding the use of the quest as a plot hook in a pen-and-paper RPG. .
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^ We would be able to share books, but we would have the same Kindle book list, plus I would also be able to see her non-Kindle book purchases and info at Amazon.If we got a 3rd Kindle for the family in general, then we could put particular books on that Kindle, but they could also connect to Amazon with the Kindle and see all our other books.

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The Lord of the Rings is a book written by J. R. R. Tolkien. It was first published in 1954. It is split in three parts (or volumes), which are named The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King.

The Lord of the Rings takes place in Tolkien's fictional world, called Middle-earth. Middle-earth has its own geography, several different races and peoples (elves, dwarves, humans, hobbits, ents), their languages, and a history that spans thousands of years.

The plot of The Lord of the Rings is about the war of the peoples of Middle-earth against a dark lord (who is the 'Lord of the Rings' of the title). At the same time they try to destroy a ring which would give the dark lord a lot of power if he got it, but the only place to destroy the ring is deep into the territory of the enemy.

The Lord of the Rings has also been made into several films, the most well-known is the film trilogy directed by Peter Jackson.

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Book history

The Lord of the Rings began as a sequel to Tolkien's earlier fantasy book, The Hobbit, but quickly became a much larger story. He also moved its (and The Hobbit's) story into his fictional world Middle-earth, which he had already invented long before he wrote The Hobbit. Tolkien wrote the story between 1937 and 1949. It was originally published in three parts in the years 1954 and 1955. Since then, The Lord of the Rings has been translated into 38 languages. It is one of the most popular stories in 20th-century literature and has been an important book for the fantasy genre.

The Lord of the Rings is often wrongly called a trilogy, because the publisher split the book into three parts because of the book's size. Tolkien himself had sub-divided the The Lord of the Rings into six parts, called Book I-VI, according to the plot. Tolkien never liked it being published in three parts or called a trilogy.

Backstory

The backstory of The Lord of the Rings begins thousands of years before the action in the book.

In the Second Age, the Dark Lord Sauron wanted to rule Middle-earth. He disguised himself as Annatar, the "Lord of Gifts", and pretended to be good. As Annatar he told the elves how to make magical rings which give power to their wearers. Sauron and the elves together made sixteen rings. The Elves also made three rings by themselves, called Vilya, Nenya and Narya. These nineteen rings were the Rings of Power. But Sauron secretly forged a Great Ring of his own, the One Ring. In this Ring Sauron put half of his power. He planned to control the wearers of the other rings with this One Ring. But the Elves finally realized that Annatar really was the evil Sauron and hid the Rings of Power.

Sauron then started a war. During this war he took back the sixteen rings which he had made together with the Elves. Seven of these rings he gave to the kings of the dwarves, and nine rings he gave to human kings. These human kings became the Nazgûl, the Ringwraiths, ghostly servants of Sauron.

Led by Gil-galad and Elendil, the Elves and the Men of Gondor and Arnor formed the Last Alliance of Men and Elves to fight Sauron. There was a long war and siege of Sauron's fortress Barad-dûr. In the last battle, Gil-galad and Elendil were killed by Sauron. After his father's death, Elendil' son Isildur cut off the One Ring from Sauron's hand. Sauron was defeated and the war ended.

Because half of Sauron's power was in the One Ring, Sauron did not die fully. His spirit still existed as long as the Ring existed. The elves told Isildur to destroy the One Ring, but Isildur did not want to and kept it.

The One Ring was lost when Isildur was attacked by Orcs. Isildur tried to escape, but he was killed when he lost the Ring. In the Third Age, the Ring was found by the Stoor hobbit Déagol, who was killed by his friend Sméagol over the Ring. Sméagol went to live under the Misty Mountains, where he kept the Ring for five hundred years, and he became known by the name Gollum.

In The Hobbit the Ring is found by the hobbit Bilbo Baggins. He thinks it is an unimportant 'magic ring' that simply makes its wearer invisible. Bilbo keeps it, and brings it back with him to the Shire at the end of his journey. There the One Ring stayed until the beginning of the story of The Lord of the Rings.

The story

The Fellowship of the Ring

Book I

The book begins in the Third Age of Middle-earth, in the Shire, the land of the hobbits. Sixty years after his adventures in The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins is living in the Shire with his adopted cousin Frodo Baggins. But Bilbo wants to make another long journey. After a birthday party for his 111th birthday, and Frodo's 33rd birthday, Bilbo leaves the Shire. His home, Bag End, and the One Ring now belong to Frodo. For another eighteen years nothing happens in Frodo's life.

In April of the year 3018, the wizard Gandalf the Grey, who is a friend of Bilbo and Frodo, comes to Bag End. He tells Frodo that his 'magic ring' is really the One Ring of Sauron, and tells him its backstory. Sauron is returning and getting more powerful, because he could not die while the Ring still existed. Sauron is now also searching for the Ring. Gandalf tells Frodo that he has to leave the Shire and take the One Ring to Rivendell, an Elven city. Samwise Gamgee, Frodo's gardener and servant, will go with Frodo. Gandalf promises to meet the two hobbits halfway in the town Bree. Then Gandalf leaves.

Frodo and Sam prepare to leave the Shire in September 3018. On their way to leave the Shire they are already followed by Sauron's Ringwraiths. Frodo's cousins, Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck and Peregrin "Pippin" Took also come with them. The four hobbits journey eastwards through the Old Forest, and over the Barrow-downs. They come to Bree, but Gandalf is not there. They meet a man named Strider, and they get a letter from Gandalf. In the letter they are told to go with Strider, who is really named Aragorn.

The hobbits continue their journey to Rivendell with Aragorn. On the mountain Weathertop they are attacked by the Ringwraiths, and Frodo is badly wounded by their leader, the Witch-king. Aragorn can defend them, and help Frodo to stay alive. Along the way they meet the elf Glorfindel. Shortly before Rivendell they are attacked again. Frodo can flee on Glorfindel's horse, followed by the Ringwraiths. Frodo crosses the river Bruinen, beyond which is Rivendell, but the Ringwraiths still follow him. Suddenly the river floods, and the water carries the Ringwraiths away. Frodo falls unconscious.

Book II

Frodo wakes up in Rivendell. He has been healed by the elven lord Elrond, and Frodo's friends are also well. Gandalf is in Rivendell, as are messengers from other peoples. Frodo also meets Bilbo again, who has lived in Rivendell for the past years.

The next day the Council of Elrond is held. The messengers of the different peoples all tell the stories why they have come, which are connected to Sauron's doings. Elrond tells them of Sauron and the One Ring. Many other things are told and revealed. Aragorn is the descendant of Isildur. The wizard Saruman has betrayed the free peoples and turned to evil. Also, the One Ring cannot be used by anyone except Sauron. The One Ring turns normal people invisible, but it also corrupts them, makes its wearer power-hungry, and the ring only does evil. The Council decides that the One Ring has to be destroyed, which will also truly kill Sauron forever. But the One Ring can only be destroyed if it is thrown into the volcano Mount Doom in Sauron's land Mordor, where the One Ring was made. The Council sends Frodo, the Ring-bearer, to destroy the Ring, and eight companions to help him. These nine people are the Fellowship of the Ring: the four hobbits Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin, the elf Legolas, the dwarf Gimli, the two men Aragorn and Boromir, and Gandalf the Grey.

At the beginning of the year 3019 the Fellowship begins their long journey. Before they go, Bilbo gives his sword Sting and his Mithril-armour to Frodo. With Gandalf as their leader, the Fellowship first goes southwards through the land Hollin. They try to go east over the Misty Mountains through the Redhorn Pass, but there is too much snow. The Fellowship decides to go under the mountains, through the old Dwarven mines, which are called Khazad-dûm or Moria. They almost manage to go through Moria without anything happening, but near the end they are attacked by Orcs. There is also a Balrog, a demonic evil creature from the First Age. Gandalf protects the Fellowship, but he and the Balrog fall into an abyss. Aragorn leads the rest of the Fellowship out of Moria.

Now east of the Misty Mountains, the remaining Fellowship comes to the forest Lothlórien, the land of the Galadhrim, a wood-elven people. The Fellowship is welcomed by Lady Galadriel and Lord Celeborn, the rulers of Lothlórien. The Fellowship stay for a while. When the Fellowship leaves Lóthlórien, the elves give them boats with which they can travel down the river Anduin. Each member of the Fellowship also gets a present from Lady Galadriel.

The Fellowship travel down the river Anduin until they reach the Emyn Muil and the waterfall Rauros. There they stop to decide where to go now: south to Boromir's home city Minas Tirith, or east to Mordor. Frodo goes for a walk to help him decide. He meets Boromir, who says that the Fellowship should go to Minas Tirith. Boromir also begins to talk about using the Ring against Sauron. Frodo realizes that Boromir is influenced by the One Ring. Boromir tries to take the Ring from Frodo, but Frodo puts the Ring on, becomes invisible and escapes. Boromir becomes himself again and is very sorry for what he tried to do. Frodo decides that he will go alone to Mordor, so that the Ring cannot influence or hurt anyone else. The rest of the Fellowship are worrying where Frodo is. When Boromir comes and tells them that Frodo has run away, all of the Fellowship go and search for him. Sam thinks about the situation, and realizes that Frodo wants to go to Mordor alone. Sam runs back to the boats, and catches Frodo leaving. In the end Frodo and Sam go east to Mordor together, to destroy the One Ring, and hoping that their friends in the Fellowship will be well.

The Two Towers

Book III

The book begins with Aragorn, who finds a dying Boromir. Boromir tells him that they were attacked by Orcs, who took Merry and Pippin with them. Boromir says he is sorry for everything and dies. Legolas and Gimli arrive. As a funeral, the three put Boromir's body in one of their boats, which they let fall down the waterfall Rauros. They find out that Frodo and Sam left them to go to Mordor, and that the Orcs that attacked them were Saruman's Orcs, who have taken Merry and Pippin. They decide to follow the Orcs westwards to save Merry and Pippin. West of the Emyn Muil they come into the land Rohan, home of the Rohirrim, the Horse-lords. They meet a group of Rohirrim led by Éomer, nephew of King Théoden of Rohan. Éomer and his men have killed the Orc group on the border of the forest Fangorn, but did not see Merry or Pippin. Éomer gives them two horses, and Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli ride to the Fangorn forest.

Merry and Pippin were caught and taken away by a group of Saruman's Orcs, the Uruk-hai. When the Orcs are surrounded and killed by the Rohirrim group, the two hobbits escape into the Fangorn Forest. There they meet Treebeard, an Ent. Ents are giant tree-like creatures. Treebeard takes the hobbits with him, and they tell him what happens in the world outside Fangorn. The Ents have a meeting called the Entmoot. During the Entmoot, the Ents decide to fight Saruman. Treebeard, the other Ents, and the two hobbits go to Isengard, Saruman's home.

In Fangorn, Aragon, Legolas and Gimli meet Gandalf. He had died, but was sent back to Middle-earth as Gandalf the White, to further help the fight against Sauron. Gandalf tells them that Merry and Pippin are well. They then go to Edoras, the capital of Rohan. Gandalf tells King Théoden that they have to go to war against Saruman. Gríma Wormtongue, a spy and servant of Saruman, is cast out. The people of Edoras, led by Éomer's sister Éowyn, flee to Dunharrow in the White Mountains, while the army of the Rohirrim goes to their fortress at Helm's Deep. Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli go with the Rohirrim warriors, but Gandalf leaves once more without notice. Saruman sends his army of ten thousand Uruk-hai, Orcs, and Dunland men to Helm's Deep. The next morning Gandalf arrives with another Rohirrim army. They defeat Saruman's army, and win the Battle of the Hornburg.

Gandalf, his friends, and a small group of Rohirrim then go to Isengard, Saruman's home. But when they arrive it has already been destroyed by the Ents. They also meet Merry and Pippin there. They talk to Saruman, who still hides in his indestructible tower Orthanc. Gandalf cast him from the Order of Wizards. They find the palantír, which was thrown from the tower by Gríma. The Palantíri are magical black stones with which one can see far away things, and communicate with other palantíri. The group leaves Isengard and rests. Pippin steals the palantír and looks in, and because of this is discovered by Sauron. The group flees the place before the Nazgûl find them. Gandalf and Pippin go to Minas Tirith, while the Rohirrim and other members of the Fellowship go back to Helm's Deep.

Book IV

Frodo and Sam are in the Emyn Muil mountains and journey eastwards to Mordor. While they are still in the Emyn Muil, they are attacked by Gollum. But the hobbits can defeat and catch him. Gollum has to promise to show them the way into Mordor. They go through the Dead Marshes and come to the Morannon, the Black Gate of Mordor. They cannot go in, but Gollum says he knows a secret way into Mordor. Frodo, Sam, and Gollum travel south through Ithilien. There they see a battle between a group of Southrons from Harad and a group of Rangers of Gondor. The hobbits are caught by the Gondorian group, which is led by Faramir, who is Boromir's brother. But the next day Faramir lets the hobbits leave, because he also believes that the One Ring has to be destroyed. Gollum leads the hobbits into Cirith Ungol in the Mountains of Shadow, but leaves the hobbits there alone. They are hunted by Shelob, a giant spider living in these tunnels. After almost escaping, Shelob stings Frodo, but is wounded and driven off by Sam. Sam believes Frodo is dead, and takes the Ring to continue the quest and destroy it. Frodo's body is found and taken away by a group of Orcs. Sam follows them. The leaders of the Orc group are talking, and Sam hears them say that Frodo is paralyzed, but still alive.

The Return of the King

Book V

Gandalf and Pippin arrive in Minas Tirith, the capital of Gondor. There they meet Denethor II, Steward of Gondor, and father of Boromir and Faramir. Pippin becomes a member of the Guards of the Citadel. Minas Tirith prepares for war.

The Rohirrim and Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, and Merry are on their way to Helm's Deep. Along the way they meet the Grey Company coming from Rivendell. It is a group of thirty Dúnedain, which are Aragorn's people. With the group are also Elladan and Elrohir, the sons of Elrond. Aragorn uses the palantír. Aragorn decides to take to the Paths of the Dead. Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, and the Grey Company go to Edoras, Dunharrow, and through the Paths of the Dead through the White Mountains. There Aragorn calls an army of dead spirits to help him. The Grey Company and the Dead Men of Dunharrow then go east.

The Rohirrim and Merry come to Dunharrow. King Théoden takes the Rohirrim armies and goes to help Gondor in the war. Merry is not allowed to go with them, but he secretly goes with a warrior named Dernhelm.

In Minas Tirith they meet Faramir, who tells them of his meeting with Frodo. The next day Faramir goes off to defend the old city Osgiliath, but the city falls, and so do the outer defenses of Minas Tirith. During the retreat Faramir is badly wounded. Minas Tirith is besieged by the armies of Mordor, led by the Witch-king, the leader of the Nazgûl who (it was said) could not be killed by any man. Denethor goes insane and burns himself, and almost also kills the injured Faramir, but this is prevented by Pippin and Gandalf.

The Rohirrim arrive. The armies of Gondor and Rohan fight the armies of Mordor in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. There, King Théoden is killed. Dernhelm, who was really Éowyn (a woman), kills the Witch-king with Merry's help. Aragorn comes with a fleet of black ships and another army of men from southern Gondor up the river Anduin. Together they win the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.

Aragorn heals the wounded and sick Faramir, Éowyn, Merry, and many others, proving that he is the rightful King of Gondor. Legolas and Gimli go into Minas Tirith and meet Merry and Pippin again. There they also tell how they got the black ships with the help of the Army of the Dead. The leaders of the armies of Men decide to attack Mordor, as a distraction so that Frodo can destroy the One Ring. Aragorn and Gandalf lead an army of 7000 men to the Black Gate of Mordor. There they fight the Battle of the Morannon against the overwhelmingly large army of Sauron. During the battle Pippin falls unconscious, but he hears that the Great Eagles have come to help them.

Book VI

Samwise comes to the Tower of Cirith Ungol, but the different Orc groups in it had a fight and almost all of them are now dead. Sam frees Frodo and gives him back the One Ring. The two hobbits disguise themselves as orcs, escape from the Tower and continue their journey through Mordor. It is a hard journey, and the Ring's influence on Frodo is very strong now. One time the hobbits are forced to walk with an army of orcs, but they can escape without being discovered. The hobbits come to Mount Doom, where they are attacked by Gollum, who still wants the One Ring. Frodo goes on alone into Mount Doom, but Sam has pity for Gollum and lets him live. Sam follows Frodo into Mount Doom. Frodo is finally overpowered by the One Ring, says it belongs to him and puts the Ring on, which makes Sauron know that he and the Ring are there. Gollum comes back once more and fights with Frodo. Gollum bites off Frodo's finger with the Ring. Gollum is happy to have his Ring back, but makes a mistake: Gollum and the One Ring fall into the volcano, and the Ring is destroyed. Sauron fully dies and his fortress Barad-dûr is destroyed.

At the Battle of the Morannon, the Orcs and other evil creatures no longer know what to do and are defeated easily, and the Battle is won. Gandalf calls three of the Eagles, who then rescue Frodo and Sam.

They all return to Minas Tirith. Aragorn becomes King of Gondor and Arnor. Elves from Rivendell and Lothlórien come to Minas Tirith. Aragon marries Arwen Undómiel, daughter of Elrond. The Fellowship, the elves, and the Rohirrim go back to Rohan. King Théoden is buried. Éomer officially becomes King of Rohan, and Éowyn and Faramir are married. They go on to Helm's Deep, were the fellowship finally splits. Aragorn goes back to Minas Tirith, and Legolas and Gimli also leave to travel to their homes in the northeast. The elves, hobbits and Gandalf go on. At Isedgard they are told that Saruman has left. Galadriel and the Lothlórien-elves leave the group to go back home east over the mountains. The others come to Rivendell, where the hobbits meet Bilbo again.

The four hobbits and Gandalf leave Rivendell, to travel back to the Shire. Gandalf leaves the hobbits after Bree. The four hobbits come to the Shire, but Saruman with his men has taken over the land. Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin lead the other hobbits in the fight against them, and they free themselves and the Shire. After a battle, the four hobbits find Saruman and Gríma at Bag End. Frodo wants to send them away unhurt, but Saruman is killed by Gríma. Gríma is shot by hobbit archers.

Some years later Frodo and Sam go to meet Bilbo, Elrond, and Galadriel, and some other elves. They all go to the Grey Havens, where they meet Gandalf, and also Merry and Pippin. The Ring-bearers Bilbo and Frodo, together with Gandalf and the elves, leave Middle-earth, and go west across the sea to Valinor. The Fourth Age of Middle-earth begins. The three remaining hobbits go back to the Shire, and Sam returns to his wife and child.

Adaptations

The Lord of the Rings has been adapted, or made into a movie, musical, or radio play, and has been made into an animated and three live-action films. Most known is probably the The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001-2003) directed by Peter Jackson.

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