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Interpreting literature and essay writing

Interpreting Literature

and

Essay Writing

The Lord of the Rings:

The Fellowship of the Ring


Objectives

Objectives

  • To provide practice in interpreting literature

  • To use analysis to determine plot, setting, and conflict within a work of literature

  • To use analysis and synthesis to determine the relationships and motivations of characters in a work of literature


Objectives1

Objectives

  • To provide practice in writing an essay for the GED.

  • Develop an opinion based on any one of five prompts.

  • Express that opinion in writing


Literature terms

Literature Terms

Plot

Setting

Conflict

Characterization


Interpreting literature and essay writing

Settings

The Shire

Bree

Rivendell

Isengard

Moria

Mordor


Characters

Bilbo

Frodo

Sam

Merry

Pippin

Gandalf

Strider

Aragorn

Legolas

Gimli

Boromir

Elrond

Arwen

Saruman

Sauron

Gollum

Characters


Characters1

Isildur

Orcs

Uruk-Hai

Nazgul Or Ringwraiths

Characters


Interpreting literature and essay writing

Before the Show

Watch for:

The six settings

The Main Plot

The Secondary Plot with Aragorn

Who is Frodo?

How do the Hobbits change their attitude about Strider as they journey to Rivendell?

What is Frodo’s reaction when he learns that Aragorn is the Heir of Isildur?


Interpreting literature and essay writing

Before the Show

Watch for:

What does Gandalf fear in Moria and Why?

Why does Frodo try to leave the Fellowship and enter Mordor by himself?

Why does Sam walk out into the water knowing that he can not swim?

Why does Aragorn decide not to follow Frodo into Mordor?


Interpreting literature and essay writing

And

Now

The Lord of the Rings:

The Fellowship of the Ring


Interpreting literature and essay writing

The Essay

  • Choose One Prompt

  • Choose your favorite character, describe your character’s response/relation to the Ring of Power.

  • Why does Frodo choose to take the Ring of Power to Mt. Doom?

  • Choose one of the Nine Companions. Why is that person part of the Fellowship of the Ring?

  • Should the One Ring be destroyed or used in Gondor? Explain Why?

  • If you could add a tenth companion to the fellowship, what creature would it be? Describe your new creature in detail.


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