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  1. Lord of the RingsFellowship of the Ring BOOK 1

  2. Fellowship of the Ring – Book 1Plot Summary • Prologue • The Long-Expected Party • Shadow of the Past • Black Riders (and Gildor) • The Old Forest / Barrow Downs • Strider • Weathertop • Flight to the Ford

  3. Fellowship of the Ring – Book 1Characters Major Characters Hobbits: Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin Gandalf Strider Minor Characters Tom Bombadil Barliman Butterbur Glorfindel, Gildor Farmer Maggot

  4. Fellowship of the Ring – Book 1Monsters • Black Riders • Old Man Willow • Barrow Wights • Trolls

  5. Fellowship of the Ring – Book 1The RING • Characteristics of the RING • Makes one invisible • Puts one in wraith world, unDead world • Frodo sees Glorfindel as white light • Perceived by Black Riders, draws eye of Sauron • Prolongs life • Has a will of its own • Has power to overcome will of others • Impervious to regular fire, Orodruin alone hot enough

  6. Bilbo Relied on luck, wits, sharp eyes Generous / shares wealth Has some physical prowess Gathers more and more allies Frodo Relies on perseverance, will, humility Acquires Ring through inheritance Has less physical prowess than Bilbo Gathers some allies, but then must go alone (with just Sam) Fellowship of the Ring – Book 1 Comparison of Characters

  7. Fellowship of the Ring – Book 1Settings The Shire • Place of birthday parties, comfortable living The Old Forest • Malevolent place not under control of Sauron Bree • Center is the Inn, The Prancing Pony • Integrated place where hobbits and men live side by side The Wild • Natural obstacles: midges, rough terrain Weathertop • Place of advantage in sight but open

  8. Fellowship of the Ring – Book 1Tom Bombadil • Nature character • Immortal like elves yet childlike • Eldest • Married to River Woman’s daughter • Power over Ring / Why? • Exists in both worlds • Does not desire power over others • Unreliable as caretaker of Ring • Rescues Hobbits, teaches them to call for help • Knowledgeable of history, Black Riders, sings stories • Was originally a stuffed doll of Pricilla’s that she wanted her father to include in his story

  9. Fellowship of the Ring – Book 1Songs Sauron • Three Rings Hobbits • Travel songs “Road Song” “Upon the Hearth” “Farewell We Call” • Food and drink / comforts of home • Bath song • ur-cow jumped over the moon • Troll song (Sam) also quotes “Gilgalad” Bombadil • Nonsense rhymes • stories Elves • Elbereth Aragorn • Tinuviel

  10. Fellowship of the Ring – Book 1Themes • Inheritance • Connection between past and present • Shadow of the Past • Road Song • Loyalty • Pity • Seriousness and foolishness • Trust • Temptation • Power corrupts

  11. Fellowship of the Ring – Book 1Parallels • Black Riders and Merry • The Old Willow and the Barrow Wights • Attack on Creekhollow and the Prancing Pony • Gandalf’s fight with Black Riders and Frodo’s confrontation with them • Bilbo’s encounter with Trolls and Frodo’s

  12. Fellowship of the Ring – Book 1Motifs • Gifts • Bilbo’s gifts to Frodo: Bag End and Ring • Bombadil’s gifts: swords, lives, peace of mind • Barliman’s contributions because ponies stolen • Growing number of Conspirators/supporters

  13. Fellowship of the Ring – Book 1The Quest • Opposite of regular quest: Quest to destroy or lose not find, not militaristic, Frodo to sneak into Mordor; don’t fight—resist evil • Nightmare quality of Black Riders: hoarse, hissing, sniffing (animal-like) • Childlike hero, wise old man advisor