Team Film Response Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers By: Katlyn, Shelby, Brynn
Motive Gollum/Smeagol constantly struggles between good and evil. Gollum’s good side, the part of him that wants to help his “master,” Frodo. Sméagol wanted the ring so much that he killed another hobbit to get it. Gollum, the dark side of Sméagol, craves the ring, which he calls “my precious,” so much that he is willing to kill for it again. Gollum and Sméagol argue with each other, Smeagol wanting to serve master, and gollum wanting to kill in order to gain the ring. Sam views Frodo and the ring as things that need to be protected. Sam takes his responsibilities as Frodo’s companion very seriously, and he upholds his vow never to leave Frodo even when circumstances are at their most dangerous. Sam is loyal as well as pure, and this purity helps him resist the power of the ring. Sam’s motive is pure, and because of his loving heart he is able to help Frodo the entire way, hoping only to restore the good in the world.
Personality Personality of Sam: Sam is a loyal and good companion to Frodo, who he holds in great esteem for undergoing the arduous task of being the ring bearer. He is somewhat shy, but at the same time brave, and would do anything to keep Frodo safe. Personality of Sméagol: Sméagol is a part of a whole most commonly known as Gollum. He is generally enthusiastic, somewhat clever, and for the most part, innocent. Sméagol is at best, the good side of this particular character.
Archetypal Traits The Sidekick The Underdog The Heart ‘Nothing ever dampens your spirits does it Sam.’ The Shapeshifter/Alter Ego The Temptress The Guide
Relationship to Frodo Frodo needs Smeagol to accomplish his task. Frodo needs Sam to remember who he is and where his morals lie. Frodo wants Sam around.
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Personification The use of human characteristics onto something non human.
Ents are trees with human like qualities. Personification
Definition: Adding a human characteristic to an inanimate object. The eye(Sauron) coming from the tower in Mordor, is an example of personification. This inanimate object has a human characteristic and that is the fiery eye. Personification
The One Ring is a symbol of sin. No one who has it wants to give up, yet it enslaves and destroys anyone who has it. It is no coincidence that the Ring was made by Sauron, the main evil figure. The ring itself does not have many human like characteristics, but it is amazing that it can transfer so many onto everyone around it. • Anger • Selfishness/ • Sadness • Hate • And Many More... Personification
Colour (Lighting) Definition: The use of colour to add emphasis to what is going on in a certain scene. The colour white symbolizes new and reborn, and the colour grey symbolizes down to earth and humble. In many of Gandalf the Grey’s scenes, the colours are very neutral and low, whereas in Gandalf the White’s scenes, the colours are very bright and vivid. When Gandalf the Grey returned as Gandalf the White, it symbolized him being reborn, and his glowing features made him look like a spirit.
White coat Bright focus lighting Grey coat Less lighting Colour (Lighting)
In Gollum’s first scene in Two Towers, he is shown climbing down the hill towards Frodo and Sam while they are sleeping at night. This is a dark scene, and while Gollum is climbing down the hill, you can see in the background that there is a full moon. Full moons have always been known as bad luck, so the lighting of this scene makes you think that something scary or intense is going to happen. Colour (Lighting)
The lighting in this scene was light and open. They do this to give a very warm, happy atmosphere that welcomes the characters. The Shire is a safe place made of so much good and it seems almost impenetrable by evil. Later on they reference back to this moment to continue on their quest “If we don’t continue there will be no shire to go back to” Colour(Lighting)
Symbolism Definition: Representing ideas or qualities through the use of symbols. The name of the movie and the appearance of the two towers in the movie both symbolize the strong unity between two dark forces, Sauron and Saruman. It also symbolizes that strong connections are hard to break, but once broken, both ends of this connection suffer a loss.
Legolas ‘A red sun rises. Blood has been spilled this night.’ Symbolism
Sound Using Sound to give extra meaning to a scene. Sound can give secret meaning, build to a character or make a scene more or less intense to make it more relatable and realistic.
Sound Sound Nearing the end of the battle of Helm’s Deep, a large horn was blasted as the riders of Rohan rode out to mount their final attack against the Uruk Hai. This blast of the horn added an intensity and defiant feeling that greatly enhanced this particular scene. ar scene.
Trees groaning ‘Groans’ “What’s making that noise?’ ‘It's the trees. Do you remember the old forest on the borders of Buckland? Folks used to say there was something in the water that made the trees grow tall and come alive.’ ‘Alive?’ ‘Trees that could whisper...’ Sound
Imagery Visually Descriptive or figurative language to give more information and create a picture. Shadows cover his face, but the ring reflects the light, emitting power without using any energy at all.
‘The power of the enemy is growing. Sauron will use his puppet Saruman to destroy the people of Rohan. Isengard has been unleashed. The Eye of Sauron now turns to Gondor. The last free kingdom of men. His war on this country will come swiftly. He senses the ring is close. The strength of the ringbearer is failing. In his heart, Frodo begins to understand. The quest will claim his life. You know this. You have foreseen it. It is the risk we all took. In the gathering dark, the will of the ring grows strong. It works hard now to find its way back into the hands of men. Men, who are so easily seduced by its power. The young captain of Gondor has but to extend his hand to take the ring for his own and the world will fall. He is close now, so close to achieving his goal. For Sauron will have dominion over all life on this Earth, even until the ending of the world. The time of the elves is over. Do we leave Middle Earth to this fate? Do we let them stand alone? ‘ Imagery
Gollum - “All dead. All rotten. Elves and men and orcses. A great battle long ago. The Dead Marshes. Yes, yes that is their name. This way. Don’t follow the lights.” Sam - “Ohh!” Gollum - “Careful now. Or hobbits go down to join the dead ones and light little candles of their own.” Imagery
The Shire was known to all as a sacred place. The imagery that was present in the past through every explanation of this would have been extreme. As they enter the shire, every detail is shown to the most extreme and they go into large detail to show the goodness that is obviously present here. Imagery
Alliteration Definition: The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from theshadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king.
Eomer says- “Théoden no longer recognizes friend from foe. Not even his own kin.” Alliteration
Irony Definition: Saying something and usually meaning the contrary. Typically used for humour. ‘Mordor. The one place in Middle-earth we don't want to see any closer, and the one place we're trying to get to.’
It is ironic that Saruman clear cut and burned down the forest, and the trees, which are normally unable to move or mount attacks, retaliated and trapped him in his own tower. Irony
Simile Definition: A comparison between two things using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’. Gandalf ‘Stars wheeled overhead and every day was as long as a life-age of the earth.’
Éomer- “He walks here and there, they say, as an old man, hooded and cloaked.” Simile
Archetype Definition: A typical recurring motif (idea) in literature. Situational archetypes The Fool’s Errand - A person is unqualified for a task but is sent to do it anyway, and usually achieves it with flying colors.
As the riders of Rohan arrived Aragorn said “Riders of Rohan, What news from the mark?” Their leader Éomer gives a signal, and the riders surround them, giving them no way out. Archetype
Camera Technique Definition: Diffrent camera angles that emphasize certain parts of the story.
As the main wall in Helms Deep is blown away, the camera is based within the ranks of the Uruk Hai, and not atop the walls, to make the explosion look larger. Camera Technique