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Classic Novel Book Report

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The Lord of the Rings is a long tale about a hobbit from Bag’s End by the name of Frodo Baggins and his journey across Middle Earth. The span of his journey lasted twenty years. It all began with Bilbo, Frodo’s older cousin. Bilbo decided to throw Frodo and himself a birthday party. Bilbo was turning one hundred and eleven, while Frodo was turning thirty three. Hobbits came from far and wide, mainly to witness Gandalf’s renowned fireworks. After Bilbo’s farewell speech he disappeared in a puff of smoke. Everyone was in awe, especially Frodo. After Bilbo left, Frodo received his main farewell gift. A ring. Gandalf told Frodo of its history, and of its dark powers. He told Frodo how the young hobbit must set off on a journey to Mount Doom, in the heart of the domain of the Dark Lord to destroy this evil contraption. So Frodo set off with his friends Samwise “Sam” Gamgee, Peregrin “Pippin” Took, and Meriadoc “Merry” Brandybuck.
Before they had even went far, the were chased by a Black Rider. The hobbits hid, but while they met enemies, they also met friends. They met elves in the forest, and Tom Bombadil, an extremely powerful creature of the Old Forest. They eventually came to a small town named Bree and an inn. There they found Mr. Butterbur, who was bidden from Gandalf to deliver a letter to them. In the letter, they found that they were to trust a Ranger named Strider, one of the mysterious wanderers that roamed the land beyond Bree. Together they set off once more. When they reached Weathertop, there was a battle between the members of the company and the Black Riders, as the number of the black cloaked, fear inducing creatures had grown. Frodo was stabbed in the shoulder by one of the Rider’s deadly blades. Frodo’s wound was beyond the healing skill of all but the elves, so forth to Rivendell the company went. There they met Gandalf and Bilbo, Frodo’s cousin. Frodo was healed, but the pain of the wound never really went away. The king of the elves, Elrond, held a council concerning the Ruling Ring which Frodo carried. It was decided that Aragorn, also known as Strider, along with Boromir a prince of Gondor, Legolas the elf, Gimli the dwarf, Gandalf the wizard, and the hobbits Merry, Pippin and Sam would accompany Frodo on his quest to destroy the Ring. They traveled far across Middle Earth, though they lost Gandalf in Moria. One day, Boromir, tempted by the power of the Ring attacked Frodo. Frodo decided that it was no longer safe in with his friends and left to finish his quest with only his friend Sam. After Frodo left, Boromir was killed by orcs. Aragorn, knowing that Frodo had his reasons to leave, led the remainder of company after Merry and Pippin for they were taken during the orc raid that killed Boromir. The company united once more in Isengard, for Merry and Pippin were found, and Gandalf was revealed to be alive.
Gandalf and Pippin went ahead to Minas Tirith after leaving the rest of the company with the troops of Rohan. There they...

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