J.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter
Fantasy. It’s a word that every person knows. It’s how we live our lives as children. However, when we grow up, we aren’t supposed to have them any more. When writers come along like J.K. Rowling and J.R. Tolkien, who present us with books of magic and fantasy, the books allow everyone to become kids again. Even though the main characters in the books don’t start out as heroes, they follow the hero’s path to defeat a strong evil that threatens their worlds with a close group of people.
In The Lord of the Rings, J.R. Tolkien mixes mystical creatures, odd named beings, and a group of unlikely hero’s who want to rid their world of the evil that threatens it. This idea goes on to be a three part series, where finding and destroying the ring are vital to their worlds’ existence. Through the quest for the ring, the band of unlikely hero’s learning how to get along and thrive through whatever problem they become faced with.
Years after the death of J.R. Tolkien comes along another writer who also writes of magic and fantasy, by the name of J.K. Rowling. Her books, named solely after their unlikely hero of a main character, Harry Potter, show the world around Harry through his eyes. The books, that began as one and grew at an increasingly fast rate due to popularity, show Harry’s struggles as he, his school mates, and his closest friends grow up in two different worlds. Harry and his best friends, Ron and Hermione, learn wizardry and battle the dark wizard Lord Voldermort who wants to take over the wizarading world and make it evil.
The Lord of the Rings has eight main characters who are all different kinds of mystical creatures. They ban together to fight Sauron and destroy the ring in which his essence is held. Wearing this ring would mean that the wearer would become invisible and have the ability to take over the world. The main characters, Frodo, Sam, Merri, Pippin, Legolas, Aragorn, Gandolf, and Gimili, are joined by a disfigured and transformed human named Gollum. He wants to find the rings so that he can keep it and use it for his own personal gain.
The quest they go on entails many different battles they must fight. They must fight these battles in order to get to the ring and destroy it. In the story there is some magic present. Unfortunately, you must be an elder, wizard, or an elf to use the magic. This causes there to be little magic in the book.
In the book the reader is introduced to the happy home in which Frodo...