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  • Powerful Ring
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    The Fellowship of the Ring J.R.R. Tolkien Lord Acton once said, "Power corrupts, but absolute power corrupts absolutely". He was probably referring to the powerful kings and queens who held power over many people. But, we could see how power is something many of the characters in Tolkien's story are trying to have and hold onto in some form or another. In The Fellowship of the Ring J.R.R. Tolkien tells us a story about Frodo Baggins who is ordered by Gandalf to destroy the powerful ring discover...
  • Very Power Of The Metaphor
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    The Lord of the Rings, a Metaphor for World War II Joe Shoe 1/16/2000 The book The Lord of the Rings (which the author originally intended to be one book) resounds with symbolism and metaphor which reflects the era in which it was written. Although the author claims this story has no "inner meaning or 'message' " and that the story is merely a story to be told, it would take a far stretch of the imagination not to find the ideas of the book as metaphors for the real world around it. The very ess...
  • Ring Of Power
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    The Fellowship of the Ring Analysis In J.R.R. Tomkins novel The fellowship of the Ring Frodo and his friends attempt and dispose of the Ring once and for all. By distorting the Ring it insures that the ring wont ever fall into the wrong hands and be used for evil. The center of this book is the "ring of power" because if it falls into the wrong hands it could mean the Before the history of the ring was explained to Frodo he had no idea that it was capable of such dark powers and came from such a...
  • Powerful Ring Throughout Tolkien's Created Middle Earth
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    J.R.R. Tolkien's concept of too much power is summed up by Lord Acton when he once said, 'Power corrupts, but absolute power corrupts absolutely. ' In Tolkien's first book of his fantasy based trilogy, Lord of the Rings, the Fellowship of the Rings tells a story of a quest to destroy a powerful ring throughout Tolkien's created 'Middle Earth'. This quest was headed by a 'Hobbit' named Frodo Baggins who, in the end, becomes corrupted by power himself. This corruption begins when Frodo uses his ri...
  • True Ring
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    ENLIGHTENED JEWS Moses Mendelssohn, who was born in 1729 in central Germany, came from a poor Jewish family. He was fortunate to get a traditional Jewish education with some philosophical input. At age fourteen, he moved to Berlin to continue studying with his rabbi. While in Berlin he learned French, Italian, English, Latin, and Greek on top of the German and Hebrew he previously knew. Mendelssohn began to write and publish some philosophical essays in German. To some he was known as the Jewish...
  • Frodo Questions Gandalf About The Ring
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    Preparation of the Quest Gandalf, the great wizard, gives off an appearance of being omniscient, which makes him appear to be a person that is very powerful and strays away from the darker side. He has a great understanding of the many basic life forms of Middle Earth. Gandalf also has a lot of knowledge about the fundamentals of the hobbits and their ways of life. Frodo Baggins, on the other hand, is an innocent, young hobbit just coming of age at thirty-three. Never to have experienced life ou...

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