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For a book report that I'm doing on the Fellowship of the Ring, I needed to write a three paragraph summary. Normally, I wouldn't do this, but I want you guys to tell me if I missed anything major (I only read half of the book). The report can only be 2-4 pages double spaced so I tried to keep it small as there is a bunch of other stuff that needs to be included.


"The tale begins in the Shire, where Bilbo Baggins is preparing to have his 111th birthday. In his possession is a magical ring which, unbeknownst to Bilbo, is the same ring that the Dark Lord Sauron is searching for. Bilbo decides to give the ring to his heir, Frodo Baggins. When it actually comes time to do so, he becomes reluctant and only parts with it with the help of the wizard Gandalf the Grey, whom he had known from his earlier travels. After many years of ownership, Frodo is still oblivious to the importance of the ring until Gandalf explains to him his suspicions that it is the One Ring of legend and tells Frodo that the Shire is no longer a safe place to be. Frodo leaves with his gardener and friend Sam, and his two friends Merry and Pippin. Not long after the group sets out, they run into trouble in the form of a Black Rider, which is a servant of Sauron.
After many more days of travel and several close calls with more Black Riders, they stumble upon an inn called the Prancing Pony. While there, Frodo accidentally slips on the ring and turns invisible. Even though he was only out of sight for a second, it still manages to stir up commotion in the inn. A man named Aragorn then approaches them and claims that he is a friend of Gandalf and tells them that it would be unsafe to sleep in the room they paid for that night. Sure enough, that morning they went to that room to find the bedding all slashed up. That day, they set out with Aragorn and start towards the Elven town of Rivendell and are attacked by more Black Riders along the way. Everyone gets out okay except Frodo, who receives a wound on the shoulder. Once near Rivendell, they meet and are escorted by an elf named Glorfindel until they are in the city.
Elrond, the master of Rivendell holds a Council with the group and informs them about the ring's dark history and tells them how it must be destroyed, which can only be accomplished by taking it to Cracks of Doom. After the meeting, they form the Fellowship of the Ring, which consists of Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Aragorn, Gandalf, an elf named Legalos, a dwarf named Gimli, and a human named Boromir. The group starts heading towards their destination but are blocked by the Mines of Moria. Fortunately, Gandalf has been through the area before and knows his way around. Towards the end of the mines, they are attacked by Orcs and even a Balrog (which is a type of demon) and Gandalf falls into a giant pit while trying to protect everyone. Eventually, the fellowship reaches a place called the Falls of Rauros. Once there, Bilbo decides to try and sneak off and cross the river into Mordor by himself so he doesn't endanger everyone else, but somehow Sam manages to catch up to him, and together they go into Mordor."

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#3
Sam rapes Frodo......oops did i give away the ending?


Seems fine to me.....
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Gandalf falls into a giant pit while trying to protect everyone.


Once there, Bilbo decides to try and sneak off and cross the river into Mordor by himself so he doesn't endanger everyone else, but somehow Sam manages to catch up to him, and together they go into Mordor."

Also, discuss Lord of the Rings here.


The first part made me laugh for some reason

The second bit i quote 'cause it's Frodo, but you said Bilbo
#6
Bilbo isn't seen after Rivendell. It's Frodo who crosses the river to go himself.

Also, mention that it's at weathertop that Frodo is pierced by a blade of Mordor. You forgot to mention about them going up the mountain before going into the Mines. They also fought a cave troll. You didn't mention Galadriel (she gives them all items which are vital later on in the story). You didn't mention the kidnap of Merry and Pippin or the death of Boromir. You never mentioned Saruman at all.
#8
There is another bit that is not in the movie, but is in the book that you did not mention. There is another bit to the story where Sam, Merry, Pippin and Frodo meet a character called Tom Bombadil. I copied this bit from wikipedia as I can't be bothered to explain it all lol.

On their journey the three hobbits encounter Black Riders; Ringwraiths who serve Sauron. They discover the Riders are looking for Frodo and the Ring. But with help of Elves and Farmer Maggot they eventually reach Crickhollow on the eastern borders of the Shire. There Merry, Pippin, and Sam reveal that they know of Frodo's plan to leave the Shire and of the existence of the Ring. Sam, Merry, and Pippin decide to leave with Frodo, while another hobbit named Fredegar "Fatty" Bolger desires to stay behind as a decoy.

The hobbits, in hopes of eluding the Black Riders, travel through the Old Forest and with the help of Tom Bombadil are able to reach the village of Bree, where they meet Strider, a friend of Gandalf who becomes their guide to Rivendell.


Heres some more info on him from wikipedia - just go down to the bit that says lord of thr rings and it explains what he actually does in the book:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Bombadil


Edit: Oh yeah Tom Bombadil saves Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin from a tree called Old Man Willow, again can't be bothered to explain - another wikipedia link.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Man_Willow
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#9
You said Bilbo instead of Frodo a couple of times there at the end. Seems fine, although you missed out the bit in Lothlorien. Well, you missed loads of minor (ish) stuff as well (e.g Tom Bombadill), but a short report doesn't need that. I just thought that the Lothlorien bit really needed to be there when I read it, and it is kinda important.
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#10
^^^Thanks, I didn't read up that far.

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There is another bit that is not in the movie, but is in the book that you did not mention. There is another bit to the story where Sam, Merry, Pippin and Frodo meet a character called Tom Bombadil. I copied this bit from wikipedia as I can't be bothered to explain it all lol.

On their journey the three hobbits encounter Black Riders; Ringwraiths who serve Sauron. They discover the Riders are looking for Frodo and the Ring. But with help of Elves and Farmer Maggot they eventually reach Crickhollow on the eastern borders of the Shire. There Merry, Pippin, and Sam reveal that they know of Frodo's plan to leave the Shire and of the existence of the Ring. Sam, Merry, and Pippin decide to leave with Frodo, while another hobbit named Fredegar "Fatty" Bolger desires to stay behind as a decoy.

The hobbits, in hopes of eluding the Black Riders, travel through the Old Forest and with the help of Tom Bombadil are able to reach the village of Bree, where they meet Strider, a friend of Gandalf who becomes their guide to Rivendell.


Heres some more info on him from wikipedia - just go down to the bit that says lord of thr rings and it explains what he actually does in the book:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Bombadil


I didn't think Tom was that important...
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#11
I just watched part of the the Fellowship of the Ring, and I have to say that Hobbits are pretty gay. Seriously, that one part where Frodo wakes up in that Elf city is happily homoerotic.
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#12
now days everybody wanna talk when they somthin to say but nothin comes out when they move their lips just a bunch of jibberish and wtf is that they forgot about BOMBADIL.
#13
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I didn't think Tom was that important...



Yeah he is a pos, it's uneeded but maybe you should just say a bit about it so that it seems you read it rather than just using the movie lol.
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^^^Thanks, I didn't read up that far.


I didn't think Tom was that important...


Tom Bombadil is pretty ambiguous- he can't be affected by the ring, because he was alive before the creation of the world. It doesn't really explain it.

Either that, or he's just some alcy that thinks he's Jesus.
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Yeah he is a pos, it's uneeded but maybe you should just say a bit about it so that it seems you read it rather than just using the movie lol.



Ah, thanks. I'll toss something about him in.

I used Sparknotes btw.
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Bilbo isn't seen after Rivendell. It's Frodo who crosses the river to go himself.

Also, mention that it's at weathertop that Frodo is pierced by a blade of Mordor. You forgot to mention about them going up the mountain before going into the Mines. They also fought a cave troll. You didn't mention Galadriel (she gives them all items which are vital later on in the story). You didn't mention the kidnap of Merry and Pippin or the death of Boromir. You never mentioned Saruman at all.


Boromir dies in the first chapter of the second book. They just put it in the first movie because it made more sense there.
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#20
Yeah you forgot Tom Bombadil, sort of a character never known by people because he wasn't in the film. IMO I think you should just mention the meeting, even if its not long, just to like prove you've actually read the book.
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You didn't mention the kidnap of Merry and Pippin or the death of Boromir

I don't think that happens in the book until The Two Towers.
Edit: beaten to it, I'm so slow
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Ah, thanks. I'll toss something about him in.

I used Sparknotes btw.



Ok, yeah just add in about 2 or 3 sentences, not much, because he does not really affect the story at all. Just in case your teacher or whoever has read it the book then they know that you actually read it in detail, I guess, if you include something like that. I've used sparknotes before to help with some stuff, it's quite useful.
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#24
For a small bit of detail you could mention Frodo was Injured at Weathertop, by a morgal blade wielded by the Witch King- the leader of the black riders.

Also wasn't it Goblins that attacked in Moria, not Orcs

You could also mention that Moria was a Dwarven city that the fellowship went to pass through but on arrival they discovered the goblins had overtaken it.


Edit: Also to be picky, Aragorn made himself known as Strider at the Prancing Pony Inn, he didn't reveal his name as Aragorn for a While
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For a small bit of detail you could mention Frodo was Injured at Weathertop, by a morgal blade wielded by the Witch King- the leader of the black riders.

Also wasn't it Goblins that attacked in Moria, not Orcs

You could also mention that Moria was a Dwarven city that the fellowship went to pass through but on arrival they discovered the goblins had overtaken it.


Edit: Also to be picky, Aragorn made himself known as Strider at the Prancing Pony Inn, he didn't reveal his name as Aragorn for a While



Thanks. I stopped reading pretty much right before the Prancing Pony part.
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Thanks. I stopped reading pretty much right before the Prancing Pony part.



To be quite honest, thats exactly where I got to then stopped I just know alot about the story from other ways, but I intend to read the books soon
#27
They don't enter Mordor until The Two Towers did they? and Frodo seems to have become Bilbo at the end there.

And Gandalf doesn't fall into the pit, he's knocked in by the battle with the Balrog.
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They don't enter Mordor until The Two Towers did they? and Frodo seems to have become Bilbo at the end there.


What??

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And Gandalf doesn't fall into the pit, he's knocked in by the battle with the Balrog.


My recollection is that he doesn't fall, but as the Balrog falls Gandalf turns to walk towards the rest of the Fellowship, but as he turns the Balrogs whip flies up and grabs onto Gandalf, pulling him down with the Balrog.
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They don't enter Mordor until The Two Towers did they? and Frodo seems to have become Bilbo at the end there.

And Gandalf doesn't fall into the pit, he's knocked in by the battle with the Balrog.


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Tom Bombadil is pretty ambiguous- he can't be affected by the ring, because he was alive before the creation of the world. It doesn't really explain it.

Either that, or he's just some alcy that thinks he's Jesus.

Yeah, Bombadil was one of the most interesting side characters in my opinion.
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#31
You totally missed out the barrow-wight & Tom, and Weathertop, with the stabbing and stuff.

Have you read the book? Or just watched the film?
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Eventually, the fellowship reaches a place called the Falls of Rauros. Once there, Bilbo decides to try and sneak off and cross the river into Mordor by himself so he doesn't endanger everyone else, but somehow Sam manages to catch up to him, and together they go into Mordor."
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#34
Don't give away the ending of the book. Reports are supposed to make the reader want to read a tale about..well...see Clerks 2.
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That.



Ooo Right I get you now, allthough I thought they only entered Mordor in Return of the King, allthough in Two Towers they went very near the Black gate.
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Bilbo isn't seen after Rivendell. It's Frodo who crosses the river to go himself.

Also, mention that it's at weathertop that Frodo is pierced by a blade of Mordor. You forgot to mention about them going up the mountain before going into the Mines. They also fought a cave troll. You didn't mention Galadriel (she gives them all items which are vital later on in the story). You didn't mention the kidnap of Merry and Pippin or the death of Boromir. You never mentioned Saruman at all.



thats pretty much what i wanted to point out. include that stuff, and it will be a pretty good summary. minus the death of boromir. i think that was in the second book right? i cant remember if merry and pippin were kidnapped in the 1st or 2nd.

but definitely remember to include Galadriel. that part was pretty important.
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*Updated version*

I still realize I'm missing a few things, but I believe this is sufficient.

The tale begins in the Shire, where Bilbo Baggins is preparing to have his 111th birthday. In his possession is a magical ring which, unbeknownst to Bilbo, is the same ring that the Dark Lord Sauron is searching for. Bilbo decides to give the ring to his heir, Frodo Baggins. When it actually comes time to do so, he becomes reluctant and only parts with it with the help of the wizard Gandalf the Grey, whom he had known from his earlier travels. After many years of ownership, Frodo is still oblivious to the importance of the ring until Gandalf explains to him his suspicions that it is the One Ring of legend and tells Frodo that the Shire is no longer a safe place to be. Frodo leaves with his gardener and friend Sam, and his two friends Merry and Pippin. Not long after the group sets out, they run into trouble in the form of a Black Rider, which is a servant of Sauron.
Continuing on, they come to the Old Forest. The group thought that the trees were whispering to each other and moving around and when they reached the wood's edge, they found a Willow Tree. They fall under the tree's spell and start falling asleep when a man named Tom Bombadil comes to their rescue. The group is ambushed again at the hill of Weathertop by more riders, where Frodo is pierced by a blade of Mordor. After many more days of travel and several close calls with more Black Riders, they stumble upon an inn called the Prancing Pony. While there, Frodo accidentally slips on the ring and turns invisible. Even though he was only out of sight for a second, it still manages to stir up commotion in the inn. A man named Strider then approaches them and claims that he is a friend of Gandalf and tells them that it would be unsafe to sleep in the room they paid for that night. Sure enough, that morning they went to that room to find the bedding all slashed up. That day, they set out with Aragorn and start towards the Elven town of Rivendell and are attacked by more Black Riders along the way. Everyone gets out okay except Frodo, who receives a wound on the shoulder. Once near Rivendell, they meet and are escorted by an elf named Glorfindel until they are in the city.
Elrond, the master of Rivendell holds a Council with the group and informs them about the ring's dark history and tells them how it must be destroyed, which can only be accomplished by taking it to Cracks of Doom. After the meeting, they form the Fellowship of the Ring, which consists of Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Aragorn, Gandalf, an elf named Legalos, a dwarf named Gimli, and a human named Boromir. The group starts heading towards their destination but are blocked by the Mines of Moria. Fortunately, Gandalf has been through the area before and knows his way around. Towards the end of the mines, they are attacked by Orcs and even a Balrog (which is a type of demon) and Gandalf gets pulled into a giant pit while trying to protect everyone. Not long after, they arive at the Elven forest of Lorien, where Lady Galadriel gives them many items that will help them. Eventually, the fellowship reaches a place called the Falls of Rauros. Once there, Frodo decides to try and sneak off and cross the river towards Mordor by himself so he doesn't endanger everyone else, but somehow Sam manages to catch up to him, and together they leave for Mordor.
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#38
Tolkien spells elf "elve".

He got pissed at the original publishers who corrected every single spelling of elve to elf.
#39
^^ :0


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