I certainly didn’t remember that the story was divided in two books. But I think this second book was greater than the first one! The fellowship is finally formed and a new set of adventures awit our heroes!
In the movies, I love Arwen. It doesn’t have much participation in this book, but I got excited when she finally appeared, so subtle, looking beautiful and mysterious.Also, regarding the movie (and answering to Tarma’s question), one of the things that has always been stuck on my head is that crazy, mad look that Bilbo gets when Frodo shows him the Ring again. I didn’t remember that the book described so very well as well! Son when I read it, I instantly thought about the movie.
When the Fellowship was finally formed, we get to learn a lot of back story of the Ring, which I think was very interesting. I didn’t remember of the tricks made by Sauron, for example, trying to convince the Goblins to join him, and trying to make them look for the Ring a certain Hobbit had stolen.
Then, we know that with great bravery,Frodo accepts his destiny and the new journey he has to make. Still, as much as it was a personal decision, I keep thinking it wasn’t completely fair. Frodo was not guilty of anything, the Ring was just a gift he received, so I feel sad and not fair that he had to carry all that weight on his shoulders just for a gift. It seems like a really cruel and bad joke from destiny!
I also liked that this journey is like the time of the Hobbits to “shine”, to make a name for themselves.The others perceive it that way, and the Hobbits are excited about that idea.I like that it is a way to show us that we re never too small to achieve things and that everyone deserves an opportunity.
Like I said in the beginning, ths second book was very interesting. We get to read about the first journey of the characters as the Fellowship o the Ring, and their new adventures and dangers to overcome. I specially liked the part of the hidden door (the one Gandalf managed to open, and that appeared on the rocks) and all the adventures inside.
Of course, of great impact is the unfortunate event that happened on the bridge. I know the fate of the character, but if Gandalf had actually died, I would have been extremely mad. Such a waste to get rid o him early in the story when he is a great character! But, things get better! This reminded me about one Wand-Making assignment in which we discussed when a wizards intentionally breaks his wand and staff, and Gandalf is the perfect example for that. The best part are his motives, he broke it to save his friends, so he represents bravery and sacrifice, something that is worth to mention and remember.
I’m almost done with the book! My final insights coming soon!