Fellowship Of The Ring Fodo's Relationship

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One of the most important friendships in Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring is the friendship between Samwise Gamgee who become pivotal to Frodo’s survival and Frodo Baggins. Tolkien creates through Sam a character in which Frodo can put his trust completely, and by doing so makes Sam one of the most important characters in the progression of the story. At the beginning of Frodo’s journey, there is the interaction between Sam and Frodo where Sam tells Frodo, “It’s just something Gandalf said... He said...’Don 't you leave him, Samwise Gamgee….’ And I don 't mean to.”, this interaction is what gives birth to the intense friendship Frodo and Sam have (pg.40). Sam lets Frodo know from the beginning of their journey he has no plans of leaving him…show more content…
Tolkien and Lucas create very similar character between Samwise and Han. Both are very grateful to their friends (Frodo and Luke), for believing in them when others could not see what there was to believe in. Because of Frodo, Sam is able to become courageous and is even willing to take on a giant spider in the last film so that Frodo would not be killed by it. Likewise, because of Luke, Han finds a reason to fight and learn that he can be strong through the help of others. Not only does Han save Luke from Darth Vader’s attack but he goes on to save Leia and many others because he sees them as valuable friends. There are differences between the characters that make them each unique and essential to their stories but that have an undeniably similar characteristic between each other when it comes to their friends and what they are willing to risk their lives…show more content…
With Ron’s help, Harry can slowly integrate into this completely new world around him and untimely opens a path for Harry a way to win against evil. Ron provides Harry with an outlet to ask questions regarding the wizarding world. For example, when Harry and Ron are on the train to Hogwarts and they are snacking on candies and such Harry asks Ron about some of the candies, “Harry: {picks up blue and gold package} ‘These aren 't real chocolate frogs, are they?’ Ron: ‘It 's only a spell. Besides, it 's the cards you want. Each pack’s got a famous witch or wizard. I got about 500 meself.’ Frog: ‘Ribbit.’ {The frog jumps onto the window and climbs up, then leaps out the window...disappearing.}” (pg.16). Ron helps Harry learn about such simple things but it helps Harry feel like he is learning about himself and what his parent’s lives were like which is very helpful since everything around Harry is so new and overwhelming. Later, Rowling shows that Ron can support Harry through more than just simple explanations even though he is only a secondary character by having Ron duel in the life-sized game of Wizard Chess (Le Lievre). “Ron: ‘It 's obvious, isn 't it? We 've got to play our way across the room. All right. Harry, you take the Bishop 's square. Hermione, you 'll be the Queen 's side castle. As for me, I 'll be a knight.’ {They all take their places.}”, this is one of the only times Ron is ever shown having the upper hand on Hermione or Harry which allows him to be shown
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