Fellowship Of The Ring Rhetorical Analysis

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Controlled by Temptation “Do not tempt me! I dare not take it, not even to keep it safe, unused.” (95) This statement sets the tone for the remainder of the book, The Fellowship of The Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien. In this story the keeper of the ring has a great responsibility to keep it safe, while also dealing with the consequences of its custody. The possession of the ring brings with it a change in behavior, a mental change, and the presence of evil. The ring is controlling and all-powerful. A person’s behavior changes by just seeing the ring. It makes you do things that you would not normally do. Bilbo can feel the ring’s power getting stronger because he has had it for a long time. This causes him to choose to give it to Frodo and leave the Shire. Bilbo knows that he will continue to become attached to the ring, tempting him to misuse it. “It has been so growing on my mind lately. And I am always wanting to put it on and disappear. . . . I tried locking it up, but I found I couldn’t resist without it in my…show more content…
After the Black Riders start to follow Frodo and his crew, the fellowship starts to have nightmares about their plans failing. “In the dead night, Frodo lay in a dream without light. “Black Riders!” thought Frodo as he wakened, with the sound of the hoofs still echoing in his mine. He wondered if he would ever again have the courage to leave the safety of these stone walls.” (177) When Frodo looks into the elf mirror he sees a vision of the terrible things that will happen if he continues on his journey. This means that someone knows of his plan to destroy the ring and tries to discourage Frodo from following through with his plan. “He suspects, but he does not know—not yet.” (472) Everyone has people that dislike them and will try to keep them from following their dreams. In this circumstance, persistence is key. You have to have bravery and motivation to keep
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