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Temptation at the Fellowship of the Ring Essay

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"One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, 1 Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them" (55). The One Ring controls Gollum, Bilbo, Boromir, and Frodo in attempts to return to Sauron, Its Creator, the Lord of the Rings, and the extreme evil present in J.R.R. Tolkien's novels. However, the Ring never accomplishes Its goal as every character possesses a exceptional set of skills that withstand the wicked temptations of the Ring. Gollum is the primary victim of the Ring, with no knowledge of Its powers or advice away from Its control. Bilbo is the next ring bearer, using an almost complete understanding of this Ring's energy still has trouble resisting the Ring's temptation. Gandalf guides Bilbo to constantly resist the evil of this Ring. Boromir never puts his hands over the Ring but wants Its power believing he can use it for good, ignoring the advice offered to him in the Council of Elrond. Frodo has the most wisdom and advice of all of the characters but also appears to get the strongest temptations. J.R.R. Tolkien uses characterization from the Fellowship of the Ring to show that people without a longing for power resist temptation through understanding, good customs, and guidance. Gollum cannot resist the Ring's desire since he does not have any knowledge of this Ring and no advice to form good habits and protect against dependence to the Ring. Gollum, originally, Sméagol wanted the Ring because of Its beauty but his buddy, Déagol discovered it first. After Déagol refused to only give the Ring to Sméagol since it was his birthday, "he [Sméagol] caught Déagol by the throat and strangled him , because the gold looked so bright and beautiful. Then he put the ring on his hands," (58). But after he discovered the Ring, he had no advice to form great.

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