Frodo has faced threats and danger many times already, but this is his first test of courage as Tolkien goes for full-on horror. But first, a digression on women in Lord of the Rings. Read more
While the hobbits are largely concerned with figuring out who (or what) Tom Bombadil is, we get a chance to learn a little more about the hobbits.
As Frodo flies from The Enemy, he comes face to face with a much different power. Read more
Now that we’ve gotten to know the hobbits a bit, let’s dig into their characters (and how they were translated to film). Read more
Short cuts make long delays…but evidently not long chapters. Read more
Frodo begins his wandering by trekking across the Shire, but danger is already following. Read more
The first infodump: Exposition, worldbuilding, and good old fashioned thematic development! Read more