Review #174

Since this is one of the most popular books of all time, I don’t need to create a run-down description of prose, point of view info, etc. Instead I have formed a list of discussion questions or thoughts to ponder below. Please feel free to use them in a book club, or write me a comment with any responses you’d like to share.

Title- The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers

Author- J.R.R. Tolkien

Rating– 5/5

Plot/Blurb-

Frodo and his Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in a battle in the Mines of Moria. And Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape, the rest of the company was attacked by Orcs. Now they continue the journey alone down the great River Anduin—alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.

“THERE’S SOME GOOD IN THIS WORLD, MR. FRODO…AND IT’S WORTH FIGHTING FOR.”

Discussion Questions:

Is there something you’ve ever fled from in life? Why was fleeing the best option or do you regret that decision?

What is considered “the greater good” to you and would you sacrifice yourself for the effort of helping humanity? Why or why not?

What elements of nature represents healing or peace to you? Is there a certain memory that created that sensation?

What is a personal “deep darkness” you have struggled with in your life and how have you overcome it? If you’re still in the middle of coping with it, what are strategies that have helped you endure?

Why could a protagonist be the most dangerous character in a story?

What elements of Two Towers represents/mirrors religion and how do you perceive that concept?

Have you ever been at a crossroads and are unsure which path to take? What made you decide on the route?

Do you believe in the power of nature or nurture forming a person’s character?

Published by CassieSwindon

Fiction author

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