The Fellowship of the Ring Setting & Symbolism

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One Ring

The one ring is created by Sauron to control all others and therefore control all of Middle-earth. This is the ring that Bilbo Baggins finds in the cave of Gollum and brings back to the Shire, passing it on to Frodo Baggins who is given the task of destroying it. The ring has great power, but is completely evil. It seems to have a mind of its own and will put the lives of its bearers in danger in order to get back to its true master, Sauron. The Ring makes the wearer invisible and in that state, prone to the Great Eye that is constantly searching for it.

The Shire

Home to all the Hobbits, The Shire is a peaceful, gentle place filled with comfort. The people of the Shire are fond of gossip and do not wish to venture outside their quiet realm. There...

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