The Fellowship of the Ring Topics for Discussion

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Topic 1

What characteristics make Frodo the best candidate to carry the ring to Mordor?

Topic 2

What is the significance of the natural world in The Fellowship of the Rings? Does nature look/feel different in various parts of Middle-earth? If so, how?

Topic 3

What does the one ring signify?

Topic 4

Why does Tolkien choose to make his hero a Hobbit rather than a more powerful creature of Middle-earth such as the race of men, Elves, or Dwarves?

Topic 5

How does Tolkien define good and evil?

Topic 6

Tolkien did not consider The Lord of the Rings to be a fantasy novel, but rather, a myth. What are three mythical elements he uses to achieve his goal?

Topic 7

There are many instances of great beauty throughout the novel, especially in the realms of the Elves. What does the beauty signify?

Topic 8

Knowledge and wisdom are treated as two distinct...

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