The Return of the King - Book VI, Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Summary

At the beginning of Chapter 2: “The Land of Shadow,” Sam and Frodo run from Cirith Ungol. They run onto a long bridge and hear Orcs approaching quickly. Frodo and Sam jump over the edge of the bridge and climb down to the valley below. The Hobbits travel north. The Ring feels heavier around Frodo’s neck with each step, and as far as the Hobbits can see, there are armies of Mordor waiting for the final battle.

On the third day, Sam and Frodo turn east and travel for several miles in the darkness. After some time, they hear a large crowd of Orcs approaching from behind. The group overtakes them, but the leader assumes they are Orcs and forces them into line with the others. They travel with the group for hours, and in the confusion of meeting another company at a crossroads...

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