Lord of the rings

  1. Although the Ring is destroyed, Frodo in the end gives in to its claim on him. Is Frodo responsible for destroying the Ring, or was it fortune or chance brought about by Gollum? Does Frodo fulfill his deed, or fail? Who or what ultimately destroys the Ring? (400 words)
  2. Describe the nature of the power of the Ring. What is its effect on those who touch it? How do different characters respond to it? Discuss characters who have worn the Ring and the variety of reactions to putting it on. (400 words)
  3. Describe the symbolism of the Ring as it relates to psychology, relationships, human nature and the natural world. Choose an element of contemporary life to compare to the Ring. (500 words)
  4. There are several decisions that Frodo makes on his own along the way to Mordor about whether to use the Ring. When and how does Frodo use the Ring? Explain how those choices decide the fate of the Ring. (400 words)