The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring belongs to one of the most beloved trilogies of the Tolkienverse. Fans and non-fans alike have loved this movie since it was first screened in the theaters in Peter Jackson’s version. However, some people are unaware that a pre-release print of The Fellowship of the Ring was actually released a few months prior to its official release. The uncensored version of this print can be found online for anyone who missed out.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring sees the return of the master magician Galadria in Middle Earth. He has been dispatched by the wizard Gandalf to bring forth the One Ring, which renders him and all known remaining elvish weapons useless. Having refused to abandon his ring, Galadria travels to Middle Earth, where he reunites with other elves and hobbits. During his journey, Galadria comes into contact with an aging hobbit named Thrandu.
Thrandu is the father of two rings – one of gold and one of iron. When Galadria arrives at the gates of the fellowship, however, they are met by a giant who threatens to send them back to Moria, the island imprisonment made famous by the hobbits in the trilogy. In order to save their lives, the group breaks into two towers, each housing one ring. The one ring that stays in its place is taken by Galadria’s lover, Bagra, but Galadria and his fellow’s escape through the tunnels, destroying the giant and his fortress.
The Ring Goes Home The fellowship regains their strength, and the evil wizard Brug sends his dark assistant, Shelgon, to destroy the one ring. But the fellowship is aided by the hobbits, who draw on the power of the one ring. The Ring Goes Home The Ring goes to the house of the King of the Galadrians, where it becomes Beren’s most beloved possession. But the king is not pleased by Beren’s timidity, so he banishes him to the far west, taking only his faithful maid Galadria with him.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring ends with Galadria, Beren and a hobbit named Podgorn riding north to the country of Thranduils. But before they reach their destination, Beren is cornered by the Orcs, who want him for an obedient servant. Beren manages to flee, and Galadria and Podgorn pursue him into the caverns of Mount Doom, where he unleashes his powers upon the Orcs. But the Orcs are no match for the power of Beren, and he smashes each of them into dust with his staff. The Fellowship of the Ring Then, he leads the group to the Bridge of Return, where the ring is hidden.
Tolkien turns to Sauron to help defeat the Orcs, but this time, the Lord of the Rings places his forces in the Westland army of Gondolin. The Fellowship of the Ring Then, the Orcs and the elves prepare for another battle of attrition, as they try to destroy the Dwarves. However, the Fellowship of the ring appears with the help of the Valar, and they destroy the fortress of Gondolin. Then, the elven king, whom the elves call Medien, arrives and joins forces with the Fellowship. With this, they destroy the remaining Orcs and elves.
In the extended edition of the book, Tolkien watered down the original text a bit, in an effort to make it more appealing to modern readers. For example, in the extended edition, there’s a mention of Galadriel’s relationship with Celeborn, and this is because, according to Tolkien, she fell in love with him during her mission. Also, in the novel, there’s a mention of a Ring of Balor that was given to Galadriel by Celeborn during their first meeting, and that the two of them used it as an amulet to turn themselves into giants. However, in the extended edition, Tolkien watered down the real meaning of this act by making it seem like Galadriel just wanted to be bigger and taller than Celeborn, and not like she was looking for a love potion. Still, the symbolism of the ring is preserved, and the story about Galadriel and the Ring still makes for a wonderful book besides the one that is available in the movie franchise.
One other difference between the book and the extended edition is that in the movie, Boromir was not present, and this makes the story more dramatic. In the book, Boromir accompanies Frodo when he leaves Mount Doom, and this is what initially draws a reader’s attention to the hobbits’ plight; only later does Boromir reveal that he is his father, and that he plans to free the Shire from the evil gnomes. In the extended edition, however, Boromir is confirmed as part of Frodo’s group and given his own background. He appears near the end of the third chapter, and after being asked for aid by Frodo, he accompanies him into the Shire. For this reason, the character is more fully developed here, and some of the back-story is revealed that would not have been included if Tolkien had kept Boromir out of the book. The book’s success has made many fans predict that the next film will feature Boromir as a central character.