Lord of the Rings and Sociology

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The Lord of the Rings: From A Sociological Perspective The Lord of the Rings, is a fantasy style movie filmed from 2001 to 2004. It is set in the setting of Middle Earth where Sauron forges a great ring from the fire of Mordor to provoke havoc upon the lands. Frodo, a hobbit from the Shire, is "gifted" the ring of power from his uncle Bilbo, when he stumbled upon the ring from his adventures in his past time. Gandalf the Grey, an old friend of Bilbo, figures out this ring Frodo beholds is the one ring of power and decides the only option is to destroy the ring from where it came from, Mordor. Frodo stumbles upon people who accompany him on the way to Mordor, when they all decide to form a "fellowship" with all the same mission to help Frodo the destroy the ring. This fellowship starts off as a group of mostly strangers to each other in the beginning, but across the three movies they all become a family. (IMDB) They all split up in different ways at the end of the first movie, but each group becomes a family within a family throughout the movie. Enemies become friends, friends make sacrifices for each other, and each "family" serves a purpose for the quest of destroying the ring. I'll explain more in the paper about each "family" and why I'm writing this paper on this movie. While re-watching this whole series from a sociological standpoint, it opened my eyes in a different way. I wasn't just astounded by the acting or directing, but by the whole plot and how it indirectly points out conflicts in today's society. I always had the same mind-set when going to watch this movie, "damn this movie is awesome". So I had a lot different outlook while watching his movie again. Throughout this paper, it will discuss how this movie involves struggles of gender and race conflict and how this completely different group of people would be considered a family in my eyes.…...

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