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The themes in the book and the movie are similar One of the major themes of this novel is the idea of Wisdom which is shown by the figures of Gandalf and Tom Bombadil Frodo and his companies rely upon the wisdom and knowledge of their protectors throughout the story Although Tom Bombadil doesnt appear in the movie the wisdom of Gandalf defeated Balrog and helped the fellowship get out of the Orcs Another theme is Loyalty which is represented by Samwise Gamgee Sam is the friend that sticks closer than a brother He makes himself a living sacrifice as he aids Frodo In both the book and the movie when Frodo wants to leave the Fellowship by himself Im going to Mordor said Frodo Of course you are And Im coming with you Sam answered 457 Sams loyalty to Frodo is extremely important in helping Frodo get through obstacles This literary work and the movie develop the themes of sight and surveillance We have images like Saurons evil eye the mirror of Galadriel and the Black Riders who are unable to see We also factor the repeated instances of attacks and ambushes at night when the danger cannot be clearly seen The fellowship was hiding from Saurons eye while the Orcs were hunting them at the same time However the theme of sight and surveillance is more intensive in the movie than in Tolkeins book Sauron is the symbol of power in the movie and the book The Power of the Ring is tempting the people around it Isildur Gollum the Nazgul Boromir and Saruman are those who fall to the temptation of power the Sauron offers The goodness of men such as Aragorn and Faramir is illustrated by their refusal to take the Ring The ring bearer Frodo was tempted to wear it on several times Throughout the story Frodo was fighting with his own desire for the power Frodo BagginsAs the
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