The Two Towers Book Summary and Study Guide

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The Fellowship is broken. Frodo and Sam alone now travel to Mordor to destroy the One Ring. "The Three Runners," Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli track the kidnapped hobbits, Merry and Pippin. Saruman the White sends his Uruk-hai army to destroy the kingdom of Rohan. Gandalf the Grey returns as Gandalf the White, and informs The Three Runners that the hobbits are safe, and then set out to assist in the defense of Rohan.
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The review of this Book prepared by Lynsey

War is brewing in Rohan and Gondor. Hoards of orcs, men, and the evil Uruk-hai are being trained by the forces of Sauron and Saruman, readied to overtake the last of the free men of Middle-earth. Only through the skill and strategizing of Mithrandir, the transformed wizard, can the force to repel these attacks be mustered.
Meanwhile, Frodo and Samwise continue their desperate quest to Mordor to distroy the Ring of Power. Their guide is the deceitful and trecherous Gollum. The way is harsh and cruel, but the companions are able to make their way to Cirith Ungol... But what awaits them in the darkness, only Gollum knows.
The review of this Book prepared by F.B.-B.

The second book in the series "Lord of the Rings". Frodo and Sam go alone to the land of Mordor and find an unexpected guide-Gollum.
The review of this Book prepared by irina

Deep in enemy territory the Fellowship that set out to destroy the Ring is splintered. The most masterly interweaving of many plots takes place with the quests of Frodo and Sam, Merry and Pippin, Gandalf, and the Gang of Three (the dwarf, the elf, and the man) all going their separate ways: yet all destinies are fated to re-entwine. And Saruman the rogue White Wizard, a great foe, but a pale imitation of the dreaded Sauron has first to be defeated, however great the cost. Frodo and Sam must penetrate the heart of Sauron's darkness to succeed.
The review of this Book prepared by Michael JR Jose

In this second book of the trilogy, Gandalf returns and kicks Saruman the formerly good wizard in the butt, with the help of his tough tree friends. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam pick up a stray hitchhiker, Gollum, who gives them a guided tour of Mordor, as they continue on their quest to destroy the ring of power.
The review of this Book prepared by Steve

Chapter Analysis of The Two Towers

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   depressing/sad FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   roaming fantasy world, battling hostiles Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   magical artifact War or Invasion    -   Yes Major kinds of combat:    -   sword fights Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   40's-50's If magical mental powers:    -    Invisibility


Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests    -   Domed/Underground City Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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