Gandalf the Wizard Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Gandalf the Wizard
A look at one of the characters from "Lord of the Rings".
# 35660 | 2,376 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 16, 2003 in English (Analysis) , Literature (General)

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This paper analyzes Gandalf the Wizard from "The Lord of the Rings" and follows his transition in the Middle World from Gandalf the Grey to Gandalf the White in view of the fight between good and evil. The paper shows how Tolkien has succeeded in creating a wonderful world that causes the reader to feel the emotions of the characters as they face the fight against the evil represented by Sauron.

From the Paper:

"In Gandalf's confrontation with the Balrog, Gandalf confronted a demon, an evil Maia bent on his destruction. Instead of allowing Aragorn to defeat the monster, Gandalf stands alone, brandishing his sword against the beast. They clash; Aragorn and several other heroes rush to aid Gandalf, but he destroys the thin bridge he and the Balrog are standing on and plunges into the depths, his last words yet another bit of advice: "'Fly, you fools!'" (Tolkien I: 393). Gandalf the Grey becomes Gandalf the White after his fight with the Balrog. He is thrown to his death but comes back to life. "Behold, I am not Gandalf the Grey, whom you betrayed. I am Gandalf the White, who has returned from death. You have no colour now, and I cast you from the order and from the Council." (Tolkien II: Gandalf )"

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