Strider In J. R. Tolkien's The Lord Of The Rings

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Aragon also known as Strider, is very mysterious, trustworthy and a leader who would be best to bear the ring to Mount Doom. In the novel, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Aragorn is the heir to the throne of Gondor but he is not ready to be a king just yet. He has to grow into a position as a king and his journey to Mount Doom proves this right and the growth of the kingdoms of man. He is one of the nine in the Fellowship who’s going to Mount Doom to destroy the one ring. When the Strider started talking to the Hobbits, they were sort of terrified or scared because they thought he might know about the ring. Strider didn’t tell the Hobbits who he really was because he wanted to be treated equal and not royal. He being mysterious…show more content…
Aragon’s trustworthiness gets the Hobbits as far as they can go before getting attacked by the Black Riders. Gandalf leaves a message for Frodo which says to trust Aragon and that, “All that is gold does not glitter” (Tolkien 193). This clearly states that Aragon may look like a ranger and bad but he really is a good guy who can be trusted. Aragon shows his leadership quality throughout the journey of the Fellowship. He leads the Hobbits after he joins them at the Prancing Pony. His trait actually helps the Fellowship because he is the one who decides to lead them on for the rest of the journey before it breaks off. After Gandalf is taken away by the Balrog on the Bridge of Khazad-Dum, Aragon tells the others, “We must obey his last command. Follow me!” (Tolkien 371). He has been a great leader throughout the Fellowship, before they reached Rivendell and after Gandalf was taken away. After being a great leader and also secretive and trustworthy, Aragorn proves to be the best to bear the ring to Mount Doom. These are only a few traits describing why he would be the best one but these traits can lead him to where he needs to

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