Lord of the Rings: Frodo's Epic Hero Cycle

  • Bilbo's Birthday Party

    Bilbo's Birthday Party
    Frodo and Gandalf are introduced to the reader. Frodo receives the magical Ring from Bilbo.
  • The Departure

    The Departure
    Gandalf tells Frodo he must leave the Shire with the Ring. Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin set out.
  • The First Test

    The First Test
    Frodo is stabbed by a ringwraith and nearly dies. The wound continues to hurt him and cause damage.
  • Mythical beings, magical helpers

    Mythical beings, magical helpers
    Frodo is healed by Elrond at Rivendell. He is then accompanied by a dwarf, an elf, his three hobbit friends, two humans, and Gandalf, a wizard.
  • Period: to

    A lot of walking

    The fellowship travels a while. They are attacked at some point and Frodo and Sam are separated.
  • The real test

    The real test
    The ring is weighing heavily on Frodo. He can barely resist its power. He is stabbed and poisoned by the giant spider Shelob but somehow lives.
  • Resurrection

    Frodo, having survived the venom, eventually recovers and can wal, but is tempted by the ring. He makes it to the top and by a twist of fate, Smeagol bites off the finger with the ring and it falls into the fires of Mount Doom.
  • Restitution

    Frodo and Sam escape Mordor on the eagles. Frodo returns home with the rest of the hobbits. They rebuild the shire. Frodo sails west over the Great Sea because he was a ring bearer to live with the elves.
  • The End

    The End
    Sam, having carried the ring for a short time, lives out his life until he sees fit to head West as well with Frodo. The story ends.