Whoever reads Harry Potter or Lord of The Ring should also discover the other one too. Both are the same basic “hero’s journey” archetype with two great main character which I really love: Harry Potter and Frodo Baggins. There are certain similarities between them which interested me a lot. Like Frodo, Harry is an English orphan; and both of them discover their destinies as reluctant heroes after a birthday: Harry after his own while Frodo after Bilbo's 111th birthday party. Since then, Harry entered a strange new world with magicians, dragons, unicorns, gnomes, and elves popping up to do battle… and Frodo’s world has certain things in common. They both have a Dark Lord enemy who are very cruel and powerful wizards: Lord Voldemort and Sauron. Each of the boys have a scar, and it hurt when the Dark Lord is near, talking to him or touch him. Frodo’s characters are somewhat like Harry’s in that they both determined, courageous, honorable, kind-hearted, tolerated and clever. Just as Harry has to find and destroy seven horcruxes to defeat Voldemort, so Frodo takes the mission destroy the One Ring to save the world from Sauron. Finally, they are both success in their missions.
Although there are many different opinions about who is their better hero, I think both are great heroes and they have shared the same important role in my teenager’s life. The similarities are good enough to create heroes as great as they be so they are fun and interested, not should be compared to criticism.
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