The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring

by

J.R.R. Tolkien

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Also known as the Dúnedain of the North. Wise in knowledge, mighty in battle, and living by a strong moral code, these humans are descendants of Númenórean kings who live tough and lonely lives on the road to protect the Free Peoples of Middle-earth.

Rangers Quotes in The Fellowship of the Ring

The The Fellowship of the Ring quotes below are all either spoken by Rangers or refer to Rangers. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Random House edition of The Fellowship of the Ring published in 1954.
Book 1, Chapter 10 Quotes

"They come from Mordor," said Strider in a low voice. "From Mordor, Barliman, if that means anything to you."

"Save us!" cried Mr. Butterbur turning pale; the name evidently was known to him. "That is the worst news that has come to Bree in my time."

"It is," said Frodo. "Are you still willing to help me?"

"I am," said Mr. Butterbur. "More than ever. Though I don't know what the likes of me can do against, against –" he faltered.

“Against the Shadow in the East,” said Strider quietly. “Not much, Barliman, but every little helps. You can let Mr. Underhill stay here tonight, as Mr. Underhill, and you can forget the name of Baggins, till he is far away.”

Related Symbols: The One Ring
Page Number: 165
Explanation and Analysis:
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Book 2, Chapter 2 Quotes

“If Gondor, Boromir, has been a stalwart tower, [the Rangers] have played another part. Many evil things there are that your strong walls and bright swords do not stay. You know little of the lands beyond your bounds. Peace and freedom, do you say? The North would have known them little but for us.

[…] Travellers scowl at us, and countrymen give us scornful names. 'Strider' I am to one fat man who lives within a day's march of foes that would freeze his heart, or lay his little town in ruin, if he were not guarded ceaselessly. Yet we would not have it otherwise. If simple folk are free from care and fear, simple they will be, and we must be secret to keep them so. That has been the task of my kindred, while the years have lengthened and the grass has grown.”

Related Characters: Aragorn / Strider (speaker), Boromir
Page Number: 242
Explanation and Analysis:
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