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'''The Breaking of the Fellowship''' is the eleventh and final chapter of book two in [[The Fellowship of the Ring]].
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| event=[[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] and [[Samwise Gamgee|Samwise]] split off from the [[Fellowship of the Ring|Company]] and continue on their journey to [[Mordor]]; the rest are divided by the sudden attack of an [[Orcs|Orc]]-pack.
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| location=[[Amon Hen]] and the [[Anduin|River Anduin]]
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===Summary===
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'''The Breaking of the Fellowship''' is the tenth and final chapter of the second book in ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]''.
That night the company rests on the right-bank of the river at the foot of [[Amon Hen]]. The next day the burden of choice is laid on [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]]'s shoulders. He must decide whether to return with [[Boromir]] to [[Gondor]] and defeat [[Sauron]], or proceed with the plan to destroy [[The One Ring|the Ring]].
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Frodo takes a walk. Boromir follows him and tries to persuade him to return with the ring to Gondor. Frodo refuses and says that if he does not take the difficult path to [[Mount Doom]] and destroy the Ring, every good battle will ultimately be lost.
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==Summary==
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That night the [[Fellowship of the Ring|company]] rested on the West-bank of the [[Anduin|river]] at the foot of [[Amon Hen]]. The next day, the task of choosing the path was laid on [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]]'s shoulders. He had to decide whether to return with [[Boromir]] to [[Gondor]] and defeat [[Sauron]], or proceed with the plan to destroy the [[The One Ring|Ring]].
  
In desperation, Boromir tries to take the Ring. Frodo slips it on and evades Boromir, who comes to his senses and realizes what he has done.
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Frodo took a walk in order clear his mind and further consider the issue. Boromir followed him and tried to persuade him to return with the ring to Gondor. Frodo refused and said that if he did not take the difficult path to [[Mount Doom]] and destroy the Ring, every good battle would ultimately be lost.
  
Frodo is aware that the others must be looking for him. He puts the Ring on again and goes towards the foot of the hill, realizing that he must proceed alone, to avoid further complications. The company learns from Boromir part of what has happened and they pair off to go and look for him. On a hunch, [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]] goes to the river where he sees an empty boat floating. He jumps towards it, but misses and falls into the water. Frodo takes off his Ring and helps Sam ashore, thus saving him from drowning. After much arguing, Frodo agrees that Sam should accompany him and the two of them set out toward the [[Mordor|Land of Shadow]].
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In desperation, Boromir tried to sieze the Ring from him. Frodo slipped it on and escaped Boromir, who then came to his senses and realized what he had done.
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Frodo was aware that the others were looking for him. He put on the Ring again and went toward the foot of the Amon Hen, realizing that he must proceed alone to avoid further complications. The company learned from Boromir part of what had happened and in chaos they ran off to find him. [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]] and [[Peregrin Took|Peregrin]] ran off in one direction, as [[Legolas]] and [[Gimli]] searched for him in another. On a hunch, [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]] went to the river where he saw a supposedly empty boat floating. He jumped towards it, but missed and nearly drowned in the water. Frodo took off his Ring and helped Sam ashore, thus saving him. After some arguing, Frodo agreed that Sam should accompany him and the two of them continued the journey toward the [[Mordor|Land of Shadow]].
  
 
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The Breaking of the Fellowship
Chapter of The Fellowship of the Ring
Number22
Synopsis
EventFrodo and Samwise split off from the Company and continue on their journey to Mordor; the rest are divided by the sudden attack of an Orc-pack.
Date26 February 3019
LocationAmon Hen and the River Anduin
PerspectiveFrodo and Samwise
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The Breaking of the Fellowship is the tenth and final chapter of the second book in The Fellowship of the Ring.

[edit] Summary

That night the company rested on the West-bank of the river at the foot of Amon Hen. The next day, the task of choosing the path was laid on Frodo's shoulders. He had to decide whether to return with Boromir to Gondor and defeat Sauron, or proceed with the plan to destroy the Ring.

Frodo took a walk in order clear his mind and further consider the issue. Boromir followed him and tried to persuade him to return with the ring to Gondor. Frodo refused and said that if he did not take the difficult path to Mount Doom and destroy the Ring, every good battle would ultimately be lost.

In desperation, Boromir tried to sieze the Ring from him. Frodo slipped it on and escaped Boromir, who then came to his senses and realized what he had done.

Frodo was aware that the others were looking for him. He put on the Ring again and went toward the foot of the Amon Hen, realizing that he must proceed alone to avoid further complications. The company learned from Boromir part of what had happened and in chaos they ran off to find him. Merry and Peregrin ran off in one direction, as Legolas and Gimli searched for him in another. On a hunch, Sam went to the river where he saw a supposedly empty boat floating. He jumped towards it, but missed and nearly drowned in the water. Frodo took off his Ring and helped Sam ashore, thus saving him. After some arguing, Frodo agreed that Sam should accompany him and the two of them continued the journey toward the Land of Shadow.