Study Guide

The Two Towers Characters

By J.R.R. Tolkien

Frodo Baggins

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Sam Gamgee

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Merry Brandybuck

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Pippin Took

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Gollum

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Gandalf

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Aragorn

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Sauron

Evil Villain Sign #2: Sauron is really suspicious. He doesn't trust anyone—and why should...

Saruman

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The Black Riders (Ringwraiths, Nazgûl)

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Legolas

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Gimli

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Boromir

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Faramir

The second half of The Two Towers belongs to Frodo, Sam, and Gollum. And obviously, it's an...

Treebeard

Treebeard is the greatest of the Ents (the tree-herders who were initially awakened by the...

The Southrons

When Frodo and Sam first meet Faramir, he and his men are on a mission in Ithilien to fight back...

Éomer

To be honest, Éomer's a lot less interesting than his sister, Éowyn. Oh, we like...

Éowyn

We might be jealous of Éowyn's life on paper (since she's the beautiful niece of a king,...

Théoden

Wow, the royal family in Rohan is really having a bad time in this one. We spent most of...

Háma

Apparently, Rohan makes some fine-looking gentlemen. Tolkien describes the men of Rohan: "Their...

Gríma Wormtongue

This character is about what you'd expect from a guy named "Wormtongue": he is a total liar. Like...

Shelob

Gollum, for creepy reasons of his own, seems to admire this single-mindedness of Shelob, because...

Humans

For the purposes of The Two Towers, Isildur is mainly important because he is the one who builds...

Animals and Trees

When Sam first hears Gollum talking about what Sam calls the Swertings and the men of Gondor call...

Orcs

Gorbag is one of the Mordor orcs (along with Shagrat) whom Sam overhears as he is wearing the...

Hobbits

Elves

This guy's the Lord of Lothlórien, whom we meet in The Fellowship of the Ring. In The Two...