Great Characters

it is the characters who make any story great. The fallible Boromir to the righteous Aragorn, the vulnerable Frodo to the loyal Sam,   

Powerful descriptions of various places

 we feel that we are journeying with the characters themselves.

The intriguing interplay between good and evil

 Several of the characters have to struggle between doing what is right and the temptations that distract them.

Shows mans capacity for good deeds and self-sacrifice.

  That’s part of the deeper analysis of the nature of good, as is the price Frodo pays. Indeed, that the great victory over evil 

Frodo’s failure