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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

The Stairs of Cirith Ungol Pt. 4 ~ “Go home.…”

Posted on 2007.07.23 at 08:30

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Mechtild
mechtild at 2007-07-26 00:37 (UTC) (Link)
I meant to add that perhaps it did not drive Frodo mad when the Ring was taken in Cirith Ungol because he was unconscious when it happened. He woke up to a fait accomplit. But if someone should try to take it from him while he was conscious, that might have pushed him over the bring. Although in the Sammath Naur it did in fact happen that the Ring was taken from him by force (book and film), but he did not go mad. In the book Sam even notes that Frodo is again his dear sweet master, in his right mind. But that might have been because the Ring had been destroyed. There was no one to continue fighting with to get it back. That person was dead and the Ring gone. If Gollum had taken it and then run out of the tunnel and down Mt. Doom, I think we could be pretty sure that Frodo would have been after him, if not out of Ring lust then out of his duty to complete the Quest or both.
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