Oct 10 2012, 2:21pm
Last night while watching "Family Guy" I heard Chris Griffin raise the whole, "Why didn't the eagle just fly the ring (or Frodo) to Mordor?" I thought about this a lot and read some stuff online, including a fairly convincing argument for why the eagle plan would have been the best method. I haven't read everything on the subject, so please forgive me if I'm making an argument that has already been used...
Just figured out why the "eagle" plan doesn't work
Now, the point of my post isn't to argue that the eagle method wasn't the best or most "prudent" method, just to point out why I don't think it would have worked.
The only reason the quest actually "succeeded" was because Gollum was there. No Gollum at Mount Doom = the ring isn't destroyed.
Some have argued that the ring seems to take time to ensnare an individual, but that doesn't seem to be the case with Smeagol, Deagol, and Isildur.
Remember when Frodo mentioned to Boromir (in the books) that he felt a warning against the path that seemed easiest? This seems to be a recurring theme in the books...
In the movies Elrond, Denethor, Haldir, Galadriel, and Celeborn stink.
(This post was edited by aruman on Oct 10 2012, 2:29pm)