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Solicitr
Gondor


Apr 16, 1:29pm


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Hmmmm


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Just to put a little break on all the Sam-love here, It should be reminded that Sam's love for Frodo was really a very jealous, selfish, egotistical love that had (as Tolkien himself pointed out) "an element of pride and possessiveness." It was because of this that Sam failed at his real test, when his jealous love of Frodo destroyed Gollum's moment of redemption, which directly led to Frodo's own final moment of failure and the need for providence to step in and complete the destruction of the Ring.

Without that moment of failure, there would have been no need for Sam to "succeed" at giving the Ring back to Frodo (and even there, it was his prideful, possessive love of Frodo that allowed him to do so).


While I see your point, I wouldn't go so far as "his jealous love of Frodo destroyed Gollum's moment of redemption, which directly led to Frodo's own final moment of failure and the need for providence to step in and complete the destruction of the Ring." Frodo would never have been able to throw the ring into the Fire. In that location, it was beyond the power of any mortal, Elf or presumably even Maia to do so. And we had seen, long before at Bag End, that Frodo couldn't even throw it into his own little hearth-fire!

At most, Sam's not spoiling Gollum's possible moment of repentance would have spared Frodo the agony of being poisoned and made captive


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