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well, first let me say...

weaver
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Oct 9 2012, 2:39am


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well, first let me say... [In reply to] Can't Post

Welcome! I think you are new(er) so glad you wandered in and with such a good questions.

You might enjoy spending some time in TORn's Reading Room where many questions like this are pondered!

I know, in Letters, Tolkien does reflect a bit on what would have happened to Gollum had he continued to respond to Frodo's kindness toward him, rather than react as he did to Sam's actions toward him. The gist of it was that Gollum would still have gone to his doom at Mt. Doom, but it might have been more in trying to save both Frodo and the Ring, so there would have been a more noble act offsetting his desire for the Ring. It's interesting to me that Tolkien did not give Gollum this "out", but rather went for the more tragic/bad ending for him.

I know this doesn't quite answer your question, but you got me thinking -- thanks!

Weaver


Subject User Time
Gollum's ultimate "fate"? CyberGhostface Send a private message to CyberGhostface Oct 5 2012, 11:11pm
    Yes. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Oct 6 2012, 3:59am
        great question dijomaja Send a private message to dijomaja Oct 6 2012, 11:14am
            True, however elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Oct 8 2012, 1:52pm
    well, first let me say... weaver Send a private message to weaver Oct 9 2012, 2:39am
    Literary Cowardice II JWPlatt Oct 9 2012, 3:24am
        Well if you have an artisticall inspiration... Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Send a private message to Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Oct 9 2012, 2:55pm
        Fictional characters often wander off to unspecified fates. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Oct 9 2012, 10:18pm
            Rationalizations JWPlatt Oct 9 2012, 10:51pm
                Maybe you're misinterpreting FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Oct 10 2012, 8:49am
                    don't forget... dijomaja Send a private message to dijomaja Oct 11 2012, 11:02am

 
 
 

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