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Analysis of Gollum

iamwandering
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Sep 8 2012, 9:46pm


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I am a rookie to the Lord of the Rings series, but I am loving them nonetheless. I just finished the Two Towers. I love the progression and maturity of the characters throughout this book. I found some of Gollum's actions strange though. It is obvious that he is gaining the hobbits' trust in order to escape but also true that he is controlled by the ring wholly, that he must submit to the ring and therefore Frodo. Here's where I find confusion...why does Gollum caress Frodo when he is sleeping? Sam catches him and love is implied, but I do not what that says about Gollum's character. Please respond with your opinions!!

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Analysis of Gollum iamwandering Send a private message to iamwandering Sep 8 2012, 9:46pm
    Hallo geordie Send a private message to geordie Sep 8 2012, 10:00pm
    Gollum is a very complex character. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Sep 8 2012, 10:24pm
        One has to wonder sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Sep 9 2012, 3:51am
            Also Yngwulff Send a private message to Yngwulff Sep 15 2012, 9:11pm
                Roughing it squire Send a private message to squire Sep 16 2012, 1:54am
                    It's nice to be important but sometimes it is more important to be nice. Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Sep 16 2012, 2:19am
                        He had learned to think like an animal. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Sep 16 2012, 4:40am
                    perhaps Yngwulff Send a private message to Yngwulff Sep 16 2012, 3:00am
                    Yes, the forced betrayal. Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Sep 17 2012, 12:23am
    To add mandel Send a private message to mandel Sep 9 2012, 2:46am

 
 
 

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