Every time I watch LotR I think of this.

Every time I watch LotR I think of this.

1 year ago
  1. But Frodo only succumbed to the Ring at the very end on the Sammath Naur, despite having to endure the burden all the way from his very own house across mountains, rivers, marshes, caves and the land of Sauron himself. So no, Frodo fully deserves the acclaim received from the Men and the Elves because of the immense task that he and Sam undertook, the very same task that Isildur failed to achieve.

  2. I can imagine Sam coming up with some bullshit story:

    “And then, right when Master Frodo was about to throw The Ring, that cursed creature Gollum came and attacked Master Frodo, biteing off his finger. I sadly couldn’t help because Gollum hit my with a rock in the head, making me unable to move. Luckily, Master Frodo threw one of his mighty punches, so powerful that Gollum flew in the lava, The Ring -which he took from Master Frodo- falling with him.”

  3. But more importantly, it was because Frodo made Gollum swear by the Ring and later in Mordor commanded with the force of the Ring that Gollum should throw himself into the Fire of Doom if he ever touched him again. And that’s what happened.

    ‘Begone, and trouble me no more! If you touch me ever again, you shall be cast yourself into the Fire of Doom.’

  4. Frodo eventually being succumbed by the ring was kind of an expectation, it”s probably part of the reason why practically everyone was happy that Sam went with him. So that if things went south he could get the job done.

  5. It makes me really sad thinking that even after everything frodo went through, he might feel undeserving of the praise he got because he succumbed at the very end.

  6. I just showed my grandpa Lord of the Rings Peter Jackson’s Trilogy for the first time in his life this last month and this reminds me of what he said because the Ring reminded him of his own problem
    “That’s what it’s like being a sober alcoholic”

  7. “Sauron had no idea how high I could fly.”

  8. Meanwhile, Gollum actually destroys the ring by sacrificing himself and no one ever even thankedhim

  9. I made this comparison in a previous post questioning praise for Frodo. I liken it to Frodo and Sam carrying the team through all 4 quarters of a basketball game (40 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 28 points, 12 rebounds respectively). The game is tied and Frodo somehow gets the ball stripped. Other team makes a shot and they’re down by 2 with 0.04 left. Gollum gets the inbounds and manages to heave a desperation 3 and sinks it to win the game. Sure, it was Gollum who made the final basket to win but Frodo still deserves the Finals MVP.

  10. He still made the journey and wielded the ring and that’s mostly what mattered in Frodo’s context. Ultimately, yes, the ring was destroyed by serendipity, but this is just a proof of the ring’s power – it’s like Aragorn said early on – no one can wield the ring, and it’s the truth. That still doesn’t mean that Frodo didn’t selflessly take the ring to Mordor.

  11. He did let go of the ring in a way he saw it but chose to mentally let go and follow sam. So he did succeed.

  12. From was the ring*bearer* not the ring*destroyer*.

  13. That’s why the look between him and Sam means so much.

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