Lord of the rings paper notes

Lord of the rings - Gollum pleads for his life saying that he is lost and the ring is the only meaning he has left in the world Tolkien foreshadows

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Gollum pleads for his life saying that he is lost and the ring is the only meaning he has left in the world. Tolkien foreshadows the end of the story here when Gollum says he will die with the ring. When sam jumped on him it was as if the weight of the ring did not let Gollum get up. He was struggling up the ashes of the path he emphasizes the word dust. Which was he eventually turns to dust and ashes. Sam contemplates what to do because he knows he should kill him, but he find pity in the beast. Part of this I believe is because he sees what Frodo could eventually turn into just becoming weaker and weaker less human. Gollum was inhumane fleshless fingers. Throughout the book Sam appears to be like a Gollum type creature always with two sides. Weak words at the end to describe Gollum because that is what he turned into that is what the ring did to him. Despite the weakness still following giving into the ring. Sam- knows how the ring feels the weight of it and looks to Frodo because he knows how
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHI 101 taught by Professor Finberg during the Spring '08 term at Swarthmore.

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