Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Sam instead of Frodo
I have a fairly simple question to pose for everyone, but one that may require a complicated answer. When Frodo is poisoned by Shelob's stinger and taken captive by Orcs, Samwise Gamgee carries the ring for fairly long period of time. Obviously, Frodo has to take the ring back because he is the Ringbearer and that is the way Tolkien wrote the story. However, in an alternate timeline where Frodo does not exist do you think Samwise possesses the necessary strength of will to resist the evil of the Ring and do you think the quest could have been fulfilled if Sam and Frodo's places had been exchanged?