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The Lord of the Rings Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 4, Chapter 2 Summary

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Book 4, Chapter 2 Summary

The hobbits follow Gollum toward Mordor and they pass through the Dead Marshes in order to avoid the eyes that are on the road. However, the Dead Marshes pose other problems, such as the damp, cold water and the ghosts of men who died in a great battle long before. In fact, as Frodo looks in the pools, he sees images of dead elves, men and orcs in the water. Seeing Frodo's difficulty, Gollum warns them not to look into the water or follow the lights that appear in the air.

Gollum continues to be a very useful guide for a little while. However, when a Nazgûl flies overhead, Gollum seems to change and become slier and, as they continue to pass through the swamp, they rest and Sam hears Gollum arguing with himself. Overhearing Gollum's split personality battling with itself, one part of...

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