The Two Towers - Book 4: Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Frodo and Sam are stuck on a mountainside in full view of Mordor. They have tried for several days to find their way and keep coming to dead ends. Sam uses the rope the elves gave them to lower themselves down to safety. Gollum is following them. Sam and Frodo devise a plan to capture Gollum. Their first thought is to tie him up so that he cannot get away and make him lead them to Mordor, but he claims the elven rope burns him. Gollum swears by the Ring that he will not harm Frodo and will guide him where he wants to go. Sam does not trust Gollum and keeps a close eye on him.

Analysis

Frodo and Sam have no clue how to find their way to the Gates of Mordor. They have wasted time wandering around so use Gollum as a...

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