The Two Towers - Book 4: Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Gollum leads Frodo and Sam into the lair of Shelob. She is a giant spider-like creature who is very evil. Sauron allows her to live in the tunnels of Cirith Ungol because she keeps people from entering his domain. He also likes to feed her prisoners and hear how she plays with them. Gollum has made a deal with Shelob that she may have the hobbits and he will have the Ring. Shelob cares only for food and nothing for the outside world. Frodo and Sam use the star-glass that Galadriel gave to Frodo to ward off the creature with its painful light. They are able to keep her away, but find their escape blocked by webs. Frodo must use his sword Sting to cut the web. The elven blade is very sharp and cuts through the cords. He gives the phial of light to...

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