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I am delivering here a relevant portion of a forum thread concerning the immortality of mortals who pass to the Undying Lands. It seems that Christopher Tolkien used many of his father's letters to accumulate a fair body of knowledge about Middle Earth and its rules in The Silmarillion, but that some letters specific to the life and death of Frodo and Bilbo ...


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The elves are immortal by nature and it isn't Valinor that makes them immortal (they would have lived forever in Middle Earth, too, they just go to a nicer place to live). Likewise does it not cause the mortal hobbits to live forever. It is called the Undying Lands because only immortals live there and not the other way around. But on the other hand, this ...


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Part of it was hobbit nature. The Hobbits weren't included as a race that Sauron tried to convert to his power with rings. They were beneath his notice. There seemed to be something exceptional in the Hobbits nature that really only Gandalf seemed to notice. They had a single minded simplistic view of life. This can be seen in there constant desire to not ...


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I did not read the novels. I am answering from the movies (LOTR series) I saw. When Elronde called the council of the races, they started fighting over what should be done to the ring. Boromir was allured by it almost instantaneously. It became clear to Gandalf and others within sometimes that they need a person who is not greedy for power and who can not ...


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For the same reason that his eyes are blue in every other film: Peter Jackson cast Legolas as a blue-eyed elf. For evidence, look at these countless screen captures showing Legolas. Note that his apparent eye color varies depending on his surrounding, as is often the case for people with blue or hazel eyes, perhaps leading to the impression that his eyes ...


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Excellent answers! One additional point is that Frodo, alone of all the ringbearers, was given the ring of free will. He did not acquire the ring by cheating or murder. Frodo and Gandalf, in the chapter The Shadow of the Past, discuss how Gollum could not give up the ring, where Bilbo did: ‘What do you mean?’ said Frodo. ‘Surely the Ring was his ...



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