The LOTR Movie Site
October 6, 2000

Still Rooting For Frodo
Beto H.B.

Another thing about Frodo came to my mind recently. Not only he carried the Ring to Mt. Doom, which no one else could, but he, through true Pity and Mercy, kept Gollum alive, against prudence and even wisdom (the wisdom of this world actually). Sam, great though he is, did not feel any Pity toward Gollum until the very end, and if he had shown Pity to him, perhaps even Gollum would be saved at the end. Sam's mistrust was one of the reasons why Gollum fell, and this, for me, disqualifies him as the greatest hero.