First - Does it make sense that Faramir sends Frodo & Sam off to Mordor with Gollum? He knew about the Fellowship - that folks were sent along with Frodo to help him. Well, I know the story’s better the way it was written, but for the sake of discussion - Why didn’t Faramir take Boromir’s place and go along with Frodo? Too wary of the ring?
Secondly - Fans, should Tolkien have inserted the Aragorn/Arwen story into the main story? Would it have detracted from the quest story to have also included it?
and - I’ve always wondered how the resurrected Gandalf came to be in Fangorn and meet up with the 3 hunters? I know after he threw down the Balrog at the top of the mountain, Galadriel sent an eagle to pick him up. But I’m vague on how he happened on Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas’ location.
If any others have questions or comments, join the fun. I recently re-read the books & am surprised at the power the books still have over me. Ripping good yarn by a master storyteller.