Unfortunately, not all copies of LotR have appendices, which is a shame because as Elfstone pointed out, they are a treasure trove of information. I think many of the versions in which the three books are contained in a single volume omit them to save space.I’m not trying to single anyone out, but I’m constantly amazed by the amount of people I know who have read ROTK, but have never even bothered to read the appendices.
Lets not forget that he and Rose also managed to single-handedly re-populate the Shire with their 13 children.Sam does eventually go to the Havens, and then to Aman (last of the Ring-bearers). This happens in the year 1482 of the 4th age after Rose dies.
Yes, this is true, Aire. It was beyond the power of the Valar to take away the Gift of Men. It must not be forgotten that death was a Gift given to mortals by Eru. Although immortality probably sounds nice, death was supposed to be better. In the Undying Lands, wounds and pains would be healed, however, and mental scars would fade to a distant memory. Mortals would live out their days with health and vitality, but would still be mortal. Still, it sounds a great place to retire to.As for Frodo, I read a discussion here somewhere where someone said that he and the other mortals that went to Aman would probably not become immortal, but die after a while.
Unfortunately, not all copies of LotR have appendices, which is a shame because as Elfstone pointed out, they are a treasure trove of information. I think many of the versions in which the three books are contained in a single volume omit them to save space.
READ THE APPENDICES PEOPLE!
EvithianEhtmire, you didn't mention Arwen in your question. In case you did not know, after the death of Aragorn she returns to Lorien. The fair woods are deserted, however, so after a short time alone, Arwen lies down on Tol Amroth (the hill upon which she and Aragorn had first met) and dies of a broken heart.
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