A Fresh Eye on the Fellowship: Chapter 15 - Looking at LOTR from a different point of view


Nice place to cross Gandalf!!! I vote for Tribal Council!!!
In this chapter, "The Ring Goes South," we find that, to a surprise, the newly formed Fellowship takes the Ring south towards the mountains and Moria. It was interesting to see that it took quite a bit of time to gather information and decide who will go with Frodo and Sam to destroy the Ring. In the end it is decided that a "UN peace keeping force" comprising of at least one member of the Free races will join him (Pardon the analogy).

While I was reading the part about the party trying to escape from Caradhras, I couldn't help but think that Caradhras should be the next place they should tape Survivor. Now I know that Caradhras doesn’t really exist, but just think about it. I have a feeling that Aragorn would have been the first to be voted off the show because it was his idea to take that route in the first place. Either that or it would have been a tie between Aragorn and Gandalf because both of them were involved in the decision, if I’m not mistaken.

That scenario leads me to another question. Which member of the Fellowship would win Survivor? Also, where are good places in Middle-earth to hold Survivor? I also have another question and I cannot answer it myself since I don't know where my copy of Silmarillion with me. Who, what, or where is Thangorodrim? I look forward to the comments on these questions.

Just some food for thought,
James

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