Sam, was:: O.W.L.'s in Harry Potter (spoiler at end)
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Walkermonk@a... wrote:
> Why, yes, yes I did. Didn't you read the rest of the trilogy? Samthinks what
> he does is wrong, but it isn't. It saves the quest. How can that bewrong,
> regardless of his emotional reaction? If he had stayed with Frodo,he and Frodo
> and the ring would have been captured and brought to Sauron and thequest
> would have failed. Just because Sam thinks leaving Frodo was wrongdoesn't mean it
> was actually the wrong thing to do. If you wish to continue tothink that Sam
> did the wrong thing by leaving Frodo and thereby saving the quest,I can't
> even begin to address your perspective. We will never agree onthis. Ever.
Having read both yours and David B's comments on this issue (and I
have read David B's response to this), I have to say I'm inclined to
agree with you, Grace. It's easy to see all the options after the
fact, but at the time, I think Sam made the best choice he could.
(I do agree, however, with David B's later comment that It All Turned
Out Right In The End For A Reason, even if Sam's choice at the time
was admittedly awkward and admittedly he had other options, and may
have even thought of other options if circumstances had been
- ONe tidbit I didn't see mentioned in the various takes on the theory: at the end Harry rather considers "getting Snape" as a possible by-product, but isn't overly concerned with Snape or Malfoy. One could counter that he is focused on Voldemort, but I'm not sure I buy that as just putting Snape out of mind.
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