Samwise "Sam" Gamgee
2983 - sailed to Valinor 1482 S.R.
Article : Physical description of Sam, by
: Description of Sam's personality, by GWiZ.
Images of Sam
Description of Sam
April 22, 2002
From the Fellowship of the Ring:
P533 - Sam - "...and the River closed over his curly head."
was staring in his round brown eyes."
T. Hansen aka GWiZ
Nov. 24, 2002
Sam assumes a role of enormous importance, being
close companion and faithful servant of Frodo. The fact that he works
as a gardener back in the Shire indicates Tolkien’s belief in good
emanating from close contact with the soil. His sheer fear of travel
into the unknown at first reveals him as very human. His name, Sam, is
also the only “ordinary” and down-to-earth name in the entire book.
This also gives him a human aspect. His devotion to Frodo grows
tremendously throughout the story. He weeps when the Orc Chieftain (1)
wounds Frodo (c. The Bridge of Khazad-Dûm). He springs to Frodo’s
defence both literally and figuratively. It seems to the reader that he
almost loses himself in his service and his mission. He is almost too
“good” a servant. In the end of The Fellowship of The Ring he
nearly drowns in his attempt to follow Frodo to the Mount of Doom
than to let him go by himself.
1) In Peter Jackson’s movie the Orc Chieftain is
replaced by a
Reference: The Fellowship of The Ring
Images of Sam:
: "The Fallen Southron". Artist Ange-Katrin Eiszmann. Rolozo Tolkien
: Sam and Shelob. Artist John Howe. Rolozo Tolkien page