The Return of the King

The Return of the King

by

J. R. R. Tolkien

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Snaga Character Analysis

Snaga is an orc at Cirith Ungol under Shagrat’s command. After disobeying Shagrat, he hides and makes his way up to the top of the tower where he begins to threaten Frodo with torture until Sam arrives. Sam cuts Snaga’s arm off, and Snaga eventually dies by falling through the trap-door.
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Snaga Character Timeline in The Return of the King

The timeline below shows where the character Snaga appears in The Return of the King. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 6, Chapter 1
Hope vs. Despair Theme Icon
...an end. He hears through a closed door two arguing voices. Shagrat is demanding that Snaga leave the tower to deliver some news. Snaga refuses, flouting Shagrat’s authority; he believes that... (full context)
Hope vs. Despair Theme Icon
...hears a voice answering the tune, and stops singing, but now all he hears is Snaga ordering someone to stop singing. He sees Snaga climb a ladder at the end of... (full context)
Hope vs. Despair Theme Icon
Loyalty, Love, and Sacrifice Theme Icon
 Sam hears the crack of a whip and, filled with rage, follows Snaga up the ladder to the chamber. He leaps towards Snaga and cuts his arm off.... (full context)