The Return of the King

The Return of the King

by

J. R. R. Tolkien

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The Mouth of Sauron is Sauron’s servant, who greets Aragorn and his army upon their arrival at the Black Gate. His derision, arrogance, and greed are matched by his loyalty to Sauron, who he has been serving for so long that he has forgotten his original name. Despite his self-assurance, he is easily cowed by Aragorn’s authority. He retreats behind the Black Gate after Gandalf refuses the terms he offers for Frodo’s safe return.
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Book 5, Chapter 10
Loyalty, Love, and Sacrifice Theme Icon
...but a towering figure on a huge, terrifying horse. He tells them he is the Mouth of Sauron —a high-ranking servant of Sauron who has served for long enough to have forgotten his... (full context)
Loyalty, Love, and Sacrifice Theme Icon
The Mouth of Sauron recognizes Gandalf and tells him his plan is foolish. He says he was instructed by... (full context)
Hope vs. Despair Theme Icon
Loyalty, Love, and Sacrifice Theme Icon
The Mouth of Sauron offers to deliver Frodo if Gandalf agrees to Sauron’s terms. Gandalf asks for the terms:... (full context)