In "The Return of the King", at the end, where were Gandalf, Bilbo and Frodo sailing off to?

Update:

Im also wondering "WHY?" Frodo was very young. Why did he have to die?

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  • Nicole
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    They go the island or continent that elves came from originally.

    I cannot remember the name of the continent, but Frodo and Bilbo go because the ring have changed them inside, and they simply can't fit back into normal life.

    Frodo does not go to die, he goes to find some peace.

    Bilbo is the old one and he goes to die. Read "The Hobbit", the story of how Bilbo got the ring, it's really good. Bilbo loves adventures, and Gandalf decides to take him with and grant him one final adventure before his death.

    I think that Gandalf goes because the King and Queen elf invites him, it's supposed to be a real honor to be invited to go there.

    If you've only watched the movies, I strongly suggest that you read all the books, from beginning to end, properly. The books truly are better then the movies. It explains a lot more, and there are quiet a bit of stuff in the books that aren't in the movies.

    Hope I helped you out! ; )

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  • 4 years ago

    They have been crusing to Valinor. Valinor is the area the place the Valar (the Elves' "gods") dwelled. No mortals have been allowed there, in spite of the shown fact that there have been exceptions made for some contained in the background of midsection Earth. Frodo and Bilbo have been exceptions because of the fact they carried the ring and could locate no relax on the lands they have been on on the time. Very candy, no? ^_^

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  • 1 decade ago

    They followed the elves; the world had changed to the point that magic and magical creatures had no place left in it.

    Frodo went with Gandalf and Bilbo after he had been stabbed by the sword of one of the Wraiths and nearly died. Also, being the bearer of the ring placed a great strain on him and because of his experiences he really didn't feel part of the world around him anymore.

    Not very well-explained I fear.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Ok, read the books people. You wont understand a thing unless you do. The Grey havens is the harbor or whatvere. And they didn't go to die, they went to the undying lands with the elves at the end of the world.

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  • WillyC
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    They were sailing to Valinor, which is essentially a final resting place for the Elves, their "Heaven". You really need to read "The Silmarillion", as has been suggested, to understand the mythology of Middle Earth & its people. LOTR also has a lot of Christian imagery, if you pay attention. J.R.R. Tolkien himself was a devout Catholic & a close friend of C.S. Lewis, who wrote "The Chronicles of Narnia", which is also full of Christian images.

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  • 1 decade ago

    they were going to the island where all the elves were returning to....frodo had to go because he still had part of the dagger in him from the witch kings attack on the look out hill in fellowship of the ring...if you recall it never healed and still troubled him after the ring was destroyed, he could never find peace.

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  • 1 decade ago

    If Middle Earth is New Zealand, they were sailing off to Australia.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Beyond the edge of the world, to Aman, the home of the Valar.

    You really need to read the Silmarillion to understand the mythological structure underlying LotR. And it's very beautiful.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I beleive processdude is most accurate. My impression is not that they were going anywhere to die, but to another place, where the elves went. To go on some new adventures...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    they were sailing off to the middle of the ocean to die. i know its sad, but Frodo said you cant really ever come back.

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