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#21 - lstimpact (07/05/2013) [-]
At which point was Gollum ever striving for redemption??   
I'm pretty sure he was always in it for himself
At which point was Gollum ever striving for redemption??

I'm pretty sure he was always in it for himself
User avatar #121 to #21 - violentpixi (07/05/2013) [-]
Gollum is a split-personality in the film adaptations (I can't remember **** from the books) Gollum was in it for himself, but Smeagol temporarily wanted redemption for the murder of his best friend and for whom Gollum turned him into.
User avatar #91 to #21 - IamSofaKingdom (07/05/2013) [-]
He banishes his evil side and becomes trusting and reliant on Frodo. Unfortunately when Faramir captures them Frodo helps them capture Smeagal in a non fatal manner. Smeagal feels betrayed and turns back to his evil side.
#69 to #21 - anon (07/05/2013) [-]
There was a part I think in the second movie where he got rid of his evil personality and he was happy and tried to become better. After the hobbits betrayed him, the evil personality came back and made him do evil again. He was seeking help while the evil side kept messing him up.
#60 to #21 - anon (07/05/2013) [-]
he went back n fourth plenty of times between helping them and going after the ring it was just the control was too strong
User avatar #33 to #21 - dantemp (07/05/2013) [-]
to be fair there was a moment when he was liking Frodo but it passed quickly and technically you're right
User avatar #27 to #21 - CactusFantastico (07/05/2013) [-]
wasn't there a point when he yelled at himself and basically banished his evil part?
User avatar #28 to #27 - lstimpact (07/05/2013) [-]
That was due to Smeagol essentially being bullied by Gollum and so manages to banish that side of him until he gives in later on

User avatar #29 to #28 - snowshark (07/05/2013) [-]
He's not striving for redemption in the most obvious sense of looking for forgiveness but he is trying to throw off his old self and live a better life. He doesn't seem to want forgiveness at any point, rather he just doesn't want to do the evil things Gollum makes him do.

So he is striving for redemption in a more cosmic/karmic sense of trying to be better and get rewarded with a better life as opposed to straight-up asking for forgiveness.
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