Alright, so I’ve just finished reading the Two Towers for the umpteenth time, and I’ve caught something that bugs me a little. It has to do with Sauron and his form at the time of the War of the Ring. In the past, I’ve accepted that Sauron took the form of a great Eye that is covered in fire, yet in the very last chapter of Book Four, Shagrat and Gorbag are talking about what to do with Frodo, and they say this: They seem to be implying that Sauron is mobile, indeed mobile enough and in such a form that he would be able to interact one-on-one with the prisoner (Frodo). What of this? I don’t suspect he would change his form FROM the Eye to a solid being, because that would mean that for a short while, the Eye would not be there. Is there another explanation?