In What Way Does the Fall of Numenor Reflect the Fall of Sauron?
“The Doom (or the Gift) of Men is mortality, freedom from the circles of the world.” J.R.R. Tolkien
Numenor fell after listening to Sauron’s lies and becoming like him in his roundness. The Ring was the very shape of Sauron’s heart. He made the One Ring out of his own roundness and emptiness. His life was closed upon itself.
Numenoreans craved immortality and rejected the strange gifts of Iluvatar – the ability to escape the weariness of …