- <brucewilson@m...> wrote:
>superiority... He was utterly convinced that Gondor was the West's
> Boromir started out arrogantly confident of Gondor's utter
only hope ....
> He learned, however, that the world was a much more complicatedplace, and that although Gondor was important, it was just a part of
the reistance to the Enemy. Alas, he died before he could bring that
> knowledge back to Gondor and apply it. Had he lived, Denethor wouldI think that's pretty accurately stated. I don't think, as Jack
> have been far more likely to listen to him than to either Faramir or
stated, that Boromir started out brave, succumbed to evil, then
changed back. He's more complicated than that.
Boromir's primary growth is from pride to a measure of humility. His
pride (and love and fear for Gondor) were the keys to his
temptation. But he redeemed himself in the end, as even Gandalf
noted. He gave his life, it seems to me, primarily in friendship
to 'the little ones'. He admitted his attempt to seize the Ring, and
that he had 'failed'. Before his death, he saw himself and all his
strengths and flaws clearly. May we all achieve that!
I don't think that his inability to keep Merry & Pippin from being
captured is a personal failure: it was a physical impossibility for
him to win. He knew that, but fought to the death anyway. And he
made Merry and Pippin fight -- one of the small steps that helped the
two young hobbits grow.
--- In TolkienDiscussions@yahoogroups.com, "Wilson, Bruce"
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