Boromir

  • boromir
    tolkien character
    information
    aliasescaptain of the white tower,
    high warden of the white tower
    raceman
    book(s)the fellowship of the ring (1954)
    the two towers (1954)

    boromir is a fictional character in j. r. r. tolkien's legendarium. he appears in the first two volumes of the lord of the rings (the fellowship of the ring and the two towers), and is mentioned in the last volume, the return of the king. he was the heir of denethor ii (the 26th ruling steward of gondor) and the elder brother of faramir. in the course of the story boromir joined the fellowship of the ring.

    boromir is portrayed as a noble character who believed passionately in the greatness of his kingdom and fought indomitably for it. his great stamina and physical strength, together with a forceful and commanding personality, made him a widely admired commander in gondor's army and the favourite of his father denethor. as a member of the fellowship, his desperation to save his country ultimately drove him to betray his companions and attempt to seize the ring, but he was redeemed by his repentance and brave last stand.

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Boromir
Tolkien character
Information
AliasesCaptain of the White Tower,
High Warden of the White Tower
RaceMan
Book(s)The Fellowship of the Ring (1954)
The Two Towers (1954)

Boromir is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. He appears in the first two volumes of The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers), and is mentioned in the last volume, The Return of the King. He was the heir of Denethor II (the 26th Ruling Steward of Gondor) and the elder brother of Faramir. In the course of the story Boromir joined the Fellowship of the Ring.

Boromir is portrayed as a noble character who believed passionately in the greatness of his kingdom and fought indomitably for it. His great stamina and physical strength, together with a forceful and commanding personality, made him a widely admired commander in Gondor's army and the favourite of his father Denethor. As a member of the Fellowship, his desperation to save his country ultimately drove him to betray his companions and attempt to seize the Ring, but he was redeemed by his repentance and brave last stand.