Son of Denethor I. Steward of Gondor from the year 2489-2567 third age
Fellowship of the Ring, Two Towers
Son of Denethor II.
Boromir served his father as a captain of Gondor. He was first described as a tall man with a fair and noble face, dark-haired and grey-eyed, proud and stern of glance. He first appears in Lord of the Rings at the Council of Elrond. He rode to Rivendell for advice about a dream that he and his brother Faramir had both had. Elrond summoned him to the meeting knowing that he would learn the meaning of his dream during the discussions at the meeting.
During the course of the meeting, Boromir related how his people had been coming under attacks by the growing forces of Mordor. Boromir himself had commanded the forces that held off the enemy and he was highly regarded by his people as a great warrior. After the meeting he was chosen to be one of the members of the fellowship who accompanied Frodo as he set out to destroy the ring.
In all his endeavours, Boromir's primary motivation was to save the people of Gondor from Sauron's forces. This proved to be his undoing as the power of the ring twisted his good intentions so that he wanted to take the ring and use it to defend his people. He died heroically in defence of Merry and Pippin near the shores of the Anduin.
Boromir in the Peter Jackson film was played by Sean Bean.
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