Rules      FAQ       Register        Login
It is currently September 21st, 2020, 9:31 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 169 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 7, 8, 9, 10, 11  Next

Was Boromir weak?
Poll ended at September 6th, 2008, 5:57 pm
He was weak. No question. But he was there at his father's bidding. Give the guy some credit! 36%  36%  [ 30 ]
I don't think he was weak. I think he was strong. 59%  59%  [ 49 ]
He was terribly weak! I mean, c'mon! You didn't see anyone else trying to grab the ring every second they had a chance! 5%  5%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 83
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: January 30th, 2007, 9:20 pm 
Rider of Rohan
Rider of Rohan
User avatar

Joined: 23 January 2007
Posts: 111
Location: Middle Earth: Edoras

Offline
I think he was very strong. Aren't mortal men the ones who are the weakest when it comes to being overcome by the ring? Boromir was a great man and he regretted taking the ring from Frodo after he tried didn't he? I might be wrong here... Boromir was set on following out the will of his father and protecting his country, which was what he loved most. He had a strong heart, and it took more than one arrow to make him fall. He protected the rest of the fellowship during his final battle, and he died bravely. How could he be weak?

_________________
When the cold of winter comes
Starless night will cover day
In the veiling of the sun
We will walk in bitter rain
But in dreams
I can still hear your name
And in dreams
We will meet again
When the seas and mountains fall
And we come to end of days
In the dark I hear a call
Calling me there
I will go there
And Back again


Top
 Profile                  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: February 10th, 2007, 11:46 pm 
Dunadan
Dunadan
User avatar

Joined: 10 October 2006
Posts: 466
Location: not too sure anymore...

Offline
*groan* I just posted something about this in a different thread. I should have put it here!

Well, to cut a long post short, I think he's strong.

_________________
Heh. :blink: I actually changed my sig. Wow.

"I'll tell you truly: I value my thought and work terribly, but in essence - think about it - this whole world of ours is just a bit of mildew that grew over a tiny planet. And we think we can have something great - thoughts, deeds! They're all grains of sand." - Levin


Top
 Profile                  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: May 30th, 2007, 11:18 am 
Gondorian
Gondorian
User avatar

Joined: 03 June 2006
Posts: 302
Location: Portland, Oregon USA
Country: United States (us)

Offline
Thats ok elemmire. I read your post and anyone who wants to read it can find it pretty easy. There are only a few threads in here on Boromir.

_________________
"If you do not find a way, no one will."


Top
 Profile       WWW     YIM        
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: June 14th, 2007, 9:21 pm 
Dunadan
Dunadan
User avatar

Joined: 22 May 2007
Posts: 501
Location: Ontario, Canada

Offline
I don't think he was very weak, but weak enough that he couldn't resist the Ring. But I did find him proud.

_________________
Image
^Set by Esteleth :hug:


Top
 Profile                  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: June 16th, 2007, 6:20 am 
Dwarf
Dwarf
User avatar

Joined: 08 June 2007
Posts: 93
Location: Banja Luka

Offline
^
I think the same...
He was strached betwen Denethor and Gandalf and the fellowship...
On the cauncil of Elrond he showed what is he send to do...(well you could know it from his speach)
He was a great men... but I think thet Faramir was stronger....

_________________
ImageImageImage


Top
 Profile       WWW            
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: June 27th, 2007, 8:34 am 
Gondorian
Gondorian
User avatar

Joined: 24 June 2007
Posts: 242

Offline
I voted for, "He was weak. No question. But he was there at his father's bidding. Give the guy some credit!". He was definitely weak, but he had been sent to join the Fellowship at the bidding of his father, and he respected, loved and cared for his father very deeply, so in my opinion, Boromir was weak because of the influence his father had on him. He was strong as well, for example in his final battle, but he was corrupted by the ring when no one else was - Aragorn came close but didn't - so that doesn't really have too much in his favour.

_________________
<center>Image
"Our integrity sells for so little, but it is all we really have. It is the very last inch of us.
But within that inch, we are free."

techquo @ deviantART
[$%=#_&]


Top
 Profile       WWW            
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: November 17th, 2007, 2:47 pm 
Dunadan
Dunadan
User avatar

Joined: 04 January 2007
Posts: 556
Location: netherland

Offline
I choosed: I don't think he was weak. I think he was strong. but at one side, he was weak. but at the other side, he was so strong. I think Boromir didn't first saw the danger of the ring. he was sorry when he died and spoke to Aragorn. and after all, he did try to save the hobbits! thats "strong" not weak.
although he tried to get the ring, its pity that he died.






(sorry for this miserable english. i hope you still can understand it)

_________________
==>warrior for christ<==


Top
 Profile                  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: November 25th, 2007, 4:56 pm 
Swashbuckler
Swashbuckler
User avatar

Joined: 29 July 2005
Posts: 11978
Location: Eastern Pennsylvania
Country: United States (us)
Gender: Female

Offline
I voted for the second option. I think Boromir had a lot of strength, but as many others have already said, the ring corrupted him and that was one of his weaker points. Aside from the ring, I think Boromir was a strong man in general [everyone in Ithilien looked up to him] and in battle.

Just my thoughts. :)

_________________
I'm living in a daydream
Nothing that could faze me now
I'm caught up in a daydream
Nothing that could wake me now


Image


Top
 Profile                  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: December 27th, 2007, 7:22 am 
Ringwraith
Ringwraith
User avatar

Joined: 16 October 2007
Posts: 1508
Location: Edinburgh

Offline
I think Boromir was weak, but conisidering his state of mind. His city was failing, all he wanted to do was make his father proud. Credit should be given to him. His mind was corrupt by the ring, his mind wasn't the first to be corrupt either.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile       WWW            
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: January 8th, 2008, 11:24 pm 
Ringwraith
Ringwraith
User avatar

Joined: 05 December 2007
Posts: 1772
Location: Middle-earth
Country: Rohan (xr)
Gender: Female

Offline
I think that Boromir displays the best and worst traits in us all - selfish, greedy, corrupt, but honest, and loyal as well.

I mean com'on! Give the guy some credit! Besides, he was just trying to do his best, but died trying. (On a slightly different subject) It's not like Smeagol was totally innocent either - he killed Deagol and became corrupt the second he saw "the precious"

_________________
Image
Daughter of ~Syneva Lindenshield~
Mommy of SilverRose and Esteleth
Wife of Beren


Top
 Profile                  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: January 9th, 2008, 2:38 am 
Ringwraith
Ringwraith
User avatar

Joined: 16 October 2007
Posts: 1508
Location: Edinburgh

Offline
Very good point.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile       WWW            
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: January 12th, 2008, 11:58 pm 
Ringwraith
Ringwraith
User avatar

Joined: 05 December 2007
Posts: 1772
Location: Middle-earth
Country: Rohan (xr)
Gender: Female

Offline
I mean really. Men are very easily corrupted.

_________________
Image
Daughter of ~Syneva Lindenshield~
Mommy of SilverRose and Esteleth
Wife of Beren


Top
 Profile                  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: January 13th, 2008, 3:52 am 
Hobbit
Hobbit
User avatar

Joined: 12 October 2007
Posts: 29
Location: United States

Offline
Men may be very easily corrupted, but Aragorn wasn't easily tempted by the ring, and even Faramir, raised by men, managed to control his greed. I choose the third option, so I know I'm outnumbered, but I believe that Boromir was one of the weakest, most selfish, greediest, most deceitful, and most belligerent characters Tolkien ever created. I have more pity for Fëanor than Boromir, which shows how much I despise the character, despite his change of heart at the end.

_________________
A Elbereth Gilthoniel
silivren penna míriel


Top
 Profile                  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: January 13th, 2008, 6:33 am 
Gondorian
Gondorian
User avatar

Joined: 10 November 2007
Posts: 328
Location: Rohan

Offline
Captain Jack wrote:
I thought that he was strong, but proud and a little foolish. His heart wasn't as strong as the others, and the ring corrupted him.

yeah I agree the ring corrupted him,yet he was a little foolish

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile                  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: January 13th, 2008, 6:40 am 
Ringwraith
Ringwraith
User avatar

Joined: 16 October 2007
Posts: 1508
Location: Edinburgh

Offline
We all have our faults and weaknesses and for anyone to bare them and overcome them, must have some strength.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile       WWW            
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: January 13th, 2008, 6:40 am 
Gondorian
Gondorian
User avatar

Joined: 10 November 2007
Posts: 328
Location: Rohan

Offline
indeed!congrats on becoming a rider nae!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile                  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 169 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 7, 8, 9, 10, 11  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron




Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Boyz theme by Zarron Media 2003