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Well, not Boromir or Denethor at least, but shouldn't Faramir be? . other Stewards of his age - same difference you noted between Arnor and Gondor). I tend to favor the date, because my App B has no other entries. So the dates I'm giving are the number of years since the beginning of the Third Age. The Fellowship set 1 Tolkien never gives a birthdate or age for Legolas. Deleted User said: This is copy and paste from my old topic in The Return of the Okay, I know this romance between Eowyn and Faramir is an extremely .. I think the major difference is the way their themes are interwoven into their stories. .. (Believe me, mystique and all are nice for dating, but when you opt to spend.
But he could only say that Rivendellwhich is also known as Imladris, was a dale in the far north where the Half-elven Lord Elrond lived. The other day, when Sauron attacked Osgiliath at the dawn of the War of the RingBoromir was a commander. His company drove back the Orcs and held the last bridge; eventually they destroyed it behind them, to prevent the Orcs from crossing the river. Seek for the Sword that was broken: In Imladris it dwells; There shall be counsels taken Stronger than Morgul-spells.
Boromir's journey took days. He passed through the Gap of Rohan and travelled north through the lands west of the Misty Mountains. He faced many hardships, for that land had fallen into decay and the North-South Road no longer existed except for crumbling remains of the old causeways.
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Near Tharbad he crossed the Greyflood using a dangerous ford formed by a ruined bridge and he lost his horse. The rest of the way he travelled on foot. When he reached Rivendellhe attended the Council of Elrond. Representatives from races and lands of the Westlands spoke about the current situations, and Boromir spoke about the Council of Gondor 's vigilance and the struggle to keep the forces of Mordor from crossing the Anduin.
However, he said, he had not come seeking military aid but counsel. When he told of the dream that had led him to Rivendell the answers to its riddles were revealed: There he attempted to persuade the Council to let him take the One Ring to Gondor so that it could be used in the defence of the realm.
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But Elrond explained that the Ring could not be used, for even though it is used for the purpose of doing good it would twist all deeds and intentions to evil in the end. When the Company of the Ring reached CaradhrasBoromir advised that each of them should carry a faggot of wood.
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This saved the Company from freezing to death when they got caught in a blizzard on Caradhras. The next morning Boromir and Aragorn ploughed their way through the snow and carried the four Hobbits back down the mountain to safety. As the Redhorn Pass was now blocked, Boromir proposed that they should travel southward on the west side of the Misty Mountains and then either pass through the Gap of Rohan or cross the Isen and go through the southern lands of Langstrand and Lebennin.
But Gandalf opposed this saying that, because of Saruman 's treachery those lands were no longer safe. The Gondorian traveled nearly four months to Rivendell, losing his horse in the process, and arriving just before the Council of Elrond.
On February 29at midnight, Faramir, who was on guard duty on the western shore in Osgiliath, waded down to a boat floating down the Anduin River.
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To his grief, it contained the dead body of his brother, which was pierced with many wounds. In it lay his sword, broken, but there was no sign of the Great Horn, which he and his father had heard being blown far across the distance in the North three days prior.
Faramir as a Ranger During a battle with SouthronsFaramir, who took over his brother's position as the Captain of the White Tower, encountered the Hobbits Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgeerecognizing them to be the Halflings his dream spoke of. At this point, he showed the crucial difference between him and his proud brother: I would not take this thing, if it lay by the highway.
Not were Minas Tirith falling in ruin and I alone could save her, so, using the weapon of the Dark Lord for her good and my glory.
No, I do not wish for such triumphs, Frodo son of Drogo.
With this knowledge, he also realized the peril his brother had faced. Giving them provisions, he sent them on their way to continue their quest. At their parting, Faramir warned Frodo of Gollum's treacherous nature and that the path Gollum had proposed Cirith Ungol had an evil reputation of old.
After noting that the sky was now covered in complete darkness, Faramir sent his company south to reinforce the garrison at Osgiliath while he and three others of his men rode to Minas Tirith directly.
The men, except Faramir, were unhorsed and it was the Captain, a master of both beasts and men, who was still horsed and rode back to aid the fallen. Denethor sent his remaining son to hold Western Osgiliath against the hosts of the Enemy that outnumbered their own greatly.
But if I should return, think better of me! And it does not necessarily mean that there is no love between the parties. In fact these marriages may be better because there is so much more at stake than individualistic notions of love and desire.
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As for Eowyn settling down in marriage with a family, I don't think that it's necessarily out of character either. Most women, I'd wager, regardless of their position, strength, influence or badassedness want a partner and children.
This isn't so much a social construct as it is a natural inherent drive. With that, I think that what Tolkien did with her was actually quite honest and even unusual. I think with a character as layered and strong as Eowyn who I love!
But, that isn't necessarily realistic. Lets look at the reasons she wanted to fight and wanted to be on the front line. She wanted her part in the most important challenge her people were facing.