“Galadriel his sister went not with him to Nargothrond, for in Doriath dwelt Celeborn, kinsman of Thingol, and there was great love between them.“
But you will not see that.
#sobbing #because though aragorn was the divinely-chosen king descendent from the line of kings #boromir was the one who had grown to manhood among his people; grown up defending and loving them #to him they were not just a faceless mass waiting to be led #or helpless children in the face of the power of the east #they were the warriors that fought beside him and the women that sold their goods in the market and his brother and his father #the houses of healing and the white tree #everything boromir was or ever hoped to be was inextricably bound to gondor; to minas tirith #and here was this elf-raised numenorean who not only was rightful heir to the throne boromir thought defunct #but did not even have the decency to respect and care for the people he would be ruling from it #of course boromir is angry #of course he tries to make aragorn see #boromir you are my favorite until the end of time #the fleeting voice of falliable humanity amid a narrative of gods and heroes#humanity that loves and humanity that falls #ack (via notbecauseofvictories)
THE TAGS, THE TAGS, THEY ARE SO PERFECT!!! Yes, Boromir is “humanity” with all its frailty, courage and honor, and his is always the saddest of all the deaths in LOTR for me.Although I have to stick up for Aragon and say that, at least in book canon, he knew Gondor and its people well because of having served Boromir’s grandfather Echthelion while disguised as Thorongil. So the tags are obviously what BOROMIR thinks is happening not maybe what’s really going on.
I shall know that somewhere there is a firm foothold, even if my feet cannot stand there again.
"You’re a good lad, Frodo. I’m very selfish, you know. Yes, I am. Very selfish. I don’t know why I took you in after your mother and father died but it wasn’t out of charity. I think it was because… of all my numerous relations, you were the one Baggins that showed real spirit."
“Not all those who wander are lost.”
‘Did the verses apply to you then?’ asked Frodo. ‘I could not make out what they were about. But how did you know that they were in Gandalf’s letter, if you have never seen it?’
‘I did not know,’ he answered. ‘But I am Aragorn, and those verses go with that name.’
The Council of Elrond'Here,' said Elrond, turning to Gandalf, 'is Boromir, a man from the South. He arrived in the grey morning, and seeks for counsel. I have bidden him to be present, for here his questions will be answered.'
lotr read-along bingo (week five prompt: the council of elrond)
"I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull, a kind of a sport, as you might say. But that’s not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have been just landed in them, usually their paths were laid that way, as you put it. But I expect they had lots of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn’t. And if they had, we shouldn’t know, because they’d have been forgotten.”
lotr meme → 1/9 characters → aragorn"I am Aragorn, son of Arathorn, and am called Elessar, the Elfstone, Dúnadan, the heir of Isildur Elendil’s son of Gondor. Here is the Sword that was Broken and is forged again!"