I love your treatment of Boromir, and the skill and grace with which you craft your story. A very enjoyable read.
"Why must we dwell on the single time he failed, especially when he purposefully laid down his life to compensate for his failure?"
I see Boromir's plight with the ring as one we all face. We all have areas we are tempted in repeatedly. Each choice for good is a victory.
But who has not fallen to temptation and willfully done what they know is wrong?
I see myself in Boromir, and I hope my reponse to failure would be as brave as his.
Thank you for this entertaining and thoughtful story.
Author's Response: thanks! i agree wholeheartedly: everyone falls to temptation once in a while. it's what we do afterwards that matters, and if we learn from our mistakes we don't fall to that temptation again. thank you so much for reviewing again!!
I can imagine Faramir would have felt strongly to protect his brother's good name. I think this relates to real life also. It seems people don't have much to say until someone does something wrong and then it's talked about for weeks. It's unfortunate the positive is not looked at with the same attention. Good story.
Author's Response: thanks! it annoys me also that the good things go unnoticed, while the bad is always what gets the gossip. i think we need to celebrate the good more, as well! thanks again for the review!
I agree that Boromir was a true son of Gondor. It says that Faramir was more "kingly" (If I remember correctly...) but Boromir was more adept in skill and such. And it is very realistic that Faramir would write such a thing. Good ideas.
Author's Response: thanks so much! i'm glad you liked it!
I really liked this: I think Faramir might well have said something like this about his beloved brother. Tolkien tells us that Boromir was always Faramir's best defender in life, so it makes perfect sense that Faramir would be Boromir's best defender in death.
Author's Response: thanks for the review! i like the way you put that; very poetic and fitting. :)