all my jokes aside how can you possibly hate boromir or be glad for his death
boromir is literally the representation of what we all are- the mixture of inherent goodness and natural flaws that all of us have. he is a being of pure good intention and hope and faith and loyalty and determination to do what is right, to secure a safe and prosperous future for those he cared about, his people, his friends, his family
the things he did that make people so frequently dislike him- primarily going after the ring for himself, to use it for the good of gondor- are things driven by those good intentions. there never was a single malicious bone in boromir’s body. even his mistakes were mistakes of love, misguided actions borne of an inherent desire to protect. do any of you that hate him really think you would have been any better, would have been perfect and resisted the allure of trying to use the ring to protect your loved ones? i don’t know about you, but if i’m being honest, i don’t know if i would have been strong enough to resist it. because we all want to protect those we love.
boromir was not among the men who wanted the ring for his own personal power. selfless from the start and selfless even to his death- dying, in the end, to protect two hobbits, the little folk, the halflings so frequently overlooked by the other races and even his own- he was not seeking glory. he never was.
boromir is every one of us- the hope and pain and frustration and loyalty and fear and doubt and passion and perfection and flaws that make us all human. and in the end, it was always some form of love guiding his actions- love for his home, it’s citizens, for his land. so much of it that it drove him to the extremes that it did.
he was far from perfect, like all of us. and for me, that’s why he was perfect.