Guide to The Lord of the Rings/Characters/Boromir
Boromir was the heir to Denethor, the ruling Steward of Gondor. Together, he and Aragorn represented Men in the Fellowship. Boromir was a mighty fighter, and extremely proud and courageous. He was also under the pressure of a kingdom constantly under attack. Boromir succumbs to the temptation of the Ring, attempting to seize it forcibly from Frodo, helping to set in motion a series of events that resulted in the breaking of the Fellowship and ultimately, his own death. Despite his crime of trying to steal the ring, Boromir made up for it by valiantly defending Merry and Pippin, at the cost of his own life, later confessing to and being forgiven by Aragorn, and was remembered as a hero by the rest of the Fellowship.