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Old 10-10-2000, 11:44 AM   #1
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One of the least parts I like in the books is, that boromir could never apologize to Frodo for his attack on Amon hen.
Did Frodo forgive Boromir?? He didn't sound too sad when he heard about his death.
So, what are your thoughts. Did he forgive him???

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Old 10-10-2000, 01:47 PM   #2
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Re: Frodo and Boromir

Lady Eowyn! Where have you been? You've been missed!

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Old 10-10-2000, 02:16 PM   #3
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Re: Frodo and Boromir

I was a little too busy and sick. but I'm back to stay <img src=smile.gif ALT="">

(ooooh, you're already a skeletto...lolol)

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Old 10-11-2000, 12:57 PM   #4
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Re: Frodo and Boromir

Of course he forgave Boromir! Frodo was kind enough to forgive even Gollum, after all he'd done to him. And the reason that Frodo didn't sound too sad when he heard about Boromir's death is, that Frodo never displayed his emotions around people, so whatever feelings he had, he'd rather keep them to himself.

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Old 05-08-2002, 12:05 PM   #5
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Solicitude might be the feeling Frodo had when he learned about Boromir's death.
Those time wasn't the time of forgiveness yet.
I have the feeling that Frodo felt fear and concerned about Boromir, not really fear for the man himself, but fear for what he could become with the influence of the ring, making grow even more his fright of the ring's power thus for the safety and the being of the fellowship.

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Old 07-24-2002, 01:30 AM   #6
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Faramir: Were you a friend of Boromir?
Frodo: Yes, I was his friend, for my part.
Faramir: Then you would grieve to learn that Boromir is dead?
Frodo: I would grieve indeed.

I am prone to think Frodo had readily forgiven Boromir, since he had begun to understand the corruptive influence of the ring, and, in his humility, could probably see himself succumbing as well. I am sure Frodo's empathy was not limited to Gollum alone.

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Old 07-24-2002, 01:46 AM   #7
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I am sure that Frodo would forgive Boromir. Maybe when he was attacked by Boromir he was very shocked... That made him to take the decision to leave the Fellowship. At the moment maybe he was very angry, but later, when he realised the evil power of the Ring, he forgave Boromir and understood him.
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Old 07-24-2002, 01:50 AM   #8
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Despite his words, I still feel that Frodo sounds a little resentful at that stage.
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Old 07-24-2002, 02:11 AM   #9
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At the time, Frodo was probably feeling many emotions.
  • He had just been captured by a band strangers who may or may not mean him harm.
  • He was being interrogated.
  • He was practically accused of murdering Boromir.
  • He's not sure of the veracity of Faramir's words.

I think under the circumstances, keeping his thoughts and emotions hidden would be a smart move.
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Old 07-24-2002, 06:08 AM   #10
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I agree entirely with Sweatpea. Also Frodo, didn't know if Faramir was telling the truth about Boromir's death.
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Old 07-25-2002, 02:54 AM   #11
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I think frodo would have forgave Boromir. After all his attack was b/c of the ring, so it wasnt entirely Boromir's fault. He wouldnt have done anything if it wasnt for the ring [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Old 02-14-2003, 04:56 AM   #12
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Being his brother, Faramir is able to make up for the failure of Boromir. Which he does fully. Boromir also atones by giving his life for Frodo's friends. He never gets a chance to apologise to Frodo, but the readers can tell that he is truly sorry and has made up for it as best he could.

Frodo is a very forgiving kind of guy, and even at the time he acknowledges that Boromir is not himself (or have I been movieised?). And half the reason for Frodo's going is to protect the rest of the Fellowship from temptation. I don't think he ever blames Boromir for his behaviour.

Denethor on the other hand is never redeemed. Luckily Faramir gets rescued.
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Old 02-14-2003, 05:56 AM   #13
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When he heard of Boromir's death, Frodo's first though was not for Boromir but for his dear friends, Merry and Pippin. If Boromir, the strongest of the Fellowship, had been killed, then it was likely that all of them had perished.
His concern for his closest friends would have masked any feelings he had for Boromir.
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Old 02-14-2003, 10:14 AM   #14
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I don't think Frodo felt there was anything to forgive - he knew very well what caused Boromir's downfall. I doubt he ever felt anything but grief and pity over the fall of one he considered very noble. It would seem that by the time Faramir makes his revelation that Frodo has already mourned Boromir's spiritual death long before he learns of his physical one. One has to keep in mind the type of character Tolkien paints in Frodo - can anyone imagine this guy bearing a grudge?
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Old 02-17-2003, 11:55 AM   #15
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I totally agree with you Aratlithiel. Also what happened to Boromir must have upset Frodo because it showed what would happen to his companions if he stayed.
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Frodo's response when Sam wants to come with him always seems to me to indicate he is more fearful that his friends will fall to the ring than his fear of Mordor itself. From this I have always thought that he pities Boromir rather than hating him. I think he was, rightfully, frightened of him, however.
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Old 02-24-2003, 07:03 AM   #17
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Well as with all who are tested "by" Frodo or any ringbearer Boromor goes through his torment and the ring talks to him why the little hobbit is not the best bearer or that with the ring he could show his father that he can or even that he could take up the fight with Sauron. It is malice, hatred and all evil so every chance it could take it would try to convince a weak in mind to take up the ring and claim it as his own. This could probably be discussed by many and agreed upon if not the ring is at hand. As we see it influence Maia as well as all ohter at Elronds "meeting". It lures Gandalf, Aragorn and Galadriel but they can resist its calling. Boromir cannot at first but he does come to and end when he has accepted Frodo as the true ring bearer for the mission however late it is for his own sake.

Also Frodo if anyone knows what is on Boromirs mind. He alone is the one who can see the power of the ring both from using it and bearing it. He does forgive Gollum, of course he forgives Boromir. Please do not say that he does not since anything other than that is "folly" as Boromir himself would have said.

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Old 04-06-2003, 06:52 AM   #18
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I totally agree with Hulle. I couldn't possibly imagine Frodo not forgiving Borimir. The Frodo I picture is very kind and understanding. And definately would not hold a grudge against an evil powered by the one ring.
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Old 04-06-2003, 09:19 AM   #19
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Frodo has regarded Boromir as 'lost' since their encounter on Amon Hen and grieved for it. In a way it's almost a relief to hear Boromir is dead, he can do no more harm and it's a merciful release for him.

On the other hand Frodo's head must be full of appalling conjectures over just *how* Boromir came to die. A fight between the Company and its fallen member must have seemed a very likely possibility. Still Faramir's account must have been reassuring to a degree - the Orc weapons suggesting an exterior enemy.

Frodo must have been very relieved to learn the real circumstances of Boromir's death, and that he had repented and died free of the Ring's influence.
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Hail Morwen Tindomerel,

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Of all the views in this discussion, yours most closely resonate with mine, and are expressed with a remarkable combination of nuanced eloquence and clear forthrightness.

To wonder with concern about the fate of separated companions is just the kind of noble trait Frodo's strength of character is capable of. Boromir's struggle being an all-too-understandable one appears to assist as a whetstone for the kind of pity and patience with which Frodo treats, for example, Gollum.

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Old 04-23-2003, 08:46 AM   #21
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Thank you very much for those kind words, Gandalf the Grey.
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Old 04-23-2003, 10:14 AM   #22
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I agree with most of the posts here. I can't imagine how Frodo cannot forgive Boromir. When he learned of Boromir's death there must of been a lot of conflicting emotions going on within him. One would have been concern for the rest of the Fellowship but certainly another would have been fear, especially considering he was now in the hands of another man who he would soon learn was Boromir's brother (I think I have the order of events right). Fear that the same thing was going to happen to Faramir, or for that matter Sam, could not have been to far from his mind.

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Old 03-08-2014, 11:30 AM   #23
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I agree with most of the posts here. When Frodo finds out about Boromir's death, there must be many thoughts inside his head. He was being interrogated by the brother of the Man who tried to seize the One Ring from him. After being tormented by the Ring for months, coming to know Boromir's dead, his own cousins and all. He needed to be strong very much.
And I agree with those who said Fro cannot hold grudges against anyone, and especially Boromir. Cuz now he himself has realized the evil power of the Ring.
Well, he forgave Gollum, and Saruman so it is obvious from his part to forgive Boromir.
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