Boromir's gift

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  1. will

    will New Member

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    This is a strange question but what was Boromir's gift from Lady Galadriel in Lothlorien?
     
  2. sI0h

    sI0h Master of Buckland

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    I'm not sure, but I think he doesn't get any.
     
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    Nienor Administrator Staff Member

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    A belt of gold; and each member of the fellowship got Elven cloaks with leaf pins.
     
  4. byzantine warrior

    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    in the books thats true but in the movie he dont get anything
     
  5. Lady_of_Shalott

    Lady_of_Shalott Weaving the Magic Web

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    That's very true. He didn't get anything in the movie. Strange. Was that on purpose or just a mistake?
     
  6. Gûd Daedheloth

    Gûd Daedheloth Foe of Morgoth's Realm

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    Well, technically, Aragorn didn't get anything from Galadriel either. Maybe she just doesn't like men!
     
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    Lady_of_Shalott Weaving the Magic Web

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    No, but that was because she said he already had a better gift than she could give him. Now Boromir, he didn't. It's not really a big deal, but it puzzles me still...
     
  8. sI0h

    sI0h Master of Buckland

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    Maybe PJ didn't bother to spend a minute on Galadriel giving Boromir a gift, because
    Boromir would die 10 min after. And if he had been given one, he wouldn't have had used it so much, would he?

    I mean every other gift is important in the next movies:

    The Elven rope helps Frodo and Sam down the cliff, Legolas' bow is used all the time,
    That light bottle (don't remember it's name) is used in Shelob's tunnel, Galadriel's hairs
    shows that Gimli is begining to like the elves and the daggers... well they are not really
    used that much, but they do have some screen time in TTT.

    But then again, maybe PJ just forgot it?!?
     
  9. Haldir

    Haldir Archer Extraordinaire

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    I doubt he forgot. She looked into his mind or something. He was very afraid of her cause she knew his true reason for being on the fellowship, that he was weak and what Denethor had told him to do.
     
  10. will

    will New Member

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    First off, I don't feel that because he doesn't use the gift so it has no point is not a reason to not put it in the film.
    And I don't feel that Boromir's only reason for being in the Fellowship is to bring the ring to Gondor and achieve his fathers goal..in his heart he wants to do the right thing and follow Aragorn so I dont find him weak.
     
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    Haldir Archer Extraordinaire

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    But he is weak. He tries to take the ring. That is what she saw in him. Like she saw it in herself.

    I'm not suggesting he was going to carry out his father's will but I'm saying she could see in him that that was why he was sent to the council that that was Denethor's wishes. He failed to take the ring and then did good. But he did try to take it...
     
  12. sI0h

    sI0h Master of Buckland

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    Every movie must be edited so that the important things are included, and
    Boromir's belt isn't that important.

    The other gift on the other hand is used several times troughout the movies.
    Therefore they are included.

    PJ could have cut out Merry & Pippin's gifts too, because in the books
    they take them after they're saved by Tom B.
     
  13. will

    will New Member

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    Yes but I'm saying that thats not a reason to not put it in because the detail makes the movie and film work..there are many things in the film that are details that don't have a role in the story but are still shown the create the depth, thats all I mean.

    And now I know what you mean, Haldir...I just never feel Boromir is weak because he fights for all he believes in with honour and many would fall to the ring's power if they had the opertunity.
     
  14. celebrimor

    celebrimor Elven Jewel-smith

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    you can say he got a gift (elven cloak the pinm thingy ect...,) but he didn't get his own personal gift like most of the fellowship got... but PJ probaly didn't give him one because he dies lol
     
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    Just because you don't SEE Boromir's gift doesn't mean that he didn't get it.
    It could have simply been left untold, as some things are.

    The daggers of Merry and Pippen never made it to Two Towers. They were discarded along with the blades that Aragorn gave them. All you see in Two Towers are their belts with the little scabbards.
     
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    Maybe she didnt give Boromir anything because she knew he was a schmuck and was going to get kaked before the movie was over.
     
  17. Nethroule

    Nethroule Hobbit of the Shire

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    When Galadrial read Boromir's mind she saw that he was going to die and felt it unnessasary to give him a gift.
    Or PJ just dind't want to do it.