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Aragorn, Finduilas, Denethor, Boromir, and Faramir. All are connected in many different ways. Boromir and Aragorn were two members of the Nine Walkers, Faramir became Aragorn's Steward, Denethor hated Aragorn-who he knew as Thorongil, and Finduilas was Denethor's wife.

So, what were their views of one another? Denethor, we know, did not have a good view of Aragorn. But why? Could it stem from not only winning the favor of his father, but perhaps he saw some feelings his wife might have had for him as well?

Aragorn, by the time he came to Gondor, had already had his heart stolen by Arwen. But could he have had some feelings for Finduilas? Perhaps a sense of, 'He could very well have loved her, maybe *should* have loved her, if he had not met Arwen before his departure from Imladris?' And what would Aragorn's views of her sons have been? Boromir was said to have favored his father in some ways, but Faramir was very much his mother's child.

Finduilas died young, pining away in Minas Tirith for the Sea. But could there have been more to that? By the time she died, Aragorn had departed back to the North. Could she have died of a broken heart as well? Perhaps she knew he had a love in the North, thus making him incapable of loving her as she loved him.

And what would Boromir and Faramir think of the triangle that was made up of their parents and Aragorn, if they knew at all? What would they have thought of Thorongil, one of Gondor's greatest heroes, still alive and young by the measure of his people?

Choose one of these and write it from one of the character's perspectives. Denethor, Finduilas, Aragorn, Boromir, or Faramir. It is your choice.

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Gandalfs apprentice - The Summons
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Last Updated: 07 Dec 06
Three vignettes from the journey of the Fellowship: The Heir of Isildur discusses the Denethor situation with Gandalf; Boromir makes a discovery about a hero from Gondor's past; at Amon Hen, death takes a son of Gondor. MEFAwards 2006--First Place--The Great Years--Best Fellowship.

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Created: May 30, 2004

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