Boromir is son of Denethor, who is Steward of Gondor. He goes to Rivendell, as he has dreamed of a halfling. He takes a part in the Council of Elrond, and is chosen to be one of two representatives of men during the Fellowship of the Ring. He tries to convince Frodo that using the ring as a weapon would be the wisest decision, but no one agrees. After the company passes through the Mines of Moria, they reach Lothlorien, but Boromir does not wish to go, for the rumors he's heard of the White Lady. He is assured that there is no evil unless someone brings evil with them. After a short stay, they are given boats by the Elves of Lothlorien, along with some other items. When it comes time to decide where their paths are to lead them, Frodo goes to think by himself. Boromir catches him off gaurd, and again tries to convince Frodo to go to Gondor and save his people with the ring. When Frodo declines the offer, Boromir gets very angry, and tries to take the ring from Frodo. Frodo puts on the ring, and gives him the slip. After Boromir begins gaining his senses, he realizes what he's done, but it's too late -- Frodo has disappeared, and surely will not come to him. He tells the party what has happened, and they split up to find him. Merry and Pippin run into some orcs, and Boromir begins to fight off the orcs. However, he can only take so many arrows, and though he is blowing his horn, the rest of the company is battling orcs as well. He dies trying to save the hobbits, and takes quite a few arrows before he does so. Aragorn arrives too late, and speaks with Boromir. Boromir confesses he tried to take the ring from Frodo, but he has now paid for it. He asks Aragorn to promise him he will go to Minis Tirith and defend his people. Aragorn agrees, and Boromir dies. Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas put his body in one of the boats, and sends it down the river, as a funeral. Thus ends the story of Boromir.