Do you like the scene with Boromir teaching the hobbits to sword fight?

Discussion in '"The Fellowship of the Ring"' started by Nenya Evenstar, Sep 4, 2002.

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Do you like the scene where Boromir teaches the hobbits to sword fight?

  1. I loved it!

    15 vote(s)
    65.2%
  2. I hated it!

    1 vote(s)
    4.3%
  3. It was ok...

    7 vote(s)
    30.4%
  1. Nenya Evenstar

    Nenya Evenstar Registered User

    Do you like the scene right before Caradhras where Boromir is teaching Merry and Pippin to sword fight? Let me know what your thoughts are!
     
  2. Sarah

    Sarah Pervy Hobbit Fancier

    yeah it cool. very entertaining. especially when they tackle boromir. "Get 'em for the Shire!"
     
  3. In Flames

    In Flames ... _ _ _ ...

    Yah i liked it.
    I think It showed that even Boromir could be a little playful and not just negative and 100% serious.
     
  4. Darth Saruman

    Darth Saruman Registered User

    A perfect scene. It defines "fellowship".
     
  5. Carantalath

    Carantalath Elf Princess

    I liked that scene. Everyone seemed so much more relaxed and friendly there. I mean, Pippin and Merry were laughing and so were Boromir and Aragorn. Most of the time, Aragorn and Boromir are very serious but there they seemed much more...I don't know what a good word is to add there. But that's my opinion.
     
  6. joxy

    joxy Registered User

    An irritating scene.
    It defines childishness for the hobbits which they didn't have,
    and it defines patronising for Boromir which he wasn't.
     
  7. Darth Saruman

    Darth Saruman Registered User

    Human?
     
  8. Carantalath

    Carantalath Elf Princess

    Thanks Darth Saruman. Human is a good word. It's been a very long day so far for me and my brain doesn't work. LOL.
     
  9. joxy

    joxy Registered User

    So you can't be both serious and human?
    They weren't out for a picnic in the foothills of the mountains.
     
  10. Carantalath

    Carantalath Elf Princess

    Yes, you can be human and be serious. I'm human (last time I checked) and I can be very serious. But...I don't know. I'm going to think and then I'll come back to this later.
     
  11. Nenya Evenstar

    Nenya Evenstar Registered User

    I agree with all of you who love the scene. I always wondered when reading the books what the Fellowship did when they stopped for camp. Before I went to the theatre I was wondering and hoping that PJ would put something in there. I got my wish and was extremely happy.

    Hehehe... I knew joxy would love this thread too. He was part of the reason why I posted it... :D
     
  12. joxy

    joxy Registered User

    Yes, I knew it was coming, and was looking forward to it!
    Most people who complain about the books say they are too long, too dense, too full of action, and words; and I can see their point. When you read, Nenya, you have time to wonder what more happened than is told; it must be great to have such an expansive mind- and I mean that.
    Was the Rivendell-Caradhras trek the only thing you wondered about,
    or did other ideas arise in other areas of silence?
    For example, I wonder what Gollum did between his escape and Moria.
     
  13. joxy

    joxy Registered User

    A simple answer: No.
    They had all the good sense-of-humour that all hobbits have.
    The book gives plenty of examples to prove it,
    and any of them would have been better than the invented scenes.
    And yes, I'm throughly enjoying Nenya's initiative here.
     
  14. joxy

    joxy Registered User

    A characteristic of being human is to have a good sense of humour,
    and to use it even in serious situations, but in those situations some forms of humour are not appropriate, and the wrong sort of humour has found its way into some of the lighter scenes in FOTR's serious story.
     
  15. Nenya Evenstar

    Nenya Evenstar Registered User

    Hey thanks! That was a compliment! :)

    That is a very good question. To tell you the truth, I cannot think of any other place (at the moment) at which I wondered what people did -before I got on this forum that is. Now I'm thinking about things all over which I wish I knew about, but about which no one really knows anything. But, before all that, I really think that that is just about the only part in which I hungered to know what happened behind the lines of the book. Of course there are parts of which I wish there was more of, but that's not really the same thing. Now, however, I'm wondering left and right. Ahh... the wonderful things that a Tolkien forum can do to your mind... :D
     
  16. Nenya Evenstar

    Nenya Evenstar Registered User

    re: joxy

    Forgot to say one thing: I do not think this! The books to me are the most exciting, touching, and inspiring books ever written. They are wonderful!
     
  17. joxy

    joxy Registered User

    Re: re: joxy

    I was talking about the complainers, and I DO see their point- but I don't agree with it!!
    Of course I knew you are no more a complainer about the books than I am. Your adjectives are as appropriate as any I could find- I rest my case!
     
  18. Anamatar IV

    Anamatar IV Anabadger

    one of my favorite scenes. I just have one question about it...when merry hit boromirs leg was it with a sword or just his hands?
     
  19. Nenya Evenstar

    Nenya Evenstar Registered User

    joxy:

    Good. We agree on something... :D

    Anamatar:

    I thought that Merry kicked him, but I could be wrong.
     
  20. Anamatar IV

    Anamatar IV Anabadger

    i thought pip got cut, kicked him, and merry hit him.
     

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