Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Duty

Author: Dwimordene
Nominator: Marta
2005 Award Category: Races/Places: Gondor: Drabble

Story Type: Drabble : Length: N/A
Rating: G -- Reason for Rating: n/a
Summary: Boromir's thoughts on seeing the Argonath.


Reviewed by: Thundera Tiger -- Score: 5

I was as chilled as Boromir after reading this drabble. I liked the way that the sight of the Argonath drew out his thoughts, and I liked the way that he suddenly felt very alone, abandoned by the kings, by perhaps even Rohan, and (had he gone further) I'm sure he could have distanced himself from his father. Which left only Boromir and his duty, which was to protect Gondor using what he had at hand. Definitely ominous, and it doesn't look good for Frodo. Great insight into Boromir's mind.

Reviewed by: Marta -- Score: 5

Hobbits understand a great deal about temptation, Boromir, and the fact that you think Frodo doesn't is proof that you don't understand how much the two of you have in common. But I think we can all sympathise with Boromir: the desire not to entangle others, the uncertainty of whom one can trust, the truth that we need to settle our inner affairs before turning outward. Great thoughts on his part, and great way to start it all: that phrase "the stony gazes of kings" was gold. Quite a lot to pack into just 100 words!

Reviewed by: Vistula the Dunadan -- Score: 3

This is such a powerful drabble, giving a firm view into what Boromir may have been thinking at this particular point in the journey. Thinking only of the salvation of Gondor, like any warrior he chooses the path he sees best. I'm so glad that Dwim shows us that he is indeed regretful of the choice he will soon make. Well done! And all in only 100 words.