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MonkeyNotes-The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
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The Window on the West

Summary

When Faramir returns after the battle, he questions Frodo long and hard about the object he has that Sauron wants. Frodo holds back, telling Faramir of the sword that was broken and about Boromir and Aragorn. Faramir almost accuses Frodo of killing Boromir when Sam speaks up. Frodo, who did not know that Boromir was dead, is upset.

Faramir asks Frodo to join them so that they may be protected from Orcs. Some of the guards see a shadow. Sam guesses that it is Gollum, but the men think that it is a large squirrel.

Sam refuses to sleep and after they have eaten, Faramir sits to talk with the Hobbits. Frodo tells him many tales except about their quest and the Ring, and Faramir tells them about his ancestors and their quest against the Dark Lord. Sam tells Faramir about Lady Galadrielís beauty. While talking he lets slip that Boromir wanted the Ring.

Faramir guesses that it is the one Ring and puts the Hobbits at ease by saying that he is not about to fOrce it from them. He sympathizes with Frodo, who has an enormous responsibility on his shoulders.


Notes

The friendship between Frodo and Faramir restores Boromir, though he is dead. Frodo never held ill will toward him, but now he is able to express his admiration for the fallen comrade by remaining silent rather than dishonoring his memory.

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