Great essay about the burdens of Thorin Oakenshield and Boromir of Gondor by Dark Jackal. Very Happy

Heirs of Durin

Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, and Sean Bean as Boromir

Legacy of the People: The Burdens of Thorin Oakenshield and Boromir of Gondor
By DarkJackal

I’m sure you’ve seen it stated already, “Richard Armitage’s Thorin is the Aragorn of The Hobbit.” I considered this a while ago, especially in light of the fact Viggo Mortensen and Armitage both sing a mean solo tune, but after initial enthusiasm for the idea, I discarded it for lack of proof.  It might appear that Thorin and Aragorn, as returning kings, would have much in common, but despite a few similarities, they are less alike than Thorin is to Boromir (read this essay by Susan Messer Chan for a comparison of Thorin and Aragorn).  Although these are somewhat superfluous details, both Thorin and Boromir are still unmarried, had younger brothers and strong-willed fathers. Both have seen war and are renowned for their bravery.  Boromir may…

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