September 18th, 2006
|02:24 pm - Character Love Meme|
Totally stolen from jedibuttercup:
Name a character, and I will tell you in no less than 100 words why I love that character.
Fandoms you may question me on are: Alias, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CSI (Vegas), Firefly/Serenity, Harry Potter, The Invisible Man, The Lord of the Rings, Numb3rs, ReBoot, Star Trek (DS9), Stargate SG-1, The Sentinel
Of course, you could also ask about any of the other fandoms I've written for or admitted to watching, but I can't guarantee being able to come up with a love-paragraph about any given main character for every one of them. :-)
Current Location: work
Current Mood: optimistic
|Date:||September 19th, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)|| |
"Not if I found it by the highway would I take it, I said; and still I would hold those words as an oath, and be bound by them."
I may be paraphrasing a bit, but that line spells out the core of my love of Faramir, son of Denethor, Captain of Gondor. He is a man of honor--not an honor that needs to be seen (that would be his brother Boromir), or that even needs to be satisfied in "significant" ways. A statement made without all the facts, based on a simple and certain moral judgment, still holds for him all the weight of a formal oath. He is a man of keen vision, who takes careful thought for his actions, but at the same time he will not be persuaded into a course that does not seem right to him.
I'm also very much drawn to Faramir's personality and loves. He's a warrior, and a leader of men; but he is also a scholar, who knows his people's history, and studied with Gandalf. He fights for the love of his people and city, not for love of the sword itself. A man of peace thrust into the middle of a war, who nevertheless aquits himself well in both arenas.
Faramir is the kind of man I can wholeheartedly respect. Would that there were more like him in the Real World.