Son of Steward Denethor II of Gondor, and elder brother of Faramir, Captain of the Ittlien Rangers. He journeyed to Rivendell and joined the Fellowship of the Ring.
Although having the best intentions to use the Ring to aid Gondor in the struggle against Sauron and the armies of Mordor, He didnt realize that the Ring would corrput all who desired it.
Boromir assaulted Frodo in the woods of Amon Hen for possession of the Ring, but soon thereafter realized his geat-mistake. Boromir then redeemed himself by fending off hordes of Orcs to save Merry and Pippin, but was eventually killed, and Merry and Pippin kidnapped.
Boromir was one of the most honorable characters in all of Lord of the Rings, but people cant see past his attempt to possess the Ring. He died valiantly and with honor.