After Frodo, Faramir perhaps best represents Tolkien’s thinking on war and processing of his World War I experiences. Carter reveals Faramir to be a far more modern warrior than any of his compatriots, particularly in contrast to Aragorn and Boromir, who are representative of much older and rapidly obsolescing models of heroism and methods of warfare.
Carter, Steven Brett
"Faramir and the Heroic Ideal of the Twentieth Century; or, How Aragorn Died at the Somme,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 30
, Article 6.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol30/iss3/6
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