why did Boromir try and steal the ring from Frodo?
because the man who passes the sentence should swing the sword
Because he knew that Frodo was a retarded little fag who would fuck everything up unless he accidentally knocked the ring into a fire while fighting some zombie looking hobgoblin to get his finger back.
Boromir and Sam were the only real heroes in this ass backwards 47 hours long shit show of a story
Gondor was the sole reason the armies of Mordor weren't steamrolling the entirety of Middle Earth and had been fighting a losing battle to hold them off for decades. Osgiliath was CONSTANTLY under attack. Elves and Dwarves refused to help them for whatever reason, and Boromir believed that the Ring could be used against Sauron to save Gondor.
Denethor is actually a pretty sympathetic character in the books, he's a tired old man who makes bad decisions because he's exhausted and just has absolutely no hope left after being abandoned by the rest of Middle Earth. In the movies he's just a crazy mean old man who wants to burn minas tirith to the ground because he doesn't want to be upstaged by Aragorn and Gandalf
He wasn't strong like his brother Faramir, who fought the ring's temptation and proved his worth as a captain of Gondor
The ring represents temptation and sin, the greater power and greed someone possesses the more they are drawn to it.
Gandalf didn't want the ring because he's extremely powerful if he wants to be and he could have done great destruction with it.
So both Sam and Gollum took it? And he didn't have one before Gandalf gave it to him? Bilbo stole Frodo's anal virginity from Gollum? The more I think about it, the worst it gets.