The problem with Boromir was that he was too empathetic and too kind. He wasn’t an isolationist like the hobbits. He wasn’t the person who was able to push forward for the good of the quest like the others. His only concern was for the safety of other people, and that is why he fell weak to the ring so fast. his heart was too gentle and his mind was trapped in a perpetual state of worry for his people. He was the one on the journey to constantly embrace and protect those who were hurt and sad. He wasn’t able to put the quest first above somebody in distress. He played with Merry and Pippin and brought a sense of warmth and love to the fellowship that died the day he did. He was able to express love and sympathy in a way that the rest of the group was not, because they knew that they HAD to shut it out if they wanted to get the ring to Mordor. Boromir is fucking amazing and does not get enough credit for being the heart of the Fellowship.