How many Stewards does it take to
change a lightbulb?
One. All he has to do is
complain about how his favorite son would have done it better than
anyone else... and his other, under-appreciated, son will do it for
None - the King will show up soon to change it for him - Tulkas
Gondor _has_ no light bulb.
Gondor _needs_ no light bulb.
Or none, because
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be bulb that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
At least two: one to change it and another to go on about the history
and glory of those
lightbulbs that had gone before!
Faramir, of the Books
Captain, someday Steward of Gondor.
Learned of lore, man of Westernness
His people love him, and will die for him;
Loved by a woman of great renown.
... Too bad he lost his job.
Faramir, of the Movies
High Captain of Gondor by default.
Claims to be a man of the Westernness.
Son who judges to please his father.
Lost his heart to a tart from Rohan.
Thinks it wise to send an insane halfling to Mordor,
With the One Great Ring,
After he just tried to give it to a Wraith on Wings.
... Man of empty brain pan.
Living in the shadow of your brother and never measuring up in your
father's eyes has had to have been unbelievably difficult for you,
Faramir. Always trying to find some way for your character to shine
through for your father to see, yet, time after time he has not wanted
or cared to know what lies in your heart. Even having your brother's
love and support can never make up for your father's callous disregard.
How your heart must have been crushed when you found out Boromir had
died. But, don't despair, Faramir, in his heart your father loves you.
- Siliven Ithildin
and the drums quietly beat the time
and the men marched silently forward
and the people gently cried
and the children tenderly threw flowers
and the world screamed 'Nooooooo!'