The Fall of Men

A Theme for Middle-earth: All Shall Come to Darkness


THE FALL OF MEN, a theme for Middle-earth in the subcategory of All Shall Come to Darkness, is a four note motif that represents the weakness of Men.


Places this theme is heard in FOTR:

  • As Elendil is taken (down) by Sauron (in the prologue) and Galadriel (in her voiceover) says, "It was in this moment... when all hope had faded..."

  • As Boromir is taken by the Ring on Amon Hen and he says, "I see it in your mind. You will take the Ring to Sauron. You will betray us.". (Just after this moment, Boromir makes a little 'gollum' sound.)