Yet he does not complain - he just goes on, tore apart bit by bit in a series of nothing less than brutal spiritual/mental/psychological things and he endures it all. God bless him and his inspiration!
And if they don't know Boromir, then throw a box set of the trilogy at their head and never speak to them again. People who don't know the classics are generally not worth associating with, as a rule. [[If you don't like Boromir we can't be friends.