Thorin, Son of Thrain, Son of Thror, King Under the Mountain
Kind of Activity:
Read different opinions on the racial connotations of dwarven representation.
Common Core Standards:
Tolkien scholars have long suggested that the dwarves, in their quest to reclaim their homeland, are a representation of the Jewish people. Read the following article, which poses the idea that Tolkien's dwarves may be a "conscious inversion" of negative Jewish stereotypes.
Then, have your students read the "Dwarves as Jews"...
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