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Old April 13, 2022, 18:41   #6
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TBH I'm not convinced, and if this was the intended subtext, it would lessen my respect for Tolkien. Faramir is not like his brother, Saruman is not like Gandalf, Aragorn is homely and sketchy looking but "all that is gold does not glitter"... but at the end of the day Gimli is just another greedy Dwarf? Nah. I do not like.

Not that there aren't similar undercurrents elsewhere (the only good orc is a dead orc, after all). But I like to think Tolkien was at least a little more hip than this, esp. since IIRC he's pretty explicit in his letters about the Dwarves being inspired by Jews.

@bio_hazard: LOL, you and me both.
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