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"Does anyone want to defend Thorinís reaction?"


Oct 19 2012, 5:10pm

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Dragon Sickness is like that... Thorin had displayed a [at times bitter] sense of entitlement before, but now his complete inability to acknowledge his debt to whomever disposed of Smaug (and their great losses) nudged this sense of entitlement towards full blown megalomania. That is either a brain fart or the effect of Dragon Sickness.

I suppose too it doesn't help that he and his fellow dwarves believe Thorin to be the subject of prophecy:

Under the Mountain dark and tall
The King has come unto his hall!
His foe is dead, the Worm of Dread,
And ever so his foes shall fall.

Interestingly, the similar song the dwarves sung back at Bag-end included both elves and men, but their new song does not. Unlike in the original, that the treasure was made for kings and elves is forgotten, as is the suffering visited upon men when Smaug came to Erebor.

No one who is great and/or sound of mind suddenly forgets the role of others in their success. Something has definitely seized Thorin here.

(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Oct 19 2012, 5:12pm)

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