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Age of Balin v Thorin

Lacri
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Jan 28 2013, 7:46pm


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Although Thorin is the oldest of the dwarves, in The Hobbit, Balin is explicitly described as being very old looking, but Thorin is not, which always suggested to me that he was longer lived, in the same way that Aragorn was longer lived and younger looking than other Men. I never pictured Thorin as an elderly Father Christmassy type, always as someone in late middle age, regardless of his chronological age. Admittedly I was 9 or 10 at the first reading, so would probably have seen 40 and 90 as pretty much equally ancient! Wink

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The Dwarves' Age in Human Years Súlimë Send a private message to Súlimë Jan 18 2013, 10:08am
    Dwarves age and human age imin Send a private message to imin Jan 18 2013, 10:27am
        Yeah Súlimë Send a private message to Súlimë Jan 18 2013, 11:15am
    Really nice summary Azaghâl Send a private message to Azaghâl Jan 18 2013, 10:59am
        Good point! Súlimë Send a private message to Súlimë Jan 18 2013, 12:11pm
        Do dwarves get tougher as they age imin Send a private message to imin Jan 18 2013, 12:39pm
            From HoMe XII: The Peoples of Middle-earth Rane Send a private message to Rane Jan 18 2013, 5:45pm
    Film age vs book age Scourge of the Stoors Send a private message to Scourge of the Stoors Jan 18 2013, 5:52pm
        I think it makes sense Súlimë Send a private message to Súlimë Jan 19 2013, 2:54am
    Re Retro315 Send a private message to Retro315 Jan 19 2013, 5:02pm
    Age of Balin v Thorin Lacri Send a private message to Lacri Jan 28 2013, 7:46pm

 
 
 

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