These questions are considered:
1. What is Thoren Oakenshield's problem? Is he being obstinate, or can his actions be defended on the basis of what happened to his ancestors? Is that ever a valid defense for behavior?
As you assess Thoren Oakenshield's problem, I think that he is obstinate. I further believe that his actions cannot be totally defended on the basis of what happened to his ancestors. I understand his desire to secure the treasure as his inheritance, but I ...
Select chapters are explained from The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien.