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RE: The Silly Tolkien Mini-Essay Thing

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  • SHADOWKamen
    Kookie wrote The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (http://www.m-w.com/dictionary.htm) defines butch as: 1 notably or deliberately masculine in appearance or
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      Kookie wrote The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
      (http://www.m-w.com/dictionary.htm)
      defines 'butch' as:
      1 notably or deliberately masculine in appearance or manner
      2 closely cropped

      It is common knowledge that female Dwarves have an incredible amount
      of
      facial hair, their shoulder width is almost equal to their height
      (dwarves
      are so conveniently square-shaped.) and they are intensely fascinated
      with
      large axes.
      If you consider that even their women are more masculine than Gondors
      men,
      the fact that Dwarves are in the irritable habit of braiding their
      hair
      can
      be neglected.
      Conclusion A: Dwarves are more masculine than the Men of Gondor.

      In the prologue it is said that Hobbits are 'smaller than Dwarves',
      while
      'not actually much shorter'. The average Hobbit height is given:
      'ranging
      between two and four feet'. We can therefore conclude that Dwarves
      are
      rarely taller than four feet.
      It is repeatedly mentioned that the Men of Gondor can be considered
      tall
      amongst men. Examples like: "The tall green man laughed grimly. 'I am
      Faramir, Captain of Gondor,' he said," (The Two Towers, p.265) can be
      found
      throughout all six books. (This one not only proves that Faramir is
      tall, it
      also illuminates the seldom noticed matter of his unusual skin
      colour)
      Conclusion B: Dwarves are more closely cropped than the Men of
      Gondor.

      Taking into account definitions 1 and 2 as well as conclusions A and
      B
      it
      can be deducted that the Men of Gondor were not more butch than the
      Dwarves.
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