Heir of Durin, Longbeard, Wielder of Orcrist, Bane of Azog, and Leader of Dwarves.
Thorin was a hard nosed and gruff leader. He was impatient at times, but he always had an air of greatness around him. Thorin fought for his people when many had already given up, he fought for his ancestors that had fallen before him, and he fought for all of Middle-earth, though he did not know it. Thorin’s plan to retake Erebor from Smaug the Destroyer actively when against Sauron’s plans for the dragon. Had Thorin, with the help of Gandalf, never made a move on the Mountain the War of the Ring would’ve turned out far worse for the Free Peoples.
Throughout The Hobbit Thorin never gave up on his quest, he didn’t let Orcs, Goblins, Wargs, Elves, Men, or Dragons keep him from returning to his families home. His birthright. You might question some of his methods, he was not perfect, but his strength and determination are unquestionable. Thorin inspires us to learn from his mistakes and drives us to achieve his same greatness.
On another note, Thorin’s appreciation of Bilbo as the story goes along is our favorite part of the book. Join us this week as we celebrate Thorin Oakenshield, King Under the Mountain, with this week’s Character of the Week title.
Thank you for your time and remember, the crownless again shall be king.
– The Wandering One