Brother to the portly Bombur and cousin to the quasi-mute Bifur, Bofur completes the antic trio with a mustache that curls in symmetry with his outlandish hat. Expect him to be chirpy, goofy and perhaps a bit cloying.
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This article is very poorly researched.
Tolkien (who authored LOTR and The Hobbit) intended the dwarves to represent the Jews of his time. In other words, they were always having their homeland taken from them, they were greedy, had the excessive beards/facial hair, had a similar style of writing, and were always "cut short" when compared with the rest of society.
As such, the dwarves in Tolkien's mythology were meant to be a veiled commentary on the Jews of Tolkien's day.
The writers and editors at Time Magazine need to do a better job at researching their subject matter BEFORE printing their articles, or posting them online.
@mrbomb13 The article is intended to be a quick guide to the 13 dwarves in the movie, not a research paper on Tolkien's writings, beliefs, and intents. If you want to get up on a soapbox and tell everyone what you know, go ahead, but don't claim the article is poorly researched because it doesn't include every little detail, as that would be a small book in itself. The purpose of the article is clear, and it fulfills that purpose. I humbly suggest you get over yourself.
@mrbomb13 Ah yes, because it's in Wikipedia, it has to be right.
Nevermind that Tolkien named the Dwarves after the Dwarves in the Volúspa, had them writing in Norse Runes, and their dragon is straight out of Norse mythology as well.
However, as a researcher, one is certainly allowed to connect to the links for each Wikipedia article, and assess the validity of all source material for the given article. If you check the source material in the Wikipedia article, the Jewish influence on the development of Tolkien's Dwarves did indeed exist.
As you said, Tolkien did indeed incorporate Norse (and, more broadly, Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon) mythology into both LOTR and the Hobbit. Many interviews with Tolkien (and his son) are online, and I would highly recommend watching them. There is even one wherein Tolkien himself says that Dwarves were like the Jews of his time, and based off them.
In case Wikipedia was not enough, here is an additional article to substantiate my point:
The article is has Tolkien's Letters and writings as source material.