Respond quick , this is due tomorrow. The Hobbit The dwarves refuse to disclose the nature of their quest or their

Respond quick , this is due tomorrow. The Hobbit

The dwarves refuse to disclose the nature of their quest or their reason for being in Mirkwood to the Wood-elves, despite that their secrecy leads to their ongoing captivity. Tolkien writes that Thorin was determined not to “ransom himself” in this way. Is their stubborn silence an act of principle and nobility or of greed and foolishness?

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