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    Are Dwarfs Human???

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    Human or not???
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    I thinnk they are human, just short ones.
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    There are kinda of human
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    Maybe Nathan just had one to many Shandys

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    I think they are mythological Dwarfs, like hobbits or Elves, I think that they are NOT human "little people"
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    So what exactly do dwarfs have or don't have that don't make them human? I voted yes...they ARE human.
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    um, i think the PC term would be "little people."

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    Sure seems to me like the dwarf's were human. They had human characteristics and were able to speak to Snow White who is obviously human. Even mythological dwarfs are mythologically human. LOL
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    Humans...just small humans. They have very human characteristics anyway!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaJenn View Post
    Sure seems to me like the dwarf's were human. They had human characteristics and were able to speak to Snow White who is obviously human. Even mythological dwarfs are mythologically human. LOL
    I guess it depends on whose mythology you are refering to, in most examples of mythic dwarves I am aware of Dwarfs are a race unto themselves, and not humans, "humans" being a seperate race...then there are elves, if we're going to say mythological dwarves are human what about Elves ...are elves human?

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    I think I understand what Nathan was trying to get at, that they are used in Snow White in much the same way that other non-human characters are used in many other Disney films. Certain aspects of their appearance are also exagerrated, unlike the other human characters in the film.

    So in that context, I'd say no, they aren't human.

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    Ahhh yes but Mythology says "Dwarves" and the term for the disease causing humans to be small like this is "Dwarfism" and we call them "Dwarfs". Two different words. :-)
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    I think trying to parse this issue with the variant spellings is a bit of a cop out, the question is more the intent of the storytellers, did they mean for the Seven Dwarfs to be "little people" or did they mean for them to be mythical creatures, look at the evidence,



    1. in families with real dwarfism there are often some members of normal height in the Seven dwarfs all of them are Dwarves.



    2. in families with Dwarfism there are often females, in Mythological dwarfs if there are females they usually go unseen, almost always the Dwarves that are mentioned are male (or at least appear to be male who knows with a mythological creature) ALL of the seven Dwarfs appear to be male.



    3. There are no family members that would seem to correspond to the role of mother, father, or children, it is as if the seven dwarfs are elemental creatures who arose form the enchanted mine that they work each day, surrounded by these riches they could live as Kings, but they CHOSE to live in their forest and work their mine...WHY? because as the song says "it's what we like to do" this to me seems to say they are as connected to their mine as a mythological Dryad would be connected to her woods, they don't exist without their setting, their milieu makes them "real".

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