An attempt to explain the characters of the roles played by, and the major reasons for the creation of, Dwarves as presented in Tolkien’s three major works of fiction concerning Middle-earth. The argument is heavily biased in favour of Dwarves’ indispensability.
Funk, David A.
"Explorations into the Psyche of Dwarves,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 21
, Article 49.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol21/iss2/49