This paper applies Erving Goffman's theories of stigma to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Children of Húrin in order to explore the social function of Túrin's fate throughout the narrative. Interpreting fate as a stigma reveals the role society plays in the tragedy of Túrin's story through the lens of a social model of disability.
"Stigma and the Social Function of Fate in the Story of Túrin Turambar,"
Journal of Tolkien Research: Vol. 13:
2, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/journaloftolkienresearch/vol13/iss2/7