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Inner Depths of The Dwarf "Human beings want flattery; differently they do not meet their purpose, not even in their own eyes." These will be the words of the daring and heartless primary nature of Par Lagerkvist's book, The Dwarf. The keen secrets of the twenty-six inch tall guy, described throughout the novel, are both shocking and thought provoking. Told from the point of view of the dwarf, the novel entails many expressions of hatred towards people and also towards the dwarf's own "detestable" race. The stunt also exhibits his disgust for the Princess intermittently through the publication. Living as the slave and confidante into a Prince throughout the time when the Black Death was wiping outside Europe, the dwarf experiences many cases where he has to commit wicked crimes for its Prince. He does this voluntarily, believing his lack of conscience. Finally, these offenses force him into eternal imprisonment in the dungeon below the fortress, in which he could simply write daily records of his empty life through the hours once the sunlight beams through the cracks, and hope to get called upon again by the Prince. From the start, the dwarf condemns human beings as "a pack of ingratiating cows" who value nobility and beauty and who babble about merit, honour and chivalry. He believes humans are "shrouded in mystery," but he exclaims, "nothing ever comes out of my inner depths," nothing really is cryptic about him. Despite those feelings, he's faithful to and respective of the lord, the Prince. He expresses his appreciation to the graciousness of his own masters, and he stays allegiant, though he's erraticly appalled by their own activities. Yet, the main feelings of disgust come from his perspective of his race and of himself. "It is my fa...