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I saw an interview where Peter Dinklage said that "dwarves" on TV are usually freaks and very briefly seen side characters in for example pirate movies, not fully fledged characters. It sometimes makes me sad to think that Tyrion Lannister, a main character with real motivation, story arc and aspirations is a character that Dinklage would have needed to see on TV growing up :( (also what is the correct way to refer to a really short person like Dinklage is?)
I know. I’ve thought about this before too - and honestly, I think this is why it upsets me so much when people disregard Tyrion’s character. You don’t see characters like Tyrion - positive representations of disability in the media are difficult to find, and Tyrion is a very visibly disabled character who shines in his own right. He’s complex and multi-layered and neither entirely ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ He’s just very human - and any such character should be appreciated, but especially Tyrion who adds visbility to a cause that gets very little.
As for your question, the commonly accepted term is ‘little person,’ and that’s what I normally use, but of course the best course of action would be to allow the person in question to tell you how they choose to refer to themself.
He's got so used to the heat that when they go to the North, in Winterfell, he cannot bare the extreme cold, but Sansa always missed it. In their room, while she reads a book covered with a mantle, and not even wine can warm him up, he tucks himself under her mantle. She looks at him and he says "I was cold and it looked pretty warm", so she laughs and puts an arm around him, still holding the book, and they both start reading together.
I have a lot of feelings about Tyrion being unable to get used to the cold while Sansa kind of relishes it and teases him about how wimpy he is, so I really loved this one! <3