Re: Tolkien & Race
Agreed positive stereotypes can be almost as bad as the negative ones. I don't think there's any of these in Tolkien's work either. The only thing I can think of that comes close to stereotypes in Tolkien's fiction is the very typical idea in literature that "evil" is positively evil and without remorse but "good" has a choice to make towards either end of the spectrum.
[FONT=Trebuchet MS]"You can't fight the Enemy with his own Ring without turning into an Enemy" - J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter # 81