In The Hobbit, why do the dwarves want to go to Lonely Mountain?  Is it true that dwarves want to go to lonely mountain to find the secret site of their old stronghold and their remaining...

In The Hobbit, why do the dwarves want to go to Lonely Mountain? 

Is it true that dwarves want to go to lonely mountain to find the secret site of their old stronghold and their remaining kinfolk?

 

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The dwarves are interested in reclaiming their old family stronghold, but they are dwarves and are mostly concerned with what is in the stronghold - old family treasure. This is especially apparent at the end of the book, when the allies are getting ready to fight each other. The dwarves refuse to share their treasure with their allies; they risk losing this important family stronghold because of greed. Obviously, the family wealth is more important than the family home, which is why I would say that "yes, they want to find the family stronghold, but not as much as they want to find the family treasure." 

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