The Children of Húrin: Chapter 5: Túrin in Doriath
*This chapter will be read over the course of four days, so read about one fourth of it today.
The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section VII. The Earliest Annals of Beleriand, Year 181 (including corresponding Commentary)
The Lays of Beleriand: I. The Lay of the Children of Húrin, I. Túrin’s Fostering, lines 105 - 412
The Lays of Beleriand: I. The Lay of the Children of Húrin, The Second Version of The Children of Húrin, Part II: Turin’s Fostering, including all Commentary
The Lost Road: Part Two, Section III. The Later Annals of Beleriand, Year 281
The War of the Jewels: Part One: The Grey Annals, YS 481 (including corresponding Commentary)
Beleriand: Doriath, Menegroth, Hithlum, Ered Wethrin, River Narog, River Teiglin, River Sirion, Dor-lómin, Angband
Timeline: First Age 480
Other: Keep your family trees up to date. See the genealogies at the end of The Children of Húrin just before the Appendix.
1. Why was Túrin unskilled at making things with his hands?
2. What can you discern of Túrin’s character from this section?
3. Is it wise for Túrin to leave Doriath?