February 19

Day 50

Basic Reading: 

    The Children of Húrin: Chapter 5: Túrin in Doriath
    *Read the second fourth of this chapter today, so that you have finished about half.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The Children of Húrin: Appendix, (1) The Evolution of the Great Tales

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Beleriand: Doriath, Dor-lómin, Hithlum, Menegroth, Angband

  • Timeline: First Age 484

  • Other: Look up illustrations of Menegroth

Discussion Questions:

    1. Why did Túrin compare himself to Beren?
    2. How might three years in the north-marches have influenced Túrin’s character?
    3. What might be behind Saeros’ ill-will toward Túrin?