The Children of Húrin: Chapter 5: Túrin in Doriath
*Read the third fourth of this chapter today.
The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section VII. The Earliest Annals of Beleriand, Year 184 (including corresponding Commentary)
The Lays of Beleriand: I. The Lay of the Children of Húrin, I. Túrin’s Fostering, lines 413 - 558, including all Commentary on Part I.
The Lost Road: Part Two, Section III. The Later Annals of Beleriand, Year 284
The Lost Road: Part Two, Section VI. Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 17: Of Túrin Turamarth or Túrin the Hapless
The War of the Jewels: Part One: The Grey Annals, YS 484 (including corresponding Commentary)
Beleriand: Menegroth, River Esgalduin, Doriath
Timeline: First Age 484
Other: Examine the maps drawn by Tolkien which appear in the center of The Shaping of Middle-Earth. They provide a good example of the types of difficulties Christopher Tolkien faced in rendering his father’s unfinished work for publication.
1. Was Túrin responsible for Saeros’ death? Why or why not?
2. Should Túrin have waited for Thingol’s return and pardon?
3. What is driving Túrin? What are his motivations?