February 4

Day 35

Basic Reading: 

    The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 19: Of Beren and Lúthien
    *Finish this chapter today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Book of Lost Tales 2: I. The Tale of Tinúviel, The second version of The Tale of Tinúviel

    • The Book of Lost Tales 2: I. The Tale of Tinúviel, Commentary on The Tale of Tinúviel, 2. Places and peoples in the Tale of Tinúviel, and 3. Miscellaneous Matters

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section II. The Earliest ‘Silmarillion’ Chapter 10 (including Commentary)

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section III. The Quenta, Chapter 10 (including Commentary)

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section VII. The Earliest Annals of Beleriand, Years 163-4 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • The Lost Road: Part Two, Section III. The Later Annals of Beleriand, Year 265

    • Beren and Lúthien: “Beren and Lúthien:” A Passage from the ‘Sketch of the Mythology’

    • The Lays of Beleriand: III. The Lay of Leithian, The Unwritten Cantos

    • Beren and Lúthien: “Beren and Lúthien” A Further Extract from The Quenta

    • Beren and Lúthien: “Beren and Lúthien” The Quenta Silmarillion

    • The Lost Road: Part Two, Section VI. Quenta Silmarillion, Chapters 12 - 15: Of Beren and Tinúviel, finish this section today

    • The War of the Jewels: Part One: The Grey Annals, YS 466 - 467 (some of these are duplicates)(including corresponding Commentary)

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps: 

    • Beleriand: Doriath, Nargothrond, Himring, Angband, Taur-nu-Fuin, River Esgalduin, Menegroth

    • Valinor: Halls of Mandos

  • Character Cards: Mablung

  • Timeline: First Age 466 - 467

  • Other: Listen to Eurielle’s song “Lúthien’s Lament.”

Discussion Questions:

    1. Was Beren obligated to hunt Carcharoth?
    2. What do you suppose Thingol will do with the Silmaril?
    3. Do you find Eurielle’s interpretation compelling? Why or why not?

 
 
 

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