February 22

Day 53

Basic Reading: 

    The Children of Húrin: Chapter 6: Túrin Among the Outlaws
    *This chapter will be read over the course of four days, so read about one fourth of it today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The War of the Jewels: Part Four, Quendi and Eldar, opening section and A. The principal linguistic elements concerned.

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Book of Lost Tales 2: II. Turambar and the Foalókë - Commentary section 1: The primary narrative, (ii) Túrin in Artanor

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section VII. The Earliest Annals of Beleriand, Year 184-7

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Beleriand: Doriath, River Teiglin, Brethil, Dor-lómin, Ered Wethrin

  • Timeline: First Age 484

Discussion Questions:

    1. What is the strange light in Túrin’s eyes?
    2. Why did Túrin have such a hot temper?
    3. Why might Túrin have wanted to join the band of outlaws?