January 12

Day 12

Basic Reading:

    The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 7: Of the Silmarils and the Unrest of the Noldor

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section VI. The Earliest Annals of Valinor, VY 2500 - 2900 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • The Lost Road: Part Two, Section II. The Later Annals of Valinor, VY 2500 - VY 2950 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • Morgoth's Ring: Part Two: The Annals of Aman, Fourth section of the Annals of Aman, YT 1449 - 1490

    • Morgoth's Ring: Part Three, (II) The Second Phase, Of the Silmarils and the Unrest of the Noldor

Enrichment Activities:

Discussion Questions:

    1. Why is Melkor’s evil influence so effective?
    2. Do you think the Valar experience regret?
    3. Can you relate to Fëanor? What would you do in his position?

 
 
 

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