January 15

Day 15

Basic Reading:

    The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 9: Of the Flight of the Noldor
    *Finish this chapter today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:​

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section I. Prose Fragments Following the Lost Tales, section (iii) 

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section VI. The Earliest Annals of Valinor, VY 2992 - 2995 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • The Lost Road: Part Two, Section II. The Later Annals of Valinor, VY 2992 - VY 2994 (including corresponding Commentary)
    • The Lost Road: Part Two, Section VI. Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 5: Of the Flight of the Noldor
    • Morgoth's Ring: Part Two: The Annals of Aman, Fifth section of the Annals of Aman, paragraphs 137 - 163 (finish the Fifth section)
    • Morgoth's Ring: Part Three, (I) The First Phase, Chapter 7: Of the Flight of the Noldor

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps: 

    • Valinor: Araman, Alqualondë, Tirion, Eldamar, Túna

    • Arda: Helcaraxë, Encircling Sea, Belegaer

    • Beleriand: Firth of Drengist, Dor-lómin

  • Timeline: Year of the Trees 1497

Discussion Questions:

    1. At what point did it become too late for Fëanor to change his course?
    2. Should the Valar have done anything differently? If so, what?
    3. How does this story impact your concept of Galadriel?

 
 

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