January 23

Day 23

Basic Reading:

    The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 15: Of the Noldor in Beleriand

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section VII. The Earliest Annals of Beleriand, Years 50 - 51 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • The Lost Road: Part Two, Section III. The Later Annals of Beleriand, Years 52 - 155 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • The War of the Jewels: Part Two, Chapter 12: Of Turgon and the Building of Gondolin

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps: 

    • Beleriand: Angband, Crossings of Teiglin, Brethil, Ford of Brithiach, Pass of Anach, Ered Gorgoroth, Taur-nu-Fuin, Tol Sirion, Anfauglith, Thangorodrim, Lothlann, Ethel Ivrin, River Narog, Nargothrond

  • Character Cards: Idril

  • Timeline: First Age 1 - 454

  • Other: Look up illustrations of Gondolin.

Discussion Questions:

    1. Was Galadriel wise to hide the truth from Melian? Why or why not?
    2. What might be the consequences of a linguistic division, such as that ordered by Thingol?
    3. This chapter is heavy with sorrow and anger. Who is ultimately responsible for this pain?

 
 
 

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