July 2

Day 183

Basic Reading: 

    The Hobbit: Chapter 17: The Clouds Burst
    *This chapter will be read over the course of two days, so read about half of it today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part Two: Chapter XVII: The Battle of Five Armies

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

  • Timeline: Third Age November 2941

Discussion Questions:

    1. Was Thorin’s anger justified?
    2. Is a battle inevitable in this situation?
    3. Which is more important, loyalty or justice?