July 17

Day 198

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter II: The Shadow of the Past
    *Read the third fourth of this chapter today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Treason of Isengard: II. The Fourth Phase (I): From Hobbiton to Bree, through Chapter II: ‘Ancient History

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Rhovanion: River Anduin, Gladden Fields, Misty Mountains, Mirkwood, Esgaroth, Dale

    • Middle-earth: Mirkwood, Mordor

  • Timeline: Third Age April 3018

Discussion Questions:

    1. How was Gandalf able to discern the truth of Gollum’s story?
    2. Have you ever hated and loved something?
    3. What might have been different if Gollum had tracked Bilbo to the Shire instead of going to Mordor?