July 5

Day 186

Basic Reading: 

    The Hobbit: Chapter 19: The Last Stage


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions/Background:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part Two: Chapter XIX: The End of the Journey

  • Background:

    • The Return of the King: Appendix B, years 2941 - 3017 of The Third Age (up to “The Great Years”)


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

  • Timeline: Third Age May - June 2942

  • Other: Watch Peter Jackson’s film adaptation “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.” Compare the events of the book to the movie and consider why these changes were made.


Discussion Questions:

    1. What did the White Council accomplish in banishing the Necromancer from Mirkwood?
    2. When has your reputation changed?
    3. Where in your life do you see a greater hand at work than your own?