June 6

Day 157

Basic Reading: 

    The Hobbit: Chapter 6: Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire
    *Finish this chapter today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part One: Chapter VI: Wargs and Eagles, (ii) The Eagles

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

  • Timeline: Third Age June 2941

  • Other: Watch Peter Jackson’s controversial film adaptation “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” which includes the chapters you’ve read so far. Consider where the movie diverges from the book, and your reaction to those differences.

Discussion Questions:

    1. Would Gandalf really have jumped to his death?
    2. Were the eagles aware of Bilbo dangling from Dori’s legs? Did they care?
    3. What might Bilbo have been looking for in his dream?