March 26

Day 85

Basic Reading: 

    The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 21: Of Túrin Turambar
    *This chapter will be read over the course of five days, so read about one fifth of it today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Book of Lost Tales 2: II. Turambar and the Foalókë - Commentary section 1: The primary narrative, (x) The deaths of Túrin and Nienóri

    • The Book of Lost Tales 2: II. Turambar and the Foalókë - Commentary section 2: The further narrative of Eltas  (after the death of Túrin)

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section VII. The Earliest Annals of Beleriand, Year 199 (including corresponding Commentary)

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Beleriand: Mithrim, Hithlum, Haud-en-Ndengin, Dor-lómin, Angband, Doriath, Menegroth, River Sirion, Taur-nu-Fuin, Pass of Anach, Crissaegrim, Gorgoroth, Mindeb, Dimbar, Brethil, Amon Rûdh, Nan Elmoth

  • Timeline: First Age 464 - 486

  • Other: Look at Tolkien’s watercolor painting of Mithrim. Consider how the landscape would have shaped the culture of the Grey-elves who lived there.

Discussion Questions:

    1. What similarities and differences do you notice between this condensed version of the story and the longer version told in The Children of Húrin?
    2. Who are the Easterlings? Where do they come from?
    3. What does the red crown of Amon Rûdh foreshadow?

 
 

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