March 28

Day 87

Basic Reading: 

    The Silmarillion: Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 21: Of Túrin Turambar
    *Read the third fifth of this chapter today.


Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The War of the Jewels: Part One: The Grey Annals, YS 499 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • The War of the Jewels: Part One: The Grey Annals, Note 1: Variant forms at the end of the tale of the Children of Húrin


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Beleriand: Nargothrond, Taur-nu-Fuin, River Narog, Mountains of Shadow, Eithel Ivrin, Angband, Dor-lómin, Doriath, Guarded Plain, River Sirion, Ered Wethrin, Pass of Sirion, Brethil, Anfauglith, Tumhalad, River Ginglith

  • Timeline: First Age 489 - 495


Discussion Questions:

    1. Does this briefer account of Túrin’s life paint him in a better light?
    2. Was Túrin brave or reckless?
    3. How did Glaurung recognize Túrin?

 
 

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