March 6

Day 65

Basic Reading: 

    The Children of Húrin: Chapter 10: Túrin in Nargothrond
    *Finish this chapter today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Shaping of Middle-Earth: Section VII. The Earliest Annals of Beleriand, Years 190-5 - 192 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • The Lays of Beleriand: I. The Lay of the Children of Húrin, III. Failivrin, lines 2081 - 22276 (including remaining Commentary)

    • The Lost Road: Part Two, Section III. The Later Annals of Beleriand, Years 290-5 - 292  (including corresponding Commentary)

    • The War of the Jewels: Part One: The Grey Annals, YS 490-5 (including corresponding Commentary)

    • Unfinished Tales: Part One, II. Narn I Hîn Húrin: Appendix - read from the paragraph beginning, “Andróg appears again” to the paragraph beginning, “One other passage”

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

  • Timeline: First Age 490 - 495

Discussion Questions:

    1. What are the differences between Beren and Túrin?
    2. What power does a name hold? Is Túrin justified in trying to escape his name? Or is Gwindor right in saying that Túrin cannot escape his fate?
    3. How does jealousy ruin a friendship?


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