May 28

Day 148

Basic Reading: 

    The Hobbit: Chapter 4: Over Hill and Under Hill
    *Read the second third of this chapter today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions/Background:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part One: Chapter IV: Goblins, (i) Goblins

Enrichment Activities:

Beleriand: Gondolin   

  • Timeline: Third Age June 2941

  • Other: Look up illustrations of the swords Orcrist and Glamdring.

Discussion Questions:

    1. How does the behavior of the goblins compare with your expectations?
    2. Where is Gandalf?
    3. What can you discern of the goblins’ sociopolitical structure?