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Week 13: LOTR/RK, Book VI

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Write a summary-analysis of your chapter in Book VI of the LOTR: RK. Then write two questions on your assigned chapter. Make sure to respond to 1 question posted by a peer as well. Turn in on-time in Blackboard, too!

Chapter 1: Alexis R.
Chapter 2: Dominic
Chapter 3: Hugh, Aaron
Chapter 4: Jaysin
Chapter 5: Nickolas

Chapter 6: Matt
Chapter 7: Mark
Chapter 8: Alyssa A., Hannah
Chapter 9: Kate
Appendix A: Alina, Justine

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Week 12: Lord of the Rings, Book V, Chap. 1-10

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Write a summary-analysis of your chapter in Book V of the LOTR: RK. Then write two questions on your assigned chapter. Make sure to respond to 1 question posted by a peer as well. Add remarks on an aspect of the Peter Jackson film adaptations. Turn in on-time in Blackboard, too!

Chapter 1: Alexis R.
Chapter 2: Dominic
Chapter 3: Hugh, Aaron
Chapter 4: Jaysin
Chapter 5: Nickolas

Chapter 6: Matt
Chapter 7: Mark
Chapter 8: Alyssa A., Hannah
Chapter 9: Kate
Chapter 10: Alina, Justine

Week 10: LOTR: The Two Towers, Book IV, Chaps. 1-10

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Write a summary-analysis of your chapter, discussing 1-2 of the major themes in Book IV of the LOTR: TT. Then write two questions on your assigned chapter. Make sure to respond to 1 question posted by a peer as well. Turn in on-time in Blackboard, too!

Chapter 1: Matt,
Chapter 2: Mark
Chapter 3: Alyssa A., Hanna
Chapter 4: Kate
Chapter 5: Alina, Justine

Chapter 6: Alexis R.
Chapter 7: Dominic
Chapter 8: Hugh, Aaron
Chapter 9: Jaysin
Chapter 10: Nickolas

Week 9: LOTR, The Two Towers, Book 3, Chaps. 1-11

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Write a summary-analysis of your chapter, discussing 1-2 of the major themes in Book III of the LOTR: TT. Then write two questions on your assigned chapter. Make sure to respond to 1 question posted by a peer as well. Turn in on-time in Blackboard, too!

Chapter 1: Matt,
Chapter 2: Mark
Chapter 3: Alyssa A., Hanna
Chapter 4: Kate
Chapter 5: Alina, Justine

Chapter 6: Alexis R.
Chapter 7: Dominic
Chapter 8: Hugh, Aaron
Chapter 9: Justine (2x)
Chapter 10: Nickolas
Chapter 11: Jaysin

Week 8: LOTR, Fellowship of the Rings, Book 2, Chaps. 1-10

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Review the major themes in The Fellowship of the Ring here:

One Wiki to Rule Them All:
Themes in the Lord of the Rings

Write a summary-analysis of your chapter, discussing 1-2 of the major themes in Book I of the LOTR: FOTR. Then write two questions on your assigned chapter. Make sure to respond to 1 question posted by a peer as well.

Chapter 1: Matt,
Chapter 2: Mark
Chapter 3: Alyssa A., Hanna
Chapter 4: Kate
Chapter 5: Alina

Chapter 6: Alexis R.
Chapter 7: Dominic
Chapter 8: Hugh, Aaron
Chapter 9: Justine
Chapter 10: Nickolas, Jaysin

Week 7: LOTR: Fellowship of the Rings, Book I, Chap. 1-6 and 7-12

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Read about major themes in The Fellowship of the Ring here:

One Wiki to Rule Them All:
Themes in the Lord of the Rings

Write a summary-analysis of your chapter, discussing 1-2 of the major themes in Book I of the LOTR: FOTR. Then write two questions on your assigned chapter. Note 1-2 points of interest from the essay “Who is Tom Bombadil?” (by Beal). Make sure to respond to 1 question posted by a peer as well.

Prologue: Hannah

Chapter 1: Matt
Chapter 2: Mark
Chapter 3: Alyssa A.
Chapter 4: Kate
Chapter 5: Alina
Chapter 6: Alexis R.

Chapter 7: Dominic
Chapter 8: Hugh
Chapter 9: Justine
Chapter 10: Nickolas
Chapter 11: Jaysin
Chapter 12: Aaron

Week 6 Beren and Lúthien +

TinuvielComment on your part of the chapter, providing summary and analysis. Add 1-2 thought-provoking questions for discussion. Then answer a peer’s question. Don’t forget to cross-post in Bb with all required parts of your post.

NB: A complete post in Bb includes: 1) indication of your assigned chapter at the top, 2) your post, 3) a peer’s question, 4) your response. 

1. Kate and Justine: does Beren Erchamion mean in Sindarin? What other words in English sound like “Beren” and how might these be related to Beren’s character? What does Lúthien Tinúviel mean? How do they get their second names?

2. Mark and Jaysin: What is Lúthien doing when Beren sees her for the first time? (How is she like Princess Mee? Like the Pearl-Maiden?) How does Lúthien transform over the course of the narrative — physically, emotionally, relationally?

3. Hannah and Nickolas: What losses does Beren experience, esp. at the beginning of the story? What rash oath does Beren take / impossible task does he agree to and why? To what extent does he succeed? How do Melian, Luthien, and Huan help him?

4. Dominic and Hugh: What are the Silmarils, and what do they symbolize? How do they compare to the pearl in “Pearl”? (Consider http://bestiary.ca/beasts/beast548.htm.)

  • All: Be ready to explain the ending of the story: “Yet in her choice the Two Kindreds have been joined; and she is the forerunner of many in whom the Elder see yet, though all the world is changed, the likeness of Luthien the beloved, whom they have lost.”

5. Aaron and Alina: Explain what happens in the chapter concerning Eärendil the Wanderer. How is this story a fitting conclusion to the saga of the Silmarils?

  • All: Identify two points of interest in Beal’s “Orphic Powers in the Legend of Beren and Lúthien.”