Chapter 3 • Answer the following questions • 1. What is Rivendell? And who lives in this location? • 2. Who is Elrond? List three characteristics about him • 3. What are the names of the swords? Why is this important? • 4. In the moon light, what does the map state? • 5. How has Biblo’sperception changed among the dwarves?
Goblins verse Elves • There is no question of which side was good and which evil—the evil nature of the goblins is described in Chapter 4, and the good nature of the elves is obvious from the glimpse we get of them at Rivendell in Chapter 3
Elves • Elves were the first creatures in Middle-Earth: they are immortal unless killed in battle; they are fair-faced, with beautiful voices; and they have a close communion with nature, which makes them skillful craftsmen. The unique magic of the swords, as Elrond tells the company in Chapter 3, is that they glow with a blue light when goblins are near
Symbols Symbols are objects, characters, figures, and colors used to represent abstract ideas or concepts. • Named Swords • Throughout epic literature, swords with names and lineages are the marks of great heroes. One of the most famous examples is King Arthur’s sword, Excalibur. The swords named Orcrist and Glamdring that Thorin and Gandalf win from the trolls symbolize their heroic deeds. Bilbo’s decision to name his short sword Sting after killing the spider is a major turning point in his quest—it symbolizes his bravery and initiative, and presages his transformation into a hero.
Grammar • Pronoun is a word used in place of a noun or another pronoun. A pronoun is used as a substitute for a noun or pronoun. • http://www.dukeofdefinition.com/grammar_pronoun_notes.html • http://www.dukeofdefinition.com/pronoun_quiz_01.htm
Point of View • The Hobbit is told in 3rd person by a narrator • You will preform a scavenger hunt using the literature book • http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/point-of-view-worksheets/point-of-view-practice.pdf • http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/point-of-view-worksheets/point-of-view-worksheet-3.pdf
Vocabulary • palpitating • gruesome • ancestors • venerable • hoard • remnants • cleave • vexed • cunning • crescent • Frayer model with a vocabulary test on Friday