The Silmarillion Book Summary and Study Guide

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This book follows the creation of the Elves, their time on Middle-Earth, and the coming of the Age of Man. Many descriptions of wars, places and characters. A tough but worthy read. The main story is the creation of the Silmarils, their loss and recovery.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 60% Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy world/fantasy past Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   magical artifact Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   magical being Profession/status:    -   mage/magician Age:    -   long lived adults If magical mental powers:    -   can change shapes    -   mind control    -   super strength    -    Invisibility    -   can read emotions


Terrain    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests    -   Domed/Underground City Earth setting:    -   during "Tolkien" (fairytime) times Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture How much dialogue?    -   little dialog

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