• Quest For The Holy Grail
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    Jim Dougherty Mrs. Shah English IV 541-08 10 October 2000 King Arthur's Quest for the Holy Grail The Quest for the Holy Grail was the greatest and noblest of all quests for King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table. The Holy Grail was believed to be the cup used by Jesus Christ at the Last Supper, and it was the cup that caught Christ's blood when he was thrust in the side with a spear at his crucifixion. Joseph of Arimathea, the wealthy man who allowed Christ to be placed in his tomb, is said to...
  • The Legend Of King Arthur
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    The Legend of King Arthur - The Origins and Different Interpretations of the Legend Today - There are countless versions of the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table. Most English versions are based on Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, but where did these tales originate, and what different interpretations are there today This essay seeks to examine the roots and different renditions of the various legends circulating today. The first section deals with the origins of the...
  • Morte D Arthur Camelot Mordred King
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    An Epic Hero for Modern Times In about 1470, Thomas Malory finished Morte d Arthur, the first if many legends written about King Arthur, even in modern times, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table are favorite subjects in movies, books, and plays. Oftentimes this is so because the medieval period in general, and King Arthur in particular, have an air of mystery, romance, fantasy, and adventure that are popular themes in all times and cultures. I compared Malory's "Morte d Arthur" with C...
  • With Honors Simon Monty Film
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    Have you ever watched a movie or read a novel without a plot? Most likely your answer to this question would be no, because it would be dull. No one wants to hear a story with no intrigue or conflict. As you read a novel or watch a film, you want to connect with the characters and feel you can relate to the situations they " re dealing with. In every film and every story there's a conflict the main character (s) is facing. The story of King Arthur, and the film With Honors appear at first to be ...
  • King Arthur And The Catholic Church
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    Daniel CappadoraMonsignor Farrell Ms. BrickeyThe Catholic Church has many influences on King Arthur and the rest of his Knights of the Round Table. The knights depended on the church for its teachings and the great power the church held in society. The Knights of the Round Table pledged great loyalty to the church. Also the knights held the teachings of the church in great reverence and were never disloyal to the church. There are many links between the Catholic Church and the way that Camelot (...
  • Monty Python And The Holy Grail
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    "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" is a satiric comedy about the quest of King Arthur. The movie starts out with Arthur, King of the Britons, looking for knights to sit with him at Camelot. He finds many knights including Sir Galahad the pure, Sir Lancelot the brave, the quiet Sir Bedevere, and Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir Lancelot. Through satire and parody of certain events in history (witch trials, the black plague) they find Camelot, but after literally a quick song and dance they ...
  • Sir Lancelot Du Lake
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    Sir Lancelot du Lake was quite possibly the bravest and most gallant knight in the world. His battles were pretty much lopsided, due to his extreme skill. He was King Arthur's best knight. He was very adventurous and prone to getting into trouble, which he always came out of without a scratch. Why was Lancelot honored so In the last four paragraphs, I will try to explain this to my best ability. Why did I say he was Arthur's best knight Sir Lancelot was sworn to protect Guenevere, King Arthur's...
  • King Arthur Nineteenth Century
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    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Hank Morgan, a Connecticut Yankee working in a munitions factory near Hartford, is tapped on the head by a crowbar during a quarrel with a fellow worker. He awakens in the early part of the sixth century, A. D. Captured by the knight Sir Kay, he is taken to Camelot, King Arthur's court, where the knights of the realm gather around the "Table Round." The Yankee is amazed to here each knight exaggerate the tale of his own exploits in his quest for the Ho...
  • King Arthur History Written Archaeological
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    the feast of Penta cost all manner of men assayed to pull at the sword that wold assay, but none might prevail but Arthur, and he pulled it afore all the lords and commons that were there, wherefore all the commons cried at once, 'We will have Arthur unto our king; we will put him no more in delay, for we all see that it is God's will that he shall be our king, and who that hold eth against it, we will slay him'. And therewith they all kneeled at once, both rich and poor, and cried Arthur mercy ...
  • King Arthur Ring Sir Frodo
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    A Medieval Contest In comparing and contrasting the Arthurian Legends and J. R. R. Tolkien's book The Fellowship of the Ring, it is almost like a medieval contest between the two with many of the similarities coming from the customs of the Middle Ages. A look at the make up of the groups involved, the moral code, the protagonist, the antagonist, the use of supernatural elements and the knightly quest involved in each book shows how alike they are but yet different. The Arthurian Legends revolve ...
  • King Arthur Camelot Mordred Morte
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    King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table: An Epic Hero for Modern Times In about 1470, Thomas Malory finished Morte d' Arthur, the first of the many legends written about King Arthur. Even in modern times, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table are a favorite subject in movies, books, and plays. Often times this is so because the Medieval Period in general, and King Arthur in particular, have an air of mystery, romance, fantasy, and adventure that are popular themes in all times an...
  • King Arthur And Beowulf A Comparison
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    King Arthur and Beowulf: A Comparison Sir Thomas Malory brings forth a courageous character, 'King Arthur', utilizing weaponry and leadership, to enlighten the reader of the unique characteristics of a true hero, on the other hand, the unknown author of " Beowulf', depicts the Anglo-Sax an era to tell a story of one who fights to better society. The noble King moves as a unit with his men and pride to protect and serve the kinsmen of his realm. Beowulf wards off evil, unaccompanied, with nothing...
  • King Arthur Roommate Pellinore Boyfriend
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    The uglier the truth the truer the friend is a statement that has been echoed throughout the history of time. In "Camelot", King Arthur experienced this quotation first hand. Even though "Camelot" is a fictional movie, the same situation that befell King Arthur really occurs in real life to everyday people. Just by looking at Pellinore, you would not think that he was a trustworthy man. Dirty, hair uncombed, dingy clothes are all words that could be used to describe Pellinore's appearance. But a...
  • Indiana Jones Versus Arthurian Legends
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    Indiana Jones Epic versus King Arthur Legends Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a thrilling, modern-day adventure of a search for the Holy Grail. As a remake of many Medieval stories, several of the characters reflect upon the characters in King Arthur stories. With the ongoing chivalry theme of "Might for Right," Indiana struggles to unveil the secrets of the Holy Grail, and to protect it from theft by evil forces. The characters in this movie were based on those in the legends of King Arth...
  • Sir Gawain Dame Ragnell
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    "The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell" is a medieval romance poem written by an anonymous author. Sir Gawain is one of the major characters in the poem. He is a very likable personality. Sir Gawain represents an ideal knight of the fourteenth century. Throughout the story, we see Sir Gawain portrayed as a very courteous and noble knight, always trying to help King Arthur. The characteristics of Sir Gawain like kindness, generosity and firmness are revealed from his actions. Sir Gawain is ...
  • Chivalry Displayed In Le Morte D'arthur
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    In the Medieval Period, knights dedicated their lives to following the code of chivalry. In Sir Thomas Malory s Le Morte d Arthur, a number of characters performed chivalrous acts to achieve the status of an ideal knight. Their characteristics of respect for women and courtesy for all, helpfulness to the weak, honor, and skill in battle made the characters King Arthur, King Pellinore, and Sir Gryfflette examples of a what knights strove to be like in Medieval society. Because of the examples of ...
  • Morte D'arthur Sir Bedivere
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    "Fairy Tale" 10-12 year olds King Arthur lay badly wounded. All around him his knights were falling to the ground, he could hear the noise of battle, he knew it was all over, would he die or would he live to fight another day King Arthur's wound was deep. He knew it was just a matter of time before he died. Then, out of nowhere came the bold Sir Bedivere, the only knight that had survived the brutal battle, lifted him off the ground, carried him to a church near the battlefield, and rested him o...
  • Sir Gawain Green Knight
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    Sir Gawain plays an important role in King Arthur's Court. In 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,' he shows many characteristics of the code of chivalry such as characteristics as loyalty, honor and courtesy... In the poem, 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,' Gawain received a test of his honor. In the midst of the New Year's celebration at King Arthur's Castle, a man of powerful size comes to challenge the Knights of the Round Table. This Green Knight comes to prove the honor and reputation of Kin...
  • Arthur Characters 1 King
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    1. King Arthur is considered to be the High King of Britain and the son of Uther Pendragon. Merlin who became his chief advisor taught him. He became king at age 15 when Uther died in battle. King Arthur ruled over Camelot with his wife Guinevere. The lady of the Lake gave him the sword Excalibur. His wife and son Mordred betrayed him. Mordred fatally wounded Arthur. Three of the nine witches of Avalon brought him to Avalon. Two of those witches were Morgan La Fay and The Lady of the Lake. They...
  • Beowulf In Comparing King Arthur
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    In comparing the heroic qualities of Beowulf, and the heroic qualities of King Arthur, we will cite the main differences between the two. Beowulf battled for glory, honor, and to prove his masculinity. King Arthur, on the other hand, battles to preserve the rights of his people, and to uphold justice. Both were great heroes in their individual ways, but their subtle differences are easily noticeable. Beowulf was in it for the fame and fortune, but he was also fighting for his people. He defeats ...