• Dragon Slayer Young Knight
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    Dragon Slayer The musty odor lingered across his nose. 'This was it, this was the cave' he whispered under his breath. He knew this would be a challenge. The entrance of the cave was scattered with the bones of many who dared entered. He knew he had to do this even if this was the last thing he ever did. The young knight entered the musty cave with all the silence of a stalking leopard. The cave was a gloomy sight, even in the interior of the cave there were bones of many past knights. This was...
  • Knights And Chivalry Knight People Love
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    Knights and Chivalry Chivalry was a system of ethical ideals developed among the knights of medieval Europe. Arising out of the feudalism of the period, it combined military virtues with those of Christianity, as epitomized by he Arthurian legend in England and the chansons de gest e of medieval France. The word chivalry is derived from the French chevalier, meaning horseman or knight. Chivalry was the code of conduct by which knights were supposedly guided. In addition to military prowess and ...
  • La Belle Dame Sans Merci
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    John Keats is a great British poet. He has written many popular poems. La Belle Dame sans Merci is a ballad that was written in 1819. In this ballad, the knight is deceived by the woman he meets. He falls in love with this woman instantly and is convinced that she too is in love with him. The woman makes the knight fall for her by making herself beautiful. The woman deceives the knight into trusting her and then when she takes him to her cave, she breaks his heart by leaving him after the knigh...
  • Satire On Sir Walter Scott And Chaucer
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    Satire is a keen literary tool, one that Geoffrey Chaucer used liberally when he wrote his Canterbury Tales as well as Sir Walter Scott s Ivanhoe. Webster s New World Dictionary says that satire is "the use of ridicule, sarcasm, etc. to attack vices, follies, etc." These two pieces of literature could be considered the greatest pieces of British Literature during the Middle Ages. They both exercise Satire, Ideals, Prejudices, and Stereotypes, which are used in today s writings and used commonly ...
  • Sir Gawain And The Green Knight
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    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight knight rides into the hall dressed entirely in green. The knight is large, well- dressed, and imposing, but he does not wear armor nor carry a shield. Rather, he holds some holly in one hand and a huge ax in the other. The Green Knight, without first introducing himself, demands to speak with whoever is the head of the court. King Arthur answers the Green Knight's call to the head of the company and asks him to dismount and eat. However, the Knight refuses, saying...
  • The Knight From Canterbury Tales
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    "Followed chivalry, / Truth, honor, generousness and courtesy. / He had done nobly in his sovereign's war / And ridden into battle, no man more, / As well in Christian as heathen places, / And ever honor for his noble graces." Geoffrey Chaucer wrote this introduction to describe the knight in Canterbury Tales. Chaucer talked very highly of the knight's profession, wealth, and character. The knight has had a very busy life as his fighting career has taken him to a great many places. He has seen ...
  • Bobby Knight Article Reader One
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    Comparison between two persuasive arguments Should legendary coach Bobby Knight been fired from the University of Indiana? Does the punishment fit the crime? The two articles "The Knight Who Thought He Was King," and "Knight Fall" try to answer these two controversial questions. Each of these articles present the debated issue in their own distinct ways. "Knight Fall" is written in a way that the reader really doesn't know what side the author is choosing, that is until the last few sentences. O...
  • Knights And Chivalry Middle Ages
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    KNIGHTS AND CHIVALRY Knights were a large part of the Middle Ages. A lot people think that knights are soldiers who were covered in metal, and fought dragons and evil people. Although they were warriors, or soldiers, knights never fought dragons. Knights fought for their king or lord because land was promised to them. To become a knight you had to be born a noble boy and start training at age seven. The boys didn't go to school because he was sent to live with another noble family as a page. A ...
  • Canterbury Tales The Knight
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    Canterbury Tales: The Knight In his prologue, Geoffrey Chaucer introduces all of the characters who are involved in this fictional journey and who will tell the tales. One of the more interesting of the characters included in this introductory section is the Knight. Chaucer initially refers to the Knight as 'a most distinguished man " and, indeed, his sketch of the Knight is highly complimentary. In this essay, Iwill contrast Chaucer's ideal Knight with its modern equivalent. The Knight, Chaucer...
  • Undine Knight Tells One
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    One day a knight comes out of the forest and a girl called Undine wants him to tell her about his adventures in the forest. The farmer doesn't want that he tells her his adventures. Because of that she runs away. Now the knight has to rescue her out of a creek. That's why the farmer allows him to tell her about the forest and his adventures. The real daughter of the farmer died long ago. Undine was only the substitute for her. Her new parents christened her undine. From now the knight is Undine...
  • The Canterbury Tales A Character Sketch Of Chaucer's Knight
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    The Canterbury Tales: A Character Sketch of Chaucer's Knight Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, written in approximately 1385, is a collection of twenty-four stories ostensibly told by various people who are going on a religious pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral from London, England. Prior to the actual tales, however, Chaucer offers the reader a glimpse of fourteenth century life by way of what he refers to as a General Prologue. Int his prologue, Chaucer introduces all of the characters who...
  • Squire Knight Chaucer Chivalry
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    In the medieval period that is described by Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, chivalry was perhaps the most recognized quality of a true gentleman. This quality is explored in Chaucer's two characters of the warrior class, the Knight and the Squire. The squire is the son of the Knight; both ride gallantly and have the air of true gentleman warriors. However, the two are very dissimilar despite their appearances. The Knight possesses the true qualities of chivalry, devotion to service, constancy in hum...
  • Becoming A Knight Middle Ages
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    During the middle ages, in order to become a knight one had to go through many years of training. A knight-to-be spent at least fourteen years of his life learning the proper conduct and etiquette of knighthood. Once the years of training were completed, often an elaborate ceremony took place when the gentleman was knighted. Once knighted, the man had to live by the code of chivalry. This code had the basic guidelines of a knight's behavior. This code was so respected that abiding by it brought...
  • Bobby Knight Coach Knights Years
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    Bobby Knight Barry Woodward Bobby Knight, longtime Indiana mens head basketball coach, was recently fired. This firing sparked a controversy among basketball fans throughout the nation; did he deserve to be fired I believe that Bobby Knight deserved to be fired. Although coach Knight is one of the best coaches in the nation and has earned the respect of countless numbers of fans including myself, I do not believe that a coach should be able to act the way he acted and get away with it. Coach Kni...
  • Wife Of Bath Knight Chaucer Tale
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    A Comparison Between Chaucer S Knight, And The Knight From The Wife Of Bath S Tale In his prologue, Chaucer introduces all of the characters who are involved in this fictional journey and who will tell the tales. One of the most interesting of the characters introduced is the Knight. Chaucer refers to the Knight as a most distinguished man and, indeed, his sketch of the Knight is highly complimentary. Another Knight seen in the Canterbury Tales is the rapist knight in the Wife of Bath s Tale, wh...
  • Code Of Chivalry Knight Armor Knights
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    Being a knight isn't quite as easy as they make it look. It takes many hours of grueling practice. If your are not born to a knight or a noble then you aren't going to be able to be a knight. Also if you are left handed you cannot be a knight because people believe you are a descendent of the devil. Now I will go into details about some things you will need to know if you are going to be a knight, or if you would like your child to be a knight. You will begin training just as a toddler. Your na...
  • Times Of Battle Knight Squire One
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    In the Middle Ages, being a knight was the most honorable position a man could hold. They were heavily regarded as the most honest, courageous, and brave individuals that one could be. But, one could not just decide to be a knight, and easily become one. There was a very long process involved in becoming a knight, one that took up about fifteen years of a future-knight's life. If one was born of the right blood, often the son of a current knight, they would become a page at a very young age, bef...
  • The Knight's Tale Battle Describes Arcite
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    The Knight described through his own narrative in "The Knight's Tale" is consistent with Chaucer's satire of the "worthy Knight" described in the General Prologue. Through the Knight's story, the reader is given insight into those ideals truly valued by the Knight, and is found to not exactly live up to the standards of the "ideal knight" which he is often assumed to embody. While the knight truly values the ideals of chivalry; including "Truth and honour, freedom and curteisye," through "The Kn...
  • Chivalry In Middle English
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    Chivalry in Middle English Literature The Middle Ages changed the ideas of the Code of Chivalry by having an influence from Christianity, the ideas themselves didn't change but the other aspects like heritage did not affect the thought of a knight. Sir Gawain in "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" showed he was a great knight, in the Middle Ages, by being courage and being able to learn from his mistakes to make him more honorable. The knight in the "Wife of Bath" was not a great knight by not bei...
  • 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...