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  • Arthur's Knights
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    Excalibur 'Guards, Knights, Squires; prepare for battle!' hollers one of the kings noble knights. The rumbling thunder of horses trotting across the wooden mote bridge echoes throughout the castle. Brave knights gallop their horses into the foggy mist where swords and shields smash, the sounds of their armor and their striking metals echo across the land they battle over. Blood oozes from severed bodies as limbs are sliced off men like cheese. These barbaric and berserk behaviors were the everyd...
  • Similarities Arthur And Lancelot
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    Arthurian Legend is a group of stories of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. The legends originated as a collection of folk tales passed down by oral tradition. As the stories spread through Europe different scenes as well as different versions appear in different countries. Consequently some of the stories have minor contradictions with each other. However, even though the story has been modified on several occasions, the same basic stories of adventure, romance, combat, betrayal, ...
  • King Arthur
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    Tales Of King Arthur Since the romanticizing of the Arthurian legends by Geoffery of Monmouth, the historian, during the twelfth century, the legendary 'king of England' has been the source of inspiration for kings, poets, artists and dreamers alike. The most famous work is probably Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, completed around 1470, and published in many abridged and complete versions. Malory's work contains in one the legend that had been continually added to over the years by many d...
  • Several Of The Knights Before King Arthur
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a hilarious satire of the Crusades. The movie pokes fun at everything from the woman of the age to monsters to the Knights of the Round Table. It is a perfect example of satire, because it makes use of almost every satirical weapon, although humor is the most commonly used one. I will prove FX Fee ny, a professional movie reviewer wrong when he said, In theory, Hail Grail is a spoof of the legend of King Arthur, but John Cleese, ...
  • Arthur's Best Knight Sir Lancelot
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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 ...
  • Connecticut Yankee In King
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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 Hol...
  • Green Knight
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    Erin Kilkenny English Comp & Lit Cathy Seige l March 7, 2000 Sir Gawain Essay In literature, insights into characters, places, and events are often communicated to the reader by symbolic references within the text. This is the case in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. In this Medieval romance, the colors and textures of fabrics and jewelry are used heavily by the poet not only as a descriptive tool, but also to give the reader information about the characters' personalities and roles within the s...
  • Once And Future King By T.H. White
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    The Once and Future King The legend of King Arthur is a tale as timeless as any other found in literature today. Introduced to us by Sir Thomas Malory during the fifteenth century in Morte d' Arthur, it was the first complete tale of Arthur's life. Countless portrayals followed for any reader interested in the tale of the boy who was destined to become King. The Once and Future King by T.H. White is certainly the most popular representation of the immortal legend of King Arthur. It is similar to...
  • Arthur Heralds And Malory Champions
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    The Politics of Violence in Malory's Treatment of the Arthurian Legend By focusing, ostensibly, on sex and violence, Malory's rendering of the Arthurian legend becomes something quite distinct from the French originals. Roger Ascham's complaint that only "bold baudrie and open manslaughter", may be found in the Works, seems to be well grounded, but such a reading tends to neglect the author's most essential themes. Why is violence such a fundamental aspect of these tales Malory's interest in the...
  • Sir Gawain And The Green Knight
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    Though often extensive detail may be condemned as mere flowery language, in understanding Sir Gawain and the Green Knight one must make special emphasis on it. In color and imagery itself, the unknown author paints the very fibers of this work, allowing Sir Gawain to discern the nuances of ritualistic chivalry and truth. His quest after the Green Knight is as simple as ones quest toward himself. Through acute awareness of the physical world he encounters Gawain comes to an understanding of the w...
  • Most Perfect Ideal Of The Medieval Knight
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    INTERPRETATIONS OF CHIVALRY THROUGH CHARACTER Having developed out of the lofty and pious ideals of the Crusades, chivalry encouraged high personal values and well-manicured behaviour. Loyalty to one's lord, valour, honesty, humbleness, faith in god, and respect and reverence for women were foremost in the code of Knightly conduct of the Medieval ages. Though many fell horribly short of this, knights were supposedly bound to this code, and since Arthur's court of the Round Table came closest to ...
  • Great Knights
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    Heroism is a legendary and supernatural quality. The term was first applied to tales concerned with knights, chivalry, and courtly love. Several romances deal with Alexander the Great, King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, and Emperor Charlemagne. The Arthurian romances fall into three broad groups. Some, such as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, are tales that involve the testing of a young knight. Others, such as the Tristan und Is olt of Gottfried von Strassburg, describe the conflic...
  • Important To The Stories Of King Arthur
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    King Arthur and the knights of the round table belong to a long line of books and stories of the Arthurian legend. Merlin, Lancelot, The lady of the lake, King Arthur, and Excalibur are all very important in the Arthurian legend. In this essay we will talk about King Arthur, the knights of the round table, and Merlin in the famous story, The sword in the stone. The Sword in the stone is a book about an adopted child named wart. He is of royal blood and does not know this. One day when Wart is in...
  • Le Morte D Arthur And Don Quixote
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    In Malory's literature, men were knights, ladies were damsels, and magic was preponderant. By the time that Cervantes wrote Don Quixote, men got real jobs, the innocent damsel had become a myth, and magic was reduced to superstition. These works both examine the chivalric ideal: physical prowess, courtesy, truth in love and friendship, tenderness, humility, gentleness (The Legend of Arthur in British & American Literature, p. 65) and remark much on it. While they both find this ideal to be too m...
  • Past King Arthur
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    When Arthur was a young boy, he was taught by an old magician who knew the future because it composed his past. The old necromancer taught Arthur many things, lessons only a magician could teach. He would turn his pupil into different creatures and put him in different places so Arthur could learn on his own. The magician, Merlyn believed that Education is experience, and the essence of experience is self-reliance (46). Through all of his lessons and through all of his experiences, Arthur's idea...
  • King Arthur's Faithful Knight
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    Chretein de Troyes, Arthurian Romances From the Classical age through the medieval age, women were greatly disrespected. They did not have any say in anything and were not appreciated. In Classical texts such as The Odyssey, the women were treated as if they were animals. They did not have the respect of others and some were thought of as whores. In the stories of Erec and Enide, Lancelot, and Perceval, we see a dramatic change in this, due to the system of government that Arthur entails giving ...
  • Battle Between King Pellinore And Sir Gryfflette
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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 ...
  • Sir Mordred And King Arthur
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    An act of chivalry is described as the qualifications or character of the ideal knight. Knights were expected to uphold this code of conduct. In the English literature Le Morte d'Arthur, French for 'The Death of Arthur', by Sir Thomas Malory, the characters display acts of chivalry from beginning to end. Though the code of chivalry contains many qualities or acts, nevertheless bravery, loyalty, and courtly love are demonstrated more throughout this literature. Bravery is the mental or moral stre...
  • Knights Code Of Chivalry
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    What is a knight What is the concept of knighthood all about Knighthood exists in two places simultaneously-in the world and in our imagination. We can speak of ideals versus realities, probably the central problem with knighthood and the chivalric ideals. Swords, horses, jousts, armor, castles, fair maidens, kings, queens these are the words that come to mind when people mention the word knight. The mental image of a knight embedded in everyones minds shows an armor-clad man on a horse. The nob...
  • Film Monty Python And The Holy Grail
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    David Sondergaard General Writing: Film Prof. Anus tup Basu A Monty Python Version of Camelot As a film that has become so popular that it has grown to be considered a cult favorite, Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Gilliam and Jones, USA, 1991) is an entertaining retelling of the story of King Arthur and his knights and their search for the Holy Grail. Although it is stylized in medieval times, it is far from your traditional castles and chivalry sort of story. It has undergone the Monty Python...

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