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  • Battles Of King Arthur
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    King Arthur King Arthur, the legendary king of Britain, lived a life full of magic and controversy. His life and actual presents on earth has been disputed for a thousand years. The only records of his existence have been passed on in stories (Drabble 879). The popularity of King Arthur has only flourished over the years. This includes a great number of books and many movies (Starkillen 1). The birth on Arthur has come to be one of the most disputed events on his life. In the story, it states th...
  • Arthur Turns To Merlin
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    Arthurs Journey to Self Discovery The future is inevitable. It is only with experience that one can come to an understanding of any sort. It is only with time that experience can become achievable. Understanding ones true self can only be made possible with a multitude of experiences, leading to realizations. The entire package of experiences for one individual person can take no less that a lifetime. This reality, in itself, is a tragedy. A tragedy that Arthur, King of Camelot, was destined to ...
  • Richard Barber In King Arthur
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    King Arthur By the ninth century people all over were telling the fabulous tales and romances about Arthur and his kingdom. The common people heard them sung by bards, while in the court poets wrote different versions. In each retelling the speaker would select certain details for emphasis and introduce new elements, so that the story could be adapted to the particular time and audience. Although most historians believe that there actually did exist an Arthur, they differ on how major his role w...
  • Camelot And Morte D Arthur
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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...
  • King Arthur And Zeus
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    Inside the compilation of mythical stories of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table, retold by Roger Green, and Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of the Greek Myths, two major characters in each story that could be expressed in similar and contrasting ways are Arthur, the king and head of the knights of the Round Table, and Zeus, the supreme leader of all gods and mortals. Similar resemblances that can be found in both is their shadowy lineage, their major mortal flaws, and their nature to jou...
  • War Between Sir Modred And King Arthur
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    Becca Off American Lit. Prof. Coal February 21, 2000 The Green Night and Le Morte d'Arthur Many British literature writers of the Middle Ages wrote about reality of the Middle Ages including the social, political, and economical styles of writing. During the Middle Ages, chivalry was a big aspect of every day life. Chivalry, a word not rarely used in modern times anymore in the same fashion it was before, is defined as, "the code of life that defined the qualities of knighthood, such as honor, c...
  • Histories Of King Arthur
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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 ...
  • Morte D Arthur Mordred And Arthur Fight
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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 Vortigern's Eldest Son
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    During medieval period, which took place between 1066-1485, the literature of the time went through change. The medieval romance, which contains kings, knights, and the supernatural, is one type of medieval literature. The Legend of King Arthur is the most well known medieval romance. A study of the Legend of King Arthur involves an analysis of the kings that preceded his ascension to the throne, which includes Vortigern's rise to power, Constantine's sons control of the throne, and ultimately h...
  • King Arthur And Beowulf
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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...
  • Beowulf And King Arthur
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    Numerous stories about numerous heroes have been told and then retold. All of these heroes do different things and all of them have a different set of qualities which make them heroes. Due to the fact that there are only so many heroic adventures and qualities, most are shared in part with at least one other hero. Such is the case between the great hero, Beowulf, from the epic poem Beowulf and King Arthur from the story of Morte dArthur. These great heroes have strong similarities and a great de...
  • Holy Grail This Scene
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    Monte Python Compare / Contrast Paragraph #2 Scene: The Holy Grail This scene starts out with King Arthur and his nobel knights walking through a path. Then the skies open up and God speaks to them. "Arthur, arthur!" (Monte), say's God. Arthur answer's and asks what God wants. God requests that Arthur go search for the Holy Grail. The Holy Grail is generally considered to be the cup from which Christ drank at the Last Supper, and the one used by Joseph of Arima thea to catch his blood as he hung...
  • 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...
  • Wedding Of Sir Gawain And 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 a...
  • 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 ...
  • Two Interesting References To King Arthur
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    Arthur, Legendary King of the Britons, and the major figure in Arthurian Legend. He defeated foreigners from Britain, brought peace to the country and established a kingdom based on justice, law, and morality. He held court at his castle at Camelot and instituted an order known as the knights of the Round Table. Eventually his realm crumbled, and his illegitimate son Mordred grievously wounded him in battle. Many versions of Arthurian legend say that Arthur will someday return, when he is again ...
  • Life Of King Arthur
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    In T.H. White's Arthur Becomes King of Britain, White tries very hard for his audience to get to know Arthur painting him as a fully realized human being with emotions and character traits, while in Alfred, Lord Tennsyon's Morte d' Arthur, Tennyson shows us more of his deeds and contributions to society. Both of these stories help tell the epic of the King Arthurian legends. Both White and Tennyson display Arthur as a hero, but White shows Wart as a smaller, boyish, and more mettlesome character...
  • Place Of King Arthur And Guinevere
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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 ...
  • Arthur The Real Man
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    We find in his life and court a representation of our own dreams and struggles. Why does Arthurian legend fascinate so many people? From the simple fact that each age has retold the story to embody its own values. Arthurs of every age provide motives and meanings significant to there time. The Arthur of legend is much greater than Arthur the real man. To fully understand the real man Arthur we must take a look at early british history. In 410 AD Alaric captures Rome, who were a long time british...
  • King Arthur And Beowulf
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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 ...

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