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  • Job And Thomas Becket
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    The archetypal hero journey, Joseph Campbell states, is a typical series of heroic actions. Four stages form the hero journey: departure, trials, epiphany, and return (the stages do not necessarily occur consecutive with the listing). Death and resurrection of lifestyle and beliefs, spiritual journey, and finally rebirth form hero journey's motif. An archetypal hero pattern is the transformation of the character's conscience through trials and revelations. Lust, fear, and social duties tend to b...
  • Murder Of Thomas Becket
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    Death at Canterbury Cathedral If only the Canterbury Cathedral could talk, there would be so many things to here about. It has been through two fires, the murder of Thomas Becket, a war, and numerous unknown incidences. Becket, involved deeply with Canterbury, died because of his beliefs in his church. The Canterbury's first stones were laid in 597 when Augustine arrived from Rome with a party of Monks to baptize King Ethelbert of Kent (Wright 11). The cathedral has been through two fires. The f...
  • Becket's Honor Thomas A Becket
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    Becket's honor Thomas a Becket was a truly noble martyr who lived with and died for honor. Thomas Becket's stubbornness and rigorous demand for honor sealed his death. Throughout the book Becket is forced to compromise or hold tight to his beliefs and values. As a friend to King Henry II Becket felt that there was a gap in him where honor should be. Becket felt that as long as he was among the conquerors he would have to improvise his honor. There is foreshadowing in the end of act one, that if ...
  • Thomas Becket And Henry II
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    "Friendship often does collapse over such unjust ideas. ' This quote alone illustrates the dissolution of friendship that occurs between Thomas Becket and Henry II in early English history. What would one think if a trusted friend turns on them and stabs them in the back? Certain situations in the lives of Thomas Becket and Henry II build up then dissolve their friendship. Thomas Becket and Henry II create and strengthen their friendship in many ways. First of all, King Henry II appoints Becket ...
  • King Henry And Thomas Becket
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    The movie "Becket,' set in medieval England under the rule of Henry II, is based on the lives of the king and his assistant. The plot centers around two main characters, the King Henry and Thomas Becket, a servant who rises in power quickly and greatly. "Becket' is a story of strong friendship that, due to power and contrasting beliefs, divides into a bitter separation. The storyline began with King Henry II grieving over the grave of Thomas Becket inside a tomb. It then shifts to his earlier me...
  • St Thomas Becket
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    St. Thomas Becket died for the rights of the Church, under the reigning king, Henry II. He was martyred while he was giving mass and he was enabled to be willing to die for the faith that he loved. Thomas stands for the principle of God against Caesar. Somewhere between these two points, between these respective duties, comes a dividing line, where the territories meet. A man of conscience must decide on which side he will stand. It is the old conflict between Church and State. It was on that di...

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