In this essay, I will not offer an explanation of why people keep retelling, appropriating, and adding to Arthurian legend, because such an answer is far beyond the scope of my knowledge and the size of this essay. It would take at least one penetrating book to begin understanding the scope of that question—which is the reason why Mary Zambreno’s article, “Why Do Some Stories Keep Returning?,” is crippled by its length and loses its grounding by using vague, generalizing definitions to discuss the perpetuity of Arthurian narrative. By opening up Zambreno’s term “gap” and applying possible variations of the term to the context of Chretien’s Lancelot, Knight of the Cart, I hope to introduce the possibility of further scholarship on the ways untold
The following sunlit and cool morning, the Festival of Ostara Hunt in the Darkling Woods started off a little slow. Arthur and Mithian rode side-by-side for most of it, chatting and laughing, and the king’s resolve to call off their engagement and send her home wavered. He thought back to his previous night with Mithian. The woman’s body had felt so damn good. She was honest, smart, and passionate.
The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness. Of Mice and Men is a novella written by the author John Steinbeck. It tells a story of George Milton and Lennie Small; two displaced ranch workers, who are constantly searching for a new job during The Great Depression in California. John Steinbeck displays loneliness from the standpoint of average men living and working on a farm searching for friendship to escape their loneliness. In Of Mice and Men, other than the friendship, the story portrays people who are isolated and lonely like George, who has the responsibility of taking care of Lennie and keeping him out of trouble, Lennie, who is mentally disabled, and lastly, Curley’s wife, who desperately seeks for the
Medieval society portrayed what love and generosity should be. Older men married young women. Of course women had no choice in who hey married. The dowry benefits family member, not the women. Older men marrying young women had a suffrage of inequality in the relationship.
In the thirteenth century when Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was composed, and also in the Arthurian period in which it occurred, Christian conventions made a male-commanded society in which ladies had next to no apparent power. The worldview of ladies in this time was a fragile Catch 22 they were treated with worshipful admiration and worship, however were not regarded as fit creatures in their own particular right. A significant part of the chivalric code that knights prided themselves on depended on the supposition that ladies couldn't accomplish much for themselves, and in this way men needed to accomplish it for them. Be that as it may, the plot of this lyric demonstrates that ladies had the capacity to accomplish their necessities and
In the legend of King Arthur, some authors argue that Arthur was not as noble as believed, whereas others after the medieval period argue that he was a noble and chivalrous leader. Writers in the medieval period judge the personal qualities of King Arthur to determine whether he was chivalrous, whereas authors after the Middle Ages focus on his achievements. Arthur, after he pulls the sword from a stone, becomes the next king of England. Despite coming to power at a young age, he transformed a weak nation into one that would be a worldwide influence for centuries to come. Although he has achieved a lot, medieval authors such as Chrétien De Troyes maintain that Arthur was still not chivalrous because of an incident that occurred when Arthur was in his court.
Ma Joad: Leader of the Pack In my opinion, Ma Joad is the hero of “The Grapes of Wrath”. She is the main force of the force of the family and the one who kept them moving. And although she is the most loving member of the Joad’s, she hides her pain and fear. Without Ma, the family would not have been together at the end of the novel. She can be grouped into many different types of heroes such as, Catalyst, Group Oriented, and Matriarchal Family Strength.
Of Mice and Men is a novel which takes place during the great depression and is based on two workers, George and Lennie, who set off to Northern California to find a job. Throughout the whole novel, George and Lennie work very hard to earn money and achieve their American dream. Curly’s wife is one of the most complicated main character in the novel, is described to have a lack of personality and a flirtatious person.
Jannie was a bright, young girl who like any girl at the age of fifteen wanted to be in love. On a hot summer day in a small town near Houston, Texas, Jannie met Lawrence. Lawrence seemed perfect in Jannie's perspective. He was older, had a nice a car, and to top it off, he was gorgeous. Nevertheless, it didn’t take long for Jannie and Lawrence to be acquainted.
Kate Chopin’s “The Storm” was written in 1898, but it was published until 1969. “Bibi laid his little hand on his father’s knee and was not afraid”(88), shows that whatever is to come will not cause problems. Kate Chopin uses a lot of symbolism throughout her stories to represent her feelings about things. A character or an object could represent a bigger idea throughout the story, which gives more meaning to the story. An analysis of the symbolism in Kate Chopin’s “The Storm” will show the meaning of the storm, the house, and the relationships.