The supposed connections between the historical Transylvanian-born Vlad III Dracula of Wallachia and Bram Stoker's fictional Dracula attracted popular attention. In 1462, Vlad Dracula, a member of the Order of the Dragon, returns from a victory against the Turks to find his wife, Elisabeta, has committed suicide after receiving a false report of his death. Enraged that his wife is now damned. “Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose?
However, the knight in this story is considered a Britain legend. This legend 's name is Arthur, who becomes a king after the father he never knew he had, forced a sword in a stone and only a king could grasp it. Arthur came in possession of the sword and immediately became the king. Chivalry is a code followed specifically by knights and it uses in the stories, “The Green Knight,” and “Arthur,” by portraying bravery, honor, and gallantry towards women.
Adams was as the defense attorney for the British soldiers accused in the Boston Massacre and this is when he began to get some recognition. In 1774, he was part of the First Continental Congress and also helped draft the Declaration of Independence as one of the founding fathers. Adams became the first vice president of the United States and the second president. John Adams was born in his family 's farm in Braintree, Massachusetts. In 1792, Braintree became Quincy and it got the name Quincy because it was named after Colonel John Quincy, also John Adams son John Quincy Adams was named after this town.
The early middle ages began approximately around 400 AD, after the fall of Roman Empire. Germanic and Norse tribes, called Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Frisian began to take over, bringing their Anglo-Saxon traditions and almost ending Christianity. Anglo-Saxon traditions brought the rise of feudalism, an arrangement in which a king offered land to noblemen in exchange for protection and the noblemen offered protection to the peasant in return for living and working on such land (Annenberg Foundation). Paganism – the worship of many gods and stories such as Beowulf, replaced Christianity. One of the oldest epic poems, Beowulf, a young hero, comes to the aid of a community in crisis, monsters are killing the townsfolk and the head monster, Grendel
In Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth became king by committing the murder of King Duncan. While this is true historically, it did not go exactly as Shakespeare wrote it. In the play, Macbeth sneaks into King Duncan’s room while he is sleeping over at Macbeth’s home. Macbeth, while Duncan is sleeping, then stabs Duncan with his dagger, and afterwards Lady Macbeth places the bloody daggers near to the two passed out drunk guards, making it look like they are the ones to blame. Historically, Macbeth kills Duncan in battle near what was then known as Elgin, on August 14, 1040 (“Macbeth - King of Scots”).
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is an animated Disney movie, based on a book under the same name, that explores dark themes such as racism, corruption, genocide, and sin, among many others. It is one of Disney’s darkest movies, yet its screenplay and dialogue has been written in a way to still have a rating of G from the MPAA. The plot revolved around Quasimodo, a deformed bell ringer of the cathedral of Notre Dame. The story began with a group of gypsies who snuck into Paris. They were ambushed by Judge Claude Frollo, the Minister of Justice, who captured them.
Pg.18.Print.) He was also known for the chopping off lord’s leads, and killing women and their children. Although Vlad wasn't a real vampire like “Count Dracula”, he was extremely evil. Who would have known that many years later, his nickname would be used for one of the most famous vampire of all times. Even though Vlad and Count Dracula were the same person, the only real link between the two was from the novel by Bram Stoker, called “The Real Dracula”.
This is what gave him the idea of how Dracula would enter into England. In the Wallachian language Dracula means devil and this greatly affected what Stoker would name his vampire. Bram stoker wrote in unique way by drawing from personal experience and research to write his masterpiece (BBC, Nightmare: The Birth of Horror). One of the main overarching themes of Dracula is that one should defended the weak and helpless no matter the cost. For instance, each man donated great amounts of blood to Lucy trying to keep her from becoming
Excalibur and Medieval Weapons Arthur was the one who pulled the enchanted sword from the stone.Arthur gave his sword that he pulled from the stone.Arthur became king by pulling out that sword.King Arthur used Excalibur to slay dragons and defeat other kingdoms. The Excalibur was attributed with magical powers.The Excalibur was made by a Avalonian Elf.The Excalibur was later stolen by King Arthur's sister , but returned shortly after.The Excalibur was also in different lands ruled by other kings and names differently. Excalibur was Arthur's sword but the knights used different weapons such as guns,bow and arrows, and crossbows.The Knights used these weapons to fights rebellions slay dragons and defeat other kingdoms.The king invited
Behind the novel 's indictment of the intellect stand three important myths to which Shelley alludes. She subtitles her book "A Modern Prometheus," linking Victor Frankenstein to the heroic but ultimately tragic figure of Greek myth who contended with the gods, stole fire from them to give to humans, and was punished by Zeus by being chained on Mount Caucasus to have vultures eat his liver. Her husband Percy Shelley wrote a closet drama, Prometheus Unbound, and fellow Romantic poets Byron and Coleridge were also attracted to and wrote about a figure of defiant ambition. The story of Faust, like the Prometheus myth, also involves one who would trade everything to satisfy an aggressive and acquisitive intellect. Finally, Adam 's fall from grace came of his eating of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.