Le Morte Darthur

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Time is the “indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present and future regarded as a whole” (“Time”), usually measured in seconds, minutes, and hours. Every year since 1927, Time Magazine has named an individual or group as the most influential person or group of a given year (Skiena, Ward). In 2013, Time published an article titled: “Who’s Biggest? The 100 Most Significant Figures in History.” They based their findings on algorithms from internet databases, search engines and books to uncover the most reoccurring and prevalent individuals of all time. Many of these people were, or are, religious leaders, political or military powerhouses, scientists, philosophers or artists. However, many also lived in relative …show more content…

Sir Thomas Malory's eight story collection Le Morte Darthur is published. The tale is a story of the Middle Ages, of knights clad in shimmering chain mail, of bravery, daring and magic. The famous names of Uther Pendragon, Merlin, Guinevere, Lancelot, Mordred, Nimeve, Gawain, Tristan, Percival, Galahad, and of course the eternal Arthur Pendragon, the once and future king, are all present. As well as the objects that have become symbols for all time, the Round Table, Excalibur, the sword in the stone, and the Holy Grail, the cup used by Jesus Christ at the Last Supper. It contains all the themes central to the myth: lust, bravery, chivalry, love found and love lost, betrayal, tragically mistaken circumstances, magic, and the promise of resurrection ("King Arthur-The Legend”).
The tale woven by Sir Thomas Malory has become the basis of the Arthurian legend that has persisted to today. However, the characters and themes of Malory are not his own. They are the product of 650 years of influences on a story now a millennia and a half old.
I have never stayed in one place for too long. My father is a man of motion, he hates to sit still. He always has to be doing something. There is always somewhere to be, some time he needs to be there. As a result, I am a product of many places, many moments lost in transition, having to sling my rucksack over my shoulder and move on, leaving a piece of my story behind as I trudge on in search of new adventures.
In physics an …show more content…

Bach, a late seventeenth century German composer, came from a long line of musicians who instructed him in piano (“Johann Sebastian Bach”). Although he played the organ and composed pieces for many churches, and had patronships in the courts of Dukes and Princes, very few of his compositions were printed during his lifetime. At the time of his death in 1750, Bach was known publicly only as an organist. His work was not recognized until 1829 when Felix Mendelssohn publicized Bach’s piece “Passion According to St. Matthew.” In the modern era, Bach is proclaimed as one of the best composers of the Baroque

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