Monty Python And The Holy Grail Analysis

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Analysis of a text from Monty Python and the Holy Grail by Cleese, J. et al., 1977 By Name Presented to Instructor Institution Course Date Analysis of a text from Monty Python and the Holy Grail by Cleese, J. et al., 1977 General impressions The text above is a conversation including three people and a minor fourth person, who is the soldier. One character, King Arthurand his knights’ wants to get into Guy de Lombard’s castle but Man does not allow them. This leads to the above mentioned conversation. One of the characters in the play, who is (king) Arthur, is a wise and polite man. This is evident when he politely sends the man at Guy de Lombard’s castle to go ask his master for a favor later in the conversation, he asks if he could go in and have a look (Cleese et al., 1977). Despite being a king, who is powerful, Arthur does not through back insults at the man who continuously insults him. The second character, who is Man, is a disrespectful and arrogant person. He haughtily talks to King Arthur. He abuses him and calls him names like pig and dog. He does not respect the fact that Arthur is a king. The other character in the play, who is Galahad, is an interrogative person. He asks what the man was doing in England and if there was someone else they could talk to. Turn taking and topic control Conversations require to be controlled. There are norms to guide who talks and at what time. There are two steering norms in conversations (Short, 1996). These are: 1. One

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