King Arthur was said to be a great king, who ruled over Camelot in the fifth or sixth century. King Arthur estimated to have been born around 475 A.D., “Tintagel has come to be associated with King Arthur as his birthplace, depicted by the Welsh monk Geoffrey of Monmouth” (Walker para 5). Arthurian Literature commonly depicted daring sword fights, chivalrous knights, damsels in distress and even magic. Though there are few records of a true King Arthur does not mean there is not a man behind the great legend that came forth in the mid twelfth century. “The legend of King Arthur may have been based on the life of one or more Celtic warriors who fought the Anglo-Saxon invaders of England in the late fifth and early sixth century.”
“King Arthur nobility and selfless bravery made him king” (arthurian-legend.com). Sir Thomas Malory was influenced by the knights in his time to write Morte d’ Arthur and to show what the real noblemen were like. It’s safe to say that how things were in this story and how they were during the real time are quite different. The story is more myth. Malory’s own experience ended with some shame and imprisonment while his character Arthur is portrayed as only good.
Arthur’s life is not very different from day to day and he does not have an exciting life. This part of Arthur’s life is easily seen as the Ordinary World of the Hero’s Journey, where Arthur’s life is nothing out of the ordinary. After the Ordinary World, the hero is given the The Call to Adventure which is when there is a calling to change the character's daily life to adventure on a new path. This stage is parallel to the novel The Sword in the Stone when Arthur is given an order, by Sir Ector, in T.H.White, Sir Ector,”...to start a quest for a new tutor as soon as he had time to do so…” (White 11).
Douglas Adams uses many different techniques to make this character comedic and absurd at the same time. Many readers would think that Arthur Dent becomes the hero in the end and saves the universe. This however is the complete opposite of what he accomplishes. Arthur is not the type of character who would do something to benefit others. He is very blunt about difficult situations.
In the time that Le Morte d’Arthur was written, Arthurian romances lined the bookshelves of Europe. Knights, wizards, sorceresses and mythical creatures are what the general public yearned for in the 1400’s. Lots of conflict, battles and, you can guess it, romance. Le Morte d’Arthur has been said to be written by Sir Thomas Malory, but since there were several somewhat prominent fellows named the same, the true author is a mystery. The most agreed upon author by experts is Sir Thomas Malory of Newbold Revel, said to be born “...after 1415 and before 1418” (Field).
Edgar Allan Poe’s genealogy is important to understand Edgar Allan Poe's paternal grandfather is David Poe. He was born in Ireland around 1743, and his parents moved to Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, he met and married Poe's grandmother, Elizabeth Cairnes. Elizabeth was born in 1756. They moved to Baltimore together and set up a store; when the American colonies started to revolt, he fought in the Revolutionary War for his country.
Writer of more than twenty-six successful novels, “Stephen King is one of the most influential American writers of horror fiction of the latter half of the twentieth century, he is certainly the most popular” according to American Novelist (Barth 1753). He mainly wrote on the genres of American horror and fantasy with a different life focus in each of his books such as “Misery in 1987” which focused on writer and reader relationships (“King, Stephen” The Concise). Stephen King is in a way a family man. He had a rather difficult family life, but he never abandoned them. Even though Stephen King has written many popular books, the majority of his popularity today is from the movies based on his books (“King, Stephen” The Author). As a well-known
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He became famous in 1750 for his famous work Discourse on the Arts and Sciences. When he released this masterpiece, which is a scientific research paper that won many awards. He decided to enter more essay contests to test his abilities and educate people. .Although many of his later works won no awards, one called Discourse on the Origin of Inequality Among Men, was arguably his best writing piece.
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