Similarities Between Monty Python And The Quest For The Holy Grail

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Monty Python and the Quest for the sort of Holy Grail Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail is a movie that pretty much mocks the Middle Ages and all the people in it. It mostly makes fun of the knights, kings and the king's people. This movie also makes fun of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in the scene with the black knight. Additionally, the movie also makes fun of the knights’ guards and their common sense. In the Middle Ages all of the people had to respect the king and they all knew who he was at the time. The people back in those days never talked back to the king. If they didn’t respect the king or listen to him they would probably die. In the movie most of the people that king Arthur ran into during his quest didn’t know who he was and/or respected him. Some examples of this were…show more content…
It mocked them because in the Middle Ages the guards were supposed to listen to their leader and follow all of the instructions they were given, which they did. The guards in the movie did the opposite of what their leader, the King of Swamp Castle, told them to do. They did that by twisting around to words the king was saying. The king told them to keep the Herbert in the room and let no one in. The one guard was giving responses that were different than what the king had told them to do. Some of the responses were “Until you come and get him, we're not to enter the room” and “We don't need to do anything apart from just stop him entering the room”. Also when the king was leaving the room the guards started to follow him out of the room. This satire also relates to the literature in Le Morte d’Arthur when the guards had to follow the exact orders of Merlin when the king had the plan to lay with Lady Igraine. They had to do exactly what they were told because if they didn’t the plan wouldn’t work at
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