The Holy Grail In The Middle Ages

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Since then, it has been “considered to be the cup from which Christ drank during the Last Supper and the one used by Joseph of Arimathea to catch his blood as he hung on the cross”(Lupack). Additionally, the Holy Grail may have been a reflection of events that were taking place in the Middle Ages. It is apparent that both the Grail quest and the Crusade have the element of courageous knights going on a great quest to bring back a sacred object and both fail in the end. The Holy Grail might have been intended to serve as a moral reminder to the people of Britain. Besides Merlin and the Grail, Boron added the Sword in the Stone, and expanded on the Round Table. Arthurian literature illuminates such extensive Christian influence after Boron.

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