Excalibur Essays

  • John Paul And Excalibur Analysis

    1051 Words  | 5 Pages

    John Paul and Excalibur Clouds began to form over the hill, they were dark and a storm was coming, as the storm came closer it was more visible and it wasn’t a storm cloud it was a storm of men. They were coming from Wales with swords in their hands and a dedication to destroy King Arthur. While a storm was brewing outside King Arthur was inside with his son John Paul who was a prince who decided he wanted to join in combat and become a knight. John said he would be the greatest knight in the land

  • Theme Of Chivalry In King Arthur

    1220 Words  | 5 Pages

    Many points of chivalry are depicted in many different ways within the story of “Arthur.” Chivalry is seen in many cultures, and some are more strict than others. A few aspects, particularly shown by knights, is the code of honor, respect, courage, dignity, loyalty, and truthfulness. Among the other forms of chivalry, many knights showed loyalty and dignity as their main point. Also, within the story, courage and truthfulness were more examples of the way knights showed chivalry. Lastly, and possibly

  • Compare And Contrast Beowulf And Modern Heroes

    1764 Words  | 8 Pages

    Beowulf Versus Modern Heroes of Various Backgrounds By Ibrahim Khalifa The titular character in Beowulf, likely written by “a single poet who was a Christian”, has similarities and differences with modern heroes (37). While heroes centuries back typically just had battle skills and intelligence as their main powers, more and more heroes in modern times are getting new powers. Many of these powers are supernatural too, since this is what is needed to even the playing field between wealthy people

  • The Hero's Journey In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

    711 Words  | 3 Pages

    In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the call is answered by the hero when Camelot's honor is taken by the Green Knight. In the hero's journey, the hero faces the call when something has been taken or lost that destabilizes the hero's home. Early in part one, The Green Knight offers his challenge when no one takes up the challenge, he “ And now the Round Table’s game and its feasting are done, thrown down at the sound of one man’s Words-and you sit there shaking-at words!”. (313-315) This laughter

  • Morte D Arthur Chivalry Analysis

    788 Words  | 4 Pages

    make decisions on their own, sometimes they would help the king make decisions so it was crucial that each knight had an understanding of morals and what’s best for their kingdom. When King Arthur is dying he send Sir Bedivere to the lake to throw Excalibur into the water. The knight is very hesitant to complete this command so he fails to do so the first two times but succeeds the third. “Then Sir Bedivere departed and went to the sword and lightly took it up, and so he went to the water’s side; and

  • Violence In Excalibur

    258 Words  | 2 Pages

    In the 1981 movie Excalibur directed by John Boorman Arthur 's teenage life is explained and the events that lead Arthur to become king. The movie is based on violence, peppered with sex and it portrays the manner of how Arthur was taken away from his mother without her consent. King Pendragon wanted to have Arthur’s mother for the night, he made an agreement with Merlin to make his desire come true. The king promised to make a child upon her and give Merlin the child once he/she is born because

  • The Hero Quest: The Epic Of Beowulf

    1073 Words  | 5 Pages

    Beowulf is an Anglo-saxon story that would have been sung around a fire with the purpose of teaching morals and traits to the listeners. There were three separate parts to the story: the fight and defeat of Grendel, the attack and defeat of Grendel’s mother, and the fight with the dragon which resulted in the death of Beowulf. Each part of the story was added by a different author-thus making each part of the story subject to being analyzed for containing the aspects of the archetypal “Hero Quest”

  • Romanticism In The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

    1512 Words  | 7 Pages

    Influenced by the three major revolutions, Romanticism was sparked as a new era of revolt against all reason and judgment. One major verification viewed by numerous individuals is the creation of Romantic poems. This includes the well-known verses of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, written by the rebellious Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Not only is Romanticism demonstrated in his rebellious lifestyle, but it is also evident in the words he records on paper. His writing describes the events followed by

  • Women In Fairy Tales

    1351 Words  | 6 Pages

    Fairy tales have been part of the collective work of different cultures for centuries. Their main functions were to dictate moral concepts such as good and evil, as well as ideal notions of beauty, femininity, and motherhood. Such tales often told the struggles of different women who were bound to fill out their designated roles in patriarchal societies and were thrashed against each other in order for the author to make a point. The typical representations of women in fairy tales as good or evil

  • King Arthur Vs Excalibur

    560 Words  | 3 Pages

    It was traditional for knights to follow the Knights Code of Chivalry. This was the rule book that all knights would follow no matter what. A knight is loyal to his kingdom and will give his life for his kingdom. This was shown several times in “Excalibur” and in “Black Knight” when more than one knight would give his life to protect the king. The movie was written by Darryl Quarles. He is “one of the most successful screenwriters in the history of Hollywood”. (Quarles) He sold his first screenplay

  • Why Is King Arthur Important

    847 Words  | 4 Pages

    tradition- Excalibur, King Arthur’s sword, that which he pulled from the stone to become king of England. And yet, Excalibur is not mentioned in some of the oldest surviving stories of King Arthur. The first Arthurian legends were not culture defining when they were first told, and since Arthur was not important, none of his possessions were important either. As the the legends grew

  • Guy Ritchie's Film King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword

    1377 Words  | 6 Pages

    The use of certain colors associated with clothing in a film can help tell a story, show a character 's journey or who they are to the story, and it helps communicate ideas to the audience. In Guy Ritchie’s film, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, the battle between good and evil is represented by light colors like white, tan, or light brown and black in clothing, but when using magic, the characters who represent “good” have blue, gold, and silver accents while “evil” characters have red, orange

  • Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte D Arthur

    1019 Words  | 5 Pages

    family his whole life. He finally takes his rightful bloodline place as king when, he is able to pull the sword called Excalibur from the stone. Which his father placed before he passed away from an ambush. Arthur became avidly when he was crowned the new king.The land speaks to the king, so when his father died the earth was miserable and gloomy. Once Arthur retrieved Excalibur earth seemed at peace once

  • Importance Of Loyalty In Morte D Arthur

    945 Words  | 4 Pages

    in medieval England. John Boorman’s film adaptation, Excalibur, brings to life these characters helping to promote adherence of trust in a kingdom that places vital importance on the code of chivalry. In the medieval epic, Morte D’Arthur, and the film, Excalibur, the concept of loyalty is paramount in the development of relationships that King Arthur has with Lancelot, Merlin and the Knights of the Round Table. Loyalty is

  • Examples Of Chivalry In King Arthur

    974 Words  | 4 Pages

    A humble knight is an honest and just knight. “He restored all the stolen land to its rightful owners, and set about building castles to defend all the coasts and borders of the kingdom,” (Excalibur pp 13). This displays Arthur’s humility because he was selfless and put other’s needs before his own. Another example of when Arthur showed humility was when sir Ector kneeled before him once realizing Arthur was the new king. At once Arthur got

  • Symbolism In King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword

    1593 Words  | 7 Pages

    The use of certain colors associated with clothing in a film can help tell a story, show a character's journey or who they are to the story, and it helps communicate ideas to the audience. In a film such as King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, the battle between good and evil is represented by light colors like white, tan, or light brown and black in clothing, but when using magic, the characters who represent “good” have blue, gold, and silver accents while “evil” characters have red, orange, and black

  • Symbols In Thomas Malory's 'Morte D' Arthur

    428 Words  | 2 Pages

    qualities is used very often in the story, “Morte D’Arthur.” The Excalibur sword, round table, the young maiden walking across the lake, and the pursuit of the Holy Grail all are examples of symbolism used in Thomas Malory's, “Morte D’ Arthur.” ‘“‘And ye see any manner of sword drawn, look that ye come on fiercely, and so slay all that ever before you shadth, for in no wise I will not trust for this treaties.’”’ (Thomas Malory 498) The Excalibur is one of the greatests know or thought of symbols when it

  • Compare And Contrast Beowulf Sir Gawain And King Arthur

    421 Words  | 2 Pages

    The Anglo-Saxon era is the beginning of modern English literature. The story of Beowulf was passed down orally for hundreds of years before it was written down by a Christian monk in 700 A.D. The story of Excalibur is a chivalric epic written in the Medieval era that shares some values with Beowulf. The characters in these stories have both similar and dissimilar traits. Beowulf, Sir Gawain, and King Arthur all show the qualities of heroism and honor, but Sir Gawain and King Arthur do not have the

  • Food Dehydrator Analysis

    1082 Words  | 5 Pages

    very helpful unit for individuals who have homegrown vegetables. To find out the most-bought and most popular food dehydrator purchases today, you may check Amazon to see their best-selling units. Top 3 Best Food Dehydrators in the Market 1. Excalibur 3926TB Food

  • King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table

    1152 Words  | 5 Pages

    King Arthur's sword Excalibur was very powerful. "Excalibur's best known magical property is the ability of its scabbard to heal wounds" ( Ancient Origins). So this basically means whenever King Arthur had the sword with him he could not be hurt. He obviously didn't live forever because his evil half-sister stole it from him. It is known as one of the most powerful and meaningful swords in history. " When the knight finally throws Excalibur into the lake, a hand reaches out of