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    Queen Guinevere is one of the main characters from the well known Arthurian legends. She is a Scottish princess who marries King Arthur of England and becomes his Queen. She is most commonly known for committing adultery with Sir Lancelot, who is one of King Arthur’s knights. The Knight of the Cart, written by Chrétien De Troyes during the Middle Ages, this legend is about how Sir Lancelot goes on a quest to rescue Guinevere, and their infamous night together in her bed. The poem by W.E.B. Henderson

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    A look into the private affair of Lancelot and Guinevere. Lancelot, King Arthur’s greatest companion. Guinevere the wife of Arthur. Lancelot and Guinevere’s relationship was full of betrayal, death, and sacrifice. Although no one, not even Guinevere was aware, Lancelot was developed a liking to her. He would continuously flirt her with her when ever he was given the opportunity. Guinevere ignored his flirting because she knew a relationship between them was forbidden but, in the end she could not

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    Mordred is a very despicable guy to trust, so when King Arthur leaves him in charge, his plots were getting crazier and crazier. Then he tried to take queen Guinevere with him and marry her, but luckily, she broke from him. Then tried coming into The tower of London and tried to get her out, but was to hard. On p.368, it says," After the battle of Dover, Mordred had fled away in defeat. Then on p. 373, King Arthur

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    throughout history. In Lancelot, the King of the Cart, by Chreitien de Troyes (1984), there is talk about Guinevere and Lancelot are coming together and their life after Lancelot saves Guinevere. This story focuses more on the relationship of the two, how Lancelot feels about Guinevere, and the journey up until they are finally together. Likewise, Lancelot thinks about his love for Guinevere all day, no matter where he is. When he is at a tourney and he returns to “his prison,” he is still thinking

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    a leader is someone who protects the interests of his people. In Chrétien De Troyes’ poem, “Yvain, the Knight of Lion,” De Troyes describes an incident where King Arthur, while at his court, suddenly left everyone in the court and ran to Queen Guinevere. De Troyes also mentions that the knights of the Round Table have not been following the Code of Chivalry, which reflects poorly on Arthur’s leadership. Arthur’s followers perceive this as Arthur quitting on them. Before Arthur gets to the queen

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    Guinevere is a dynamic character that influences the whole Arthurian Legend story. In Guinevere, an entry in the Encyclopedia of World Mythology, Guinevere is the symbol of loyalty and betrayal, while in Alfred Tennyson’s Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere Guinevere’s life is only described through her relationship with Lancelot. Both sources are used to show how Guinevere’s relationship with Lancelot tore apart the Arthurian kingdom. Guinevere’s character has changed over time because in the earliest

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    The Arthurian Code: Chivalry “Chivalry is dead” is a very common phrase, however what does it actually mean? This famous saying refers back to the time of King Arthur in the Middle Ages. In order to be a knight, one had to follow the Arthurian Code of Chivalry. The word chivalry was used to describe what a perfect knight would be, and the code outlines the basic understanding of how a knight should act. The regulations assigned the ethics and morals that a knight had to attain, and the rules were

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    strength and bravery, his loyalty and devotion to Guinevere, and because of his friendship and faithfulness towards Arthur. Lancelot is a very fierce and brave warrior who completes all of his quests, and defeats all enemies that get in his way. He will do whatever it takes to successfully complete his quests, or to save civilians or the important people in his life. No matter who or what comes Lancelot’s way, he always remains loyal to his lover Guinevere, who he treats like the queen she is. Their relationship

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    de Troyes, is romance. Of a knight who fell in love with Queen Guinevere, of whom is married to King Arthur, and who Lancelot was sworn to protect, and to always tell the truth; even if this meant costing their lives. Thus, creating a dilemma for a normal person, but Lancelot would have no trouble doing everything it takes even risking his life multiple times to be with who he loves. Lancelot would prove his love to Queen Guinevere by doing everything that she would ask of him, showing that only

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    portrayal of Sir Lancelot. Sir Lancelot is a character who is a nomad before being taken in by King Arthur after he displays a great amount of courage through overcoming a treacherous gauntlet-styled obstacle course and by going out of his way to save Guinevere after she was kidnapped by Sir Malagant. He does not fight nor think like a traditional knight, preferring to use his speed, intelligence, and courage to win his battles as opposed to his strength like a traditional knight would. He exemplifies

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    that once it is divulged, it attracts social repercussions, meaning her death. Her death may be seen as a warring for all the untraditional points of view. Sir Lancelot is a symbol for temptation and lustful desires, as he had an affair with Queen Guinevere. Being allured by the shadow of Sir Lancelot, Lady of Shalott forgets about the curse and looks down to Camelot. After being ideologue with purity and chastity, she brakes free from her established destiny and is caught by the moment, which was an

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    Who am I? I am Sir Gawain, the most honorable and humble knight from King Author’s court and a personal guard to my queen Guinevere. My human strength and courage let me do what no other knight dared to do for our dear king. You want to know what I did? Well, you see, my heroic journey started out with one powerful ax blow to the head of a horseman. My heroic stature was put to the test as I was challenged by this horseman. For exactly a year and a day I went on a quest and defeated beasts such as

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    Love is something everyone experiences for someone else. Although one may experience love for someone, that person may not have the same feelings for them. Love for one another is mutual feelings from both parties involved in the stories that we read there was some one party having feelings. With one having feeling and the other not having the same feelings, this leads to someone getting their feelings hurt. If it was a different way besides feelings getting hurt, one could harm themselves. Love

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    Femininity has always been directly related to masculinity. Whether they are building off of each other or tearing each other down, they are usually being compared in some way. Usually, the argument is over which has more power. Writings in these time periods were usually oriented around the masculine construct. However, there are a few distinct works that break the norms and give us insight on how femininity was constructed in those time periods. The concept of femininity and power through the Anglo-Norman

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    The Story of Lanval and the Theme of Love Love is a powerful theme in many stories and shows what one will do for love. It is and emotion that is quite strong, and many will stop at nothing to seek love. Love knows no boundaries and it does not matter if you are rich, poor, old, or young, it will find a way to come into different people’s lives. One of the stories we read was “Milun” by Marie De France and shows countless examples of how powerful love actually is. I chose to write about another

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    Based on Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark it is obvious that he most resembles the epic hero, Beowulf. Although Indiana Jones posses the same hero-like characteristics as the other epic heroes; Odysseus, Aeneas, and King Arthur's Knights, he mirrors the motivation of Beowulf. The Greek story Odysseus, is about the epic hero Odysseus and his 10 year journey back to his homeland after the Trojan War. Odysseus and Indiana Jones have some similarities but more differences. Throughout

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    Medieval Europe had a code for love know as, The Rules of Courtly Love. These rules were exemplified in characters seen in a book written about that era, The Once and Future King. One of the main characters, Lancelot, follows these rules. Lancelot follows the Rules of Courtly Love because he follows the rules that, the easy attainment of love makes it of little value: the difficulty of attainment makes it prized, he whom the thought of love vexes eats and sleeps very little, a slight presumption

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    During his love affair with Guinevere he not only neglects his own morals, but lets their love diminish his friendship with Arthur. Being that Lancelot is so committed to his faith in God, his values reflect these religious ideas. When Lancelot loses his virginity to Elaine, his core

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    In the book King Arthur and the knights of the round table introduced by David Almond, Launcelot is a great hero because Launcelot's adventures follows the hero's cycle as he is called to adventure, experiences trials and crisis, and finds treasure and a new life at the end of his journey. Lancelot's call to adventure begins when Lady Nimue brings Launcelot and his two cousins to King Arthur’s court as Merlin's last request. When Lady Nimue came to King Arthur's court she told him: “I come to you

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    In the opening scene of Chretien De Troyes Lancelot or the Knight of the Cart the knight is not present. King Arthur and Kay are tricked into giving away the Queen in order to have knights, ladies, and damsels who belong to his dominion returned. As Lord Gawain goes on his adventure he is greeted by the knight. His name is not yet revealed and his identity is not immediately known to Lord Gawain. He does not speak of the King or is mentioned in relation to the King. His self-made mission is to return

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