King Arthur Essays

  • King Arthur Allusions

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    In the book King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table, Roger Lancelyn Green makes many connections to the Jesus story. He relates the Arthurian legend to the teachings of the Church by comparing the second coming of Jesus, using prayer, and the Pentecost story where the Apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit. The Church teaches that Jesus will come again, and in the novel King Arthur and Merlin represent this too. Merlin was put to sleep by Lady Nimue and will wake when Logres is rebuilt

  • Chivalry In King Arthur

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    Clear Chivalry: (A Discussion of Chivalry in King Arthur’s Story) In the days of King Arthur, there was something called “Chivalry”. It was something used by Knights to instill discipline and honor. These fearless knights were to follow a strict code of conduct. If they didn’t, they were not a true knight. Because of this code of chivalry, their behavior was affected tremendously. It changed the way they acted, thought and lived. In Morte D’Arthur and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, chivalry

  • King Arthur: The True King For Britain

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    legend to King Arthur, there is very little evidence to support the legend to be real. The legend of King Arthur says that the Britain civilization was going chaotic and nearing a collapse, with no king. There was a stone with a sword stuck in it that only the true king could take from the stone. Many attempted to take the sword, but all failed. As Britain was becoming more desperate for a king, Arthur tried for the sword. He succeeded and became the hero for Britain. This proved that Arthur was the

  • Was King Arthur A Good King In Le Morte D Arthur

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    great King Arthur himself. King Arthur was the main character in the story "Le Morte d' Arthur" and had to face many difficult decisions and rule through various altercations. The story of Arthur has an unknown author but the romance is told by Sir Thomas Malory and retold by Keith Barnes. The story has many colorful characters, vast quantities of violence and copious amount of love through every spectrum. However, throughout all this diversity the question is was Arthur a good King. King Arthur was

  • King Arthur Historical Evidence

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    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

  • King Arthur Research Paper

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    Tales of King Arthur’s court and adventures permeate narrative and historical writing. Historians have attempted to reconcile evidence from ancient Roman, British, and French sources to prove that King Arthur’s legend is more than just a story. Despite years of proffered texts that “corroborate” Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia Regum Britannia, the legend of King Arthur is most likely a myth. The story of King Arthur and his court is a fictional saga created to provide early Britain with a historical

  • The Character Archetypes In King Arthur

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    In the Medieval British legend King Arthur three character archetypes are prominent; the Hero, the Mentor, and the Villain. These archetypes are universal, found in myths from around the world. One ubiquitous archetype that is present in King Arthur

  • King Arthur Dbq Essay

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    idea of a farm boy becoming the true king was so repulsive to some nobles that they refused to acknowledge that Arthur was successful in pulling out a sword, forcing him remove the sword multiple times, until the common people demanded that Arthur has proven his worth and that he should be crowned king. Even after being crowned king, he was engaged in the Eleven Kings War, where eleven nobles claiming to be the true kings challenged Arthur to the throne. Arthur successfully, put down each rebellion

  • Who Is King Arthur A Hero

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    death of King Arthur is a really terrific movie, it goes into depth about the life of an amazing king. He nearly starts at the bottom of his village and ends up being the sole leader of the whole empire. He defends his nation with lots of enthusiasm, and also defends his nation until the very end. He’s depicted by many to be a love not a fighter. Arthur is conceived when his father, King Uther, sleeps with Igrayne when disguised as her husband. One Christmas after Uther has died, Arthur pulls a sword

  • Was King Arthur Real

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    How much do you really know about this so called King Arthur? King Arthur is the legendary figure from the sword in the stone a story by Hudson Talbott. Though the real question posed is was he a real person or just a myth told over time. Yes, I believe King Arthur wasn’t just a myth, although I do think that over time the story was altered… here is why. Scholars believed that Arthur was indeed a real person who lived in Britain around either 400 or 500 AD. Poets also wrote stories about this

  • Why Is King Arthur Important

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    wielded by their proper owner. This is true of perhaps the most famous sword in any storytelling 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

  • Examples Of Chivalry In King Arthur

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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

  • King Arthur Research Paper

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    The story of King Arthur has been told many different ways, by many different groups of people, for many years. The movies Merlin and King Arthur are just two of the dozens of different tales about King Arthur. Every version of King Arthur has similarities and differences. Every time King Arthur has ever been mentioned or portrayed, he is always considered as a brave hero who leads the Knights of the Round Table with the help of his sword Excalibur. Merlin is always showed as a wizard with a wand

  • King Arthur As A Role Model

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    “King Arthur is a medieval, mythological figure who was the head of the kingdom Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table. It is not known if there was a real Arthur, though it is believed he may have been a Roman-affiliated military leader who successfully staved off a Saxon invasion during the 5th to 6th centuries” (King Arthur Biography). King Arthur is a figure that has been believed to be real, although many believe he is a real, there is no actual evidence to prove his existence. Arthur has

  • King Arthur Research Paper

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    King Arthur Throughout history there have been many myths and legends but none compare to The Legend of King Arthur. King Arthur was said to be a celtic king who ruled in camelot. According to Arthurs court had started around the middle ages somewhere around the time before the fall of rome. Not only is it one of the greatest myth/legends of all time but it also has made an impact in our media and gives us an insight on the visions and stories people that had lived during

  • King Arthur Research Paper

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    While I was reading these tales of King Arthur, I saw many similarities that he had compared to other Kings. He was heroic, and brave to fight for his country, but why is he still talked about if his tales were just tales? I believe that this specific King is a known figure in history because of the impact he has made of the readers of his tales. The writer of the tales may have been narrating a story in their head or they could have seen the whole thing unfold. The only thing that readers can do

  • King Arthur: The Lady And The Lake

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    According to historians, the legend of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake are myths, yet there are some who view these ‘myths’ as true. King Arthur’s legend is known to have started in a land called Camelot, but, many believe that the legend started somewhere else. Merlin is known as many things, but one thing most people remember him by is being the wizard of the story. The Lady and the Lake, is often the tale of how Arthur got the sword Excalibur, but, many historians believe that she has a more

  • King Arthur Research Paper

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    “They are “chosen ones,” fated to rule or inspire others, though in youth they may be unaware of their destined role.” (242) In the development of Arthur, he was depicted as a folk hero who accomplishes magical deeds and will return from the dead to someday lead his people. Now, King Arthur is developed as a Christian legend and a story of hope. Tennyson was an English romantic poet. He uses romance in his poems that are concerned with noble heroes, passionate love, chivalric codes of honor, daring

  • King Arthur Vs Excalibur

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    While Jamal cleans the moat he finds a necklace. When he tries to grab it, it sucks him down and he awakens in the year of 1328. The legend about King Arthur and his Camelot have not been confirmed to be real. There has been a large castle that does represent a rich and powerful king. The legend of King Arthur will live on for years to come. In King Arthur’s castle there is the legendary round

  • King Arthur Research Paper

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    The tale of King Arthur has persisted since Middle Ages. Now known as a fearless king who led his knights of the round table against the forces of evil, Arthur was not always told as a king, for he was once told as a talented ruler who fought against the enemies of England. The tale of Arthur become more extravagant as it grew in retellings and as its basis in reality was forgotten. Arthur’s legacy may have a basis in reality. Some researchers searched the path Arthur travelled on his journey and