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    Le Morte d’Arthur and “Lancelot” tell a story about the same character, Lancelot, however they differ greatly because of the time period they were written in. One example of this is seen in comparing Lancelot’s story in Le Morte d’Arthur, written by Thomas Malory and “Lancelot” written by Edwin Arlington Robinson. Le Morte d’Arthur was written by Thomas Malory around 1485 and is one of the first publications that explains the Arthurian character Lancelot. Malory describes how Lancelot is the greatest

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    the Green Knight’s challenge, but he doesn’t want Arthur to do it. So, out of respect for his King, he steps up. Gawain is very humble about asking King Arthur if he would grant Gawain the honor of accepting the challenge. This appears again in Morte D’Arthur right after Sir Lucan dies on page 191. Sir Lucan’s brother, Sir Bedivere, is deeply saddened by the loss of his brother. Still, he saves the mourning for later and answers the requests of his King out of honor. When the dying King Arthur asks

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    knights. This is made clear by the story of Gareth and the respect and hospitality all good knights willingly give. The lore of Medieval England is also fulfilling to read. The story of Lancelot features dragons, curses and trickery while “Le Morte d’Arthur” contains an enthralling battle. Arthurian legends are important because they teach readers about the history of Medieval England and Chivalry. They also provide the reader with ideas that are still applicable to the modern world. The Holy

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    legends are entertaining, they can also hold profound messages and insightful information about life in a different age. Arthurian legends are still valuable to modern people because they tell relevant stories about many aspects of life. In Mallory’s “Le

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a satirical film produced in 1975 by Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, and Eric Idle. Le Morte D’ Arthur is as a story of betrayal, and lust translated by Thomas Malory. Both the creators of Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the author of Le Morte D' Arthur focused on the legend of Mature Arthur and his “Knights of the Round Table.” However, the interpretations and expressions of the legend itself were extremely different within each of these two renditions

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    At one of the oldest literary pieces based on Arthurian Legend, Thomas Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur, serves as a well known benchmark for the subject. Book one of this epic establishes context for Arthur’s story, including exposition about his lineage from King Uther, the previous king of Britain. The text goes into great detail about the plot

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    captivated audiences for hundreds of years, many different versions of this tale have survived through the ages, including Geoffrey of Monmouth’s work, Historia regum Britanniae (History of the Kings of Britain), and Sir Thomas Mallory’s epic, Le Morte d’Arthur, among a plethora of others. Both of these accounts of Arthur Pendragon portray him as a valiant king and hero, yet many wonder if his legends, often associated with the roots of the Christian faith, were built more upon Christianity or Celtic

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    their shields and swords drawn” (115) for battle, Lancelot’s spear — his masculinity — is literally and symbolically restrained by his own reputation as a warrior and a lover in Book III of Malory’s text. Lancelot’s reputation not only drives Morgan le Fay to “put an enchantment upon” (98) him and strip him of “[his] armour, [his] horse, shield, and spear” (99), but also makes his potential combatants “scatter on every side” (115) to let him proceed on his adventure, unchallenged. The palpable fear

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    being there. He would be held there till he later dies in March of 1471. Nobody knows the official day in March in which he died. The facts behind his death are uncertain to this date and shall be unknown forever. Years after his death, his book “Le Mort D’Arthur” was published and then printed by William Caxton in 1485. This novel will go on and become very popular. Thomas is known best for this novel. It reached success almost instantly. Some say that if he never would have gotten into trouble, he could

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    The poetry of Alfred Lord Tennyson greatly reflected his personal life experiences and cultural topics of his time. Most of Tennyson’s works were about contemporary controversies like advances in science, the evolution theory, and traditional religion (Mazzeno 5). The effects of Tennyson’s poetry and dramatic writing skills are, in part, building blocks for many modern day social beliefs. ` Alfred Tennyson was born on August 6, 1809, in Somersby, Lincolnshire, England to Reverend George Tennyson

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    In the movie “Le Morte D’Arthur” they’re many terms and key people that are important such as Igraine who was King Arthur biological mother. Uther Pendragon who was the father of King Arthur and played a big role in shaping him to be a extravagant ruler, Sir Kaye who was King Arthur foster brother and also was the very first Knight of the Round Table. It also was Lancelot Du Lac who was one of the Knights of the Round Table, and King Arthur’s greatest champion. Sir Percival the legendary knight

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    England during the 18th century is romance literature. During this period of time, the emphasis on emotions was great. Many characters in literature felt realistic emotions, such as, feeling selfish, angry, jealous, and revengeful. Gawain from Le Morte d’Arthur, encourages King Arthur, his friend, to dislike Sir Lancelot, Arthur replies by saying, “Sir Gawain, I will do as you advise, although reluctantly, for Sir Launcelot’s terms are generous and he is still dear to me. I beg you make a reply to him

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    righteous moral compass. Among this code, loyalty was stressed with proportional importance. Loyalty to the lords, to the people, to faith. Although loyalty is an important ethical trait of chivalry, Thomas Malory’s and John Steinbeck’s versions of Le Morte d’Arthur express how it can be used as justification for one’s twisted or dishonorable behavior.

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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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    1. The dichotomous Nature of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight The topic of spirituality, divinity and otherworldly phenomena is quite common in medieval literature and there is a multitude of contexts, in which these topics are addressed. The protagonists of those texts find themselves in a balancing act between the secular world and a supernatural world, where they need to overcome struggles to master the difficulties of their worlds’ dualisms. Be it an otherworld of fairies or the christian hereafter

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    The supernatural story of King Arthur is one of the colossal subjects of British writing. Yet is there any truth behind the myth and why has it gotten to be so persuasive as the centuries progressed? The King Arthur that we know today is an accumulation of diverse legends, composed by distinctive creators, at diverse times. They are all united by the regular topic that King Arthur was a fifth century British general who battled against Anglo-Saxon tribes and guaranteed that Britain remained a heaven

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    A valiant knight who rides his noble steed while a damsel dreams for the one who will rescue her. This plot which continually inspired modern works started during the medieval era and was known as the courtly love. Many historians have analyzed how the courtly love ideal was formed. From the several factors that could have influenced the creation of this ideal, this essay presents how courtly love was a product of the sociological aspects but not the religious aspects of medieval culture. The

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    Arthurian Legend plays a major part of literature, and a major role in these legends is the ominous Merlin. The original legends were constantly changing to create the image we see today of not only Merlin but many of the characters in the legend. In the 21st century, many movies and TV shows portray Merlin as a powerful wizard whose sole purpose is to mentor and protect King Arthur, so he can one day rule Camelot. However, Merlin’s story is much more complex: Merlin “embodie[s] ancient Christian

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    Men are known in the real life and in fabrication as the heroes or the strongest and bravest of people, while women are known to be the damsel in distress, or the ones who tempt the protagonist. However, in the poem “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” by the so-called Pearl Poet and the book Paradise Lost, specifically books nine and ten, by John Milton, both depict the roles of women and how they help shape the events that take place in the stories. To start off, “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”

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    There is definitely a problem when we talk about gender equality and sexism. It's everywhere: in movies, commercials on television, in music videos, at the workplace and even at school. The gender biases are blatant. One of the sources of the problem lies in the media and the way the media portrays women. For example, the function of an assistant can be fulfilled by both a man and a woman, but when we look at movies and commercials, we often think that it is weird when the assistant of a powerful

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