Mordred Essays

  • King Arthur Hero's Cycle Essay

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    the saxons in plenty of battles, and defeats Mordred the evil in his final battle. King arthur reflects the hero’s cycle because his call to adventure was when he had pulled the excalibur from the stone in the church yard. Arthur was just an ordinary boy, not a knight, so, when his brother( or false brother) sent him to go get his sword, Arthur couldn’t find it so when he went to the church yard he pulled the sword out of the stone and became king

  • The Character Archetypes In King Arthur

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    cunning and determined, going to great extents to achieve their wish. Mordred, King Arthur’s son, is the classic Villain. The illegitimate son of King Arthur born out of wedlock with his half-sister Queen Margawse of Orkney, Mordred’s existence was not known by King Arthur. Merlin prophesied that King Arthur’s kingdom would be razed to the ground by Mordred and that Mordred did after he became a Knight of the Round Table. Mordred, “ . . . [scheming] to reign in King Arthur’s place and marry Queen

  • King Arthur: The Lady And The Lake

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    King Arthur’s reign stopped, Mordred may just be more than just that, he may also be Arthur’s son. Society was changed in more ways than one from hearing about the legend. The legend of King Arthur

  • The Once And Future King Literary Analysis

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    Lessons can be learned either through mistakes or from history. When history is passed down it is usually written as a story, and in stories, lessons are found in themes. Out of the many important themes found in T.H. White’s The Once and Future King, there are three themes that were the most captivating and intriguing. White uses a variety of ways to present the theme to his readers, one of which was to use his characters to symbolize a specific theme, as Guenevere represents the theme on how committing

  • The Meaning Of Chivalry In King Arthur's Knights

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    better avail shall I never have him.” “King got his spear in both his hands and ran toward Sir Mordred, crying and saying, Traitor, now it thy deathday come!” (Middle of page 189 from Morte D’Arthur) He was willing to risk his life in order for the people of Camelot to never have to be worried of Mordred’s return. They could live life to the best of their abilities without worrying of the evil Mordred had within him. Arthur had to kill his own kid which would take a lot of not only physical but mental

  • Themes In The Once And Future King

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    Once upon a time, there lived a king named Arthur. He was a fair king who created the famous round table and its knights. Throughout history, there have been thousands of themes and lessons added to Arthur 's grand tale. In T.H. White’s novel, The Once and Future King, there are three important themes that stick out the most: the saying “blood is thicker than water” does not apply to some families, being the best is not always the best, and that there are valuable lessons to be learned from one’s

  • Theme Of Chivalry In King Arthur

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    During the battle between Mordred and Arthur, it is said that many knights died during their service. As stated within the story, “And never since was there never seen a more dolefuller battle in no Christian land, for there was but a rushing and riding, lunging and striking….and

  • King Arthur Hero's Journey Essay

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    King Arthur is one of the best kings that has ruled over Britain, throughout all of history. Arthur ruled with honor, loyalty, and chivalry, which made him a great king. Many lessons that he learned on his journeys helped him to become the person that he is. Arthur’s journey becoming king can be seen in the novel The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White, and is very similar to Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey. The first stage of the Hero’s Journey is the Ordinary World. In the Ordinary World, the hero

  • Describe The Relationship Between Lancelot And Guinevere

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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

  • Loyalty In Thomas Malory's Le Morte D Arthur

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    Many of children’s fairy tales and folklore of the medieval ages stem from the bravery and epicness of knighthood. Varying tales from dragon slaying to damsel saving all have one thing in common: chivalry, the undocumented, unauthentic moral code of conduct that all knights were expected to uphold. This unofficial code paired with the vows of knighthood, combining religion and training with a righteous moral compass. Among this code, loyalty was stressed with proportional importance. Loyalty to the

  • Epic Hero Changes In The Odyssey

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    Can an epic hero change and still be a hero? Or do they have to stay completely static? This question is disagreed upon by many, and has been a topic of discussion. For future reference, an epic hero is a larger than life figure who embodies the ideals of a nation or race. They usually go on adventures, accomplish great things, and are selfless, honorable, and kind. After reading the stories The Once and Future King and The Odyssey, it seems that the character of an epic hero does not always remain

  • Sir Lancelot In Jerry Zucker's First Knight

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    participating in the formation and eventual downfall of Camelot, aristocratic with the exception of Perceval, and dedicated to the quests they were given to the point of sacrificing their lives during the quest for the Holy Grail and the final battle against Mordred. These characters are never overly generous to the point that they would be damaging their high class positions with the exception of King Arthur and they are continuously masculine

  • The Ideal Knight In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

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    In Sir Gawain and The Green Knight, the characteristics of the ideal knight is represented by King Arthur’s court. However, it will be challenged by The Green Knight as well as Bertilak’s court. Sir Gawain would reach a new understanding that ideals would eventually remain as ideals and that he is human, therefore it is perfectly fine to feel weak. The clashes between religion and chivalry that defines the ideal knight in King Arthur’s court. This is found in Fitt 2 where Sir Gawain reaches Sir

  • Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte D Arthur

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    Sir Thomas Malory Sir Thomas Malory was indeed born in the year of 1405 but no one is sure of the date. He has a beautiful wife, her name is Elizabeth Walish. He was repeatedly imprisoned between 1451 and 1460, and possibly later. He wrote most of his books behind bars. Which made it impossible to publish while he was alive. His work was not published until after his death. Between 1450 and 1451 he was charged with several major crimes such as robbery, two cattle raids, several extortions, a

  • 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

  • The Picture Of Dorian Gray Romanticism Essay

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    The Picture of Dorian Gray, one of Oscar Wilde’s masterpieces, portrays one of the most important values and principles for him: aestheticism. As a criticism to the life lived during the Victorian era in England, Wilde exposed a world of beauty a freedom in contradiction to the lack of tolerance a limitation of that era; of course inspired due to Wilde’s personal life. All the restrictions of the Victorian England lead him to a sort of anarchism against what he found to be incoherent rules, and he

  • Romanticism In The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

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    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

  • 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 And The Knights Of The Round Table

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    King Arthur Arthur was the first born son of King Uther Pendragon and heir to the throne (" King Arthur - The Legend"). The legend of King Arthur had been very popular in Wales before the 11th century. King Arthur is a mythological figure who at the time was the head of the kingdom Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table. These tales are mostly about a hero who has done something incredible to save the day. There is much reason why legends could still be popular today. Many myths and legends

  • Guinevere's Relationship With Lancelot

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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