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    “Men could see no further than the present inconveniences, and never thought of providing remedies for future ones, but in proportion as they arose.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau, French writer and philosopher, acknowledged humanity’s myopic predilection. Ignoring long-term impact in favor of immediate satiation, humanity will often continue to make the same mistakes. This shortsightedness is a contributing factor to the cyclical nature of history. Consequently, common trends tend to exist as a result of

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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

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    The novel The Once and Future King by T. H. White features a character named Merlyn, who is a wizard and also a mentor for the Wart. He teaches Wart skills that are important for a ruler to have by turning him into different animals and sending him on adventures. During his adventures he learns numerous lessons from the different animals. White uses the ants and the pike in order to critique World War Two and totalitarianism and reach the overall message that humanity has become greedy, malevolent

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    Bruce Lee once said, “Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” And in Merlyn’s interpretation, knowledge is everything. In T.H. White’s magical book, The Once and Future King, Arthur, the soon to be king, and Merlyn, his magical tutor, go on numerous adventures as other creatures. Arthur’s education, taught by Merlyn, focuses on Might and Right . Some of the ways Merlyn teaches Arthur Might and Right is by transforming both of them into different animals. Three are the fish (or as it

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    In the Once and Future King written by TH. White, White manifests the work’s whole in a single moment by giving Arthur several epiphanies throughout his life. He shows how Arthur develops gradually in a realistically complex way and having him face challenging situations, but also manifests the fact he still has flaws even as a simple person. Arthur’s epiphany ultimately developed him into a morally correct and pacifistic person. He successfully revamped Medieval England when he established his

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    only throughout history, but even in books written by man himself. Some novels such as 1984, by George Orwell, Once and Future King, by T.H. White, and Oedipus, by Sophocles. All written about different times, and different events; but all proving one , Man is evil. These stories are no coincidence of ideas, they are three different authors coming

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    Early Religious Influences on the Tales of King Arthur While the story of King Arthur of Britain has 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

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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

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    He did not have a good start, but his finish was beautiful. Gawaine starts out on the wrong path, but before he dies he forgives Lancelot and stands loyally with Arthur. The Once and Future King by T. H. White tells the story of how the famous King Arthur invented the peace making Round Table. Sir Gawaine was once King Arthur’s worst enemy until Arthur invited him to become one of the first knights of his might defeating Round Table. Gawaine is the head of the Orkney clan. His parents are Lot of

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    Book Journal Four Prompt: How was the novel's resolution? If you were the author would you change or add anything to the ending? Why or why not? How would a change affect the storyline and the reader? I feel that the Once and Future King’s resolution was bad and resulted from the author, having nothing else to do, decided to make extreme corruption happen. The corruption is as follows; two of the Knights of the Round Table, Mordred who is Arthur’s son and Agiwane accuse Guvener of committing

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    In the Beginning of the legend, many versions shows the Story of the Uther and how his son Arthur was born. Malory’s version describes the rather shameful act of Uther in the story by saying “So after the death of the duke, King Uther lay with Igrayne more than three hours after his death, and begat on her that night Arthur”(Malory). Malory might have happened to just show the scene; he also might have mentioned the scene to show how Arthur is different from his father or

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    Book Journal One Prompt: What is happening with the plot of your story? Has the author used foreshadowing so you were able to predict the next events or have you been surprised? The Once and Future King takes place in the medieval ages, with knights and kings and so forth. The two main characters are Wart (Wart is his nickname) and Kay. Kay is training to be a knight and Wart will be his squire. Now that introductions are out of the way, here is book journal one. In the beginning of

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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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    Throughout history, men have always dominated. They never let a woman rise to power or have the same rights. This sexism has been ingrained in society for thousands of years, so much so that it has defined some of the most famous works of literature, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This play was written during the Elizabethan Era, an era in which a woman had all the power imaginable (Queen Elizabeth), and yet, women were still severely discriminated against. Women had no say whatsoever in their

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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

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    Throughout the centuries the legends of King Arthur are told both as fable and non-fiction. Though every story has the same concept, each story differs in some way. Most characters reappear in each legend, but may have a different role in the story. Characters such as Guinevere, Merlin, Lancelot, and Arthur's knights show up in every story. In Merlin, Merlin is a powerful wizard that takes Arthur to raise until he can take the throne. On the other hand, in the movie King Arthur shows a more classic side

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    In the beginning of story writing, authors portrayed heroes with human-like flaws. They were greedy, ambitious, stubborn, and even cruel. Their perception of being a hero was totally different to what we have now. Despite those characters having severe weaknesses, they were and still are heroes. Odysseus, ruler of Ithaca is the main character in Homer’s epic. Odysseus is a strong headed man with prowess at fighting. Throughout the story his only goal is to return home after 10 years of exile and

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    Chivalrous Knights The Discussion of Chivalry in Knights Chivalry is a term that goes back as far as King Arthur, knights were men who were forced to be very chivalrous in order to complete their jobs and keep their higher class. Chivalry means to use the medieval knightly system with religious, moral, and social codes. Although it has lost some of its meaning along the way people now think of chivalry as being a gentleman. Things as little as holding the door open for a girl can be chivalry, I

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    Le Morte d 'Arthur is about the story of King Arthur and his Knights at a Round Table in his castle. Arthur, is the blood son of King Uther Pendragon. Which no one could find for many years of looking. Arthur was taken away as a baby by Merlin, as his father made a deal. Uther’s deal with merlin was that if he could be able to get his way with Ygroyne and become king and take over the castle but the baby was a mishap. The deal was Merlin could take the

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    Throughout the centuries the legends of King Arthur are told both as fable and non-fiction. Though every story has the same concept, each story differs in some way. Most characters reappear in each legend, but may have a different role in the story. Characters such as Genevere, Merlin, Lancelot, and Arthur's knights show up in every story. In Merlin, Merlin is a powerful wizard that takes Arthur to raise until he can take the throne. On the other hand, in the movie King Arthur shows a more classic side

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