Arthurian Literature
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...Arthurian romances; a number of of them for his patroness Eleanor of Aquitaine and for her daughter Marie de Champagne. Additionally, to Yvain, which was composed amidst 1177 and 1181, he formed the romances Erec... and Section # of Topic: European Civilization Year 1000-1500 Background: Chretien a residentof Troyes within champagne was supported by two commanding aristocrats, the countess of champagne along with the count of Flanders. He was therefore well positioned to arrange the chivalrous literature that exemplified his time. The evolution from the epic which originally prospered in the initial fraction of the twelfth century to the romance which subjugated the afterward element is an interesting...
Women in Arthurian Legend
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...Arthurian Legend The Arthurian legend is the British legacy as it is symbolic for patriotism, chivalry and heroic triumphs during that era. The Arthurian accounts have been reproduced in the works of various authors, the most significant ones being Mot De Arthur by Malory, Roman De Brut by Wace, and others; however, the most recent and postmodernist accounts have been reflected in the works of T. H White and Marrion Zimmer Bradley. The role of women particularly during the Twelfth Century has been overshadowed by the patriarchy and the female gender has only been a passive character especially in the ancient writings. They have been portrayed as objects to be utilized... of a women as a...
The Evolution of the Grail Myth throughout Arthurian Romances
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...Arthurian Romances Introduction The Grail Myth, the Christian myth of the Holy Grail used by Jesus at theLast Supper, has given rise to some of the remarkable productions in world literature and the evolution of the Grail Myth can only be comprehended in connection with the Arthurian Romances. The role of Chretien de Troyes, Malory, the Mabinogian and others in the evolution of the Grail Myth through the Arthurian Romances is of paramount consideration. Cultural historians from time to time have dealt with the evolution of the Grail legend which came mostly through the written romances and these romances derived mainly from the pre-Christian folklore... The Evolution of the Grail Myth throughout...
The Wife of Bath's Tale as a counter-version of the Arthurian romance tradition
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...Arthurian romance tradition Introduction The wife of Bath and Tales from Chaucer’s Canterbury is without doubt one of the foremost literary works from the mediaeval period and the main character “The wife” (Alison) is arguably one of the most extensively discussed and studied women characters. Her attributes sharply contrast with the submissive and docile nature that was characteristic of women in that particularly patriarchal historical period. She is depicted as Bawdy, lusty strong-willed assertive and manipulative as well as intelligent by any standards. She stands out by virtue of the fact that she does not allow men to control her life... The Wife of Bath's Tale as a counter-version of the...
King arthur
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...Arthurian legend. Moreover, it discusses the pursuits of Arthur and the chivalrous Knights of the Round Table as well as the ongoing debates among scholars about their historical authenticity. Overview of the Arthurian Legend Arthur is known to be the semi... King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table Despite the lack of conclusive evidence regarding their actual existence, it is undeniable that King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table have greatly influenced and inspired people across the ages. The adventures and gallantries of these remarkable characters have served as theme for myriad forms of literature which we continue to enjoy hitherto. This paper provides an overview of the...
Examine the character of Sir Gawain as shown in the romance "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight"
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...Arthurian legend. Despite this, however, Gawain lives in the end only because of his dishonesty and treachery. So the question becomes, is Gawain truly a hero, or is his story the first recorded parodic telling of an Arthurian legend? Despite the fact that the story does seem to contain elements that are anti-Arthurian, ultimately the story should be probably best be taken... Sir Gawain: The Most Human of Knights Out of all the tales to spring forth from the Round Table at the court of King Arthur, perhaps none is as mystifying as that involving Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Gawain is thought to be as good as gold, and lacking any villainy; truly a representative of very ideals expressed by...
Ancient Mythology
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...Arthurian legend centers on the women of Arthur's life and court. Igraine was married to Gorlois, Duke of Cornwall, with whom she had a daughter, the dark-haired, solemn-eyed Morgaine. Igraine loved her husband but felt a powerful draw to the beautiful, blonde Uther Pendragon. They were in love with each other, but could do nothing about it. Finally, Gorlois... Ancient Mythology No one really knows whether King Arthur was a man or a fantasy, but his will live forever as thegreat king whose battles, trials and tribulations along with his Knights of the Round Table have been famous for almost a thousand years (Thomas Green, 1998 - 2004). In 1133 A.D., Geoffrey of Monmouth, a Welsh cleric, penned the first ...
Lanval
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...Arthurian settings, which was characterized by items such as the isle of Avalon and the round table. The above excerpt mentions Lanval’s fairy lady lover while maintain the story’s failure to give the name of the lover until she arrives with her maids to take Lanval away to Avalon. Among the accusations leveled against Lanval, referred to in the excerpt to have spite the Queen includes his boasting that he has an extremely wealthy lover of unequalled beauty with more charming maids (Schofield, P. 29). Angered by Lanval’s boasting the Queen accuses Lanval before the King who seeks that Lanval be tried before the Court... of World Literature Lanval Lanval is one of the fairy tales that were based on the...
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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...Arthurian romance. Chivalry is a strong undertone in Fitt 2. It portrays Sir Gawain as "Like purified gold, Sir Gawain was known for his goodness." This comparison to gold draws images of alchemy which use gold as a symbol of divinity. Another aspect is the readiness... Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a 14th century alliterative poem reflecting themes of romance and chivalry (Lawall 2005). The basic gist of this poem is the story of Sir Gawain, a knight from King Arthur's table. In the poem, the knight is challenged by a mysterious warrior dressed and appearing completely green. This warrior challenges to allow any individual the chance to strike him with one blow, a b...
Le Morte Darthur by Sir Thomas Malory
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...Arthurian book printed in English 'The Round Table' as described in the story, is the place where knights are gathered and provided with rewards and punishments as per their performance and loyalty. This round table was gifted to Arthur on the occasion of his marriage with Guinevere, by the nobleman Guinevere's father. The round table had place for 150 knights. Guinevere's father also sent 100 knights along with the round table. For the remaining 50 places, Arthur with the help of Merlin chose 50 more knights whom he found loyal, courageous and brave. There was a special seat... at Winchester Castle situated in England. The story of Camelot and people associated with it is of great...
Analysis: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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...Arthurian legends is a little closer to what we all see as the Arthurian legends of old. However, it is possible that these tales put down on paper by Chaucer and later by others, were all just legends handed down through generations before them. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is the first adventure of Sir Gawain and introduces us to the future knight of Camelot, Sir Bernlak, ot, as some other texts name him Sir Bertilak de Hautdesert. Many other adventures of Sir Gawain were written. Roger Lancelyn Green puts down one such adventure of Sir Gawain’s that intertwines with Sir Lancelot, also Launcelot... 13 September Who are Sir Gawain and the Green Knight? Geoffrey Chaucer initially put down in the...
Analysis: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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...Arthurian legends is a little closer to what we all see as the Arthurian legends of old. However, it is possible that these tales put down on paper by Chaucer and later by others, were all just legends handed down through generations before them. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is the first adventure of Sir Gawain and introduces us to the future knight of Camelot, Sir Bernlak, ot, as some other texts name him Sir Bertilak de Hautdesert. Many other adventures of Sir Gawain were written. Roger Lancelyn Green puts down one such adventure of Sir Gawain’s that intertwines with Sir Lancelot, also... 13 September Who are Sir Gawain and the Green Knight? Geoffrey Chaucer initially put down in the story of...
The Twelfth-Century Renaissance
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...Arthurian romance, which formed the fundamentals of the English imperialism.3 It involved having access to written material of the roman policy such as the Tacitus histories. Celtic romance stories had a significant influence too which depicted the revival of classical learning. A group that had learned and studied the classical literature with time transformed the society from the twelfth century way of life where survival seemed to involve less thoughtful and bloody fights.4 Latin classics were never wholly lost and were masked during the Iron Age and their emergence in the twelfth century brought in the renaissance. Innovation and inspiration in this time... ? THE TWELFTH-CENTURY RENAISSANCE The...
Comparing Harry Potter to Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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...Arthurian Sir Gawain and its Green Knight as well as the legendary Beowulf. They are basically morality plays, whose stories typically depicts good will always triumph over evil that heralds bravery, chivalry and other ideal traits that mankind should possess. There may be no knights in the Harry Potter series but its setting, theme and the values it uphold speaks of chivalry. As a story, Harry Potter shares similarity to Beowulf and I have a feeling that Beowulf may have been the framework of Harry Potter’s character in your novel. I arrived at this observation because of these similarities; there exists respected leaders in both stories which is the wizard... To J.K. Rowlings From Re Similarity...
Chretien de Troyes, Lancelot
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...Arthurian legend. His works were largely influenced... Chrtien de Troyes and Lancelot I. Introduction Theme: Chrtien depicted the concept of courtly love in various ways through the character of Lancelot and his affair with Guinevere. II. Historical Overview Assessment of Chrtien's genre and discussion of historical context under which Lancelot, The Knight of the Cart was written III. Discussion - The Author and His Character Discussion of the main theme with reference to the actual text IV. Conclusion Evaluation of Chrtien's work and moral of the story V. Bibliography I. Introduction As a notable French poet, Chrtien de Troyes (c.1170-c.1185) is one of the foremost contributors in the Arthuri...
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...Arthurian heroes of the high Middle Ages, lies in the way that relationships between people take on a “courteous” style. For the likes of Beowulf or the ancient Roman and Greek heroes, women were little more than chattels, who could be bought and sold, or won as valuable prizes in battle. In the Arthurian court, however, Queen Guinevere is an important focus of admiration and attention from all the noble men. Thanks to the influence of Christianity, and especially to the fashion of praying to the Virgin Mary, noble women were idealized and made the subject of admiring songs and poems. The story reflects both the good side of female character, as in the case of the faithful... ?Sir Gawain and The Green...
Dark Ages
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...Arthurian Legend Introduction Some writers have really exaggerated the dark ages compared to how they were in reality and much that was originally written has disappeared. Those who lived in the dark ages are not very familiar to some of the things that have been said in the modern life (Maitland, 1844). Those who lived in the dark ages did not consider themselves as living in ages that were dark; they viewed themselves as the people who had gone prior. Lives during the dark ages were dark... ? Dark Ages al affiliation When we talk of the dark ages does it mean that there were ages that were dark? Or is there a hidden meaning to the term dark ages? Darkness is quite different from just seeing what one...
The Magician's Nephew and Merlin
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...Arthurian legend and his knights of the round table, as example, in his “Merlin” book. The two authors are both writers of fantasy literature but they differ in the specific childrens type of literature. Lewis is an exponent of mythopoeia, a genre based on fictional mythology that was popularized by J. R. R. Tolkien, of which the Lord of the Rings is also an example. Works of Lawhead are also fictional but based more on history rather than on religion like Lewis. In mythopeia, a story is based on myths (Gray 85) while legends are based on history. Works Cited Elwell, Walter A. Evangelical Dictionary of Theology. Grand Rapids, MI, USA: Baker Academic, 2001. Print. Gray,...
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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...Arthurian milieu. The appeal to modern audiences lies in the complexity of characters and the exploration of themes such as sacrifice, obedience and forgiveness. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a powerful story because Gawain is revealed as both brave and craven, fallen yet redeemed. Superimposed over the code of chivalry, Gawain’s conduct is a lesson in weakness, forgiveness and ultimately triumph. The code of chivalry was an important aspect of being a proper Christian knight during the Middle Ages. It was intended as a code of conduct that was to distinguish Christian knights from their heathen counterparts (Larrington... ? The story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is an enduring tale in the...
British literature with 3 choices for the topic
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...Arthurian legend. The lady is portrayed as an ugly old hag a young and handsome knight has to consummate marriage with. When the deed is done, the crone is transformed into a beautiful, youthful maiden, who informs her husband that he can choose her to be beautiful and false or ugly and true. By letting his new wife make the decision herself, the knight frees her from the spell, and she is now fair and faithful. In the Irish tradition, the loathly lady has been thought to personify the sovereignty of the land, the parallel being that whoever submits to the prophetess kingmaker and her wishes will become the ruler of the land. The ‘lady’ is shown as different from the norm... Portrayal of ‘Otherness’ in ...
John Steinbeck
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...Arthurian... John Steinbeck The John Ernst Steinbeck was born and brought up in Salinas, California, on twenty seventh of February, 1902. He was the son to John Ernst Steinbeck and Olive Hamilton. He was their third child. His mum, Olive Hamilton Steinbeck, was a former public school teacher whereas his father, John Ernst Steinbeck, was a treasurer in Monterey County. He grew up in a Victorian house that still stands up in Salinas up to today. Back in the early years of the twentieth century, Salinas was a comparatively prosperous farming community that relied on farming. It was the seat for the county and a lot of trade took place there. The lower part of the Salinas valley was a shipping center. The d...
The Hero of American Fantasy: Rebel in Search of Cause
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...Arthurian Legend in Hollywood Film: From Connecticut Yankees to Fisher Kings’ a joint venture by Rebecca A. and Samuel J. Umland. The researcher very well... The Hero of American Fantasy: Rebel in Search of Cause A This thesis attempts to highlight the main characteristics of the American culture. Several aspects are considered like the uniqueness of American culture, its mythmaking tradition, the theory of Hero’s Journey, the modern myth making tradition of American fiction, common characteristics of the hero character, the heroic character and relation with other character prototypes , the values that The American Speculative fiction represent, and the American legendarium’s influence ove...
Thematic analysis of Stanzaic Le Morte Arthur
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...Arthurian Legend. New York: University Press, 2009. Clark, David. Blood, Sex, Malory: Essays on the Morte Darthur. New York: Boydell Press, 2011. Das, Man. Gender Roes and Family Analysis. New York: MD Press, 1995. Edwards, Elizabeth. Genesis of Narrative Morte De Arthur. New York: Brewer Press, 2001. Fenster, Thelma. Arthurian Women. New York: Routledge Press, 1996. Field, Rosalind. Christianity and Romance in Medieval England. New York: Boydell Press, 2010. Goller, Karl. Morte Arthur. New York: Boydell Press, 1981. Knox, David. Choices in Relationships... ? Thematic Analysis of Stanzaic Le Morte Arthur November 26, Thematic analysis of Stanzaic Le Morte Arthur Introduction. The King Arthur story is a...
Midieval literature
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...Arthurian legends. Being a narrative about the one of the Knights of the Round Table, the reader could not help but take the poem to a broader perspective, which further contributes to the point raised of the ambivalent nature of men and women alike. This is due to the fact that these tales had been widely read and studied through time and places alike. Although one would argue if this treatment should... Hyeran Ko Medieval Literature Prof. Jonathan Martin 3-31-2008 “WOE-MAN … WE-MEN” Marie de France, a poetess and a woman of substance, highlights the interaction of opposition and contrast in many of her lais or narrative poems. In all the poems, she reveals the role that women play in the lives of men,...
Midieval literature
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...Arthurian legends. Being a narrative about the one of the Knights of the Round Table, the reader could not help but take the poem to a broader perspective, which further contributes to the point raised of the ambivalent nature of men and women alike. This is due to the fact that these tales had been widely read and studied through time and places alike. Although one would argue if this treatment should... Hyeran Ko Medieval Literature Prof. Jonathan Martin 3-31-2008 "WOE-MAN WE-MEN" Marie de France, a poetess and a woman of substance, highlights the interaction of opposition and contrast in many of her lais or narrative poems. In all the poems, she reveals the role that women play in the lives of men, or ...
Yvain
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...Arthurian era. Moreover, Chretien de Troyes’ tale highlights the importance of good reputation in the medieval period among knights and how reputation is equated to acts of chivalry and bravery especially for the benefit of the helpless like women. II Importance of the Knight’s Reputation In Yvain or the Knight with the Lion... The Knight with the Lion: The Value of a Knight’s Reputation Analyze the value of a knight’s reputation. Yvain is a collection of adventure stories, where knights battle monsters and each other in pursuit of fame or a good reputation (among other things). As depicted in Yvain, how does a knight earn, keep, or lose his reputation? Who judges a knight’s reputation, and on what...
Thematic analysis of Stanzaic Le Morte Arthur
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...Arthurian Legend. New York: University Press, 2009. Clark, David. Blood, Sex, Malory: Essays on the Morte Darthur. New York: Boydell Press, 2011. Das, Man. Gender Roes and Family Analysis. New York: MD Press, 1995. Edwards, Elizabeth... Thematic Analysis of Stanzaic Le Morte Arthur November 26, Thematic analysis of Stanzaic Le Morte Arthur Introduction. The King Arthur story is a complex story. The research delves on different themes of the King Arthur story. Specifically, the research delves on the Stanzaic Le Morte Arthur portion of the King Arthur story. The stanzaic King Arthur story incorporates destiny, women’s role, commitatus, Christian concepts, loyalty, trial, courtly love, an...
Works of Art Comparison and Contrast
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...Arthurian legends through the portraits landscape setting. The personified naked sunbather stretched out on a blanket at the water’s edge demonstrates the exaggeration of scale to give a certain perspective. Most importantly, the use of bright and intense blends of red and green typically illustrates the use of palette during the period of 1900 AD4. Additionally, Hopper in 1930 draws an art piece named “Tables for Ladies” that most importantly illustrates his personal existence during the Great Depression in America. All through the period, very few Americans afforded to dine in restaurants... ? Modern Art This analysis intends to incorporate several works of art placed side by side for comparison...
Concept of Human Nature
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...arthurian/roland.html The Confessions of J.J. Rousseau, http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3913... Concept of Human Nature CONCEPT OF HUMAN NATURE Titus Rock Manickam Order No. 285682 30 March 2009 CONCEPT OF HUMAN NATURE Introduction Human nature is like the ocean. It can be calm and it can be stormy. It can also be fallacious and unpredictable. The concept of human nature can be gauged through a closely knit group in the school or an office. Get closer to the group and in the passage of time one can unravel, little by little, the vicissitudes and uncertainties of life. One will also come across characteristics and inclinations that form groups, sub-groups, and if one persists, he will also come across ...
Magical sword, harp, oak tree, grail as archetypal symbols.
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...Arthurian tale from which the symbol springs. The hero archetype represents in symbolic form the process of individuation itself... Jungian Archetypes and Celtic Myth Although once a to Freud, Carl Jung disagreed vehemently with Freud’s dream theories and quickly developed his own as it existed in opposition to Freud.  Unlike Freud, who felt that dreams were less frightening manifestations of subconscious horrors, Jung felt that they were revelations that uncovered not only our own emotional issues and fears of the personal subconscious, but also link us to the collective unconscious, “the reservoir of our experiences as a species, a kind of knowledge we are all born with. And yet we can never be...
Business Ethics
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...Arthurian Romances: The Reach of Victorian Medievalism. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. Print.... Why are there fewer women in top leadership positions? The fact that there are fewer women in top positions within the United States has been characterized by metaphors that suggest that there is a barrier that exists that blocks women from reaching higher levels of power and responsibility. The metaphor has been called a glass ceiling and a labyrinth, as well as blamed upon the old boys club. The truth of the subject is that the female gender has been plagued by the domestic ideology, the belief that the public sphere belongs to the male gender while the domestic sphere belongs to the female gender. In ...
Essay: Plot Analysis of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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...Arthurian society. Marie Borroff’s “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” is thus the adventure and romance story as well as the story of a young man who was facing the different challenges to discover his true identity.... Plot Analysis of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight The plot of “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” consists of three major elements. First is the Beheading Game, second is the Temptation, and third is the Exchange of Winnings. These three elements are connected with each other in such a way that they help to convey the meaning of the entire poem. The plot elements in Gawain and the Knight are so much related to each other that if we separate them from each other the meaning of the poem would...
Answering of two questions
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...Arthurian legends, women were treated as social constructs rather than as individualized personas with real human emotion. Because the tales are meant to convey the codes of chivalry from the Middle Ages, at a time when women were viewed as property in the worst cases, and inferior in the best, women are given extremely limited roles. Often they serve as provocateurs or as sounding-boards for men’s use as those men play out their own agendas. In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, for example, there are three women portrayed, each of whom represents a kind of stereotypical foil for Gawain to weigh his own actions and decisions against. Guinevere is characterized as a passive...
History of architecture global cultures
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...Arthurian legend, which was recorded by the chivalric writer known as Geoffrey of Monmouth, states that the Stonehenge was without a doubt a healing centre and that the stones had been imported by Merlin the wizard because they possessed healing properties. The professors further study into the prehistoric human skeletons that were found buried the region around Stonehenge suggests... ? HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE GLOBAL CULTURES Located in southern England on Salisbury Plain, the Stonehenge is a renowned megalithicstone monument. The famous monument comprises of 150 huge stones arranged intentionally in a circular pattern. The main part of the Stonehenge is estimated to have been built during 2000 BC. The...
Cold and Green in Gawain and the Green Knight. How does the season and the color green convey some of the themes in Gawain and the Green Knight
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...Arthurian Romances. In the poem one of King Arthur's knights, his nephew Sir Gawain, beheads a mysterious green knight; the green knight then picks up his head, and asks Gawain to visit him for the return blow in a year and a day. In good time, Gawain travels far across a land in the middle of winter, until he finally finds a castle near to his rendezvous with the knight. The Lord of the castle makes a deal with Gawain: the knight will keep his Lady company during... Cold and Green in Gawain and the Green Knight. How does the season and the color green convey some of the themes in Gawain and the Green Knight Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a late fourteenth century poem in the tradition of the...
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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...Arthurian legends are full of knightly adventures celebrating the Christian virtues of the ideal knight and the Good Samaritan. Sir Gawain: more real than ideal The story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight too starts on the same notes with Sir Gawain... Thesis ment Sir Gawain and the Green Knight attempts to explore the conflict between the real and the ideal and portrays the journey of the soul from ignorance to truth. Introduction The story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight centres on the theme of conflict between the ideal and the real. Set in the medieval times the poem on one hand glorifies the knightly virtues of King Arthur and on the other reveals the human side of his knights thr...
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...Arthurian verse-romance. W. Heffer & Sons. Stock, L. K. (1997). The Importance of Being GenderStable: Masculinity and Feminine Empowerment in" Le Roman de Silence"., . Arthuriana, 7-34.... In the Roman de Silence, Nature made Silence a perfect woman and Nurture made her a perfect man—and a perfect knight. In making this perfect knight a woman, the romance asks whether men and women are different because of nature, or because of nurture. Can you think of a modern parallel to the Roman de Silence in fiction or film? Compare the way the two treat the issues the romance raises. Since allegorical figures aren’t common in modern works, what characters, pressures, or influences replace Dame Nature and Dame...
The Journeys of the Ages
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...Arthurian legend is, very often, most people’s image of Knights, royalty, damsels in distress, and the Age of Chivalry. The character Gawain appears several times in these tales. His experiences with the Green Knight is presented a true challenge of his honor and integrity.(Lawall, and Mack 1993-2045) Gawain managed to resist the Knight’s wife’s advances, but when it comes to an opportunity to save his own life, he fails to be as honest. Now given the necessity for following... The Due The Journeys of the Ages A journey in the scope of ancient story telling serves a very different purpose than our interpretation of the world today. We think of journeys as trips or vacations. We leave to explore new...
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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...Arthurian tradition: “Some kind of shock occurs that makes one aware of the self” (2002). In this case, it seems Gawain has been challenged directly by the forces of nature, though. The Green Knight's unusual color, the color of his horse and his ability to survive having his head cut off reveals him to be something supernatural. In being... Sir Gawain and the Green Knight The story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight begins at a point where Gawain is a young knight in the service of the legendary King Arthur. The knights of the round table along with the rest of the court is celebrating New Year's Day and enjoying a feast. As it tells of the challenge brought to the court and Gawain's adventure to try...
19th century medievalist poetic comparison
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...Arthurian times. Morris's interests in both medievalism and religion are reflected in his style as well. Alfred Tennyson lived from 1809 to 1892. Tennyson was born on August 5, 1809 in Somersby, Lincolnshire. He was born the son of George Clayton, a clergyman and rector, and was one of twelve children. With such a large family, Tennyson led a very modest lifestyle as a youth... Order 124133 May 4, 2006 19th Century Medievalist Poetic Comparison In the nineteenth century, a romanticizing of the Middle Ages became a popular part of England's culture known as Medievalism. Medievalism is a term used to describe that which holds characteristics of the Middle Ages. Knights performing acts of chivalry,...
Vladimir Nabokovs Lolita
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...Arthurian romances, and the code of courtly love" [Trilling, 9]. He claims that using romance motifs of a tabooed passion Nabakov effectively "puts the lovers, as lovers in literature must be put, beyond the pale of society" [Trilling, 8]. Yet, apparently caught in the same "emotional trap" that he suspects Nabokov has set for his readers, [Trilling, 11... Vladimir Nabokov's 'Lolita' - A Review of Critical Evaluation Vladimir Nabokov's controversial American novel 'Lolita' written in 1958, in which the narrator, an European expatriate Humbert Humbert, describes his sexual obsession with a twelve-year-old American girl whom he calls Lolita, has received significant critical response as regards its...
World Literature I: From the Ancient World to the Middle Ages
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...arthurian/roland.html Nordin, A. (N.d.) Homer’s Odysseus... ? World Literature I - From the Ancient World to the Middle Ages First World Literature I - From the Ancient World to the Middle Ages The Odyssey and The Song of Roland are two epic and respected works of art, both written in the form of long and memorable poems and passed down from generation to generation, depicting the heroic acts and lives of mythical characters. The poetry in each of them is engaging, exciting and appealing, drawing on the readers’ imagination to portray the traditions, culture and life in those years of old. That these literary masterpieces have survived and continue to captivate audiences to this day attests to the...
Monty Pythons Spamalot Review
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...Arthurian legend as presented in the original movie (Brantley n.p.). Due to its wildly hilarious nature, Monty Python’s Spamalot hit over 1,500 performances during its initial run and was watched by over two million. The Broadway production has won three Tony awards, including one as the best musical. In a nutshell, it is one of the most rib-cracking Broadway musicals of all time. The musical is about the experiences of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table as they endeavor to find the renowned relic, the Holy Grail. Act 1opens... Monty Python’s Spamalot Review Monty Python’s Spamalot is a musical adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, a 1975movie. It is a comical parody of the...
"The Lady of Shalott"
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...Arthurian figure. Besides the “metaphoric landscape along the river” the “knight and burgher, lord and dame” have considerable impact on the Lady. The traces of Arthurian legend can be seen in “the magical kingdom... Literary Analysis: “The Lady of Shalott” “The Lady of Shalott” is a much appraised poem because it is simple and mysterious in many different ways. The need for analyzing the poem rose from the artistic work of the poet, Tennyson himself who was criticized for not being able to leave a mark on the previous and latter poets who had a high stature. This will be discussed in detail along with an exhaustive debate on how and why the lady gives herself away to the world when she is happy weaving ...
The Role of the Poet in Medieval Society
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...Arthurian tradition in the Middle Ages... ?The Role of the Poet in Medieval Society Poetry is one of the oldest forms of textual art in which expressing stories, the human condition, and the emotional context of life has been used for entertainment and for expanding the cultural meanings and connections. In medieval society, poetry was a form of entertainment, a recitation that was intended to give an audience pleasure. It was also a form of spreading news, as stories became a way of heralding the events of the day from one place to another. Minstrels often travelled from town to town to spread the information and expand the reputation of the elite. Through an examination of Beowulf, Parliament of the...
English Literature
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...Arthurian Literature. No Date. Weston, Jessie L. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Courier Dover Publications, 2003.... Table of Contents Introduction 3 The Journey 4 Conclusion 6 References 7 Bibliography 8 Introduction ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’ is regarded as the alliterative romance of Middle English and the composition of the piece is expected to date back in the late years of 14th century. The real poet or poets of this famous poem of the romantic genre could not be traced and presently the manuscript of the poem is kept at the British Library after it was Robert Cotton from the Library of Henry Savile of Bank in Yorkshire (Pearl, “Introduction”). The poem revolves around the youngest knight of King Arthur’s Round Table and a mysterious warrior who looks completely green and rightly regarded ...
Comparing Stonehenge an the Great Pyramid of Giza
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...Arthurian legend and druid use but because of lack of written records, we can only speculate based from stories and some evidences from the actual structure. This shows us that although we have an idea about who made the pyramid of Giza, the construction of both these structures have an air of mystery behind them. This is one of the factors that connect these 2 structures, along with their materials and purpose. There is so much that is unknown about... of teacher submitted A contrast and comparison of two different ancient structures; The pyramid of Giza and Stonehenge. There are certain things in the world that have no definite answers or explanations. These are often the kinds of things that either h...
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (analysis essay)
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...Arthurian court. This thematically presents alteration between the outdoors (Natural World) and the royal court (the human world). Gawain begins strongly in the human world, confident in rules of chivalry and morality, which guide human society. Nevertheless, after a perilous journey... Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Draft The story’s first part happens in King Arthur’s court during a New Year’s feast. As they sit to wait for the start of the feast, a wondrous stranger pops into the hall. The stranger is remarkable because he is entirely green, and nevertheless carries an air of handsome civility, wearing splendid green and gold clothes and armor. His horse too is decorated in ornate green, and the...
Honor vs Shame in medieval literature
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...Arthurian era in which the story is set would have... Honour v Shame in Medieval Literature: Feelings of shame and honour are intrinsic to human nature. They are also universal across cultures and eras.In the three select works of medieval literature we see expression of honour and shame in different contexts. They vary in relevance and intensity in each of the classic works. But what is common is that honour is universally perceived to be a desirable and cherished value. In the same vein, shame is looked down upon and condemned. The rest of this essay will depict how shame and honour are manifest in the three chosen medieval literary works. In the Tristan and Iseult legend, there is no definitive versio...
Baptism in Fifth Business
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...Arthurian Name Dictionary. New York: Garland, 1999. Davies, Robertson. Fifth Business. New York: Viking, 1970. Kittel, Gerhard, Gerhard... Baptism in Fifth Business Robertson Davies novel Fifth Business concerns personal transformation. It follows the growth of its main character and narrator Dunstan Ramsey throughout his life. Two other men from Ramseys village of Deptford also go through tremendous life changing events: Percy Boyd Stauton and Paul Dempster. Much of the symbolism associated with these transformation is drawn form the ritual of baptism. Davies use of baptism as a symbol is naturally based on a clear understanding of its history in religion (Kittel et al. 92-94). Bathing in water washes a...
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