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Women in Arthurian Legend
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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.
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The Evolution of the Grail Myth throughout Arthurian Romances
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The Grail Myth, the Christian myth of the Holy Grail used by Jesus at the Last 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 Grail Myth was the first to be introduced to the Arthurian legend by the celebrated French…
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King arthur
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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.…
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Examine the character of Sir Gawain as shown in the romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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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… seem to contain elements that are anti-Arthurian, ultimately the story should be…
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Ancient Mythology
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No one really knows whether King Arthur was a man or a fantasy, but his name will live forever as the great 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). … We come now to the year of 1982 when Marion Zimmer Bradley published her astonishing book…
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The Magician's Nephew and Merlin
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Its theme is more on the wonders of magic in order to suspend disbelief but which kids certainly find appealing (Lewis 5). Things… The contrast between these two novels is in their treatment of life and religion. Lewis has been described by some as a Christian apologist, as his “The Magicians Nephew” has lots of allusions to the bible, especially on the story…
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British literature with 3 choices for the topic
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Though Beowulf was generally believed to be a Norse myth, modern scholars now, notably Klaeber and Walsh, opine that Beowulf is a Christian allegory with an Anglo Saxon author. As Gerald Walsh noted in his book Medieval Humanism, "Beowulf is… the creation of a Christian,… The natural world becomes, strangely, an unnatural and supernatural one inhabited by…
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The Hero of American Fantasy: Rebel in Search of Cause
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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… aspects of the topic selected for investigation and it reveals the importance of the mythmaking tradition in American context and its influence on other cultures using…
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Chretien de Troyes, Lancelot
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As a notable French poet, Chrtien de Troyes (c.1170-c.1185) is one of the foremost contributors in the Arthurian legend. His works were largely influenced by popular legend and history as well as his personal relations. With this, he instilled his romances with the ideals of chivalry prevalent in the twelfth century and in light of his attachment with his patroness ("The Columbia Encyclopedia," p.108).…
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Dark Ages
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Dark Ages Author’s Name Institutional affiliation Abstract 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 sees when he or she shuts his or her eyes.… During the dark ages, there was the fall of the great Roman Empire which…
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Comparing Harry Potter to Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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First, I would like to congratulate you on the phenomenal success of your novel Harry Potter series which has been adopted into film and loved by millions of fans around the world. I am one of those fans who really like your characters and their stories in the Harry Potter… They are basically morality plays, whose stories typically depicts good will always…
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History of architecture global cultures
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Located in southern England on Salisbury Plain, the Stonehenge is a renowned megalithic stone 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. … History of architecture global cultures Built within this large circle are…
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The Journeys of the Ages
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Your name: The Course: Due date: 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 places for own amusement.… These people were often more than simple men. They may have been, partially, divine…
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Monty Pythons Spamalot Review
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It is a comical parody of the 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… Act 1opens the overture in which the historian comes on stage and gives his story. It is the story of Kin Arthur who is riding through the land trying to find worthy men to join his Round…
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A&P by John Updike
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John Updikes short story, “A&P” describes Sammy, who acts like a hero and avenges the integrity of his princess, Queenie, by resigning from his job. Updike unfolds to his readers that Sammy is no real hero. Instead, he belongs to the working-class sector, whose idea of a… &P” entails that Sammy belongs to the typical working-class family, whose poverty,…
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The Magician's Nephew and Merlin
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& Course Number: The Magician's Nephew and Merlin (Final Paper – 2 sections) 15 August 2012 (estimated word count – 1,723) Introduction The genre of fantasy literature has its own vast group of adherents because fantasy is a wonderful world of make-believe where the writers conjure up magical themes, settings and characters.… Discussion This paper consists of…
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The Magician's Nephew and Merlin
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The genre of fantasy literature has its own vast group of adherents because fantasy is a wonderful world of make-believe where the writers conjure up magical themes, settings and characters. A reader is absorbed totally in a fantasy novel and there are good writers at it. This… S. Lewis entitled “The Magicians Nephew” and the second section is a comparison and…
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A&P and the Working Class: Poverty, Boredom, and Hopelessness
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“A&P” and the working class: Poverty, boredom, and hopelessness Name Instructor Class August 4, 2011 “A&P” and the working class: Poverty, boredom, and hopelessness John Updike's short story, “A&P” describes Sammy, who acts like a hero and avenges the integrity of his princess, Queenie, by resigning from his job.… “A&P” entails that Sammy belongs to the…
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The Pyramid of Giza and Stonehenge
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This research is the best example of a comparison of the pyramid of Giza and Stonehenge. The study seeks to answer the questions: 1. How are the structures believed to have been made? 2. Who are known to have built the structures? 3. What are the structures made of?… henge did not leave any written records, there is no direct information on how it was…
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Comparing Stonehenge an the Great Pyramid of Giza
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These are often the kinds of things that either happen for the first time, or happen too fast, or were made or occurred before our time. These are the kinds of things that our scholars have… Many people have tried to study them and have attempted to explain what they were made for, or how they were made, or who they were made by. Some have provided excellent…
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Magical sword, harp, oak tree, grail as archetypal symbols
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Although once a student 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… It influences all of our experiences and behaviors, most especially the emotional ones,…
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Midieval literature
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In all the poems, she reveals the role that women play in the lives of men, or at times the other way around. Though all the poems… Most of Marie de France’s works raised issues on feminism and chauvinism. The most striking similarities are to be found in the stories of Bisclavret and Lanval. If one were to choose which of these two stories took an ambivalent…
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Midieval literature
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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 at times the other way around.… This ambiguity produced ambivalence in Marie's characters. Most of Marie de France's works raised issues…
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Thematic analysis of Stanzaic Le Morte Arthur
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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,… In the current King Arthur story, Gawain is one of the loyal knights of King Arthur. After learning that Lancelot has betrayed…
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Thematic analysis of Stanzaic Le Morte Arthur
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Thematic Analysis of Stanzaic Le Morte Arthur Subject: Professor: November 26, 2012 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.… Destiny. Destiny is normally interpreted as what will happen to a person in the future (Korrel281). For…
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