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Arthurian Literature
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Chretien a resident of 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 and compound literary occurrence.
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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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English Literature
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‘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… red into a sort of deal with the unidentified warrior (the Green Knight) as the hero…
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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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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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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.… The poem reflects the problems faced by…
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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The story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is an enduring tale in the 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.…
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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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The Wife of Bath's Tale as a counter-version of the Arthurian romance tradition
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Instructor Date The Wife of Bath's Tale as a counter-version of the 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.…
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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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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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Honor vs Shame in medieval literature
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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… Since oral tradition and anonymous/multiple authorship was common to literature of this period, many interpretations and variations have been added…
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Misogyny in medieval romance literature
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The medieval culture was always characterized by Misogyny, however in the late middle epoch; the issue became viral and more powerful. According to scholars, this was a result of the various factors that distinguished the fourteenth century including war, plague, revolt and class division.… Women are subjects of the society and thus succumb to social ills.…
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PASSION AND SOCIETY IN MEDIEVAL LITERATURE TRISAN,
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The theme of trickery and the figure of the trickster loom large in Tristan and Isolde. With specific reference to Gottfried's version of the tale, this research will critically analyse the theme of trickery and the trickster figure. In this epic tale, three tricksters can be easily identified: the narrator, Isolde as lesser tricksters, and, chief among them, Tristan himself.…
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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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PASSION AND SOCIETY IN MEDIEVAL LITERATURE- TRISAN,
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With specific reference to Gottfried’s version of the tale, this research will critically analyse the theme of trickery and the trickster figure. In this epic tale, three tricksters can… or trickery, but also for trickery as a tool of literature that undermines its claims to truth and goodness in making these claims wholly contingent on the recognition of the…
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Lanval
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Lanval is one of the fairy tales that were based on the 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… 29). Angered by Lanval’s boasting the Queen accuses Lanval before the King who seeks…
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World Literature I: From the Ancient World to the Middle Ages
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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…
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Literature
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Amongst the various literary critics and analysts, Culler takes an interesting position since he sets out to define literature in a rather closed manner with five specific classifications which declare a piece of writing to be literature or not. For all practical purposes it… The five natures or characteristics found in literature are subdivided into smaller…
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Literature
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College Tutor Date The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain Abstract The Adventures of Tom Sawyer basically is based on the growing up of the author in Hannibal around 1840s. This paper sets out to describe four theses regarding the book with in sought evidence.… As a matter of fact, the paper gives a verdict regarding the author’s two related books: The…
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Literature
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The epic is set in the final year of the Trojan War forming the background of its central plot, the story of the wrath of the Greek hero Achilles. Achilles… When the Greeks became interested in biography, nothing was recorded about the man to whom they ascribed their literary treasures. It is only a romantic story that he was a blind minstrel. Homer wrote…
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Literature
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Name Task Instructor Date Literature How is Bartleby a response to Thoreau and/or Emerson? Bartleby is brought as a scrivener in the law office. He is allocated a desk in the law office with an intention to have him out of sight of his employer. Even as Thoreau was close to concord, but was somewhat isolated from him having sat behind a screen near the boss’ desk.…
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Literature
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Your Full Name Your Your 9 March 2011 Comparison between Two Short Stories by William Faulkner William Faulkner’s short stories “A Rose for Emily” and “Barn Burning” are essentially quite different; however, they do have some points in common.… “Barn Burning,” is also set in the Southern part of the United States, and tells the story of a little boy named…
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Literature
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Housman's Terence argument for reading sad literature Housman has been criticized since he wrote this poem. Most of the people believe Housman is not a sharp poet like Shakespeare although he produces one of the most criticized poem in the 20th century.… The contents of the poem are amazing while the title itself is also challenging. In this poem, Housman has…
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