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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Contrast and Comparison
A Connecticut Yankee in king Arthur’s Court is a novel published in 1889 by Mark Twain, a humorist and a writer. It is about the tale of Hank Morgan a resident of Hartford in Connecticut in the 19th century. Hank, after a blow to his head travels back in time to medieval England during the reign of King Arthur. The novel kind makes fun of the modern society but the junk of it is satirical on the ideas of the middle age Europe. It brings out the people in Europe at that time as susceptible.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a 14th century novel about the adventure of Sir Gawain, a knight of King Arthur’s table. In this tale, the Green Knight appears and challenges Sir Gawain to strike him with the axe only if he would take a return blow from the green knight in a year and a day. He strikes him with the axe and beheads him in a single blow but the green knight picks up his head and goes. The story is more of Sir Gawain’s adventure along the way to the appointment with Green Knight in a year and a day. These adventures show the unwavering spirit of loyalty and gallantry that Gawain has.
The physician by Noah Gordon is a novel about the life of an English boy, Rob Cole who is a Christian and travels through Europe in order to study medicine from the Muslims. Due to its Islamic nature, the book has not sold well in America understandably but has been impressive in Spain and Germany especially the translations. Rob’s parents die and he and the siblings are divided among those who would want them. He finds himself with a travelling barber cum surgeon who just known as barber. He takes Rob as his apprentice and trains him on how to draw, juggle,
References: Gordon, N. (1986). The Physician. Basingstoke: Macmillan Jessie L. (2003). Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Toronto: University of Toronto Press Twain Mark. (1886). A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur 's Court. USA: Charles L. Webster and Co.