"Guinevere" Essays and Research Papers

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  • Guinevere Character Analysis

    The character of Guinevere constantly evolves‚ all the way from the beginning of the creation of Arthurian Legend up to the modern day adaptions. Each author is influenced by the time period‚ in which they add new qualities to Guinevere. Chretien de Troyes created a Guinevere who is erratic‚ duplicitous‚ and manipulative. Alfred Lord Tennyson created a Guinevere who is unable to live up to her husbands’ expectations‚ and she is ultimately blamed for the destruction of Camelot and Arthur. Alice

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  • Guinevere in Arthurian Legend

    Guinevere: The Fall of the Arthurian Legend During the Victorian Age‚ we see a resurgence of Medievalist practices and ideas. Many writers and poets recreated the Arthurian Legend through a Victorian lens. The Victorian Era was a romanticized time period with strict moral and social codes of conduct. This is clearly portrayed in Tennyson’s work Idylls of the King – a Victorian rendition of the legend of King Arthur. Lord Alfred Tennyson is known as one of the “Victorians” due to his poetry

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  • A Different View of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere

    A Different View of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table have been the subjects of countless works of literature for hundreds of years. In many of these tales King Arthur is accompanied by his lovely wife‚ Guinevere. Not all of the Arthurian romances depict King Arthur and Queen Guinevere in the positive light that most people have become accustomed to. Thomas Chestre’s Sir Launfal is one of these types of tales. This poem expresses different views

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  • Synthesis Essay: Arthurian Legends

    Synthesis Essay: Arthurian Legends Arthurian legends‚ which began in the Middle Ages‚ have been written in many different perspectives as times have changed. Guinevere was one of the most prominently known legends‚ and was written about in several different centuries. Chrétien De Troyes wrote about Guinevere in the Middle Ages throughout Arthurian Romances where she is punished for comitting adultrous treason. She was also written about by Norma Lorre Goodrich in modern times throughout King

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  • The Tale of Lanval: Analysis

    Arthur‚ have the ability to act on their own. He has proven his dedication and admiration to keep the love with the damsel going. When Lanval reaches the castle again‚ Queen Guinevere devises a demented plan to come on to the knight. He rejects the paramour lady and makes her aware of the love he has found. When Guinevere notices that he is not interested in her unfaithful ways‚ she quickly vilifies Lanval by lashing out churlishly. This is her defense mechanism kicking in that she isn’t what

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  • Close Reading of Morte D'Arthur

    King Arthur and the importance of following the rules of war and chivalry. King Arthur is betrayed by his close friend Lancelot‚ his most favored knight‚ and by his queen Guinevere. Upon being betrayed‚ Arthur is forced to follow the rules of the time‚ and do as he is expected. When Arthur discovers that Lancelot and Guinevere have traveled to Joyous Garde‚ he swoons in sadness due to the loss of the many other knights lost in the battle. It would be easy to assume that the king would be eager to

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  • Lancelot Or The King Of The Cart Essay

    tests and trials that will lead him to be a loyal adulterer. In Lancelot‚ or the King of the Cart shows the risks of secret love between the Lancelot and the Queen contrasted with the benefits that also inspire others. On his journey saving Queen Guinevere‚ Lancelot’s quest founded on his love for the Queen. Lancelot is successful on the trials and

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  • What Is Lancelot's Loyalty In The Death Of King Arthur

    loyalty to King Arthur. However‚ Queen Guinevere and Lancelot are deeply in love‚ unbeknownst to the king. The two have an affair that most of the knights know about‚ but King Arthur refuses to believe that his two closest allies would do such a thing. However‚ Mordred finally confronts the King and tells him about what transpires between Lancelot and Guinevere‚ the King asks his knights to find him as proof. That night‚ when Lancelot goes to visit Guinevere in her room‚ Mordred‚ Agravain‚ and twelve

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  • The Knight In The Bottle Short Story

    about whether or not he should knock if the door is not unlocked. He has an inkling about what the message from Cameliard may contain‚ so urgency wins out over decorum. He quietly but deliberately knocks‚ knowing that Arthur is a heavy sleeper but Guinevere is not. He feels terrible hoping to wake his queen instead of his king‚ but she is much less cranky if she is woken. Plus the message is for her. Sefa silently steps up beside

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  • King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table

    When Sir Kay was handed this sword‚ he recognized it immediately and Arthur was proclaimed the true king of Britain. King Arthur quickly gathered around him the best knights in the kingdom and married Guinevere‚ the most beautiful woman in all of Britain. Many have heard of King Arthur and Guinevere‚ but there were many other essential characters who were

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