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    Perceval left the castle with a task that no one had ever accompleshed before him‚ he must find the Grail and Lance. He deceided to begin by searching the forrest behind the castle‚ taking the dirt path that winded between the numorus trees. While searching Perceval comes apon a young boy sitting on a log ahead‚ he warely approached the boy. "Is everything okay?" Perceval asked as he stood ingfront of the boy‚ the boy had tears in his eyes. "They took it" was all he replied‚ holding his face in

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    "The Grail‚" Langdon said‚ "is symbolic of the lost goddess. When Christianity came along‚ the old pagan religions did not die easily. Legends of chivalric quests for the Holy Grail were in fact stories of forbidden quests to find the lost sacred feminine. Knights who claimed to be "searching for the chalice" were speaking in code as a way to protect themselves from a Church that had subjugated women‚ banished the Goddess‚ burned non-believers‚ and forbidden the pagan reverence for the sacred feminine

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    "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" is a satiric comedy about the quest of King Arthur. The movie starts out with Arthur‚ King of the Britons‚ looking for knights to sit with him at Camelot. He finds many knights including Sir Galahad the pure‚ Sir Lancelot the brave‚ the quiet Sir Bedevere‚ and Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir Lancelot. Through satire and parody of certain events in history (witch trials‚ the black plague) they find Camelot‚ but after literally a quick song and dance they decide

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    Before reading The Quest of the Holy Grail‚ one must keep in mind that it is a piece of medieval literature‚ not a well-known novel. With that thought in mind‚ this convoluted and highly symbolic work will satisfy those provoked in the medieval quest for the Holy Grail‚ however it would be somewhat misleading to those wanting a modern page-turner. For those willing to venture into medieval religious allegory I would highly urge the reading of The Quest of the Holy Grail. I have already read it three

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    Honors 2 Mr. Blair Holy Grail Essay "For those who want to save their life will loose it..."‚ were the words of Jesus Christ himself. What this means exactly is that one must give up all desired in the temporary life so that they can focus on faith for the eternal after life. In the "Holy Grail"‚ countless examples and tests are depicted for the knights of Arthur ’s round table to try to loose themselves. Although this was no easy task for them‚ some managed to see the Grail while others didn ’t

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail A British Parody By: Norwin Adarve Monty Python and the Holy Grail has been a comic success in the film industry for almost four decades. The main reason for its success is because the jokes have kept the audience laughing whether they watched it in 1975 or just saw the comedy for the first time yesterday. Monty Python and the Holy Grail would fall under two categories of comedy‚ a satire and a parody. In contemporary usage‚ a parody is a work that imitates another

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    crafts the allusion of the holy grail as a major part of Gatsby’s dream. As Gatsby’s dream is compared with the journey to find the holy grail‚ Fitzgerald depicts the inherent failure of the dream. That Gatsby has “committed himself” (149 Fitzgerald) to himself to an object which is unachievable for a man of stature. By being raised up in a rather poor family in the West‚ Gatsby seeks to gain the wealth of the East. He builds this dream around Daisy‚ who is his “holy grail” (149 Fitzgerald) not due

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    The sacred vessel in which Jesus allegedly drank out of during the Last Supper‚ the Holy Grail. The most sought after religious element in the world‚ the Holy Grail has been subject to numerous sagas since it’s origin in Biblical and later Medieval times. Though the Bible doesn’t directly refer to the Holy Grail‚ an oral tradition has been passed down generation to generation. Finally‚ in the Medieval time period‚ it was first put into written text in the retelling of the King Arthur legend called

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    inspire better actions. First of all‚ myths critisizing knights were generally written by priests or monks. Therefore‚ they tended to emphasize on the chivalric impiety‚ since they are themselves at the top of the spiritual world. In the Quest for the Holy Grail‚ Lancelot is‚ for instance‚ encouraged to “confess his sin and renounce it‚ otherwise he would be dishonored”1. Because of his affair with the Queen Guenevere‚ Lancelot cannot take part in the quest‚ contrary to his son

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail In Monty Python and the Holy Grail‚ logic is used in an unfamiliar way. This logic does not deal with the nature of life‚ but deals with the more complex forms of logic that require the filling of blanks to make things work out. Although‚ for the most part certain things did not make sense‚ but yet they did express logic. They used environmental attributes to make sense of the complexities they had. The first application of logic found in the movie was in the first

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    Post-Medievalism Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a satiric comedy about the quest of King Arthur. The movie begins with Arthur‚ King of the Britons‚ searching for knights to sit with him at Camelot. Throughout his utterly ridiculous (and frankly hilarious) journey‚ he and his knights delve into a history of medieval events and happenings. “Why do you‚ as well as many‚ find this film so hysterical?” you may ask. Monty Python and the Holy Grail employs a variety of postmodern characteristics‚ not

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    and the Holy Grail In a comparison between the book Le Morte d’Arthur and the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail‚ we can see a major difference in the story telling of the legend of King Arthur. In the book Le Morte d’Arthur‚ the author Sir Thomas Malory tells us the story of King Arthur in a serious manner and in a way that makes us feel that the entire book is real and that the legend of King Arthur did exist. In contrast to Le Morte d’Arthur‚ Monty Python and the Holy Grail tells the

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a movie that came out in 1975. This low budget film is a satirical look into Kingship and medieval history. The movie takes place primarily within the 14th century. We see the struggles of King Arthur on his Quest not only for the Holy Grail‚ but also an underlying message of a Kings struggle for power and support. This movie shows many ways a king would have ruled during this time and some ways that are not true of a King. We can see throughout the movie that

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail Logic affects our lives everyday. We use it both subconsciously and consciously to make decisions which can be as important as our careers‚ or as insignificant as what to eat for lunch. Logic can also be used in other ways. Ironically‚ others’ bad logic can result in us learning something just as much as we learn from our own bad decisions. This is shown in Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail. One example of this ironic use of logic is with the trial

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail … is neither as sparkling as it is said to be nor as bad as it seems to be at the start. But it’s pretty good—thus‚ as British phenomena go these days‚ exceptional…. The previous Python film‚ And Now for Something Completely Different … had the hijinks ebullience of university humor‚ than which jinks there is none higher‚ and was a series of skits that hit or missed. Holy Grail is a series of skits on one general theme‚ so is disguised as an organic story. It too

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    In the Womb of the Grail: Parzival and the Fisher King The story of Parzival is intricately woven with that of the wounded Fisher King‚ and in this paper I am presenting them as parts of the same image‚ held by the vessel of the Grail. After many healings had been tried and fail for the Fisher King’s wound (they are not the “elixir”)‚ the message arrives that a knight (Parzival) will come and only he has the capability of healing the Fisher King. Even the Grail itself doesn’t heal him‚ it just

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    INCONGRUITY OF HUMOR IN CANDIDE AND MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL Have you ever wondered where the irregular comedy from "Saturday Night Live" and other humorous shows have come from? Well‚ Voltaire’s Candide is the origin. The events that take place in the novel would not qualify as humorous in reality‚ but the author uses certain effects to make it that way. The incongruity of humor shown in Monty Python and the Holy Grail is also derived from Candide in tone‚ expectation‚ and

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    search for the Holy Grail. The film shows several key points on the Holy Grail‚ such as what it is‚ and what its purpose served. The Holy Grail was said to have been used in the last supper as Christ’s cup‚ and it was used to catch His blood from the cross during the crucifixion. The Holy Grail is an important legendary artifact that many have searched for but never found‚ including during the biblical crusades in medieval times. The film had weaknesses such as that the Holy Grail had been found

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    Comparative Essay on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Monty Python and the Holy Grail It is impossible for a human being to fulfill all the ideals of the Chivalric Code and the seven Cardinal Virtues. Christian knights lived by the Chivalric Code to gain honor‚ but it was not possible even for the best and purest knights to always stick to these conventions of courtesy‚ generosity‚ loyalty‚ consistency‚ chastity‚ poverty‚ valor and skill. In addition to these components of the Chivalric Code

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    28 July 2012 Gatsby’s Holy Grail Long hailed as one of the great American novels‚ The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald embodies the image of the Roaring Twenties to some readers; a time of new wealth‚ extravagant lifestyles‚ Prohibition‚ jazz‚ and flappers. The novel tackles the idea of the American Dream‚ as well as issues such as wealth versus class‚ infidelity and materialism. Both the character of Jay Gatsby and the narrator‚ Nick Carraway‚ are said to mirror Fitzgerald’s life – the Ivy

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