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    Lancelot and Odysseus

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    Lancelot and Odysseus "Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good (Romans 12:9)." This principal seems to be markedly evident as one closely examines the actions and thoughts behind the character of Sir Lancelot in The Knight of the Cart. When one encounters the adventures of Odysseus in The Odyssey‚ however‚ the values of a completely different and slightly opposing culture present themselves. In the medieval times of Sir Lancelot‚ an ideal man would tend to

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    Sir Lancelot Analysis

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    Sir Lancelot is the greatest knight at the Round Table. Lancelot is Arthur’s best friend and yet is completely different in that he performs heroic acts by accident. Lancelot is too humble to allow all his heroic acts to improve his self-image. A hero is someone who engages in a heroic act risking or losing his or her life to save someone else’s. Sir Lancelot is a hero. Lancelot is brave. Lancelot could be called brave because he wasn’t afraid to kill people. If a situation needed immediate action

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    Lancelot’s ascension upon death must be answered. Why does Lancelot ascend to heaven‚ when he lived a life deemed unworthy as a result of this guilt regarding adultery with Guinevere? Lancelot’s adultery led to the death of many of the knights of the round table‚ and ultimately the downfall of King Arthur’s reign. The answer to this question is found within Cherewatuk’s article “Malory’s Launcelot and the Language of Sin and Confession”. Lancelot is guilty of sin because of his adultery with Guinevere

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    Arthurian romances written by Chretien and one of them is the story of Lancelot‚ or the Knight of the Cart. In Arthurian legend‚ Chretien describes Lancelot as a major important character in Arthurian romances. Chretien takes his audiences to the psychology of love that deals with Lancelot’s 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

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    In section 3 of the poem ‘The Lady of Shallot’ the ‘Lady’ sees Sir Lancelot riding on the road beside the river towards Camelot. His appearance is the first thing that has ever made the ‘Lady’ look directly out of the window‚ instead of through the mirror like she usually did. In the verse Tennyson creates a strong impression of Sir Lancelot. At the beginning of the verse‚ Sir Lancelot is seen to be a warm and positive character who brings hope. The impression of joy is expressed by Tennyson’s

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    overcompensate for this ugliness by performing Herculean feats and good deeds. And the twilight years of his life were spent in remorse for the bad things he had done. Although held up to almost godlike stature in T.H. White’s novel The Once And Future King‚ Lancelot was truly the most human character of them all. Lancelot’s childhood was spent sequestered‚ training to be a knight in

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    Legend: Chrétien de Troyes ’ Lancelot The romance of Lancelot and Guinevere has endured for many years and has been told in different languages to different generations. The pure‚ undying love Lancelot carries for his lady seems to spark fascination in people ’s hearts and minds. It is the reflection of courtly love pitted against reason that keeps each retelling fresh. Lancelot is moved from a mere character to a legendary figure because of this. Chrétien de Troyes ’ Lancelot faces many obstacles‚ leaving

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    by Peter Ackroyd‚ a decline in Lancelot du Lake’s honor and integrity leads to a loss of respect from those he loves‚ suggesting that contrasting loyalties cannot coexist without causing a rift in society. Lancelot‚ known as a loyal servant of his king and queen‚ and for a time‚ he manages those loyalties side by side. In one of Lancelot’s many famed battles‚ a lady leads him to Sir Tarquin‚ a fearsome knight who holds many knights of the Round Table hostage. Lancelot challenges him‚ and they have

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    is a dispute between whe he is and how he is seen through the story. This struggle between Lancelot’s identity and name reflects on the various running themes of the nature of Love in the tale. Section 1: In the aristocratic society in which Lancelot lived‚ one’s identity was almost entirely dependent on one’s name. This is why Lancelot’s feat of accepting a ride in a cart is so devastating. To ride in the cart was an act of shame‚ as the cart was used to transport criminals. Throughout the

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    Morte D Arthur Analysis

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    The short story‚ “Morte D’arthur” is a story in which the author recounts the death of King Arthur. The story begins with many of the knights discussing the problem at hand‚ which is the affair between Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere. As this conflict arises‚ it the knights loyalties begin to show. Sir Gawain’s loyalties do not reside with the King as he tells his fellow knight “Stint your noise” (Morte D’arthur 481). This shows that he is not completely loyal to the King as he believes he should

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    Goodrich also writes in regards to Lancelot saving Guinevere from her abductor. The mentioning of Guinevere’s abduction resonates with the audience‚ because of the increase in abductions in the 1900’s. This also describes a part of Guinevere’s life that is not normally mentioned in other accounts

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    February 22‚ 2013 Period: 1‚ 5 Literature/Comp. 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

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    depression. Also In the book The Sword and the Circle‚ Arthur discovers the love affair between Lancelot and his wife‚ Guinevere‚ and punishes them both but Lancelot ends up rescuing Guinevere. Sir Lancelot asks for King Arthur’s forgiveness and as much as Arthur would like to Gawain will not allow him to accept the apology. Later Sir Mordred and Sir Gawain convince Arthur to go to war against Lancelot. This leads to the splitting of the Knights of the Round Table and the battle between Sir Mordred

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    Religion and Damsels in Distress as Vehicles for Honor and Chivalry in The Morte D’Arthur In The Morte D’Arthur‚ Tomas Malory uses the saint-like character traits and actions of Sir Galahad and the events surrounding Queen Guinevere and Lancelot’s love affair to depict honor and chivalry. In The Miracle of Galahad‚ Sir Galahad upholds honor to a holy point in all of his actions. After King Mordrains’s death‚ Galahad willingly punishes himself by placing his hand in fire; a symbolic representation

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    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 that they do not want to go there. While

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    poem reflects almost the same story as Malorey. Malorey provides more detail in his descriptions compared to Tennyson. Gwaine still returns to Arthur in his dream‚ but tells Arthur he will die in battle. There is no mention of a treaty or of Sir Lancelot. When the time comes to fight a mist surrounds the armies‚ which causes them not to see who they are fighting. As friends kill friends‚ few stand when the mist clears. Looking around Arthur’s sees his loyal knights dead all around and says “Behold

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    before King Arthur stepped into power. But when King Arthur defeated the Saxons and ruled as a king‚ he restored Britain to a peaceful land. 2) Lancelot-Lancelot was in love with Queen Guinevere‚ King Arthur’s wife. King Arthur found out about this and prepared to kill Queen Guinevere at the stake. But as King Arthur was to do so‚ Lancelot came and rescued her before they could execute her. 3) Merlin- Merlin preformed guidance when Arthur was just a baby. Merlin took Arthur away

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    Arthur Vs Beowulf

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    Throughout British Literature there are many characters that represent the Epic Hero and the Romance Hero. Two of the most studied Epic Heros and Romance Heroes are Beowulf and King Arthur. By comparing and contrasting Beowulf and King Arthur the differences and similarities between them create an outline for the model of heroes even today. Beowulf is an epic hero because of his braveness‚loyalty‚ and his strength. King Arthur is a Romance Hero because of his bravery‚ honor‚ and his chivalry. “Beowulf

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    more knights come to join the brotherhood of the Round Table‚ and each has his own adventures After many years‚ The holy knight Sir Galahad‚ the son of Sir Lancelot‚ comes to the court of Arthur. With his coming‚ all knights ride throughout Europe for the search of the Holy Grail of Jesus Christ. Only four knights see the Grail: Sir Lancelot‚ Sir Percival‚ Sir Bors de Gaunnes and Sir Galahad. After the Grail is found‚ the last battle of the Round Table is close-at-hand. In this battle‚ many knights

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    Camelot covers the period in Arthur’s life from when he meets his future wife Guenevere to the beginning of his siege against Sir Lancelot’s castle in France. The short excerpt of Morte d’ Arthur tells of how King Arthur abandons his assault on Lancelot to defend Camelot and all of England from Mordred. Because Camelot seems to immediately precede Morte d’ Arthur and there is no overlap in the story‚ the way the plot is handled in each work cannot be debated. I will however‚ discuss the mood‚ tone

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