Abolism And Chivalry In Sir Thomas Malory's Morte Darthur

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Morte Darthur, written by Sir Thomas Malory, is a tale that focuses on the trials and testimonies of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, and Sir Lancelot. The story encompasses many genres, such as romance, action, and suspense. King Arthur values the knights of his Round Table and especially his most noble knight, Sir Lancelot, whom in the end is the reason for his downfall. This ideal of chivalry is prominent in the story but not in the way most stories portray it because chivalry in Morte Darthur, is the fellowship and loyalty of the knighthood. In this analysis of Sir Thomas Malory’s Morte Darthur, I will discuss Sir Thomas Malory and his importance to British Literature, two methods of the SIFT method—specifically symbolism and figurative language—and how these two elements contribute and reflect to Morte Darthur and Middle English Literature. In and out of prisons, outlaw and author Sir Thomas Malory of Newbold Revell contradictingly composed a story based on the significance of chivalry that focused on the “devotion to the [brotherhood] and competitions of aristocratic men,” (481). Due to being accused to mass criminal acts—such as escaping from prison, extorting money, and committing rape—he wrote his very story in a jail cell. Interestingly, Sir Thomas Malory’s work is significant to British Literature because he wrote in the time period of Middle English Literature which allows the people of today to analyze the works from that time period as well as the themes and
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