**The Queen of Air and Darkness, a novel written by T.H. White, mainly follows the lives of King Arthur and Morgause, as well as those around them. King Arthur is beginning his reign after pulling a sword of a stone and discovering he is the rightful king of England while Morgause is living a life of selfishness in the Lothian territories with her four sons. In The Queen Of Air and Darkness, White uses diction and tone to express the importance of devotion in the world through the Orkney boys’ relationship with their mother, King Pellinore’s love for Piggy, and Arthur’s mission of making the world a better place.
The Once and Future King, or King Arthur, is a legend that is, despite its age, known by all. Everyone has heard of King Arthur and his loyal knights that make up the Round Table, but the rest of the famous legend is less known. If asked about Arthur’s parentage or birthplace, most people would not know. How many people can name off Arthur’s knights? Everyone knows Arthur’s name, but the details are less defined. Arthurian legend has many parts, the first being how Arthur came into being, then the most well-known part of the legend, but there is also his famous knights, the possibility of a historical Arthur, and how the legend has evolved over the ages.
Marie De France’s Lanval is a remarkable short narrative that engages the reader into a world filled with unrealistic elements, but enhances on the true meaning of romance, chivalry and nature during the years that King Arthur reigned. “Sir Gawain and The Green Knight” unfortunately does not have an author that can be recognized but this epic poem demonstrates the ghastly adventure of a knight who decides to defend the honor of young King Arthur against a supernatural being in this malicious game of cat and mouse. Both of these pieces of literature have enchanting characteristics that define them as a masterpiece of their era and that’s why they both are easily compared and contrasted. In addition, both Lanval and “Sir Gawain and The
King Arthur, a movie starring Clive Owen and Keira Knightly, is placed under the genre “historical fiction”, however the movie is unquestionably more of the fiction part of the genre than the historical aspect of it. The movie is loosely based on the story of a King Arthur and his Knights. The movie was set in 467 AD, in Britain, near Hadrian’s Wall. Although the movie pertained Roman soldiers still in Britain during 467 AD, this was factually inaccurate because all of the Roman’s had left Britain prior to this time, around 410 AD. The plot of the movie voiced the story of King Arthur and the Sarmatian knights going on one last mission to save a Roman family from behind Hadrian’s before they gain their freedom, for the knights are not Roman.
The story of King Arthur is widely known, either his beginnings told in The Sword in the Stone or how he led the Knights of the Round Table. While there are many version of his story T. H. White’s written version and Disney’s animated version of The Sword in the Stone are two of the most recognized versions. Most movies have the ability to embody the original intent of the book they were based upon. Disney’s movie version of T. H. White’s rendition of The Sword in the Stone, however, while portraying the correct story, does not truly convey enough elements of White’s version to be effective in telling the original story. The characterization and Merlyn’s ‘lessons’ within the movie inhibit the film from being an effective portrayal of the
In the Pearl Poet’s infamous tale of chivalry and mystery, King Arthur sits on his throne in Camelot, watching as a mysterious Green Knight challenges any knight of King Arthur’s court brave enough to strike him with his axe if he will take a return blow in a year and a day. Although
Thomas Malory’s “Le Morte d’Arthur,” and the Gawain Poet’s “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” are important works that should be considered when studying medieval literature. They both portray the style and structure of medieval romance. They also tackle the same topic of King Arthur and his knights, as well as share the same characters of King Arthur and Sir Gawain. In order to be able to go over these works and understand them, one must understand the aspects of literature of the time.
Marie De France’s Lanval is a remarkable short narrative that engages the reader into a world filled with unrealistic elements, but enhances on the true meaning of romance, chivalry and nature during the years that King Arthur reigned. “Sir Gawain and The Green Knight” unfortunately does not have an author that can be recognized but this epic poem demonstrates the ghastly adventure of a knight who decides to defend the honor of young King Arthur against a supernatural being in this malicious game of cat and mouse. Both of these pieces of literature have enchanting characteristics that define them as a masterpiece of their era and that’s why they both are easily compared and contrasted. In addition, both Lanval and “Sir Gawain and The Green Knight” can be classified as similar through their themes, style and plots, although they are different through their language and diction. Even though both of these literatures can be viewed as similar as well as contrasting, in the end, each of these tales have illuminated the realm of fantasy throughout the court of King Arthur.
My report is on Richard I, byname Richard the Lion-Hearted. He was born September 8, 1157 in Oxford, England. He died on April 6, 1199 in Chalus, England. His knightly manner and his prowess in the Third Crusade(1189-92) made him a popular king in his own time, as well as the hero of countless romantic legends. He has been viewed less kindly by more recent historians and scholars.
In "The Once and Future King", the binary theme of innocence and eduction is vital to the plot. In the book, Arthur chooses to be innocent and ignore the fact that Guenever and Lancelot are sleeping together, "Remind me to warn you about Guenever another time." (White 266) If Arthur had chosen to listen to everyone, including Merlyn, and confronted Lancelot and Guenever about the affair before it became a problem, then less people would have died. After Lancelot came back from his quest to find the Holy Grail, he had regained some of his innocence, because he realized that sleeping was wrong. "Lancelot had said, apologizing and begging her not to think him offensive...that they can not go back to the way they were before the Grail...that if
One of the books I’ve enjoyed ever since first discovering it was the Once and Future King, written by T.H. White. The story of King Arthur, Robin Hood, and the knights of the round table really inspired me and my writing, and it felt genuinely like you were looking through Arthur’s life. It’s an old book, clearly, with a decent size and complex language. As a matter of fact, I don’t believe I ever finished it, and should probably try to look into that. Anyways, as I was saying, The Once and Future King was really well-written for its time, having been published in 1958. I find it comparable to another one of my favorites, the Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit series due to their complex language but excellent
Rudyard Kipling’s novella,“The Man Who Would Be King”, is about two English men, Daniel Dravot and Peachey Carnehan, who are cons artists that live in India with the goal of becoming the kings of Kafiristan. The story is told through a narrator, an Englishman, that stumbles upon the two characters through a strange interaction at a train station. After meeting up with the narrator at his job, Dravot and Carnehan gather as much information as they can about Kafiristan and head off in disguise for their journey to becoming kings. There are many similarities regarding how and why the British Empire and Dravot and Carnehan came to imperialize these Indian countries. Throughout the whole novella, Kipling uses the story as a way to display
During the years that King Arthur ruled over England, his reign is always remembered as a time of peace, a golden age, a great era, and a glorious time. However, this all comes to a halt, when two of Arthur’s most noble knights bring an affair into the open, causing his round table and kingdom to fall and bringing Arthur to his death. Written by Sir Thomas Malory in the latter half of the 15th century, books 20 and 21 of Morte D’Arthur (Death of Arthur) describe how over time, the tragic hero, King Arthur slowly loses control over his kingdom due to his ignorance, leading to a few errors in judgement that inevitably lead him to his own demise and to the passing of the great era that was the reign of the legendary King Arthur. King Arthur is a tragic hero due to his ignorance, overly trusting manner, and the careless mistakes that he makes during his time as king.
This really sets the scene for the final book, Mordred seeking his revenge for his abandonment. It also highlights how the characters have developed into their separate entities, how they shaped their paths. 25. King Arthur is a dynamic character, he strives to be a good and just King, but his previous actions have left him with a rather dark and questionable past. In conversation with he tells Lancelot his worries "You see, Lance, I have to be absolutely just.
The first week at Harlaxton focuses on the ideas of freedom and captivity, or (to put it less delicately) life and death. Arthurian legend, and British history, are discussed in back-to-back classes featuring Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s The Idylls of the King, The Lady of Shalott and The Charge of the Light Brigade. After a quick overview of British history —so that students will have a basic understanding of the time periods in which the stories are based— the class focuses on student lead discussions on the prominent themes. Comparing the two versions of King Arthur, and the challenges he must overcome, along with the decision the Lady of Shalott makes in regard to her own life, allows the students to begin drafting ideas on their new surroundings.