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Comparison Of Medieval Romances In Le Morte DArthur

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Medieval Romances The interest for medieval romantics came about in Early Modern Europe and was known as the Romantic Period. This period consisted of a literary movement which produced many artistic works that were thought to have a historical basis. Two of these works are Le Morte D’Arthur, by Sir Thomas Malory, and The Lady of Shalott, by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Although the poems Le Morte D’Arthur and The Lady of Shalott convey differences in chivalric codes, they share similarities in the disheartening language used to project a tragedy as well as the foreshadowing of death from predestined fate of the main characters. Chivalry is a medieval system that guided men to be honorable in faith, deeds, and social interactions. Many great men follow chivalric codes to contribute to their actions and what they are expected to achieve. In Le Morte D’Arthur, chivalric codes such as loyalty and faith in God are revealed throughout the story. Many of the knights in this poem are loyal to the king by displaying selflessness and serving him in battle and after he dies. Moreover, the excerpt reveals faith in God through the statement of King Arthur being alive in another place with the Lord Jesus rather than dead. “Yet some men say in many parts of England that King Arthur is not dead, but carried by the will of our Lord Jesus into another place; and men say that he shall come again, and he shall win the Holy Cross” (Malory 100). In The Lady of Shalott, Tennyson presents the
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