Modern Codes of Chivalry

831 WordsOct 13, 20094 Pages
In years of King Arthur and the round table, the knights lived by a code. This code was called the Code of Chivalry. Knights abided by these rules and were punished both physically but socially if they broke one. Today, this code can be translated into modern day unspoken rules. “This above thine own self be true.” In medieval times, Knights had to fight for themselves and always put themselves and what they think is right, first. Today there is a similar idea of how people need to be themselves and not pretend to be others. A lot of people in this Century are fake and it is hard to find “down to earth” people like there commonly used to be in medieval times. “A Knights word must have the validity of a signed and witness oath.…show more content…
Nowadays, if a person has a good head on their shoulders, has manors and has a good sense of humor and others will like them. “As a Knight, thou haste power, and thy powers wax strongly as wisdom increases. Therefore exercise discretion in the use thereof.” This code is translated into a modern day quote, “with great power comes great responsibility. “ This means that if someone takes on the job of being in charge or having more power, they must take on the responsibility that comes with it. The Code of Chivalry from Medieval times is very relevant to the modern world. We still have the same virtues such as honesty, loyalty, courage, and faith. Though these virtues were practiced more commonly in the medieval times, modern people still have a sense of what is right and wrong because of these
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