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  • Arthurian Legend Essay

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    Arthurian Legend Even though the Arthur legend is hundreds of years old, our culture today is still fascinated with the idea of the Round Table and the love triangle between Arthur, Lancelot, and Guinevere. There are movies and books galore to read about the different takes on the legend of Arthur. However, it makes one wonder if our culture really understands the Arthurian legend. Especially in the movies the central idea of a literary work can be lost. Compared to Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur

  • The Sword Excalibur: The Legend Of The Arthurian Legends

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    With the appeal of both magic, romance, and adventure, Arthurian legends continue to pique the interest of both children and adults. Many know the famous tales about Guinevere and Lancelot or the story of the Sword Excalibur, but the legends of Arthur include many other tales about the epic adventures of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. However, some of the most important stories to know of the Arthurian legends are where the legends originated, the Sword Excalibur,

  • Arthurian Legend - Essay

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    Arthurian Legend, group of tales in several languages that concern the legendary King Arthur of the Britons, his realm, and the knights of his inner circle. The legend is one of the most enduring tales in recorded history. It first appeared in the 5th or 6th century ad and took its basic form between the 12th and 15th centuries. It continues as a popular subject in modern times. The legend presents Arthur as a leader in ancient times who defeats the Saxons and other enemies. He thereby unites

  • King Arthur And The Arthurian Legend

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    other famous Arthurian legends were believed to be mostly truth in the 11th Century. Many people enjoyed the idea that their history once contained a time of chivalry and wonder such as the tall tales described. Indeed, some today believe the same. However, King Arthur, despite being an influential figure from the 11th century onwards, was mostly a work a fiction, his tales and legends an amalgamation of truth and fantasy with some historical basis and much exaggeration. Arthurian legend is a blend

  • Love Triangles In The Arthurian Legend

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    ❤The Triangles of Love❤ In the Arthurian legend, there are many love affairs that lead to someone's demise. The first deadly affair is among Gorlois, Igraine, and Uther Pendragon. Then, towards the climax of the legend, comes the love between King Arthur, Guinevere, and Sir Lancelot. The relationship between Elaine, Guinevere, and Lancelot is brought to light towards the end of the legend. Out of the many love triangles that end in a tragedy, one example is the love among Igraine, Gorlois, and Uther

  • The Round Table: King Arthur's Feast

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    King Arthur was seen in many different perspectives throughout the stories written about him. Generally, he was seen as a strong powerful leader, but to some he was seen as an unfit heir to the throne. The Round Table; or King Arthur’s Feast, which was written in 1817 tells us about the King’s disappearance; while, King Arthur and King Cornwall written in 1995 shows us how he gains power and is a good leader. In the story The Round Table; Or King Arthur’s Feast shows us how he had disappeared

  • Chivalry in Arthurian Legend Essay

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    Chivalry in Arthurian Legend Merriam-Webster's on-line dictionary defines chivalry as "the system, spirit, or customs of medieval knighthood." As Leon Gautier, author of Chivalry, defines this "system" and "spirit" of knighthood by identifying rules of chivalry, two of which are well illustrated in Lanval, "TheWife of Bath's Tale," and "The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnel:" "Thou shalt never lie, and shall remain faithful to thy pledged word," and "Thou shalt be generous, and give largess

  • Arthurian Legends Effects on English Society

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    role did the great King Arthur play in the way English Literature is perceived? The Arthurian Legends reveal King Arthur as a chivalrous king and not as a historical figure but as a myth of mass amounts of achievements. From his search of the Holy Grail, to his perfect society in Camelot and his development of the Round Table, King Arthur’s legend displayed his heroic character. Through the many countless legends of the glorious King Arthur, England’s society underwent a drastic change in the outlook

  • Examples Of Poetic Chivalry In Arthurian Legends

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    Poetic Chivalry in Arthurian Legends In a land with magical elements- elves, wizards, and potions- medieval heroes are brought to light. When a boy, born out of wedlock, draws a sword out of a stone, he unknowingly fulfills a prophecy and is proclaimed the rightful king of Camelot. This king, Arthur, and his Knights of the Round Table inspired stories that are reiterated even today. The formation of these tales can date back to as early as the twelfth century, when the foundational myth, Brut, was

  • Sir Bedivere's Role In Arthurian Legends

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    Bedivere is the last man standing, aside from Arthur, after the battle with Sir Mordred and his company. Sir Bedivere assists Arthur by completing his dying wish and comforting him prior death. The website, Arthurian Adventure, creates a deeper comprehension of Sir Bedivere and his role in Arthurian legends. Sir Bedivere is a perfect model of a medieval knight. Chosen to be the disciplinary marshal of the Round Table, he holds a position of authority and importance among Arthur and