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    The Chivalric Code in Le Morte d?Arthur      An act of chivalry is described as the qualifications or character of the ideal knight. Knights were expected to uphold this code of conduct. In the English literature Le Morte d?Arthur, French for ?The Death of Arthur?, by Sir Thomas Malory, the characters display acts of chivalry from beginning to end. Though the code of chivalry contains many qualities or acts, nevertheless bravery, loyalty, and courtly love are demonstrated

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    Betrayal in Malory's Le Morte D’Arthur

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    Malory Paper Malory's Le Morte D’Arthur isn't known to be classic just because of Arthur-but rather the themes of family, love, revenge, identity, loyalty and betrayal. As King, Arthur is put in many situations that test the people he surrounds himself with. Therefore, betrayal has become a reoccurring theme. Throughout the novel, people are seen betraying each other. Betrayal has become familiar in a way to the members of the round table, ultimately leading to it's demise. The acts of betrayal

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    Identity in Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur It can be difficult to define the unifying themes of Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur ; it can seem a tangle of random adventures mired with magic and religion, love and fate. What is the purpose behind all the seemingly similar adventures of so many similar knights? And what is the place that the books of Sir Trystram hold? These books make up the longest section of the work, yet Trystram plays no role in the search for the Holy Grail or

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    Compare and Contrast Film Excalibur to Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur Literary works on the story of King Arthur and his cohorts is a story that had been narrated in several books and even modified in movies which typical illustrates the lives of the Arthurian legends. The story “The Excalibur” cannot be compared with any of the other versions of the Arthurian tales ever in history. Sir Thomas Malory’s version of the Arthurian tale took a French style and name in which some elements

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    Comparing Notions of Piety in The Wakefield Mystery Plays, The Book of Margery Kempe, and Le Morte D'Arthur The monastic lifestyle that Launcelot and his knights adopt after their conversion is one that Margery Kempe might approve of -- doing penance, singing mass, fasting, and remaining abstinent. (MdA, 525) But Launcelot's change of heart is not motivated by the emotions that move Kempe, nor is his attitude towards God the same as can be found in The Book of Margery Kempe and The Wakefield

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    Sir Thomas Malory's "Le Morte D'Arthur" Sir Thomas Malory took on the legend of Arthur with the purpose of discussing it and in order to have readers gain a more complex understanding of the legendary king and other characters in the story. Heroes like Arthur, Lancelot, and Galahad are focused on achieving personal glory and are unhesitant about embarking on adventurous journeys with the purpose of being successful. These characters experience a series of tests that are intriguing and comical at

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    that he is a chivalrous knight. He then appears in Morte D’Arthur where he is placed in a situation involving the queen where he must put his loyalty to the king on the line. In both stories, Sir Gawain has a healthy relationship with King Arthur. His personality does not change much but there is a definite change in his character in Morte D’Arthur. In Sir Gawain in the green Knight, he is a courteous, heroic and loyal knight. In Morte D’Arthur, he still possesses those characteristics but he makes

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    journey. Merlin from Le Morte D’Arthur is a supernatural aid who circumlocutory helps the hero by using his abnormal abilities to protect and give advice. Merlyn from from The Once and Future King is also a supernatural aid who uses his anomalistic abilities to protect and give advice, but he directly helps the hero. Both stories involve supernatural aids, but each help the hero in a contradistinctive way. Although Merlin appears as Arthur’s metaphysical aid in both Le Morte D’Arthur and The Once and

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    Question: Think about Gawain's role in both stories. In which story does he prove to be a better, more courageous knight?  Why? In both stories, Le Morte d’Arthur written by Sir Thomas Malory and “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” written by the Pearl Poet, Gawain shows that he is a courageous knight. But, in Le Morte d’Arthur, Gawain proves to be a better, more courageous knight in many ways. This story tells the tale of how Sir Gawain did not want his people to become a laughingstock if he accepted

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    Important reoccurring themes in Le Morte d’Arthur are adultery, fate, revenge, people hiding their true identity, (unanswered) love, quests and chivalry HIER OOK. In Le Morte d’Arthur adultery is one of the most important themes and Arthur has a lot to do with it. First of all he was born because of adultery between his mother Igraine, who was actually married to the duke of Tintagil, and his father King Uther Pendragon. Secondly he commits adultery himself with his sister, King Lot’s wife. Their

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    great amount of power, and naturally rules his domain with an iron fist in literature. In the two works, Le Morte d'Arthur and First Knight see two different versions of how king Arthur is portrayed. Yet the honor and respect that a king should have remains undisturbed, much like how both are products of their time. First Knight is told as a modern retelling of the legend and Le Morte d'Arthur is a minorly altered, much older work. While the depictions of king Arthur are seen as the paramount backbone

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    Sir Thomas Malory’s “Le Morte d’Arthur” tells the tale of King Arthur and his knights of the round table. Each tale of a character contained a lesson to be learned regarding the proper way in which one conducts themselves. Some lessons within Malory’s tales are more straight forward compared to others. Some lessons appear to be basic and straight forward, but after critical thinking, the lesson appears to become more complicated. Malory or a character within the tale will state something to be taken

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    The Anglo-Saxons took examples from the epic hero of Beowulf. Knights during King Arthur’s rule lasted by the code of Chivalry. Lessons from this honorable code can be extracted from the text of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, as well as from Morte D’Arthur. Each of these memorable pieces of literature show examples of the code of chivalry. The three aspects of chivalry are courage, honor, and self-control. To begin, the first form of chivalry can be clearly found in both texts and portrays courage

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    Based on women in Wife of Bath and Le Morte D’Arthur, there are multiple similarities and differences that each of the women show in both stories. Both women in the Wife of Bath and Le Morte D’Arthur have their own reasons on how they tend to live the remainder of their lives. The woman in the Wife of Bath loves sex. According to shmoop.com The Wife of Bath, “she was a nicely-dressed, largish woman with gap teeth and a hat as big as a boat. We heard hints that

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    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

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    differences such as in Morte d'Arthur and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. In both stories, the author's use the code of chivalry and fantasy, but one author decides to let King Arthur die and the other does not. In the stories Morte d’Arthur and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the use of the code of chivalry is used on the knights Lancelot and Sir Gawain. In Morte d'Arthur, Lancelot breaks the code of chivalry because he is not honest when King Arthur

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    similar ways, mostly based on the legend of King Arthur. In Le Morte D’Arthur, various qualities of heroes and villains are displayed throughout the tale; consequently, having an influence on many other characters throughout history. The main characteristic of heroes in the legend of King Arthur was that they were deemed as very honorable. Each was constantly regarded a great amount of respect to the royalty. In one scene of Le Morte D’Arthur, Sir Gawain is on his deathbed and is discussing with King

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    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 were Le Morte d’Arthur, by Sir Thomas Malory, and “The Lady of Shalott,” by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Although the works Le Morte d’Arthur and “The Lady of Shalott” convey differences in chivalric codes, they share similarities in the view of death through the disheartening language used to project a tragedy as well as the foreshadowing

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    great amount of power, and naturally rules his domain with an iron fist in literature. In the two works, Le Morte d'Arthur and First Knight see two different versions of how King Arthur is portrayed. Yet the honor and respect that a King should have remains undisturbed, much like how both are products of their time. First Knight is told as a modern retelling of the legend and Le Morte d'Arthur is a minorly altered, much older work. While the depictions of King Arthur are seen as the paramount backbone

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    context they wrote their texts in. Thomas Malory, author of Le Morte d’Arthur, writes his book as a compilation of tales and Terry Gilliam writes his version as a script for a movie. While both Gilliam and Malory use an episodic narrative, Gilliam writes his movie as a parody to mock old England and other versions of the Legend of King Arthur, and Malory uses his book as a story that includes immense details about a legend. While Le Morte d’Arthur and Monty Python and the Holy Grail both share a common

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