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    Guinevere

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    named Arthur who fancied King Leodregran of Scotland’s daughter (Guinevere). His advisor, Merlin, warned him not to marry her, but as most kings are, Arthur was stubborn and persisted anyways. They were married and she became…

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    built a strong castle. The Knights met at the round table. Queen Guinevere is Arthur's beautiful wife brought romance to the story. Guinevere is the daughter of Leodegrance of Cameliard in late medieval romance. Her name is spelled differently depending on where you look. It can be either the traditional Guinevere, or Guenevere, or Guenievre, or Guenhumare or Ginevra. Several men wanted to marry Guinevere. When King Arthur first saw Guinevere he was said to fall deeply in love…

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    Sir Gawain's Chivalry

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    on a quest which could result in the end of his life. In addition, the story Morte d’Arthur was where King Arthur showed his chivalry by sticking with his knights along the way. In Morte d’Arthur written by Thomas Mallory King Arthur was threatened by his son Mordred that he would take over Camelot. This is where King Arthur tries to settle this tension by not going to war and creates a treaty for Mordred and his men. Unfortunately, there was a misunderstanding on why swords were drown that did…

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    Tennyson and Women It is proven in psychology that people have the ability to affect your mood and/or way of thinking. Queen Guinevere and other women in Arthurian literature have shown how their moods affect or don’t affect other characters. Specifically, it is the men that are affected the most. Guinevere’s characterization throughout Arthurian literature has been a negative one, but we have not fully looked through the scope of her own eyes. It is deemed that Guinevere was the cause of the…

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    within the tests. The gifts that were offered were kisses which represented love, the ring which symbolized wealth, and the “magic” green girdle which represents life. He returned the kisses and refused the ring so he passed the first two, except he kept the girdle. From this, we can see that the author wants us to show us that out of love, wealth, and life, Sir Gawain values life the most. However this shows his fault which was dishonesty and he not only breaks his honor, but also receives a…

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    The Blank Hero: Arthurian Reflections of Societies throughout History When people invoke the name of Arthur, the hero of legend and myth, they often associate the name with King Arthur of Camelot, sitting around the round table along with his noble knights, Queen Guinevere, and mentor Merlin. However, Arthur was not always a King, nor did he have a round table or a magical druid that could see into the future to guide him. Instead, the Britain-hero Arthur is an example of an adaptation of a…

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    While Lancelot may betray Arthur and commit treason, the oath he has sworn puts him in that position. His treasonous acts are a result of his devotion to Guinevere, which puts stress on other facets of the oath. Dorsey Armstrong explains that, “This act of chivalric legislation early in the Morte d’Arthur sets in motion an ideal of knightly behavior; the rest of the text rests that code in a variety of circumstances, revealing the tensions, shortcomings, and blind spots of the chivalric project”…

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    death. Throughout this conflict, Gawain struggles with the ethics inforced by the chivalric code. Not only does this code of conduct apply to Gawain, but to other characters as well. In the story and other Arthurian tales, certain women such as Guinevere, Mary, Lady Bertilak, and Morgan Le Faye demonstrate the various capabilities of women,…

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    Lancelot: A Short Story

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    festivity that none of the men noticed when Guinevere excused herself and Sir Lancelot followed, trailing close behind. A single tear traced a path down Guinevere's flawless face. She glanced down at the perfectly polished floor of the palace, and caught a glimpse of her angelic reflection peering back, sad and scared. This was all she was known for; this otherworldly beauty hid her real emotions below. Oh, how she wished she was happy! Alas, she let her feelings get the better of her. Hold…

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    reputation as a perfect knight has been altered by his affair with Queen Guinevere. The medieval version Lancelot gives readers a mental image of perfection. Thomas Malory chose to describe Lancelot’s combat skills by saying that, “Sir Launcelot fought so nobly that no man might endure a stroke of his hand” (140). By describing Lancelot’s swordplay as fatal, readers see Lancelot as an invincible warrior. Lancelot’s unfair superiority in combat gives readers the image of a perfect knight. While…

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