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    guidance from a god-teacher during Indiana’s quest for the Holy Grail motivates proper morals that ultimately leads to a positive outcome. Elsa Schneider chooses to take on the quest for the Holy Grail with no god-teacher, she only has the example of greed and manipulation that is set by the Nazis which causes her to act immoral. Indiana Jones, on the other hand, is influenced by his father, Henry Jones Sr. on the quest for the Grail where he supports Indiana as a god-teacher through ultimately leaving him a moral character at the end of their quest.…

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    through the plot element of the Holy Grail. A minor theme for both texts are about the strength of women. Elsa Schneider in Indiana Jones and Sophie Neveu in the Da Vinci Code. The Da Vinci code features Robert Langdon and Sophie Nevue travelling through France and London searching for the truth about the Holy Grail by following a trail of clues left by Sophie’s late grandfather, the grand master of an ancient order charged with protecting…

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    Satire in Monty Python’s Holy Grail In the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, a group of knights, led by King Arthur, go on a quest, given to them by God, to find the Holy Grail. After a little debate, they split up, going on their own way, but eventually find each other again, where they approached the Bridge of Death. Once getting past the guardian of the Bridge, King Arthur and Sir Bedevere the Wise find the Grail, just to have the police apprehend them. This movie is a significant,…

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail was produced in 1975 by directors Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones. It is a comedy on the quest by Arthur and his knights to find the holy grail. While the movie isn't fully accurate the changes were made to make the movie more enjoyable for the audience. The movie says much about both the middle ages and audience's view of that period in history. It's important to realize that Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a comedy and therefore has no obligation to be…

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    In the movie Monty Python The Quest For The Holy Grail there are many examples of mocking medieval literature. The movie satirized characteristics of medieval literature by retelling a classic tale as a parody. The film mocks everything from chivalry and the knights code of honor to the role of religion in medieval times. The film starts with king Arthur pretending to ride on horseback while his squire clangs two coconuts together to simulate the sound of horse hooves. Their are plenty of…

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    Monty Python the Quest for the Holy Grail mocks many epic stories, like Beowulf, sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The movie mocks how a knight should act and makes a joke of the legionary quest for the Holy Grail. Monty Python takes everything from the stories that is supposed to be serious and makes it not serious. It takes all the themes and makes a comical twist to them. The movie made fun of the knights having the ability to fight while riding their horses, and so the movie showed people…

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    When we watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail I noticed a few theme that the movie had touched on that interested me. So for it to have some themes being satirized in it is no surprise, but the ones i want to talk about are some very memorable jabs at previous examples of epics. The themes I will talk about is historical reference, supernatural elements, and king arthur’s court. The story is based in the middle ages before the Norman Conquest in England, they actually reference this by having…

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    us cannot maintain the tenants of one’s idealism without God. Where there is evidence and faith in God, there is also a need for such a dependence. Lancelot’s lack of moral fiber speaks of the spiritual nature of human beings. I have had a spiritual mountaintop experience and then come down the mountain to repeat the mistakes of the past, instantly becoming as forlorn as before. It is this internal lack that speaks of our ongoing battle between our desires boundaries. To obtain the Holy Grail,…

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    Python and the Holy Grail satirized many different themes of medieval literature. Among them are the code of chivalry and knightly behavior, the role and responsibility of women, and the role of religion in tales and stories. Keep in mind that this movie makes fun of alot more than the story it is mainly based off of. It is hilarious and in a sophisticated way. The idea of knightly behavior is satirized many times, including in the tale of Sir Robin, where he gets the three-headed knight to…

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    In the movie Monty Python the Quest for the Holy Grail, the themes of what knights are supposed to be in medieval literature are satirized. The goal of this paper is to discuss the similarities and differences of the movie and real medieval literature. The main focus points are the knight’s chivalric code, their behavior, and the responsibility of women and the characteristics of a noble quest. These, among all the other connections, are the things within the movie are mocked the most. The…

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