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    had multiple reasons for his writing. Those who surrounded him in his life were some of the reasons for his work of literature. At a young age, Steinbeck was inspired to write by some of his loved ones, either at home or at school. Also, while exploring literature in a book “Le morte d’Arthur” written by Thomas Malory, he was motivated…

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    While Sir Thomas Malory presents the characteristics of supernatural events and a braver and noble knight,he also includes the characteristic of an ideal, unrealistic place in his medieval romantic tale Le Morte d’Arthur . An example is in “The Coronation of Arthur” is when Arthur is born in Camelot. Camelot is beautiful and near perfect and is where his father Uther Pendragon rules as king. This is also the place that Arthur rules as king when he is finally realized to be the rightful…

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    Malory includes the characteristic of a braver and nobler hero in his work, Le Morte d’Arthur, much like he included the characteristic of supernatural events . For instance in “The Coronation of Arthur,” Arthur pulls the sword multiple times from the stone. The nobles do not believe Arthur could be the successor to the throne and so they ignore that he has pulled the sword. Arthur shows patience, in knowing that he is the successor but no one else believes that he is. Arthur does not become…

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    Le Morte D’ Arthur, in all of its extensive Arthurian glory, gives way for much interpretation. It’s filled with literary elements that can each be analyzed separately, but I believe the best unifying idea that the text brings to light is that of human imperfection. In a tale famous for heroics and adventure, Malory uses ironic characters to expose the underlying fault of being human. King Arthur, ruler of England and commander of the Knights of the Round Table is not usually associated with…

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    Although King Arthur signed a treaty with Mordred, he called in for a fight against him. Wounded as he was he cared nothing for his life but to kill Mordred. By his sword which called the ladies of the barge to come in need of Arthur. In Le Morte D’Arthur King Arthur’s death was expected, and he reveals his character through his decisions and actions. King Arthur knew he will die from his fight with Mordred, as it has shown in his dreams. So, he called in for a treaty with Mordred for…

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    Women have been stereotyped for thousands of years as the people who keep busy cleaning the house to be a good hostess for when their guests come to visit, the women who stay in the kitchen all day, or the women who are seen as sexual figures only. This is supposed to be “where women belong.” Stereotypes like these are accentuated in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Le Morte d’Arthur. In this essay I will talk about the stereotypical role that women play as sexual figures in each of these…

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    In Thomas Malory’s, Le Morte d’Arthur, King Arthur has to confront many difficult challenges through his rise to leadership and eventually up to his demise. Arthur and his innocence is demonstrated throughout his birth and his royal abilities are progressed as a young child who has no clue of his bright future. He pulls the Excalibur for his brother who was in need, not knowing of the power the sword possessed. Arthur possesses values essential for the time period and is seen as someone who was…

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    Margaret’s influence on Arthuriana appears in multiple disciplines for the direct similarity between her reign and Thomas Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur. Stephen Knight and Merry Wiesner-Hanks’ Arthurian Literature and Society depicts the key similarities. Lancelot and his party represent the Yorkists, Henry VI played Arthur, and Guinevere, locked in a tower, represents Margaret as she defended herself from outside attack and dealt with her actual imprisonment. As the fifteenth century came…

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    The famous medieval historical character Merlin is misrepresented in the film Excalibur. In the film, Merlin is perceived as a younger man who is unblemished and acts as a comic relief character. This sharply contrasts with the semblance of Merlin created in both The History of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey of Monmouth and Le Morte d’Arthur by Thomas Malory. As examined by Geoffrey of Monmouth, Merlin was a young man during the reign of Vortigern; at least two generations before Arthur…

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    originated from this time. As Sir Gawain and King Arthur were strong chivalrous figures during this time, many chivalric qualities today are based on them. This is proven multiple times throughout Sir Gawain and The Green Knight and Le Morte d’Arthur. Sir Gawain shows multiple accounts of loyalty and one major illustration of fulfillment of a quest. Likewise, King Arthur demonstrates numerous times his bravery and…

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