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    Morgan le Fay is one of the Arthurian Legends and is known for being an evil enchantresses and a witch. Morgan le Fay’s legend goes that she is the half-sister of King Arthur. Morgan le Fay uses her lover, Accolon to steal King Arthur’s sword when this plan does not go as accordingly she throws the sword into the lake. Morgan le Fay is also considered a healer because in Vita Merlini by Geoffrey Monmouth she heals King Arthur’s wounds from the last battle of Calman but the only way that she can heal her brother is if he stays. Morgan le Fay’s character has changed in many literary works because it gives a different perspective of her and the two texts that show this is Vita Merlini and King Arthur: Tales of the Round Table. The details in Vita Merlini and King Arthur: Tales of the Round Table both include Morgan le Fay’s character changing. In Vita Merlini, the details mentions Geoffrey of Monmouth characterizes Morgan le Fay has the ruler of Avalon and that her brother, King Arthur is…

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    Avalon is associated with Glastonbury Tor, which some legends say was once a magic island surrounded by water. Morgan is one of the three queens that takes King Arthur’s body to Avalon to heal. As a witch and healer, she is said to know the power of both healing and poisonous herbs. In Avalon, She presided over nine priestess’s who were prophetesses and healers. Avalon is known to have been an oracular center. Some believe that Avalon was a Druidic college for priestesses of women’s mysteries.…

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    considers the duality of Morgan Le Fay in her book Morgan Le Fay, Shapeshifter. Hebert explains that the contradicting characterizations of Morgan stem from authorial manipulation; in each story that mentions Morgan, the author has slightly changed her character traits and personality to fit the author's vision of who she should be. Morgan is a complex legend and that is exactly why Hebert claims that to limit her as either a witch or a goddess would be undermining who she is. Her wide range of…

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    Synthesis Essay It is true that no matter what legend one is studying, the story is bound to change over time. When studying the various tellings of Morgan Le Fay, this proved to be true. Reading multiple stories of the character revealed many differing aspects to each tale. Specifically talking about her stories, the way they change is parallel to how the view of women has changed overtime. In works before 1900, Morgan Le Fay is portrayed as a simple being. Though she has some extraordinary…

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    In the same breath, the knight is described as holding a holly branch, this would seem to indicate that this strange knight is meant to represent nature, as so his challenge to Gawain and company somewhat can be seen as the unpredictability of nature. The knight’s attire is heavily compared to vegetation during Gawain’s description of him when the Green Knight first barged into the court. As we find out later on in the story, we the readers come to find out that Morgan le Fay plotted the entire…

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    ‘Bridgeport?’ said I, pointing. ‘Camelot,’ said he” (Twain 20). 1. While Hank Morgan, also known as the Yankee, recounts his story of his adventures to the narrator, he reveals he finds out he is in Camelot when Sir Kay, a knight, reveals his whereabouts. 2. After an hour of walking with Sir Kay, Hank Morgan recalls the sight of a town in a valley near a river. Further ahead they see a castle, vivid as a picture, on a hill. Hank asks Sir Kay if they have arrived near Bridgeport…

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    experience, Gawain’s downfall was caused by two women. Lady Bernlak, the Green Knight’s wife, deceived Gawain and was an accomplice of her husband and Morgan Le Fay, who set up this test. Lady Bernlak led to his downfall because she seduced him, trying to take away his purity. She does this when she goes into his bedroom, “she shut the door softly behind her, and turned towards the bed, and Gawain was ashamed, laid him down softly and made as if he slept.” (Weston 13) To add on, she seduces him…

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    all. It all started the beginning of the senior year as I was making my annual visits to Mr. Micco and Mrs. Morgan’s classrooms.. Mrs. Morgan is a talker; we could talk about anything for hours – we’ve done it before. We were talking about how our summers went when she randomly asked me about competitions: Morgan: “So are you going to do any competitions this year?” Me: “I was thinking about it, but I’m not sure if I’m ready. I just get so nervous, you know.” Morgan: “I know, but Aaron and…

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    King Kong Themes

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    shift from horror to an overall emphasis on mood and tears defines the remake as a whole”, (Erb, 2009). In the original film, it is clear that the main focus is the overall horror. As an audience, we see a shift, in the remake, as director Peter Jackson heavily implements, a melancholy type mood. There is a lot more emotion depicted in the remake compared to the original. The remake film pivots instead around the idea of melancholy, apparent in Kong’s status as a grieving, melancholy hero. As an…

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    King Kong Film Comparison

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    create the effect of King Kong being over twenty-four foot high the ever so talented special effects engineers used two specific techniques; rear projection footage and miniature projection. To produce the effect of rear projection, previously shot footage would be projected onto a translucent screen from behind while the action of the actors would be filmed in front of the screen. For example this was used in the scene where the T-rex is attempting to attack actor Fay Wray while she sits in a…

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