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Analysis Of The Poem ' Perceval '

- “Perceval. Love?” A hand gently shook Perceval’s shoulder. He opened his eyes to find Joan standing above him, her brow furrowed, her expression full of concern. “You were groaning and thrashed around,” said Joan, “and I thought the pain might be returning. It’s best to stay on top of it and keep up with the tinctures. I want you to have some fennel and willow bark.” Perceval squeezed his eyes shut against the dim light. Even the slightest amount of brightness made the head pain worse. “Is it still daytime?” he asked....   [tags: 2006 singles, 2007 singles, 2005 singles]

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The Natural and Perceval, The Story of the Holy Grail

- The novel The Natural is written by Bernard Malamud. Bernard was a famous author mainly known for writing short stories and novels. He was considered one of the great American Jewish authors of the 20th century. Bernard was born in Brooklyn, New York. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants and he had a brother named Eugene. Unfortunately, Malamud entered his adolescence when the Great Depression began. The Natural is one of his more famous books, which was written in 1952. This novel is about a baseball prodigy named Roy Hobbs....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Bernard Malamud]

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Perceval

- Perceval In the story Perceval edited by Roger Sherman Loomis and Laura Hibbard Loomis, Perceval the main character has many adventures, in which he learns many lessons about life. The story starts out with Perceval, the son of a widow, out in the forest listening to the sweet season and all the warbling of the birds. In the distance he discovers knights riding towards him. At first he thought that they were devils, which his mother had warned him to stay away from....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Feminist Analysis of Perceval, Tristan and Isolt, and Aucassin and Nicolette

- A Feminist Analysis of Perceval, Tristan and Isolt, and Aucassin and Nicolette   Currently, there is a debate among feminists as to whether the demeaning portrayal of women in popular media causes or is caused by negative attitudes in modern culture. A similar debate exists among historians of the late middle ages as to whether the rise in popularity of the cult of the Virgin, her portrayal in art, and the code of chivalry caused or was caused by changing attitudes towards women. Many factors in the late middle ages coincided to create an entirely new role for women: contact with the Muslim world in Spain, the rising popularity of religious life, and the aforementioned cultural changes....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Comparing Percival And Rion 's Family Cottage

- Percival and Rion made it to Rion’s family cottage, but Percival paused for an instant to consider his options. What if the situation with Idele was awful. She might be bleeding, blue-faced, or even dead. Percival did not want Rion to have such an image burned into his mind. He set Rion down carefully. “Rion, I need you to wait outside for your sister, Gwaine, and Gaius. And when your sister arrives, you, as the big brother, must be strong and take care of her out here. All right?” Fresh tears spilled down Rion’s pale cheeks....   [tags: 2006 albums, 2007 singles, Percival]

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Percival Everett's Erasure

- Percival Everett's Erasure Percival Everett’s novel, Erasure, was published in 2001, in a 21st century that is far removed—if only temporally—from the abolitionist movement, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow laws. The representations of African-Americans that were ubiquitous during those times, such as Sambos, Zip Coons, and Mammies, are now tangible only as collector’s antiques. While these specific representations of African-Americans may no longer be prevalent in American society, the form of racism that they embodied remains....   [tags: Percival Everett Erasure Essays]

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Percival Lowell: The Founder of the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona

- Percival Lowell was a well-known businessman, mathematician, author, and astronomer. He is the founder of the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. He is also well known for popularizing the idea that Mars had life. His ideas had an immense impact on science fiction, as well as science itself. Not only that, Lowell’s search for “Planet-X” led to the discovery of Pluto. On March 13, 1855, Percival Lowell was born in Cambridge, to a wealthy Bostonian family. His parents were Augustus Lowell, a president of cotton companies and director of banks, and Katherine Bigelow Lawrence, daughter of Abbott Lawrence, a textile manufacturer and founder of the city of Lawrence, Massachusetts....   [tags: space pioneer, planet x theory]

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BBC's Shakespeare Retold: Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Brian Percival

- Transformations are altering certain thematic concerns of the original text, yet still retaining much of the storyline. The process of transformation requires some conscious decisions which shape and re-shape the meaning, and must be justified in order to execute them. . This is explored in ‘BBC’s Shakespeare Re-told: Much ado about Nothing”, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s original playwright “Much ado about Nothing” Transformations inherently contain traces of the author’s social and cultural context....   [tags: Literary Transformations, Themes]

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I Am A Good Number Of Evenings

- A week passed, and Percival spent a good number of evenings teaching Fleur how to touch a man, and he, in return, learned what she enjoyed. He held true to the promise he made to himself – all touching and kissing would be from the waist up, and all clothing would remain mostly in place. He never took things too far, and whenever she tensed at all, he stopped immediately. But all this touching had required a good number of late-night cold-water scrub downs after she had returned to her own chamber, especially after she lifted his tunic and pressed light kisses up and down his bare chest....   [tags: 2007 singles, Debut albums, Percival, Unicorn]

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Lord Of The Flies By William Shakespeare

- Perceval, Gawain, Lionel, and two dozen other knights made camp for the evening deep in the woods on the way to Gelligaer. As usual, after the necessary fire-stoking, sword-sharpening, and weapon-checking, the talk turned to women. As was also typical, Gawain shared a variety of off-color stories about his numerous dalliances. “The only thing I’ve yet to achieve is two women in my bed at once.” Gawain leaned back against a tree, his hands behind his head, resting against his thick brown hair. “Before I die, I definitely want to experience that, my friends....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Knights of the Round Table, Woman]

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Analysis Of ' The 's ' Of The Night '

- Though tired and sleepy, Perceval’s thoughts wandered. They wandered to Joan, the woman who had filled his dreams for the past several months. He vividly pictured Joan in various positions, her luscious body on top of him, and the thought made him ache with need. But before he could allow the fantasy to take hold, he was drawn back into reality by Gawain’s bawdy comments. “So, Perceval,” said Gawain loudly, as he settled into his own bedroll, “how are things with Joan. Did you convince her to share your bed yet?” Several knights lying nearby hooted and hollered, awaiting Perceval’s answer....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Knights of the Round Table]

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The Final Goodbye - Original Writing

- It was possible she had turned up to say a final goodbye, emphasize she could never see him again. He needed to temper his enthusiasm. Joan tipped her head up and looked Perceval right in the eye, an expression of determination in her face. Was this it, then. Was she mustering her resolve to tell Perceval to never see her or call on her again. She reached out and rested her palm on his cheek. “I love you,” she said. “I am so sorry for everything I have done. I’m asking you to give me one last chance, Perceval.” Oh, the irony, thought Perceval....   [tags: Marriage, Debut albums, 2007 singles]

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Spiritual and Moral Journeys in The Quest of the Holy Grail

- The Spiritual and Moral Journeys in The Quest of the Holy Grail    The Quest of the Holy Grail is an exciting tale that follows the adventures of King Arthur's knights as they scour the countryside for the legendary Holy Grail. Throughout their journeys, the knights engage in many exciting jousts and sword fights with a variety of enemies. The author of The Quest of the Holy Grail intends for the story to be more than just entertainment: the knights' search for the Holy Grail is analogous to the pursuit of morality and spiritual chivalry, showing success through asceticism, confession, chastity, and faith....   [tags: Quest Holy Grail Essays Papers]

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Summary Of ' My Big Brother '

- My big brother!” she called out in that mild, girlish voice of hers the instant before Perceval drew her into a firm, brotherly hug. He remembered that voice, light and childlike, which belied the little girl’s strength and fortitude. She’d always been a force to be reckoned with. Perceval could not hold back his tears, and they ran down his face and into Deryn’s hair. “It’s you. It’s really you. I can’t believe you’re here.” He squeezed her more tightly for a moment, then drew back to gaze at that smiling freckled face of hers....   [tags: 2007 singles, Debut albums, 2008 singles]

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The And Of The Blanket

- Joan stumbled to the blanket, disappointed in herself. She tried to hold back her tears and found she couldn’t. She’d touched Perceval and she loved it. Everything about his hardness and arousal captivated her. It was warm and smooth, yet incredibly rigid, like nothing she’s ever felt before. And the way he’d reacted to her touch with that shiver of desire so strong he had to reach out and hold onto her… it make her feel powerful and wanted. Yet she was racked with guilt. She’d long said she would save herself for marriage, yet here she was, inching closer and closer to sex each day....   [tags: Woman, Marriage, Debut albums, Shame]

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Chretien De Troyes's Romances

- The romance genre is centered around many themes, the most famous being love. The protagonist is almost always the one character that is receiving love or working towards obtaining love. The Romance genre began around the 12th century in Europe. The most famous author of that genre and time was none other than Chretien De Troyes. Troyes is the author of seven poems, four of which were completed by just him. The other three have been worked on and finished by other authors. In this essay the themes from two of his works will be discussed....   [tags: Romance Genre, Falling In Love, Literary Analysis]

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The Code Of Chivalry And Chivalry

- “A man’s body is given to him to be trained and then used for the protection of the weak, the advancement of all righteous causes and the subduing of the Earth . . . This was a part of a wider revival of the ideal of chivalry.” (Richards) During the middle ages, a knight was expected to possess not only the skills and incredible strength to face combat, but was also expected to temper his aggressive side with a code of chivalry. There is no such thing as the authentic code of chivalry, it is more like a moral system which went way beyond the rules of combat to introduce the concept of appropriate conduct....   [tags: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]

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Knighthood and Courtly Love in the Time of King Arthur

- Chivalry was considered to be the code of behavior expected of a knight. It was the conduct, ideas, and ideals of the knightly class of the Middle Ages. It became standardized and referred to as chivalry, a term derived from the French word chevalier, meaning knight. The code urged the knight to be brave, courageous, honorable, true to his word, and loyal to his feudal overlord, and to defend his Church. A knight was truthful, honest, capable, educated, physically fit, noble, sincere, and subservient to the king....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Arthur's Knights and The Light Beyоnd The Forest

- The Light Beyоnd The Forest Introductiоn This stоry features the exploits оf the many well-known knights оf King Arthur's Round Table -- Lancelot, Percival, Bоrs, Gawain, and Galahad -- each оf whom seeks tо find the cup оf the Last Supper. The Arthurian knights, who sat with King Arthur around a circular table, became the focal point оf fellowship between knights. Some оf them are famous as heroes and champiоns оf just cause (Pyle, 84-89). In theоry, they were brothers; however, jealousy, envy and hatred existed with the fellowship....   [tags: Chivalry, round table, King Arthur]

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Courtly Love

- During the Middle Ages, Courtly love was a code which prescribed the conduct between a lady and her lover (Britannica). The relationship of courtly love was very much like the feudal relationship between a knight and his liege. The lover serves his beloved, in the manner a servant would. He owes his devotion and allegiance to her, and she inspires him to perform noble acts of valor (Schwartz). Capellanus writes, in The Art of Courtly Love, “A true lover considers nothing good except what he thinks will please his beloved”....   [tags: History, Middle Ages]

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From Homer’s Odyssey to Star Wars - The Unchanging Path of the Hero

- From Homer’s Odyssey to Star Wars - The Unchanging Path of the Hero In the fiction world heroes have been one of the most entertaining figures. It has always been fun and interesting to read about heroic stories and about different obstacles that heroes had overcome. When someone mentions the word "hero" it is more likely to think of characters like Batman or James Bond, but it is for sure that if we had the chance to ask the same question centuries before, the answer would have been different....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Why I Should I Be Careful?

- Joan brushed a sweaty lock of hair away from her face as she completed her evening kitchen works. There was always so much to do to prepare for the following day: chopping, dicing, plucking, marinating, and cleaning. Normally, she focused on her work, but tonight, her attention wavered. Dicing carrots for tomorrow’s stew, she thought back to her walk with Perceval. Joan’s best friend, Carina, had warned her about the knights. “Careful of those men!” the vivacious, curly-blond-haired Carina had warned....   [tags: Man, Boy, The Previous Evening, Men]

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The Irish Home Rule Movement

- The Irish Home Rule Movement: A Fight for the Right to Govern Ireland and England have had a troublesome history. This began during the 1169 Invasion of Ireland by the English. Under the guise of eradicating barbarianism across the English Channel, the medieval conquest was set. However, this mindset died out as years fleeted by. From the English Pale in Ireland to Queen Elizabeth herself, people had wanted to depart from such a bigoted mentality (Morgan, 296). Although, Queen Elizabeth and Ireland had a rough fifty or so years under her rule starting during the latter half of 1558....   [tags: Ireland, Northern Ireland]

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Analysis Of The Story ' I Wish Father '

- Carina peered at her mirror, absorbing her reflection. She wore her blonde locks loose and flowing, as was traditional, with a wreath of holly and ivy upon her curls. The royal blue gown, secured with a cream-colored sash around her waist, was stunning; the final product turned out far better than she might have hoped. She fingered the long, light bell sleeves that flowed gently from her elbow to her wrist, but her favorite part of the gown was the tiny, cream-colored beads that adorned the bodice and hem of the dress....   [tags: Holy Grail, King Arthur]

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Analysis Of Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

- In many ways, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a poem constructed from various binary oppositions, all encompassed within the genre of the medieval romance. These oppositions, however, are not always as polarised as might be initially expected. This is certainly the case with the relationship between civilisation and the wild, whose continual juxtaposition often allows for the distinction between the two to become blurred. This essay will explore the difference between the topographical wild – that is, the wilderness – and civilisation, demonstrating that the two are not as different as they immediately appear to both reader and protagonist....   [tags: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]

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The Quest of the Holy Grail

- Galahad was a Knight of the Round Table of Arthurian legend. He is almost always portrayed as the pure knight, and for this he is rewarded with the Holy Grail. He is mentioned in many writings in history including 12th century Cistercian monk writing The Quest of the Holy Grail, Sir Thomas Malory’s Selected Tales of King Arthur and his Knights, and Alfred Lord Tennyson’s Sir Galahad. After reading the next several pages, one should begin to understand the similarities and differences portrayed in these writings, along with some others....   [tags: Analysis, Galahad]

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Faustian Deal in The Woman in White, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

- The Faustian deal and subsequent fall is a common theme throughout literature, and with each new iteration sheds increased light on the character of the individual and of society. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson are all texts which exhibit the Faustian deal and descent, complete with Doctor Faustus and Mephistopheles counterparts. Sir Percival Glyde, Dorian Gray, and Dr. Edward Hyde are all characters who are ultimately lead to their moral downfalls by their respective Mephistopheles counterparts....   [tags: wilkie collins, oscar wilde, Robert Stevenson]

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Arhurian Romances

- Chretein de Troyes, Arthurian Romances From the Classical age through the medieval age, women were greatly disrespected. They did not have any say in anything and were not appreciated. In Classical texts such as The Odyssey, the women were treated as if they were animals. They did not have the respect of others and some were thought of as whores. In the stories of Erec and Enide, Lancelot, and Perceval, we see a dramatic change in this, due to the system of government that Arthur entails giving them the freedom and rights they deserved....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Death of the Legendary King Arthur

- The legend of King Arthur has intrigued generations for over a thousand years. Over these years, this tapestry has been handed down through the hands of many gifted storytellers. Bits and pieces were taken out and replaced by new strands woven in to fabricate a slight variation of the original that’s suitable for the audience or perhaps the storyteller himself. These modifications are evident in the 1981 film of Excalibur and Thomas Malory’s “Le Morte d’Arthur” published in 1485. The film incorporates magical acts while religious allusions are portrayed in the text....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Arthurian Romances

- Arthurian Romances The Middle Ages of Europe were governed by a system which is referred to as feudalist. The people of this system flow together well; society in these times require noble people to set the example for the younger. The ranks of the noble include counts, lords, knights, kings,queens,etc. These noblemen can be compared to as dueling politicians; they watch over their communities, keeping everything orderly, and they fend off any attackers trying to besiege land. The peace keeper of the society is the knight....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Kinght And Chivalry According To William Barber

- Richard Barber first published The Knight and Chivalry in 1970. At the time, not a whole lot had been written on the subject of chivalry. Thus, Barber can be viewed is sort of an original scholarly writer on this subject matter. His work is extensive. In this particular book he covers the following concepts: the transition of the Knight from mounted warrior, chivalry and literature, chivalry in the field, chivalry in religion, and finally, chivalry in the state. All five parts present pages of rich text....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Life of Norman Rockwell

- Norman Rockwell is best known for his depictions of dail life of a rural America. Rockwell’s goals in art revolved around his desire to create an ideal America. He said “ I paint life as I would like it to be.” The second child of Jarvis W. Rockwell and his wife Nancy, Norman Perceval Rockwell was born in the famous New York City. In his summers he enjoyed life on the countryside, which made a profound impact on his art. Rockwell remained in Manhattan until 1903, when they moved to Mamaroneck, New York....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Romance Conventions

- Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Romance Conventions In Chrétien de Troyes’ Yvain, Calogrenant relates his ‘adventure’ in Broceliande. He meets a monstrous herdsman in a forest, who asks who Calogrenant is: “‘I am, as you see, a knight looking for something I’m unable to find: I’ve sought long and can find nothing.’ – ‘And what would you want to find. – ‘Some adventure, to put my prowess and courage to the proof.” As John Stevens observes, these lines “could serve almost as a classic definition of chivalric romance.” The first part of Calogrenant’s answer could have come from the mouth of Gawain in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, as he searches for the Green Chapel to fulfil his pac...   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Overview of Gary Carey's Themes in Treasure Island

- Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson is not a book with a particular message, rather a simple and pure adventurous tale of a young man seeking treasure and himself. In Themes in Treasure Island by Gary Carey, he explains that folktales are of young men or women who leave their lives behind to seek fortune, such as “the myth of Jason embarking to bring home the dragon-guarded Golden Fleece, Odysseus on his hazardous journey back to Ithaca from Troy, and the medieval romance of Perceval seeking the Grail.” Carey believes all these stories, myths, and tales have one central theme -- it is an adventurous quest....   [tags: Adventurous Quest, Book Analysis]

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American Literature in the Post World War II

- The post World War II period had an enormous impact on American society and literature. Many important events occurred and affected directly to the movement of American literature. During this period, American Literature reflected the movement of disillusionment, and portrayed the lost generation. Many WWII writers adapted new approaches and philosophies in writing their novels. They portrayed the lost generation, anti-war perspective and explored the true meaning of “war hero”. Among them, the pioneers are Bernard Malamud, Ken Kesey and Joseph Heller, who wrote the Natural, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Catch-22....   [tags: Bernard Malamud, Ken Kesey, Joseph Heller]

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A Short Note On Knife Throwing

- As was typical during procedures, Pawl did his best to distract Lindara from the pain and stress of the washing and stitching. He’d offered her a tonic to help her relax, but she declined, stating she generally preferred to have her wits about her. After he applied a rinse of numbing clove (which burned worse than a demon’s breath), Lindara dealt with the stitching well, though she kept her gaze averted from the injury. Fortunately it was a clean, even cut and was closing up well, though the stitching took a long time because the wound was so deep....   [tags: Debut albums, Want, Joan of Arc, Wound healing]

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Chretien de Troyes and Mabinogionfrage

- The Mabinogion is a collection of eleven tales from the Welsh myths, preserved in two manuscripts, the White Book of Rhydderch and Red Book of Hergest. The tales from the Mabinogion are divided into three categories: the first four tales belong to the Four Branches; the next four are the Independent tales; and the last three are called the Three Romances, which show strong association to the French romances written by Chretien de Troyes. Historia Peredur ab Efrawg shares significant material in common with Chretien’s Perceval or Le Conte du Graal; the Welsh romance of Owain, subtitled Chwedl Iarlles Y Fynawn is clearly related to Yvain, Le Chevalier du Lion; and the chwedl (Welsh tale) Gerai...   [tags: tales, myths, arthurian legends]

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The Once and Future King

- ... Mordred is either Arthur’s son or nephew by his sister Morgawse. Mordred seizes Arthur’s throne whilst he is away and in ultimately slain by Arthur, but not before fatally wounding the king. Arthur is then said to have retreated to Avalon, where he waits to once again take his place as king, earning him the title the Once and Future King. Arthur’s knights were his most trusted friends and family, but ironically, he is betrayed by the best of them. The most reputed of Arthur’s knights are Sir Lancelot and Sir Tristram....   [tags: King Arthur, English legends]

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The Interior Of The Cabin

- The interior of the cabin might have been cramped and smoky, but it was otherwise clean and pleasant. A well-scrubbed, rectangle dining table and a simple, small bed took up most of the interior space. The hosts had left assorted foodstuffs on the table: jam, pickled eggs, fresh carrots, and a few warm parsnip fritters. Gawain took in the space and wondered how the four of them would comfortably sleep in such a cramped space for two nights without driving each other to madness, but he realized quickly the only two people in the dwelling likely to be frustrated were he and Arthur....   [tags: Love, Romance, Guinevere, Holy Grail]

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George Canning Biography

- George Canning Biography George Canning was born in London on 11th April, 1770. George's father died when he was one year old leaving the family in poor financial circumstances. George was helped by his mother's brother, who paid for him to be educated at Eton College. A star pupil, George went to Christ Church, Oxford before becoming a lawyer in 1790. George Canning's uncle, a reformer, arranged for him to meet leading Whig politicians such as Charles Fox. After a period under the influence of Fox, George Canning met the Tory, William Pitt....   [tags: Papers]

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Depiction and Development of the Knight Hero in Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival

- Introduction Wolfram von Eschenbach’s epic poem Parzival stands as one of the richest and most profound literary works to have survived from the middle ages. Lost in obscurity for centuries until rediscovered and republished by Karl Lachmann in 1833, the poem enjoyed at least as great a popularity when it was first composed as it does among today’s readers: Some eighty manuscripts have been preserved, in whole or in part, from Wolfram’s era (Poag 40). Among the more intriguing aspects of the work is Wolfram’s handling of the depiction and development of two of the story’s primary characters, the knights Gahmuret and Parzival, father and son....   [tags: Eschenbach Parzival Essays]

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Comparing Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now

- Parallels in Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now         In the interpretation and comparison of Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now there begins to unfold a list of similarities that can be linked to Arturian legend, particularly the quest of the grail. Marlow, or Willard can be viewed as the knight who has been sent on a mythic quest, the specific task being the recovery or assassination of Kurtz, the mythic god-man linked to the Fisher King in Arthurian romance. Conrad specifically modeled his novel on these legends, while Coppola expanded on the concept, using Conrad as a stepping off point and drawing from J.G....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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Capturing Real Life in Jane Austen's Emma

- Capturing Real Life in Emma   Jane Austen deliberately confined herself to the realistic portrayal of a segment of contemporary English life-upper middle-class society. The heroine, Emma Woodhouse, lives on her father's estate at Hartfield which is in effect an adjunct of the village of Highbury 'in spite of its separate lawns and shrubberies'. Mr. Weston's estate of Randals is in the parish of Highbury, and Mr. Knightley's Donwell Abbey is situated in the neighbouring parish, within comfortable walking distance....   [tags: Austen Emma Essays]

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Robert Graves

- “Lost” is what they are called, “the lost poets” of World War I. The name is partially true, the stories of war they heard as boys became their reality and if they survived would be haunting memories. They would look in the mirror and see there bright youth was stolen and replaced with weary lines. Some had scars you could see like as if they were drawn all over their bodies or the emotional scars that were hidden beneath the surface. Some chose to bottle it up or force themselves to forget, while others would run to the safety of what we call their “poetry”....   [tags: lost poets, poetry, World War One, WW1]

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Pat Barker's Regeneration

- Pat Barker's Regeneration In her novel Regeneration, Pat Barker uses character development to emphasize the various themes in the novel. Pat Barker includes Robert Graves, a well known poet and writer, as a secondary character in a fictional setting. We are first introduced to Robert Graves on page five, where he meets with a very good friend Siegfried Sassoon in the lounge of the Exchange Hotel. During their conversation, they express, through their actions and language, a deep love for one another....   [tags: Pat Barker Regeneration Essays]

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Joan of Arc

- Joan of Arc Anno Domini 1412 N the night of the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6th)2 at the end of the medieval Christmas season, in the year 1412 during the final waning period of relative peace secured by the Truce of Leulinghen, a baby was born to Jacques Darc and his wife Isabelle in the village of Domrémy....   [tags: Papers]

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The And Of The Darkling Woods

- It appeared as if winter would linger, and a protracted winter tended to put the kingdom’s residents in a foul mood. However, once the warm, fresh winds of springtime blew, the cantankerousness would evaporate. Since tempers were short these days, there had been a large-scale fight at the mill in the Lower Town. A group of young men argued about their places in line, an altercation erupted, during which property was damaged, a fire started thanks to a brazier that had been knocked over, and people had been injured....   [tags: 2007 singles, 2008 singles, Holy Grail]

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Why I Don 't Want My Own

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- The attendees whistled and cheered with approval, then rushed the bonfire to get seats close to the musicians, who had already started playing dancing tunes on their drums, pipes, and lutes. Percival returned his bow to the rack and immediately set off to find Fleur. Rion sat in front of the fire on a blanket beside his mother and sister, clapping and stomping his feet to the music. Percival loved spending time with the boy, but he hoped to have at least a few moments alone with Fleur. Did she dance....   [tags: Love, Woman, 2009 singles, Heathen]

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The Movie ' Fleur ' Up At Him '

- Fleur gazed up at him. “We could. Dance. But I’m not that good either.” Percival led her closer to the pack of dancers, and as if the gods had answered his prayers, the musicians shifted into a slow song. Man of the dancers scrambled off to their blankets for a rest and drink, but a decent number of couples remained. Or in Gwaine’s case, a trio, as he danced with two young ladies at once, and they both seemed pleased to be in his company. After a cordial bow, Percival dropped one hand to Fleur’s waist and held grasped her right hand in his left....   [tags: 2007 singles, 2005 singles, Debut albums]

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I Think You Should Be Impressed With Me

- “There“There’s no burr in my breeches. I’m just... anxious for patrol to end.” This had been the longest patrol in Percival’s memory. Normally, he loved riding along the western path of the woods, taking in the lush beauty the forest offered. But today, all he wanted to do was return to the castle and speak with Fleur. He had to learn what was troubling her so deeply. Gwaine reined his horse to a halt beside Percival. “I think you should be impressed with me.” “And why is that?” “Because we have been out here all day, and I have not asked you once about what happened with Fleur last night....   [tags: Debut albums, 2007 singles]

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Comparing Fosco and Glyde to Villains

- Comparing Fosco and Glyde to Villains A villain is somebody who is devious, cunning, and in most cases he or she is intelligent. In almost all-good English literature there are villains, from the woman in white itself to Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist. Villains usually play a large part in books and are typically two faced, violent, and with only their interests in mind. They play with people's emotions in order to gain the best out of them, and are often multi-faceted. In the woman in White there are two main villains, Count Fosco, and Sir Percival Glyde....   [tags: Papers]

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I Don 't Have A Regular Woman 's Cycle

- A hot-red tint climbed up Fleur’s neck and settled on her cheeks. “I don’t have a regular woman’s cycle. When I was sixteen, I went to the midwife. She examined me and said my womb is not right. It’s too small and not angled properly.” “That must be upsetting for you. You said how you love children. But I don’t understand why that made you so sad last night. Why did you run away from me?” “Percival, let’s be realistic; no man wants a woman who can’t bear children. I can never marry. It would not be fair, so I keep my distance from men....   [tags: 2007 singles, 2005 singles, 2006 singles]

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Summary Of ' Jane Eyre '

- Everyone has a poker face. Everyone has a bunbury. Everyone keeps secrets, and everyone lies. The question is, how does one tell if another is truthful about their intentions. There are many different cases in which one will lie about who they really are, but there is no telling when it is okay and if they can be forgiven. In many different stories that were read in Late British Literature this semester, we have characters that keep secrets from friends and loved ones. The simple truth is, people’s words are often different from the truth....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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Dale Carnegie vs Horatio Alger

- As Percy Bysshe Shelley said “There is no real wealth but the labor of man.” Often called the land of opportunity, the United States of America is known for its free market economy. In this free market economy, America has planted the seed for future entrepreneurs. Throughout time, this seed will eventually grow into a tree that will bear the fruits of one’s labor. However, many entrepreneurs have found different ways to cultivate this seed to bear fruit. Such two men named Dale Carnegie and Horatio Alger have given the world two of the most famous business philosophies....   [tags: hard work, dedication, philosophy]

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The Demons Inside

- The Demons Inside Latent in every man, there resides a demonic force. This so-called force is generally kept in check by the rational part of human nature, but in the absence of reason or social pressure, it breaks out in barbaric bloodletting. William Golding said this and displayed his beliefs in his novel, The Lord of the Flies. The boys start out very much civilized, but by the time of their rescue, have lost all hope of order. Golding uses many symbols in his novel to represent the deterioration of order and civilization....   [tags: Papers]

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The Woman In White, by Wilkie Collins

- The Woman In White, by Wilkie Collins, is a successful gothic novel of the 19th century. It is a 3-volume novel; each volume (epoch) finishing with the reader eagerly waiting to read the next one, therefore there are many unanswered questions, in or... The Woman In White, by Wilkie Collins, is a successful gothic novel of the 19th century. It is a 3-volume novel; each ‘volume’ (epoch) finishing with the reader eagerly waiting to read the next one, therefore there are many unanswered questions, in order for the reader to continue reading....   [tags: English Literature]

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Short Story : ' An Itchy Little Problem '

- An Itchy Little Problem “Guinevere. My arse itches so badly, I can’t stand it,” whined King Arthur, miserable and scratching his body all over. Standing in the center of his and Guinevere 's bedchamber, his exposed skin looked like a raw, red, itchy mess. The queen rolled her eyes at her husband. “That 's what you get for demanding sex in the middle of a patch of wild parsnip in the woods!” “I didn 't know it was wild parsnip. And please, I don 't recall any demanding. You were all too happy to hop on me.” Arthur ran over to the dining table and rubbed his backside against the wood, soothing the maddening itching just a little bit....   [tags: Le Morte d'Arthur, Excalibur, King Arthur]

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The United States And The Civil War

- During the 19th century, slavery expanded geographically and demographically in the South and Southwest of America, generating a wave of abolitionist movements. These events provoked a different response in the country’s society, since not everyone shared the same definition of slavery and freedom, concepts that started to get involved in almost every part of American sociopolitical life, creating differing points of view that would later conform the two sides in the Civil War: The Union in the north, and the Confederacy in the south....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

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The Placebo Effect: Defendable Deception?

- Buddha once said, “The mind is everything. What you think, you become.” The human brain possesses abilities and powers far beyond what one could ever imagine. Throughout the years, various studies have proven the brain’s capability to heal the body in a phenomenon known as the placebo effect. In short, this effect occurs when a doctor prescribes faux pills or gives fake operations to his patient, and the patient still recovers because of the immense power of the mind. Though employing the placebo effect means a doctor deceives his patient, this practice encounters much success; therefore, it should be allowed....   [tags: health, power of the mind]

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Pluto: The Downgraded Planet

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Graham Greene's The Human Factor

- Graham Greene's The Human Factor "Love was a total risk. Literature had always so proclaimed it. Tristan, Anna Karenina, even the lust of Lovelace - he had glanced at the last volume of Clarissa [13]." People are torn apart from one another simply because of a lack of understanding or a difference in each individual's definition of life. The highest hopes, dreams, and aspirations of one person may be trivial in the eyes of another. The way that one would define love, good, and evil could very well be the exact opposite of another's definition....   [tags: Graham Greene Human Factor]

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Presidential Elections and Voters

- Presidential Elections and Voters In order for one to become president of the United States, he or she must gain the votes from the public. There are various ways of getting votes. Nominees go through months of campaigning to get the votes necessary to win the state. Some believe that the public makes the decision for president long before the campaigns even start, and others believe that the campaigns are necessary to gain votes for a president....   [tags: Elections President Government Politics ]

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For The Love of Money: The Women in White by Wilkie Collins

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- The nineteenth century mystery novel The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins excites the reader with detailed descriptions and a suspenseful plot. The testimony of multiple characters reveals the story of Laura Fairlie’s arranged marriage to Sir Percival Glyde. Percival’s friend, Count Fosco, is at his side, and Marian Halcombe, Laura’s half-sister, is at her side. Walter Hartright, a watercolor artist, finds himself residing with Laura temporarily as he is hired to teach her his art. The two soon fall in love, changing Laura’s plans to marry Percival....   [tags: the woman in white]

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Harry Potter and the Holy Grail

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- The comedian Bill Cosby once said, "Civilization had too many rules for me, so I did my best to rewrite them." However humorous of a statement this is, it was not that unique of a concept. Diverging from society and creating new laws is not a concept created in recent-time. Several people have created new societies, such as the Puritans, who wished to achieve religious freedom in the United States. A modern-day example of the creation of new civilizations was the foundation of a Jewish state in Palestine....   [tags: Lord of the Flies Literary Analysis]

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Wilkie Collins’ The Woman In White: 19th Century Victorian femininity exposed through the accounts of multiple narrators

- Wilkie Collins’ The Woman In White: 19th Century Victorian femininity exposed through the accounts of multiple narrators Readers of nineteenth century British literature imagine typical Victorian women to be flighty, emotionally charged, and fully dependent on the men in their lives. One envisions a corseted woman who is a dutiful wife, pleasant entertainer, and always the model of etiquette. Wilkie Collins acknowledges this stereotype in his novel The Woman in White, but he contradicts this image by creating strong women in the characters of Marian Halcombe, and to a lesser extent, of Laura Fairlie....   [tags: Woman White Wilkie Collins Papers]

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Ireland and the Great Potato Famine

- Ireland and the Great Potato Famine Ireland has a long, and very interesting history. A very interesting and important part of this history is the great potato famine. This famine was a turning point in Irish history. It was the cause of the great flloods of immigrants into the United States and into England, and was the origin of the stereotype of Irish people being poverty ridden. The history of Ireland is important in understanding the famine. The conditions which turned the failure of a single crop into a national disaster were a product of a turbulent relationship between the Irish people and their English rulers (Percival 15)....   [tags: Papers]

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The Significance of Plot Events within the Psychoanalysis Theory in Lord of the Flies

- The Significance of Plot Events within the Psychoanalysis Theory in Lord of the Flies Sigmund Freud’s theory on the components of the human mind has been around for over a century, and although not used much anymore, Psychoanalysis is a useful tool for decoding many pieces of literature. In this case, Freud’s theory is especially useful in finding an allegory for William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. For the most part, the Psychoanalysis theory is used in terms of the three components of the mind; the Id, the Ego and the Superego....   [tags: allegory, events, island, murder, rescue]

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- What qualities does one of authority posses which allows a group of civilized boys to revert back into barbaric anarchy within weeks. In William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies a plane of evacuating British school boys crashed onto an island, the oldest only twelve years old. A boy, Ralph, elected chief, and allowed the group to stray further and further into the darkness which lies in all. For, Ralph acted immature, froze up during crucial moments, and did not utilize his best assets. For instance, Ralph took liberty to say what he wants, regardless of others’ feelings or having a mature disposition....   [tags: ralph, piggy, ignorance, immaturity]

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Analysis Of George Golding 's ' Lord Of The Flies '

- Characterization Golding uses the characterization of the Jack, Roger, and Ralph to show their capacity for destruction. One of the effects of war is the destruction of buildings, people, and even entire land masses. At the heart of civilization lurks a persistent sense of savageness and once men were stripped of the veneer of adulthood, they quickly revert to being malicious boys who kill for sport (Singh), and Jack undeniably represents evil and violence-the dark side of human nature in The Lord of the Flies....   [tags: English-language films, KILL]

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Japan and the Malayan Campaign During World War II

- Japan instigated the Malayan Campaign for various reasons. The prime motive was to somehow acquire the goods vital for Japan's industrial advancement. The campaign officially began on 8 December 1941 shortly after midnight. It started when the Japanese forces docked in Singora and Patani in Thailand, and Kota Bharu in Malaya. The Malayan Campaign consisted of much bloodshed in many battles that were fought in Malaya between the Allied (English, Indian, Australian, Chinese, Malay) and Axis (Japanese) forces....   [tags: Allies, Attack]

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The Rwandan Genocide: Factors that Contribute to Genocide

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The Characterization Of Jack, Roger, And Ralph

- Golding uses the characterization of Jack, Roger, and Ralph to show their capacity for destruction. One of the effects of war is the destruction of buildings, people, and even entire land masses. At the heart of civilization lurks a persistent sense of savageness, and once men were stripped of the veneer of adulthood, they quickly revert to being malicious boys who kill for sport (Singh); Jack undeniably represents evil and violence-the dark side of human nature in Lord of the Flies. From the moment he arrives on the island, it is evident that Jack possesses a sense of superiority, “the boy came close and peered down at Ralph, screwing up his face as he did so....   [tags: English-language films, KILL]

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Informative Speech: The History of Pluto

- Informative Speech: The History of Pluto Specific Purpose Statement: By the end of my speech my audience will be able to explain the history behind Pluto becoming a planet and in turn losing its planetary status. INTRODUCTION: Attention Getter: Growing up learning about the planets my first grade teacher told me, “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pies” was a way to remember the order of the planets. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto. Apparently now teachers teach it as, “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nachos”....   [tags: Informative Speech]

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The Power of Power: Roger

- Abraham Lincoln’s quote shows his thoughts on the power of power and its ability to corrupt even the best of men. The same opinion is shared by Philip Zimbardo, the psychologist responsible for the Stanford prison study. In his study, he observed the effect of power on college students in roles as prison guards and prisoners. The experiment had to be cut short due the effect the power had on the students in the the role of the guards. William Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, supports Philip Zimbardo’s claim that evil is a natural consequence of power through the development of Roger and his personality....   [tags: Golding's Lord of the Flies]

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