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The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell

- The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell Character Analysis Sir Gawain is one of the more famous Knights of the Round Table in Arthurian legends. Various authors have written about Gawain including the anonymous author of "The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell." The reader gets to know Gawain’s character through its development throughout the story. Gawain shows his virtue and courteous manner through his words and also through his actions. His physical appearance and dress are never mentioned so there are no clues to his personality in this regard....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell

- THE WEDDING OF SIR GAWAIN AND DAME RAGNELL!!!!!. In the romantic story The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell, by an anonymous writer, the readers see how sovereignty plays an important role in male and female relationships in romances of the medieval period. Throughout the story, we see Sir Gawain as a charismatic, willing and noble knight who will do anything for his king. We also see Dame Ragnell as the "loathly lady" who asks from King Arthur for Sir Gawain to marry her. Dame Ragnell sees that Sir Gawain is the best and most handsome knight in King Arthur's court and would like to marry only him....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Court of King Arthur

- The Court of King Arthur in the Tales of Lanval and Sir Gawain the Green Knight King Arthur shows to be a very provident king who treats his people with a large amount of his riches and fortune. Additionally, the people of his court show to be honest, full of chivalry, and trustworthy. There would seem to be a sort of contract between the king and his subjects: he provides for them, and they, as his most loyal subjects, keep to his standards of honor and civility. The court of King Arthur as described in the tale of Lanval by Marie de France shows to be actually quite similar to the court described in the tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight....   [tags: English Literature]

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Main Ideas and Themes of Beowulf

- Beowulf and Sir Gawain have many things in common. We will be discussing them later on, but their main similarity is that they're both heroes. A hero is a person who must pass through a test and a battle (mental, spiritual or physical) to help someone else. He must be selfless, and act for others rather than himself. All societies have supported heroes, like the ancient Greek's Hercules and the modern day Spiderman. These are hero stereotypes, with supernatural powers. Heroes don't have to be stereotypes, but can be firemen, policemen or soldiers....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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The Shift of Societal Values: An Analysis of Hero's and Their Culture

- Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Beowulf hail from different time periods and societies. Written in Middle English and Old English respectively, the authors of both epics remain unknown. However, historians know the culture and societal values would influence the authors' accounts and tales. While written in different countries and time periods, Beowulf and Sir Gawain, as heroes, are similar in morality, yet differ in religion and the definition of civility. Therefore, in order to be heroes, one ought to follow not only what their culture dictates, but they should also be moral by following a set of rules that are universally accepted as ethical....   [tags: cultural, values, moral, ethical, heros]

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Not The Average White Knight

- Not the Average White Knight Once upon a time, in the small town of Purpleville, lived a girl named Allana. Allana lived with her mother, her stepfather and her brother. Allana’s parents got divorced when she was a young girl. Allana was a cheerleader at her high school, Purpleville High. She loved cheering for the football team on Friday nights and supporting the Purple Knights. Allana had a boyfriend named Morris. They went to different high schools. Morris was a very jealous person and did not like when other guys talked to Allana....   [tags: American football, High school, Knight]

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The Law of Chevalrie: Courtly Love

- ... Courtly romance was read in courts frequently, stories that told of the ideal knight. Kaeuper states, “…they advance ideals for what chivalry should become… more often than they mirror an ideal already transformed into social reality” (CVME 33). These ideals were spread to both sexes and all statuses. Although it is said that women were mainly the audience of these works, it is safe to assume that men were also audience (either that, or women had a fascination with the violence of war that is frequently depicted in romances)....   [tags: knights of the anglo-saxon era]

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A Character Analysis of Sir Lancelot

- A Character Analysis of Sir Lancelot       Sir Lancelot, from the stories of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, has become by far the most popular and well-remembered knight. Through Malory's rendition of traditional materials, we have inherited a character that has become the image of the quintessential knight. How is it that "the outsider, the foreigner, the 'upstart' who wins Arthur's heart and Guinevere's body and soul" (Walters xiv) has taken the place that, prior to Malory, was reserved for Sir Gawain....   [tags: Sir Lancelot Essays]

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The Arthurian Legends Room

- The Arthurian Legends Room Sir Thomas Malory was born around the year 1416 and was the son of a country gentleman. He was an MP and a justice of the peace for a period of time. However, in the 1440's he was found guilty of a series of violent crimes, and he spent most of the 1450's in prison. By 1462, he was out of jail. Then, in 1468, he was charged with being involved in a plot against Edward IV, and he was sent to jail once again. It was during this later imprisonment that he finished Le Morte Darthur....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Is A Knight Of Faith

- Silentio thoroughly dissects and explains what it means to be a knight of faith in Fear and Trembling. After reading his philosophy on the topic of faith, a clear outline is given for being a true knight of faith rather than being a knight of infinite resignation. Using this outline it can be seen that Dora Tajada, a mother who killed her daughter on the island of Nantucket, is in fact a knight of faith, due to how unexplainable her actions are to others in the ethical world by her suspension of it, her absolute devotion to God, and how she showed the specific differences between a knight of faith and one of infinite resignation, all of which is required by a knight of faith, with Abraham be...   [tags: God, Monotheism, World, Knight]

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The Changing Concept of Hero

- When the hero was first struggling to be defined, there were many different observations and opinions readily available to be thrown into the melting pot of the definition. Because there was no television, the heroes in the beginnings of British Literature were spoken of and read about then passed down through generations. Reading these stories in this day and age is interesting to look at because we can trace the difference in the heroes throughout Beowlf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Faerie Queene and therefore literally throughout time....   [tags: Definition of Hero]

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Analysis of the Ballad Sir Patrick Spens

- ... For instance, when the king quickly acquires a captain to sail on knowingly treacherous seas. He carelessly neglects to meet this best sailor. Furthermore, the king completely ignores the safety concerns of the mission. He selfishly wants the mission done regardless of the consequences. The king is impervious that he is sending his best sailor and the ship's men into an extremely life threatening situation. Moreover, it is a powerful sign of the king’s indifferent wielding of power, sending his subjects off to pointless deaths on fool’s errands....   [tags: power, nature, king, knight, captain]

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So You Want to be a Hero

- So You Want to be a Hero: An Account of Heroism and Narrative Power in Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Though both considered heroes, Beowulf and Sir Gawain are drastically different characters in personality, ability, and perspective. The similarities are few: each performs deeds for which they gain fame and honor, and each is seen, in their own respects, as a paragon of virtue. Two factors immediately stand out as fundamental differences between the texts: Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight suggest fundamentally disparate views of religion and of courtly manners....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Joker From The Dark Knight And Batman

- Many Americans like to watch movies, specifically comic book based movies. Watching super heroes and villains with abnormal powers bring pleasure, excitement to numerous Americans across the country. The Joker is one of the many villains Americans enjoy watching. Movies like The Dark Knight and Batman have been created based on the Batman comic books, though, the villains in both films have a couple similarities and differences. Through analyzing both villains, it can be evident which Joker is more like the original Joker from the Batman comic books....   [tags: Batman, Two-Face, The Dark Knight, James Gordon]

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Men and Women in British Literature

- ... Adam and Eve is the most realistic dramatization of man and woman because it shows that life can be enjoyed if you are not perfect. While it played on the expected roles of men being superior and women being beautiful, it also portrayed the bond that two people may share by using each other’s strengths to better themselves. Milton did a wonderful job portraying women differently than many works by creating Eve in a positive image. While Eve may not have been as smart as other females in literature, she possesses character, morality, and honesty that is not seen in great detail by others....   [tags: portrayal throughout history]

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King Arthur: The Man Behind The Name

- King Arthur: The Man Behind The Name King Arthur is a figure surrounded by an aura of myth and mystery. His name evokes visions of knights and gallantry in a bygone era of chivalry and magic. Clear the mist around the myth, however, and the character revealed is a man with flaws like any other. He is human as well as heroic. Arthur has assembled the greatest court of knights in British history, but his own condition and relation to those knights leads to the downfall of his court. Although Arthur and his court are held in highest esteem, time and again he is put into positions where the reader must question just how noble things are in Camelot....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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Proposal For Movie Making

- I heard about your competition through online resources and hear say, and through much thought and intense planning; I would like to make what I believe to be a plausible proposal for the movie screen. My idea stems from a trend that is developing in mainstream film today. Because of the demand for comedies satirizing teen/college culture, the idea of a pot film using the premise of Sir Gawain and Green Knight will be very profitable in the film industry. Firstly, the title of the medieval work I am choosing (SGGK) is blatantly perfect for structuring a satirical pot film comedy....   [tags: Personal Ambition]

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Gender Roles in British Literature

- A gender role in the time when British literature was being written was very important to the women history. Women were subservient to men in most of the British literature. Some literature women had a little more power than in others. When women were asked to do something by a man there was no way they could say no. the way women were treated then is the equivalent to a housewife now in the Twenty-First century. When a man told them to do something they had to do it. Throughout the literature women started desiring more respect and power....   [tags: The Goblin Market, Macbeth, Beowolf]

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Dame Ragnell: Searching for the Truth

- Dame Ragnell: Searching for the Truth Throughout the Arthurian legends, the role of the mysterious hag is one that continually appears. The hag is often associated with great magical power and revelations - both physical and psychological. In "The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell," Dame Ragnell is the magical hag that aids Arthur in his quest for the answer to the "Holy Female Question." It is ultimately because of the noble, chivalrous and courtly Sir Gawain, that the true identity of the hag can be revealed....   [tags: Arthurian Legends Literature Essays]

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Selfishness in Ywain the Knight of the Lion

- Selfishness in Ywain the Knight of the Lion In Chretien de Troyes' Ywain the Knight of the Lion, there appears a substantial amount of writing about noble men and women, and noble deeds. These noble acts consist of knights coming to a maiden's aid, regardless of the circumstances, and pravailing in battles in which they are either hopelessly outnumbered, or seemingly outstrengthed. Chretien's romance about Ywain also stresses a love that takes a man prisoner, a love for which man or woman would surely die for, and in which one loves another more than himself....   [tags: Ywain the Knight of the Lion Essays]

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Love and Prowess in The Knight with the Lion

- Love and Prowess in The Knight with the Lion        The chivalric ideal demanded many things of a knight. To the military ideals of prowess, loyalty, and honor it added the aristocratic ideal of largesse and, with the rise of the troubadour lyrics and romances, the ideal of courtly love. At times a knight could find these demands in conflict with one another. Such is the case with Chrétien de Troyes's romance The Knight with the Lion. In this story, the hero Yvain finds love while pursuing prowess; but, continuing to pursue prowess, he loses that love....   [tags: Knight with the Lion Essays]

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Beardless Children

- Beardless Children Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is considered to be one of the finest Arthurian romances in English. Unfortunately, the 14th-century author of the epic remains unknown. The poem describes a common game at the time the "Beheading Game," which turns out to be a great physical as well as moral challenge to the main character, Sir Gawain. The passage (130-202) of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight describes the appearance of a strange knight in King Arthur's court....   [tags: Arthurian Legends English Literature Essays]

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Animalistic Characters In Medieval Times

- The many temptations of life bring people to act differently through personality changes. The characters in Sir Gawain the Green Knight change their personalities through temptation. Through the Christmas time, Bertilak, king of the castle, decides to go hunting. While he is hunting, his wife is hunting or seducing Gawain. Men tempted with sex by women often act with certain animalistic instincts; in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by the Pearl Poet, the seduction scene leads Gawain to act upon his animal instincts, which mimic the behaviors of the beasts of Bertilaks' hunt.The temptation in the first seduction scene and the first hunt scene of the deer relates in both shy and timid ways....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Green IT Movement

- Green IT is a trending topic within Information Technology that when properly leveraged can help an organization to save money, improve efficiency, and reduce its environmental footprint.   TABLE OF CONTENTS: ICT and Environment......................................................................................................3 Introduction........................................................................................................3 Overview of Green IT........................................................................................................................4 Importance of Green IT.......................................................................................   [tags: Trends in Green IT]

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Ideal Characteristics Of A Knight

- In the Song of Roland, ideal characteristics of a knight are identified mainly with having skill as a horseman and fighting on the battlefield. The idea of an armored knight is closely descended from the equites class of Rome. Knights were closely tied to the various fiefdoms and to the church. A knight was expected to have courage, honor, selflessness, respect, honesty, and many other characteristics of how a perfect knight was seen such as Roland, Oliver, and Thierry in the Song of Roland. Many knights were of course not perfect but in the Song of Roland Roland, Oliver, and Thierry are perfect knights because they have a strong devotion, and are respectful....   [tags: The Song of Roland, Feudalism, Knight]

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A Knights Chivalry: An Analysis of Chivalry

- ... “’You are not Gawain the Glorious,’ the green man said, ‘That never fell back on field in the face of the foe, And now you flee for fear, and have felt no harm: Such news of that knight I never heard yet. I moved not a muscle when you made the strike, nor caviled at the cut in King Arthur’s house; My head fell to my feet, yet steadfast I stood, And you, all unharmed, are wholly dismayed—Wherefore the better man I, By all odds, must be.’” (Page 180 Lines 364-372), is a great example of such believes in the Knights moral Code....   [tags: code, conduct, actions, laws, men]

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Green Spaces and their Impact on Microclimate

- ... furthermore, trees are very good features to block thermal solar radiation by creating a shaded area on walls. Consequently, reduce the need to artificial cooling system in summer and heating system in winter. (Gabriel Pérez 2011) Another research study in Hong Kong showed a daily reduction in temperature fluctuation up to 50%, and a protection from intense solar radiation between 40% and 80%, depends on the amount and type of plants. And a study on shadings effects reveals that green system reduce the energy used for cooling about 23%, and reduce energy used for fans about 20%....   [tags: green walls, green façade]

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The Green Movement and The Green Jobs Movement

- An announcement on January 10, 2012, by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, that the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic timepiece whose sweep toward midnight signals global environmental disaster, is moving closer to the bewitching hour; it is now 11:55 p.m. (Doomsday Clock, 2012). Significant causes of the Doomsday scenario are economic. Global nations' fiscal reforms, expenditure cuts and deregulation including elimination of rules led to worse environmental states. This led to The Green Movement. The Green Movement centers on concentrated questioning, critical analysis, and exploring fundamental root causes of problems (Foundation for Deep Ecology, 2012)....   [tags: Green Movement Essays]

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The Role of Queen Guinevere in King Arthur and His Knights

- She is the most perdurable female figure in King Arthur and his Knights. Without her the suspense and the plot flow could not have been achieved. Her influence has enabled her to penetrate into men’s world a trait that distinguishes her from the rest of the women. Knights are referred to as the queen’s knights. We could say the same of the ladies who accompany the queen and keep the knights in good company (pg.52) .Queen Guinevere, as the King’s wife, is acknowledged by males. But despite her access to the Round Table, she has no legitimate power....   [tags: Knights of the Round Table, Sir Thomas Malory]

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Commentary: Fitt IV

- Commentary: Fitt IV The extract from Fitt IV describes the first intended blow of the Green Knight against Gawain. Many lines at the beginning of the extract are dedicated to creating the image of the Green Knight picking up his weapon and preparing himself to deal the deadly blow to Gawain. Much of the focus is on the Green Knight’s physical strength, for example ‘With alle the bur in his body’ and ‘Hade hit dryven adoun as drey as he atled, / Ther hade bend ded of his dynt that doghty was ever’....   [tags: English Literature]

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Structure and Style of To Sir, with Love

- Dramatic Structure To Sir, with Love embodies a conventional three-act structure. However, the protagonist, Mark Thackeray, is faced with multiple active antagonists. The first act introduces Mark Thackeray (Sidney Poitier) as a Communications engineer who, after many unsuccessful attempts to find employment in his field, takes a teaching position at the North Quay Secondary School. Once he has arrived, Thackeray is informed of the rebellious nature of his assigned students, who mostly come from underprivileged backgrounds....   [tags: To Sir, with Love Essays]

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The Life of Sir Isaac Newton

- Over the centuries, math has evolved in an astounding way. Since the beginning of time, there have been many mathematicians that has influenced and contributed to the math we know today. None compares to the work of Sir Isaac Newton. He was influential as a person, as well as in his work. Sir Isaac Newton was born on December 25, 1642 in Wools Thorpe, Lincolnshire. Shortly after his father’s death, Newton was born premature and was not expected to survive. After his father’s death, his mother got remarried to an ignorant man....   [tags: Sir Isaac Newton Biography]

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Techniques Used in the Writing of Metaphysical Poetry

- The ideas and techniques of the metaphysical poets were much different from those of some of the earlier poets we have read. This type of poetry was established in the early 17th century England. In metaphysical poetry, an obvious use of sex and sexual innuendos is prevalent, as opposed to earlier times when it was rarely even mentioned. It also was a more realistic variety of poetry and was much less fairytale or fantasy. Another technique of metaphysical poetry was the constant use of intellect and metaphors....   [tags: Jonathan Swift, John Gay, Poets]

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The Knight Of The Wife Of Bath 's Tale

- In his prologue, Chaucer introduces all of the characters who are involved in this fictional journey and who will tell the tales. One of the most interesting of the characters introduced is the Knight. Chaucer refers to the Knight as “a most distinguished man” and, indeed, his sketch of the Knight is highly complimentary. Another Knight seen in the “Canterbury Tales” is the rapist knight in the Wife of Bath’s Tale, who is not a very noble knight and doesn’t follow a chivalric code. This knight seems more realistic as opposed to the stereotypical ideal knight that Chaucer describes in the Prologue....   [tags: The Canterbury Tales, General Prologue, Knight]

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Biography of Sir Isaac Newton

- Isaac Newton is considered by many to be one of the most influential people in human history. Born on January 4th 1643 (New Style calendar, December 25th 1642 on the Old Style) at Woolsthorpe Manor in Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, Isaac Newton was involved in the fields of physics, math, astronomy, among other fields. Best known in the Physics community for his three laws of motion as well as his description of universal gravitation, he was also responsible for much during his life. Born three months after the death of his father, a farmer also named Isaac Newton, he was born prematurely....   [tags: Sir Isaac Newton Biography]

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Sir Isaac Newton's Life

- Sir Isaac Newton was born on December 25, 1642, In England on The Woolsthorpe Manor. He was born prematurely and was a small child. His mother said that he was so small he could have fit inside a quart pot. Sir Isaac Newton was born three months after the death of his father. When Sir Isaac Newton was three, his mother remarried to The Reverend Barnabus Smith. Sir Isaac Newton was left in the care of his maternal grandmother. From the age of twelve until he was seventeen he was educated at The King's School, Grantham....   [tags: Sir Isaac Newton Bio]

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Gender Roles: Men and Women from the Anglo-Saxon to the Renaissance Era Part 2

- Sir Gawain and the Green Knight shows a woman that is seductive toward a man which is not her husband, but only because her husband orders her to. This is proven when: “The lovely lady came laughing sweetly, / Fell over his fair face and fondly kissed him; / Sir Gawain welcomed her worthily and with pressure; / He found her so glorious, so attractively dressed, / So faultless in every feature, her colors so fine / Welling joy rushed up in his heart at once” (58-63). The Lady is trying to seduce Sir Gawain, but he rightfully declines her offer....   [tags: women's rights, world history]

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Use of Veiled Imagery and Criticism by Sir Thomas Wyatt and Sir Thomas More

- Sir Thomas Wyatt and Sir Thomas More wrote during the reign of King Henry VIII, a notoriously harsh king with a penchant for punishment. While both More and Wyatt had opinions of the King, their fear of severe punishment, forced them to revert to a mode of criticism that was far more covert. These men began integrating their political beliefs, and opinions of the king into their writings. They both believed that “in a court of people who envy everyone else and admire only themselves,”(More, 528), any sort of public, open commentary against the king would surely earn them the axe....   [tags: Sir Thomas Wyatt, Sir Thomas More]

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The Royal Truth

- The Royal Truth The poem Sir Gawain And The Green Knight was written anonymously around 1375 for the royal court in London. This work is a combination of comedy and satire. The poem also has two plots: "the beheading contest, in which two parties agree to an exchange of blows with a sword or ax, and the temptation, an attempted seduction of the hero by a lady" (Norton, 200). This essay will discuss one description of the setting of the poem, the characters' behavior, and how this courtly society has deteriorated from the ideal....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Building and Maintaining a Putting Green

- There are many steps involved in building and maintaining a putting green. The first step that the Superintendent and Golf Professional staff needs to understand is that research and studying their options is the most important part to building a successful golf course and putting green. Without research for the grass and soil, diseases would run rampant, courses would be using dated technology, the grass would not be as easy to maintain, and costumer satisfaction would decrease causing a decrease in revenue....   [tags: turf glass, USGA green ]

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Revenge is Futile: Le’ Morte d’ Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory

- Le’ Morte d’ Arthur is a medieval romaunce by Sir Thomas Malory about King Arthur, Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table, violence plays a very crucial part in the story. Many different kinds of violence occur in this set of stories, some of which are very ordered and fine, like jousting, and also disordered violence like war. The worst type of violence though is when people use violence to get vengeance, which is a major theme, because many of these knights are mad at others. While many of the knights in the book are concerned with getting revenge, these actions and the search for vengeance are often futile and almost always end badly....   [tags: vengeance, camelot, knights]

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The Life and Times of Sir Isaac Newton

- Sir Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643 (based on the Gregorian calendar) in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England. Growing up, he was never really close to his parents because his biological father died three months before he was born. Then, his mother remarried and left him to be raised by his grandparents. It was not until 1661, when Newton started studying at Cambridge University, that Newton took an interest in math and science. Then, in 1665, Newton was forced to go home because of an epidemic outbreak....   [tags: Sir Isaac Newton Essays]

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Sir Isaac Newton: Renaissance Man

- Renaissance men were some of the greatest intellectual people of the whole mankind. To be considered in this category, they had to have great intelligence in not just one subject but various subjects. Renaissance men also had made inventions or discoveries that were used in the future to make further discoveries. Sir Isaac Newton was one of the few that were categorized as a Renaissance man. He was very intelligent in various subjects like mathematics and science. He was the founder of the famous laws of motion and calculus....   [tags: Sir Isaac Newton Essays]

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Good Sites For King Arthur

- Good Sites For King Arthur The key to finding useful information on the Web is to know which websites are the most useful and informative. The best services that offer information on the King Arthur legends are "King Arthur" at http://www.britannia.com/history/h12.html, "Explorations in the History and Legends of Arthur" at http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/4186/Arthur/htmlpages/kingartur.html , and "The Camelot Project" at http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/cphome.stm. These websites are among the best....   [tags: Web Internet Essays]

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Misogyny in The Canterbury Tales

- Misogyny in The Canterbury Tales Although society has advanced dramatically technologically, I feel that we still have a long way to go when it comes to how we view one another. It amazes me that in a society such as ours, that bases its existence on the equality of all people, that misogyny (as it occurred in medieval times) still takes place. A timeless example of misogyny is the objectifying of women, which suggests that a woman's sexual beauty is her only worth. In dealing with this misconstruction, some women, as in the case of Bercilak's wife in "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" and Alisoun in "The Miller's Tale" from The Canterbury Tales, use their sex appeal to deceive, lure, and,...   [tags: Papers]

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Green School Architecture

- Introduction: To know how environmentally friendly architecture helps the environment and student’s education, one will need to know about the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) test results. The PISA test is a nationwide taken test for 15 year olds, and the country is ranked compared to the other countries that took the test. The needed improvement in schools, because you need to know what equipment will help students expand their knowledge, and what learning techniques would help the students understand, and connect their knowledge to the world outside....   [tags: Green Buildings]

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Chivalry Lesson in Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

- Chivalry Lesson in Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott In everybody's life, there is something that makes him or her strive for success. That something can be money, a significant other, fame or many other incentives. To the medieval knights, victory renown and glory are the ambitions they strive for. Breaking a law in this code would be considered a disgrace, and would bring a dishonor worse than death itself. However, by applying the Code of Chivalry, the knights in medieval time displayed certain character traits that would secure success and honor in both battle and morality....   [tags: Ivanhoe Waler Scott Sir ]

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Compare and contrast images of heroism in these two poems.

- Compare and contrast images of heroism in these two poems. Heroism is a trait that we seem to have no problem identifying, yet when asked to define what a hero is a myriad of answers emerge. This phenomenon is not unique to today’s society; the definition of a hero is something that is constantly under revision and debate. An example of this can be seen in two older pieces of English literature: Beowulf, written circa 750-900, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, written circa 1375-1400. These stories both have a main character that possesses heroic qualities, many of which are very similar....   [tags: English Literature]

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Sir Isaac Newton

- As we look into the study of motion, we must first acknowledge the founder of its’ laws: Sir Isaac Newton. Most highly known for his published laws of motion known as the “Principia,” Newton was not always aware of these omnipresent laws of Physics. In order to discover these findings, Newton pondered about the events he experienced, and the things that happened on a daily basis just as we do today. Sir Isaac Newton was born on December 31st, 1642, in Woolsthorpe, near Grantham in Lincolnshire....   [tags: Sir Isaac Newton Biography]

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An Analysis Of British Literature

- An Analysis of British Literature Death is inevitable and what happens after death will always be a mystery to the living. For this reason, the afterlife has always been a topic which artists have chosen to explore in their works. Throughout the chronology of British literature, artists have used society's views as a basis to examine the afterlife, and look at it in new ways. The afterlife has been a theme in British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period of Beowulf to the twentieth century writings of Dylan Thomas....   [tags: essays research papers]

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British Literature Women Of Lo

- The star football player was about to be forced off the team because of poor academic grades. In desperation, the coach approached the Dean of the college and swore on his honor that he would give the lad a final exam in one of his subjects, and if the boy didn’t pass he would take him from the team immediately. The night before the big game the coach met with the boy to test him. “What,” asked the coach, “is the name of the first recorded piece of British Literature?” “Coach,” replied the boy, “I don’t have the slightest idea.” “That’s right!” exclaimed the coach, “You don’t....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Knight and the Miller Portrayed by Chaucer

- The Knight and the Miller Portrayed by Chaucer society. The Knight would be an educated member of society, whereas the Miller would be nearer the bottom of the social spectrum. The type of education each would have had is reflected in the language Chaucer uses in each portrait. In the Knights prologue Chaucer uses longer words and longer sentences. Chaucer lists all the battles the Knights has been in, and the long sentences used help to show the reader that the Knight is educated. In the Millers prologue shorter sentences and shorter words are used which infers that the Miller is uneducated....   [tags: Knight Miller Chaucer Essays]

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Summary and Analysis of The Knight's Tale

- Summary and Analysis of The Knight's Tale The Knight's Tale, Part I: The Knight begins his tale with the story of a prince named Theseus who married Hippolyta, the queen of Scythia, and brought her and her sister, Emelye, back to Athens with him after conquering her kingdom of Amazons. When Theseus returned home victorious, he became aware that there was a company of women clad in black who knelt at the side of the highway, shrieking. The oldest of the women asked Theseus for pity. She told him that she was once the wife of King Cappaneus who was destroyed at Thebes, and that all of the other women with her lost their husbands....   [tags: The Knight's Tale Essays]

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Herois Tradition throughout British Literature

- Herois Tradition throughout British Literature Throughout British Literature, there are many instances of heroism. To be considered a hero by others in the time period of 449 to 1625, you must be, “noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose: especially, one who has risked or sacrificed his life” (Morris 618). Four characters in British Literature that portray heroic traits are Beowulf, Sir Gawain, Macbeth, and the Knight of The Canterbury Tales. Beowulf shows himself worthy of the title of being a hero when he leaves his country to help a neighboring country, Denmark and rid them of the long lasting fear of a malicious monster known as Grendel....   [tags: essays papers]

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Importance of Honor in Sir Thomas Malory’s King Arthur and his Knights

- Importance of Honor in Sir Thomas Malory’s King Arthur and his Knights For centuries, the Arthurian legend has captivated an untold number of readers. What is it about Camelot that draws us into its complex code of chivalry and amusingly brute anecdotes. Human nature, as one can surmise from antiquated literature, has still not changed in the least—we still experience the boons and pitfalls of love, joy, envy, lust and sorrow. This certainly explains why the tantrums of Malory’s jealous Queen Guinevere strike chords of familiarity and even evoke an empathetic chuckle....   [tags: King Arthur Knights Essays]

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Medieval Chivalry

- Each different aspect of the code of chivalry held a separate role in society. Whether it be religious or barbaric, chivalry tended to hold a moral guideline among those who followed it. This moral guideline held them true to their duties to man, God, and women (Sex, Society, and Medieval Women). All of which are reflected in the three themes of Chivalry: Warrior chivalry, religious chivalry, and courtly love chivalry (Sex, Society, and Medieval Women). These three hold their individual roles, all stimulating a different part of the mind and creating a code held by all areas of life in those who hold it....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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The Female Spell-caster in Middle English Romances: Heretical Outsider or Political Insider

- The Female Spell-caster in Middle English Romances: Heretical Outsider or Political Insider Historically, the relationship between heresy and spell-casting is difficult to define.1 For example, H. A. Kelly points out that sorcery and heresy were not formally linked in England.2 They were regarded as separate crimes, although burning (especially after the 1401 Statute passed by Parliament) could be the punishment for both crimes. Certainly, English romances from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries do not explicitly relate sorcery and heresy....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - Knight's Tale

- In his prologue, Chaucer introduces all of the characters who are involved in this fictional journey and who will tell the tales. One of the most interesting of the characters introduced is the Knight. Chaucer refers to the Knight as “a most distinguished man” and, indeed, his sketch of the Knight is highly complimentary. Another Knight seen in the “Canterbury Tales” is the rapist knight in the Wife of Bath’s Tale, who is not a very noble knight and doesn’t follow a chivalric code. This knight seems more realistic as opposed to the stereotypical ideal knight that Chaucer describes in the Prologue....   [tags: Chaucer Knight's Tale Essays]

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Chivalry

- Chivalry was a major quality that people wanted to live up to between the twelfth and fifteenth century. Chivalry meant that a person had to be brave, courteous, generous, gallant, show respect for women, and have excellent manners on a daily basis. Chivalry was a hard quality for people to accept and be able to perform on a daily basest, but it was still a quality that many people had a lot of respect for, and wanted to have. People even started writing short stories about chivalry, and the different warriors in there fancy armor....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Green Marketing

- Altruism can be defined as ‘unselfishness.’(Merriam-Webster, 2010) If one is said to be carrying out an act of ‘altruistic’ merit, this act could be defined variously as an act of ‘self-sacrifice’ or ‘philanthropy.’ In other words, to act in an altruistic fashion is to prioritise the needs of others above and beyond the needs of the self; to act in a way that is not motivated at all by self-seeking interests. In their illuminating article, ‘STATUS, REPUTATION, AND ALTRUISM: Going Green to Be Seen:Status, Reputation, and Conspicuous Conservation,’ Vladas Griskevicius of the University of Minnesota, Joshua M....   [tags: Green Marketing Essays]

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Gawain's Departure from the Peregrinatio

- Gawain's Departure from the Peregrinatio The journey that Gawain takes from Arthur's court to Bertilak's castle, then to the Green Chapel, and back to Arthur's court clearly fits the pattern of a medieval peregrinatio. Writers of the Middle Ages used the peregrinatio or pilgrimage to describe spiritual progress through a worldly metaphor. The motif is used by Dante in the Divine Comedy (where the narrator, on his "journey through life," is diverted from the earthly world to a pilgrimage through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise); and Chaucer uses it in the movement of his pilgrimage from London to Canterbury....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - Knight's Tale

- The Knight's Tale As the Knight begins his tale, which he embarks upon without preamble, we are instantly reminded of the stateliness of the Knight, his overwhelming human dignity and moral world view, which Chaucer described in the general prologue. The Knight is the epitome of a man of the first estate - noble and humble, courageous and gentle, a warrior and a saint. As befits his elevated class, he speaks with elegance and seriousness about the important attitudes and values that any human - and a privileged human in particular - should cherish....   [tags: Chaucer Knight's Tale Essays]

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Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - Knight's Tale

- Chaucer's Knight's Tale: Now you See it, Now you Don't          In the Matthean discourse on sin and the kingdom of heaven, Jesus says, "And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and throw it from you; it is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the hell of fire." (Matt.19.9). Yet this homily is perhaps better known through the compressed poetry of the King James translation. "If thine eye offend thee, pluck it out." Grahically and even grotesquely materialized, the "eye" is that which offends, that which slides, with terrible corporeality, from the body to the table....   [tags: Chaucer Knight's Tale Essays]

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Sir Thomas More And Utopia

- Sir Thomas More and Utopia One of my favorite movies of all time is Ever After: A Cinderella Story. It is a 1998 film adaption of the fairy tale Cinderella and stars Drew Barrymore as the lead female character named Danielle de Barbarac. Danielle’s mother dies very early in her life and as a result Danielle and her father are very close. Her father remarries a baroness with two daughters. Shortly after, her father dies of a heart attack. Danielle now has very few possessions to call her own: a beautiful gown and slippers that had belonged to her mother, the loyalty of the manor's three remaining servants, and her father's copy of Utopia, by Thomas More....   [tags: Sir Thomas More]

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The Journey

- Journey’s come in many different forms, some being lengthy in duration while others may be just hours long. On occasion, one’s path to self-knowledge may be found in doing the same things as one used to do in a whole new environment and finding that the ways of the past are inadequate for the ways of the present. This concept is shown in the untitled narrative by Sara Chase, where the discovery is that her study habits from high school no longer correlate with what she will need to do to be successful in college....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Knight´s Yeoman

- The Knight´s Yeoman He was born in a castle sometime during the twelfth century. It was the same castle that his father and grandfather before him had been born and lived in all their lives. The estate was magnificent and completely self-sustaining. The grounds around the main citadel stretched for miles and included vineyards and farmland as well as fields for cattle and sheep. A small freshwater lake nearby fed several streams which supplied water to the manor house and provided for irrigation....   [tags: Knight Yeoman Essays]

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Women in Beowulf and Arthurian Legend

- Women in Beowulf and Arthurian Legend A common theme in the stories we have read is that glory, happiness, and success come in cycles (this theme is commonly represented as "the wheel of fortune"). This theme is present in the Arthurian tales, as well as in Beowulf. Each story tells a tale (or part of a tale) of a rise to glory, and the proceeding fall to disarray. The men always were the kings and warriors, but the women played different roles in the different stories. The women of Beowulf were used to bind up peace (or were peaceful women), whereas the women of Arthurian legend tended to disturb the peace and cause strife....   [tags: Females Beowulf Arthurian Legend Essays]

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Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - Chivalry by the Knight and the Squire

- Different Perspectives of Chivalry by the Knight and the Squire in Canterbury Tales         In the medieval period that is described by Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, chivalry was perhaps the most recognized quality of a true Christian gentleman. This quality is explored in Chaucer's two characters of the warrior class, the Knight and the Squire. The Squire is in fact the son of the Knight; both ride gallantly and have the air of true gentleman warriors. However, the two are very dissimilar despite their appearances....   [tags: Chaucer Knight's Tale Essays]

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The Effects of Sir Thomas Malory’s Life and Culture on the Arthurian Legends

- The Effects of Sir Thomas Malory’s Life and Culture on the Arthurian Legends In many cases, authors write books in order to comment on the culture they live in. In addition, the personal life experiences of the author are also expressed in the work. In the case of the Arthurian Legends, the major contributor was Sir Thomas Malory, who lived from 1405 to 1471 (Abrams, 420). The first section of this paper will examine why Sir Thomas Malory should be considered the greatest contributor to the Arthurian Legends....   [tags: Sir Thomas Malory Arthurian Legends Essays]

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Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - Importance of Order in Knight's Tale

- The Importance of Order in Knight's Tale   Chaucer claims to place the Knight's Tale just after the General Prologue by chance, the drawing of lots. The Knight draws the short straw, and all are glad for it. The appropriateness of his lengthy tale to follow is clear on some levels, and barely perceptible on others. I intend to launch my investigation of the Knight's Tale with a scrutiny of these three statements, and perhaps we shall find an interesting conclusion in this, albeit a disputable one....   [tags: Chaucer Knight's Tale Essays]

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Knight in Shinning Armour in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales

- The Knight in Shinning Armour in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales offers the reader an insight into our past, providing vivid glimpses into the 14th century's social structure, and into the personalities, lives, and ethics of twenty-eight members of that society drawn together to travel on a pilgrimage. The General Prologue to the Tales deals primarily with introducing these people to us, providing physical descriptions and character outlines of virtually each pilgrim; it is a tribute to Chaucer's skill that his descriptions (as filtered through the neurotically happy narrator) succeeds in creating such lively characters out of what are, essential, two-di...   [tags: Chaucer Knight's Tale Essays]

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To Sir with Love: discourses, positions and relationships

- Research Paper Identify and discuss professional issues in education evident in a film or a piece of young people’s literature in which a teacher plays a fairly cental role. This essay will critically analyse the discourses, positions and relationships, as well as certain individuals habitus’ (after Bourdieu and Wacquant, 1992, cited in Gale & Densmore, 2000), which influence the classroom of Mark Thackeray (Sidney Potier) in the film To Sir with Love (Clavell, 1966). Via this analysis, I argue that the film portrays a simplistic, commercial palatable rather than a realistic image of the challenges of teaching, leading the viewer to a distorted perception of the implications of the vari...   [tags: To Sir, with Love Essays]

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Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - Idealism in the Knight's Tale

- Idealism in the Knight's Tale      Despite its glorified accounts of the chivalrous lives of gentlemen, the Knight¹s Tale proves to be more than a tragically romantic saga with a happy ending. For beneath this guise lies an exploration into the trifling world of the day¹s aristocratic class. Here, where physical substance is superseded by appearance, reality gives way to disillusioned canon and emotion is sacrificed for honor. Naïve idealism emerges as the dominant characteristic of the seemingly flawless knight and we, as the reader, are asked to discern the effect of this fanciful quality on the story as a whole....   [tags: Chaucer Knight's Tale Essays]

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King Arthur

- The Coming of Arthur The Two Swords- Arthur pulls a sword from a stone and becomes king. Then he goes to the Lady of the Lake and she gives him the sword Excalibur and the magic scabbard. Balyn and Balan- Balyn gets a cursed sword and kills the Lady of the Lake. He goes after Garlon the invisible evil night and finds the Castel Carbonek. He stricks King Pelles with the Dolorous Stroke then fights his brother unknowingly and they kill each other. The First Quest of the Round Table- King Arthur marries Guinevere on Pentecost and Sir Gawine, Sir Tor, and King Pellinore go on the first quest of the Round Table....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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King Arthur

- King Arthur Character Analysis The character of King Arthur is unique in literature. Most characters are known through their actions and words as described by the author of a story. Arthur, however, is a conglomerate of characters described by many different authors over a fifteen hundred year span. There is no single depiction of him, and one cannot trace his origin to a single author for the "definitive" description. As such, the character of Arthur is different depending on the era, culture, and the particular writer who is relating his version of the Arthurian legend....   [tags: King Arthur Essays]

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Bobby Knight

- Bobby Knight In the San Juan heat of 1984, coaching legend Bobby Knight became infamous for his assault on a Puerto Rican security guard over a practice time during the Olympic preliminaries (Biography 2). Headlines of one of the most famous college basketball coaches of all time haven’t come to an end since. The veteran coach from the state of Ohio has since thrown a chair across a gym floor, been video taped choking a player, and assaulted school employees and fellow students on the campus of Indiana....   [tags: Coach Coaching Bobby Knight Essays]

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Sir Isaac Newton

- Born on Christmas Day, 1642, Isaac Newton spent his early childhood in a small farm-house in the hamlet of Woolsthope, sixty miles northwest of Cambridge and one hundred miles from London. Newton's biological father died before he was born and his mother remarried two years later to the Reverend Barnabas Smith. Newton attended the King's School at Grantham at the age of twelve but was brought home by his mother at nearly the age of sixteen to manage the estate. Luckily for science, Newton showed little interest in farming....   [tags: Sir Isaac Newton Biography]

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Green Tea

- Green Tea Green tea is one of the types of tea that is entirely made out of leaves. It is also very popular in ancient times and it was originated in China. “Green tea has been used as traditional medicine in areas such as China, Japan, India, and Thailand to help everything from controlling bleeding and helping heal wounds to regulating body temperature, blood sugar, and promoting digestion.” (Green tea) Green tea is good for the body. It is good by the use of long life, lowering the chances of heart disease, prevention of HIV, decreasing the risks of esophageal cancer, and also introduced for losing weight....   [tags: Green Tea Effects ]

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chivalry

- Ancient to Modern: The Transformation of Chivalry During the medieval era, great adventures and accomplishments of unimaginable feats were told of mortal humans know as Knights. Knights were seen to be the elite, displaying their gentleman-like manners throughout every aspect, which they lived, from social events to acts of brutal combat against their adversaries. Every action of a Knight would be done with honor, courage, respect and courtesy. Knights who demonstrated these characteristics were seen as chivalrous....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Knight

- Don Quixote is a very long novel, but its basic plot is fairly simple. A certain middle-aged gentleman named Alonso Quixano has read so many romantic stories about the knights of the Middle Ages that he goes out of his mind and imagines that he really is a knight. He also imagines that he is in love with a princess named Dulcinea-in reality a local girl who has never paid any attention to him. Changing his name to Don Quixote de la Mancha, he puts on a rusty old suit of armor and sets forth in search of adventure....   [tags: Don Quixote Literature Summary Review Analysis]

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