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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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William King 's Quest For The Holy Grail

- When comparing the reins of the mediaeval French kings Louis VI and Louis IX the contrarieties in the priorities of the monarch rulers becomes apparent. The actions of King Louis IX are clearly inspired by Christian values while King Louis VI cares less about morals but more about loyalty to his rein. The contrary between the two kings can be seen through the contemporary literature of the time, namely in the characters of Reynard in Reynard the Fox and Lancelot in King Arthur’s Quest for the Holy Grail....   [tags: King Arthur, Holy Grail, House of Capet, Gawain]

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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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King Arthur's Quest for the Holy Grail

- The Quest for the Holy Grail was the greatest and noblest of all quests for King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table. The Holy Grail was believed to be the cup used by Jesus Christ at the Last Supper, and it was the cup that caught Christ's blood when he was thrust in the side with a spear at his crucifixion. Joseph of Arimathea, the wealthy man who allowed Christ to be placed in his tomb, is said to have brought the cup with him to Britain, but it was later lost. It was said that the cup disappeared because of the sins of the times, but many believed it to be hidden, and still in England....   [tags: History]

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Why Is The Holy Grail?

- ... It has been taught that Joseph was also imprisoned in a rock tomb that was much like the one Jesus was put it after his crucifixion (King Arthur). While Joseph was in this tomb, it was the grail that is said to have kept him alive. “Left to starve, he was sustained for several years by the power of the Grail which provided him with fresh food and drink every morning” (King Arthur). Through time, the Grail made its way to Corbenic, or the “Grail Castle.” The Grail was said to have always been guarded by Grail Kings....   [tags: Holy Grail, King Arthur, Romance]

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Harry Potter and the Holy Grail

- Two of the best things in the world, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and “Harry Potter,” have a good deal in common. Other than the vast amount of space reserved in my brain for storing quotes and random facts from these two stories, both tales share many similar objects, plot devices, character attributes, and themes. Even though Python's “Holy Grail” is an exact historical representation of the Arthurian Grail legend, some might argue that the “Harry Potter” story is more reflective of the actual ancient texts than the 1974 film....   [tags: Film]

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King Arthur and the Holy Grail

- Cling. Cling. Clop-clop, clop-clop, clop-clop. Sp Sp Sp. The sound of metal against metal, galloping horses bearing knights in shining armor, and the hushed whispers of men keeping one of the largest secrets in all of history. Yes, these were the sounds that King Arthur and his posse made, and indeed, many people were amazed and even mystified when they saw or heard about it. Yet now, when looked at by historians and others, the story of King Arthur is just that; a story. They claim that, “The saga built up over the centuries…” (Currin)....   [tags: History, kingdom]

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

- “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” is a satiric comedy about the quest of King Arthur. The movie starts out with Arthur, King of the Britons, looking for knights to sit with him at Camelot. He finds many knights including Sir Galahad the pure, Sir Lancelot the brave, the quiet Sir Bedevere, and Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir Lancelot. Through satire and parody of certain events in history (witch trials, the black plague) they find Camelot, but after literally a quick song and dance they decide that they do not want to go there....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Use of Logic in Monty Python and the holy grail

- Monty Python and the Holy Grail Logic affects our lives everyday. We use it both subconsciously and consciously to make decisions which can be as important as our careers, or as insignificant as what to eat for lunch. Logic can also be used in other ways. Ironically, others’ bad logic can result in us learning something just as much as we learn from our own bad decisions. This is shown in Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail. One example of this ironic use of logic is with the trial of the witch....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Araby and Sonny's Blues as Quest Narratives

- The quest narrative is a common method of narration present in almost every adventure story in one form or another. One key characteristic which defines all quest narratives, irrespective of type, is the search for a “Holy Grail” – symbolic of something the protagonist desires. In a quest narrative it is often appropriate to refer to the protagonist as the hero. However, despite the connotations of the word “hero” to a figure who is flawless in both form and disposition, the hero usually does not begin the story as a perfect figure; the hero must undergo a series of trials and tribulations to which the hero emerges as a changed character....   [tags: Araby, Sonny's Blues]

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The Road By Cormac Mccarthy

- Cormac McCarthy manifests his novel, The Road, in a post-apocalyptic world on the east coast of the once famous America. The novel tells the simple tale of a man and a boy who must journey forward to find a way to survive in the wastelands. However, when analyzed with the techniques shown in Thomas Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines, The Road’s complex structure in unveiled. The once simple journey transforms into a quest filled with exploitive vampires and meaningful conversations with food....   [tags: Cormac McCarthy, The Road, KILL, Quest]

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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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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

- Monty Python and the Holy Grail In Monty Python and the Holy Grail, logic is used in an unfamiliar way. This logic does not deal with the nature of life, but deals with the more complex forms of logic that require the filling of blanks to make things work out. Although, for the most part certain things did not make sense, but yet they did express logic. They used environmental attributes to make sense of the complexities they had. The first application of logic found in the movie was in the first scene with the use of coconuts....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Membership Sites Are The Holy Grail Of Internet Marketing

- ... Same goes for video – except you can’t skip through a video to the point where you realize it’s out of date. In the way you can scan a PDF. So that’s a lot of time wasted. Facebook groups. Yeah, they sure seem like a great idea at the time, don’t they. Till you end up reading other people’s questions and answering them but never moving your own business forward. So that’s where your members have come from. They know they need up-to-date info, they understand their chances of success are greater with a more concentrated approach—a mentor and a small group of others who want to take action....   [tags: Need, Want, WANT, Zig Ziglar]

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A Divine Witness: An Analysis of the Controversial Idea of Transhumanism

- In the technologically advanced world that we live in more and more people are searching for “The Holy Grail”. Not the cup that King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table scoured all of Britain for, but the idea of a scientific “Holy Grail” that would transform all who utilized it into a super-form free from death and illness. The idea of transcending one’s own flaws and becoming immortal has been the base of many religions throughout mankind’s history, but in those religions to transcend usually meant death now Transhumanists are offering a life on earth free from expiry....   [tags: religion, mormonism, the holy grail]

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My Quest To Gain Mindfulness

- My life quest is to gain mindfulness. Mindfulness means to be aware of what is around you and having control of your actions, and thoughts at the same time. In other terms: paying attention in a particular way. Being open to many options and comparing it to your own opinions. Also living in the moment with focus of your surroundings and your doing. All of these phrases help describe what mindfulness is. This 3 syllable word can also mean perseverance, charity, and living life to the fullest....   [tags: My Life Quest]

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Thomas Malory’s Le Morte Darthur and Monty Python and the Holy Grail

- Thomas Malory’s Le Morte Darthur and Monty Python and the Holy Grail Professor’s comment: This student uses a feminist approach to shift our value judgment of two works in a surprisingly thought-provoking way. After showing how female seduction in Malory’s story of King Arthur is crucial to the story as a whole, the student follows with an equally serious analysis of Monty Python’s parody of the female seduction motif in what may be the most memorable and hilarious episode of the film. Much of the humor in Monty Python and the Holy Grail derives from the pure absurdity of its characters and situations....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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The Prayer Of The Holy Spirit

- Here is a checklist of principles and practices that you and your church could run through every few months as a means of assessing your effectiveness in missions: Prayer Prayer is the fuel of all outreach and missions. We must be regularly and deliberately on our knees seeking His will. It is not about asking God to bless our efforts, but us getting on board with His vision for us. Prayer is the privilege we have to unite our hearts to God and His plans. Assess the intensity of your own prayer time and that of your church....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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The Holy Spirit and Jesus’ Ministry

- The statement by John, “Baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire,” has an undertone which is connected to a theme which intertestamental Jews held. This idea was not related directly to the Holy Spirit and the work He would have at Jesus’ baptism or in Jesus’ ministry. A question such as, why would an unrelated belief have a connection to the Holy Spirit who was to come in the baptism of Jesus. This belief was the idea that a time of affliction or anguish would take place before the coming of the messiah....   [tags: Holy Spirit Essays]

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The Holy Trinity

- ... The people in the World State are living in the New Order without god for it is forbidden to think differently than required. In order for one to have a deep connection and listen to the words of God one is needed to read the bible to gain knowledge on the way they should live their lives and without obedience to God they shall be damned to hell for all eternity which is very serious in Christian belief. " 'Do not make idols or set up an image or a sacred stone for yourselves, and do not place a carved stone in your land to bow down before it....   [tags: Christianity, God, Trinity, Holy Spirit]

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The Holy Spirit 's Responsibility

- ... Just get up and go where he sends us. He will do His part, of that we can be assured. The person that hears has a free will to chose or not. Sometime they may receive it right away and sometimes it may be a seed that has been planted that grows years later, but in the end it is not our choice to make for them. All that we can do is to go in love and allow ourselves to be used by Him. Several months ago I was driving to work and listening to Christian radio. As I pulled into the parking lot of a coffee shop the host of the show that was on the air began talking about an interview that a Super Bowl champion had give where he said that even though he had three Super Bowl rings he still felt...   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Jesus]

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History Of The Doctrine Of The Holy Spirit

- Summarize Erickson’s overview of the history of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. In early church history little was said about the work of the Holy Spirit. His working was mainly relegated to the inspiration of scripture. Later there were arguments of the Holy Spirit’s position in the Trinity and whether he should be viewed as equal to God the Father and God the Son or subservient to them. Others resisted the idea of emotions or feeling. Many believed that reason and rational proof was the only credible belief system as apposed to the more subjective view of the Holy Spirit with emotion and feeling....   [tags: God, Christianity, Theology, Holy Spirit]

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The Symbols of the Holy Spirit

- There is, perhaps, no other doctrine of the church that is shrouded in uncertainty and controversy than the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit. For centuries it has been misused and misinterpreted, push aside and covered up, mocked and ridiculed. The Church and others have even martyred believers for their extreme views. However, if the Holy Spirit is a part of the Holy Trinity and a vital part of our orthodoxy, then it should be imperative for us to know it’s workings in the lives of mankind. One question that Christians have dealt with for centuries concerns the purpose of the Holy Spirit....   [tags: holy trinity, doctrine, christian life]

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The Legend Of King Arthur

- ... During his reign, his greatest task is finding the Holy Grail, the cup Jesus drank from at the Last Supper. King Arthur never finds the Holy Grail, but one of his knights, Sir Galahad, does because of his pureness of heart. Though his ending was tragic, Arthur is remembered all over the world and his story is painted on the halls of the British Parliament ("King Arthur," n.d.). The legend has a very rich and decorated history and has been adapted by several different authors over the years. The legend surrounding King Arthur originated from the 6th century when Celtic warriors battled the enemy Saxons in southwestern England....   [tags: King Arthur, Holy Grail, Le Morte d'Arthur]

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The Spirit Of The Holy Spirit

- One of the primary works of the Holy Spirit is to bring men and women into a meaningful encounter with the Risen Christ. Guided by His Spirit, we can truly discover Jesus Christ and develop a genuine relationship with Him if we respond with total surrender and generosity. Soon enough, Christ’s love becomes the center of our lives and saturates us with joy and peace. Hence, when we have had a personal encounter with Jesus Christ by the Spirit’s power, our greatest desire is that our loved ones may also enjoy a similar experience....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit, Trinity]

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The Holy Lord Of The Bible

- ... The Bible instructs us to “constantly” and “at all times” offer up to God a “sacrifice of praise.” How do we do that. We bring the fruit of our lips, meaning we bring words to God in prayer, that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name. We may not know how to pray. We may not know what to say. That is the beauty of the Holy Spirit because He knows how to pray for us and through us. As we pray in the Spirit, the Holy Spirit prophetically prompts us with words in our hearts to bring to God, our heavenly Judge....   [tags: God, Holy Spirit, Bible, Devil]

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Confirmation Of The Holy Spirit

- Confirmation is is one of the three Sacraments of Christian Initiation. The other two sacraments of Christian Initiation are Baptism and the Eucharist. Confirmation completes the grace of Baptism through the outpouring of the gifts of Holy Spirit. Confirmation is a rite of initiation of not only Catholicism, but other Christian denominations too. Confirmation 's roots can be found in the New Testament, it is the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and its practice has not derived much from the Early Church practice....   [tags: Baptism, Christianity, Holy Orders, Chrism]

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God And The Holy Place

- ... The Bible says Satan is the accuser of the brethren (believers) and still accuses us day and night (Revelation 12:10). When we get saved, there are still judgments and active curses working through our bloodline sins. We may continue to fall in sin even though we have committed our lives to Christ. This means we each have a process of sanctification to go through that leads us deeper and deeper into the heart and presence of God. This process of sanctification will lead us into more freedom from the curses of these flying scrolls....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Tabernacle, Holy of Holies]

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The Bible Calls And The Holy Spirit

- ... In Luke 11:13 it says that even evil people give good gifts, and in Matthew 7:11 again it says, if you, then, though you are evil knowing how to give good gifts. In Luke 6:35-35, again it says, even sinners will lend expecting something back. The fallen have been swept up in the thinking that this life is good, and that this world can offer everything to them that is needed to be happy and content in this life. It is not this life that Christians look forward too, it is the second life in which they dwell in the spiritual and physical being with Jesus Christ and in communion with God in a relationship that can not be imagined....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Christian terms, Holy Spirit]

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The Day Of The Holy Spirit

- Pentecost was a Jewish holiday celebrated 50 days after Easter. They celebrated the first fruits of the wheat harvest. In Jewish rituals that time, the first harvest was brought to God at Easter. But on the day of Pentecost, the first fruits of the wheat harvest were presented to God; So Pentecost is called the day of the first fruits (Numbers 28:26). On the day of Pentecost in the Old Testament Israel received the law and on the day of Pentecost in the New Testament, the church received the Spirit of Grace in its fullness....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Jesus, Christian terms]

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The Prayer Of The Holy Spirit

- Introduction Sanctification occurs throughout the Christian’s life and cannot be maintained without the assistance of the Holy Spirit. Evidence can be observed in Christians today from the moment of accepting Christ as well as exemplifying a life that would be pleasing to God by means of obedience. The Holy Spirit and sanctification are two components fundamental for the Christian life according to Paul in Romans. We will discuss and address the Holy Spirit, sanctification and obedience and how these relationships manifests themselves in the life of a Christian through a lifestyle of sound judgement, good morals and ethics....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit, Christian terms]

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Roles Of The Holy Spirit

- ROLES OF THE HOLY SPIRIT FROM THE BOOKS OF LUKE AND ACTS Mark made a strong case for Luke and Acts being a joint work which focuses on the work of the Spirit in the life of Christ and then in the Christian. It is striking how many times Luke reports on the work of the Spirit. The structure behind Driscoll’s talk was to point out all the different things that the Holy Spirit does. We are to be filled with the Spirit also, and to love the Spirit “Filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother’s womb.” (Luke 1) The angel said to Mary, “The Holy Spirit will overshadow ....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Holy Spirit, John the Baptist]

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Christianity And The Holy Spirit

- ... According to Dunn, “This first Pentecost resulted in an enthusiastic community, bound together by common loyalty to the risen and soon coming Jesus and by their common experience of the Spirit.” It was the transferring of Jesus’ earthly responsibility to the Holy Spirit, which made the experience of Pentecost so notable. Dunn further shares, “the resurrection of Jesus and the gift of the Spirt both constituted the beginning of the end-time harvest of final resurrection. Paul states, “We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, t...   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, New Testament, Holy Spirit]

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The Holy Spirit By Stanley M. Burgess

- For many Believers, there is a lack of clear understanding between the different natures of the Holy Spirit. Many, due to theological dogma, have failed to teach the multifaceted manner the Holy Spirit operates in the lives of Believers, while others have neglected the unity of the Holy Spirit. The purpose of this paper is to show both the unity and the unique distinctions in the nature of the Holy Spirit. Throughout the history of the Church there has been conflicted regarding the nature and purpose of the Holy Spirit....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Jesus, New Testament]

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The Holy Spirit, By Mark D. Burnham

- ... It is interesting to note that most of the New Testaments references to empowerment and the external work of the Holy Spirit are mostly found in Luke’s writings. Paul on the other hand, largely instructs in the indwelling/sanctifying nature of the Holy Spirit or the redemptive/internal nature. These themes can easily be seen in Paul’s writings. Romans 8:8-9 reads, “Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God. You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in [emphasis added] you....   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, Holy Spirit, God]

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The Day Of Pentecost, Holy Spirit And Beginnings Of The Early Church

- The Day of Pentecost, Holy Spirit and Beginnings of the Early Church Introduction What we consider as the church today started a long time ago. It all began with one man, whose name is Jesus that flipped the world upside its head with one simple message, love. Jesus was born into a poor family, mother whose name is Mary and father, Joseph, the towns carpenter. Jesus was on this Earth thirty years before his ministry started. When he preached he challenged the ideas of that which were held constant for years and through him emanated a physical manifestation of a presence so strong that it drew men unto him....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Jesus, Glossolalia]

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The Holy Grail Of Coupons Is The Buy One Get One Free Coupon

- It has become more difficult to shop with our economy the way it is. Purchasing items that are necessities come before luxuries. Coupons are becoming increasingly more popular as a way for cutting back on the cost of shopping. I have to admit though I am the customer that used to stand in line complaining about how long it was taking for another customer to sift through their coupons. I had a very wide opening event though that completely changed my thoughts in regards to coupon users. A customer in front of me one day at the store was told by the cashier she had saved seventy dollars....   [tags: Coupons, Buy One Get One Free, products, ]

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The Holy Bible is Fact, Not Fiction

- The Holy Bible is Fact, Not Fiction The Hebrew word used for "day" is the word yom. Every other time the word is used in the Old Testament in conjunction with a number, a literal, 24-hour period of time is being described; what we know as a day. The word is never used metaphorically in the Bible. The verses most commonly used to say that the word day in Genesis could mean more than a 24 hour period are Psalm 90:4 and 2 Peter 3, which quotes Psalm 90:4. Psalm 90:4 - For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it passes by, Or as a watch in the night....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays]

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The Truth Within a Myth

- The Truth Within a Myth Sir Thomas Malory described a small fraction of the myth surrounding the Holy Grail, in his book, Le Morte D'Arthur. In the "The Sangreal", Sir Malory gives an in depth account of The Knights of the Round Table's quest for the ever famous gilded cup. However, the tale of the Holy Grail does not begin nor end there. Within Christianity the form of the Grail is debatable, and throughout society the truth of the Grail is questionable. In Le Morte D'Arthur, Sir Thomas Malory describes a quest in which the Knights of the Round Table search and fight for the Holy Grail....   [tags: Papers]

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The Holy Spirit And Luke 's Acts Record Of The Spirit

- ... It is through the power of the Holy Spirit that people become more like Jesus. Conclusion The Holy Spirit is the life of God active in the world displaying God’s absolute love for all creation. The Spirit is constantly drawing all of creation towards its ultimate destiny—worship of God forever and ever. This is the same Spirit that hovered over the formless earth, came upon Mary the mother of Jesus, descended on the Savior while in the Jordon River and then poured out on the disciples gathered on in the upper room on the day of Pentecost....   [tags: Holy Spirit, Christianity, Jesus, Christian terms]

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The Real Reason For A Quest

- • A quest has five features: 1) a quester, 2) a place to go, 3) a stated reason to go there, 4) challenges and trials during the journey, and 5) a real reason to go there • The real reason for a quest never involves the stated reason o The quester falsely believes that the stated reason is his or her true reason for going on a quest • The real reason for a quest is to gain self-knowledge and to grow through experience • Questers are often young, immature, and inexperienced Chapter 2: “Nice to Eat with You: Acts of Communion” • Communion constitutes a shared or common experience • In general, eating or drinking with others is a way of saying “I’m with you” • In literature, communion often ex...   [tags: Fiction, Literature, Plot, Novel]

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John Donne's The Holy Sonnets

- John Donne's The Holy Sonnets By making many references to the Bible, John Donne's Holy Sonnets reveal his want to be accepted and forgiven by God. A fear of death without God's forgiveness of sins is conveyed in these sonnets. Donne expresses extreme anxiety and fright that Satan has taken over his soul and God won't forgive him for it or his sins. A central theme of healing and forgiveness imply that John Donne, however much he wrote about God and being holy, wasn't such a holy man all of the time and tried to make up for it in his writing....   [tags: Donne Holy Sonnets Religion Essays]

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Essay on The Holy Bible - The Authorship of Genesis

- The Authorship of Genesis Is the book of Genesis real or fiction. This is an age-old question. There are many thousands of Christians, who believe that Genesis is the absolute word of God. Many of these people believe that Moses wrote the book of Genesis, and believe that God himself told him what to write. Those who believe Moses wrote it really believe that God created the heaven and earth as well as all living things including man. Then there are those who believe Genesis is nothing more than fiction....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays]

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Quest for Religious Freedom

- Freedom as defined is, the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. The quest for religious freedom is what drove many people to protest, or go as far as fleeing their native country to be able to practice and preach what they believe. There are many stories in history that show how people have stood up and fought for their religion even before we became the United States of America. The people that came over on the Mayflower, and Roger Williams, are both examples of people who weren't at first given religious freedom but went against what they knew to acquire it....   [tags: pilgrims, america, jewish]

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The Crusades: Really a Holy War?

- The Crusades were one of the most prominent events in Western European history; they were not discrete and unimportant pilgrimages, but a continuous stream of marching Western armies (Crusaders) into the Muslim world, terminating in the creation and eventually the fall of the Islamic Kingdoms. The Crusades were a Holy War of Roman Christianity against Islam, but was it really a “holy war” or was it Western Europe fighting for more land and power. Through Pope Urban II and the Roman Catholic Church’s actions, their proposed motivations seem unclear, and even unchristian....   [tags: crusades, history, ]

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Meditation On The Holy Eightfold Path

- The following passage describes how the protagonist and his friend practice meditation which is a major part of Buddhist custom. In the beginning of the novel, when Siddhartha was still living and practicing in his hometown, his day included learning from the holy books, meditation and ablutions. ¨[Godiva and Siddhartha] went to the banyan tree and sat down, twenty paces apart. As he sat down ready to pronounce the Om, Siddhartha softly recited the verse: ´Om is the bow, the arrow is the soul, Brahman is arrowś goal At which one aims unflinchingly.´ When the customary time for practice of meditation had passed, Godiva rose....   [tags: Buddhism, Gautama Buddha, Zen, Meditation]

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The Peace Of Augsburg, By Charles V, Emperor Of The Holy Roman Empire

- As Charles V, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, lifted his quill and signed the Peace of Augsburg, he hoped to solve the great religious tensions of his region; little did he know it was this very document that would lead to one of the longest and most devastating wars in European history. The Peace of Augsburg (1555) may have solved the immediate conflicts, but it did little to resolve the underlying problem. Within 60 years, a new religious war would break out, forever changing religion 's role in politics....   [tags: Thirty Years' War, Holy Roman Empire]

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The Quest for Peace in Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse

- Siddhartha, an allegorical novel written by Hermann Hesse, primarily tells the tale of an Indian man, Siddhartha, and his quest for peace and totality during the time of the Buddha. The story focuses on him leaving his family home in India to find this peace and totality, but the theme of this story is not just about Siddhartha, there is an underlying theme which demonstrates that Siddhartha is not the only person searching for this peace, and this quest is not solely the theme of the story for Siddhartha, but for many of the characters, Siddhartha included....   [tags: Enlightenment, Siddhartha Essays]

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The Quest For Saint Aquin By Anthony Boucher

- Science Fiction is writing based off of hard facts and traceable evidence. Religion tends to be a very controversial topic when the plot of a science fiction story involves religious aspects. Religion and science come from polar opposite sides of the spectrum. Science requires the evidence coming from the dry, hard facts and religion is based off of faith and belief of the unknown. The issue religion presents is its untraceability and supernaturalism which creates mass controversy when brought about in science fiction....   [tags: Religion, Science, Science fiction, Fiction]

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How Gilgamech's Quest Becomes a Failure

- ESSAY Gilgamesh’s quest becomes a failure The epic of Gilgamesh (2014) is a long story that portrays the deeds of a great hero. Gilgamesh was portrayed as two-thirds god and one third human. He ruled in the Sumerian city of Uruk and was a great hero of the past, because only such heroes were regarded as divine after death. He quest was not successful. I will prove my point in this essay by focusing on the main metaphor, his relationship with Enkidu, his fame, the rejection of Ishtar, the death of Enkidu and the journey to find eternal life....   [tags: fame, eternal life, gods]

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Abraham as the Ideal Man of Faith in The Holy Bible

- Abraham as the Ideal Man of Faith The question is frequently asked, “What does it mean to have faith?” “What does it mean to be faithful?” The path to righteousness has always been one paved in good faith, and this is a well-known fact. The ideal man of faith, it can be reasoned, would be the man who was the most suitable spiritual companion for God. This would be someone with whom God could speak with, and fulfill his wishes for human beings there within.  God would not simply want a servant, but a friend who would walk through his life with God....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays]

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Analysis Of The Story ' I Wish Father '

- ... “It is magnificent,” whispered Carina, accepting the bouquet, tears filling her eyes. “Thank you so much for everything. Your friendship…” “No!” Joan leaned in, and with a smile, she gently dabbed at Carina’s eyes with a kerchief. “No tears. You’ll spoil your rouge if you cry.” She ten offered her arm. “Shall we go to the chapel?” “Yes. I’m ready.” XXXX “Gawain, gods, please stop fussing with my cape, ceremonial sword, and the back of my armor. It’s fine,” said Ulrich, as he stood at the front of the chapel with Merlin beside him....   [tags: Holy Grail, King Arthur]

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Arthurian Folk Tales

- The Arthurian tales are one of the many well known series of folk tales in our history of literature. The stories consist of adventure, romance and quest of King Arthur and other knights of the round table. Most of their quest are very specific to them, and only these specific knights are only person capable of accomplishing these task such as sword in the stone; where Arthur is the only man who can successfully pull the Excalibur from the stone that Merlin casted a spell on, thus beginning Arthur’s life as a king (sacred-text”drawing of the sword”, par 3)....   [tags: arthurian tales]

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Quest For Certainty

- “The Quest for Certainty” The Seven Storey Mountain By Thomas Merton In the autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, Thomas Merton explains how he sought to find certainty in his life through religion. Merton began the book by giving an overview of his early childhood. His father was from New Zealand and his mother was an American who lived in France. Both his father and mother were artists and did not earn much money. When his parents needed extra money, Merton’s father would do various jobs in order for the family to survive....   [tags: essays research papers]

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`` The Quest For Vengeance ``

- The act of betrayal may lead to dangerous things. One may be the archetype known as “the quest for vengeance.” This is a universal archetype that occurs in movies, books, songs, poems and more. A quest is the act of seeking something important while, vengeance is defined as the desire for revenge. Together they become a quest for vengeance, known as “the act of seeking revenge” (dictionary.com). This archetype is evident in the poem,” The Odyssey” by Homer. The main character in the novel, Odysseus, has been away from his home, Ithaca for 10 years, Penelope and Telemachus, Odysseus 's wife and son are home hopelessly waiting for the arrival of Odysseus....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hamlet]

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Reciprocal love in John Donne's Holy Sonnets

- Reciprocal love in John Donne's Holy Sonnets Holy Sonnet XV deals with the question of reciprocal love that runs throughout Donne’s religious poetry. The Sonnet is an address of the speaker’s mind to the speaker’s soul; it is a meditation on the Trinity and man’s relationship to God. The poem’s form and the multi-layered conflation throughout expound upon the nature of the Trinity. The theme of humility in reciprocal religious love or receiving and understanding God’s glory (as Donne understood it) runs throughout the poem....   [tags: John Donne Holy Sonnets Essays]

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Holy Light with a Side of Addiction, Please

- A tall, slender man dressed in red and purple plate mail, gripped the short sword and heavy metal shield strapped to his back, and held them at the ready as he watched a beast known only as Beauty charge forward toward both him and his allies. With a few words of magic, the blond haired Blood Elf threw what looked to be a golden replica of his shield and it bounced off of Beauty and onto two of her little magma spewing puppies, snapping their attention to him., as the third puppy ran in fear by the magic of one his Orc allies....   [tags: Character 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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The Quest For The Truth

- “The Quest for the Truth” In his short story, “Conversion of the Jews,” Philip Roth illustrates a conflict between faith and reason through a young boy’s endeavors to find the truth. A thirteen-year old Jewish boy, Ozzie, habitually questions Rabbi Binder, since Ozzie’s logical reasoning frequently disagrees with Rabbi Binder’s religious faith. Consequently, Ozzie often finds himself in trouble. One day, he claims that Rabbi Binder “[doesn’t] know anything about God” and runs to the roof, refusing Rabbi Binder and the firemen’s orders to come down....   [tags: Judaism, Halakha, Israel, Religion]

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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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The Quest For Identity

- Zora Neal Hurston’s book, Their Eyes Were Watching God, reveals one of life’s most relevant purposes that stretches across cultures and relates to every aspect of enlightenment. The novel examines the life of the strong-willed Janie Crawford, as she goes down the path of self-discovery by way of her past relationships. Ideas regarding the path of liberation date all the way back to the teachings of Siddhartha. Yet, its concept is still recycled in the twenty-first century, as it inspires all humanity to look beyond the “horizon,” as Janie explains....   [tags: Identity]

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The Child in Flannery O’Connor’s A Temple of the Holy Ghost

- The Child in Flannery O’Connor’s A Temple of the Holy Ghost “None of their ways were lost on the child” (236). This passage introduces the main character only named the “child” in Flannery O’Connor’s short story “A Temple of the Holy Ghost” and indeed she is influenced not only by the two girls that this line refers to, but by everything she hears and sees. She is very direct and speaks without thinking, for example when she asks her mother to invite Mr. “Cheat,” an admirer of Miss Kirby’s, the schoolteacher who is lodging with her family....   [tags: Temple Holy Ghost]

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The Holy Of Free Will

- Fate is something that looms over the existence of free will. Most people believe that free will is a blessing bestowed upon all mankind, but fail to mention that divine intervention can wreak havoc at any given moment. In both the Quran and Torah, God is that divine intervention who has such a dominating feature about him. While dominance is not far off from God’s righteousness, all paths eventually lead to redemption. A theme all too familiar in these early literature works which frequently provide examples of God’s dominance....   [tags: Bible, Torah, Qur'an, Religious text]

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The Holy Of The Gospel

- ... Paul’s epistle was to further instruct and strengthen the members against this continuing problem. Theme of Galatians: 1. The relationship of the law of Moses and the gospel of Jesus Christ—The bulk of the epistle deals with this topic. (See Gal. 1–4.) Paul emphasizes that justification comes not “by the works of the law [of Moses]” but through the gospel of Jesus Christ. (Gal. 2:16; see also 2 Ne. 2:5; 2 Ne. 25:23–25.) To illustrate the weakness of the argument of the Judaizers, he reminds them that Abraham, the father of the faithful, received these promises before the law of Moses was even given to Israel....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Christianity, Joseph Smith]

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Jesus: The Tragic Hero

- ... (Isaiah 7:14)” He was born to a virgin, Saint Mary, and conceived through the Holy Ghost. “And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.” (Luke 2:1) This quote from Lukes 2:1 shows how Mary and Joseph ended up in Bethlehem, where Mary would give birth to her son in a manger, because all the inns turned them away....   [tags: prophecy, birth, quest]

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The Quest

- Feeling quite tired and hungry, my friend and I entered the food court of the Everett Mall. Looking around, I decided that I was going to get some Chinese food. I turned to my friend and told him, he said that he would too. We then made our way over to the Chinese food counter. Upon arriving, I realized a possible problem; we only had Canadian money. I walked up to the woman at the counter, and asked her if they accepted Canadian money there. "No, sorry, we only accept American money," she responded....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The Interior Of The Cabin

- ... I’ll just… read on my bedroll for a while unless you need me for anything else.” “No.” Arthur sounded calmer. “You can rest.” Gawain was used to spending time in cramped quarters with men, but this was one of the might uncomfortable nights he could recall. He passed the time by absently sharpening his sword. He kept at it for ages while everyone else engrossed themselves in reading. But Arthur never turned the page in his book, and sat on the floor, staring at parchment with hostility in his eyes....   [tags: Love, Romance, Guinevere, Holy Grail]

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Taking Back the Holy Land, Religiously or for the Sword

- Taking Back the Holy Land, Religiously or for the Sword The Crusades have been a heated and debated topic for centuries. The main reason the crusades started was because of religious factors and the promise of indulgences by going to the Holy Land and defending all of Christendom from the infidels (p. 102). This brings us to a second point which is, the personal gain for Christians in the East and an expansion of economic and territory to the East (p. 111). Christians wanted to take back the Holy Land from the Moslems and reclaim it for Christendom....   [tags: European History]

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The Holy Bible as a Sustained Allusion

- The Bible as a Sustained Allusion The Bible is a sustained allusion throughout the course of East of Eden, paralleling with the eternal story of Cain and Abel. According to the Bible, Cain is the "tiller of the ground" (Genesis 4:2). Caleb Trask, a farmer at heart, made a vast amount of money by selling beans. Upon presenting Adam with his present of fifteen thousand dollars, Adam not only discarded the gift, but caused Cal pain by comparing him to his godly brother, Aron, who graduated high school and started college at an early age....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays]

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Essay on Evil in The Holy Bible

- The Purpose of Evil in the Bible        God looked at everything He had made, and it was very good (Genesis 1:31)    Five times in Genesis 1, God looks at that which He has created, and pronounces it "good". Then on the sixth day He creates Man, and says that His creation is now "very good". God's pronouncement of His creation, which would be everything around us and includes ourselves, as "very good" is hard to reconcile with that which we see on a daily basis -- a reality in which we experience much pain and cruelty from man and nature....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays]

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Truth, Belief and The Holy Bible

- Truth, Belief and the Bible Order, pattern, method, harmony, and purpose - these are the qualities on which we, humankind, have come to base our existence. We strive to find meaning in all that we do, say, read, write, and live. A story is not just a story; it is a lesson. A thought is not merely a thought, but a revelation. Hardship is not simply misfortune, but an act of God. Truth is considered the result of a divine arrangement - one that is complex and intricate, and finally revealed to us through a glorious realization....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays]

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Jesus, Gender and The Holy Bible

- Jesus, Gender and The Bible Sunday evening I attended my weekly Ecumenical Christians of Oberlin meeting. This is a group of generally open-minded individuals that get together on Sundays to have dinner and discuss topics related to Christianity. Topics range from "What is the Kingdom of God?" to "Pacifism: Turning the Other Cheek." Our topic this Sunday was "Women and the Bible." At first I thought that we might be studying Esther or one of the many Marys - prominent women in the Bible that are always mentioned whenever the subject is brought up....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays]

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The holy Spirit

- ... PRAYER ACTIVITY Isn’t it amazing how we are always looking for ways to improve ourselves, to change our lives for the better. There are so many ads on T.V for diet foods, slimming products and exercise equipment. You can have botox injected into your face to improve wrinkles, and cosmetic surgery is commonplace, with people travelling overseas too get a cheaper deal. Things are not as they were a few years ago in the way we can change our appearance. But it’s not just appearance that we are trying to change....   [tags: christianity, god, christ]

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The Holy Spirit

- Tongues of fire came to rest on all those who were present, and they began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. I personally haven’t been blessed with it but I’m hoping someday if I keep striving I will be able to overcome my struggles and feel what other have felt. Later in Acts 2 we are told that the three thousand who were converted by Peter’s sermon by devoted themselves to the apostles. Teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. It is amazing on how Peter can bring that many people to God to lead them into new believing and to show the way God attends us to be....   [tags: biblical essay]

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Transformation in Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now

- Transformation in Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now        Since Francis Ford Coppola’s  Apocalypse Now was based on Joseph Conrad's novel, Heart of Darkness, it is possible to draw many parallels between the two works. Both can be interpreted as metaphors for a journey through the inner self, and each has its own particular message to convey. In many ways they also appear to have similarities to Arthurian Legend, in particular the quest for the holy grail, and other allegorical journey narratives....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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Morality and The Holy Bible

- Morality and the Bible Both the legal and salvation philosophies of the Old and New Testaments reflect those of the cultures around them, due to much copying and borrowing of laws and ideas. Furthermore, all societies around the world have similar moral and legal codes -- which is certainly not an accident. Interestingly enough, the moral codes of the world's religions bear a striking resemblance to each other, with only minor variations. Religions as different as Hinduism, Islam, and Buddhism all have proscriptions against killing, lying, cheating, stealing, etc....   [tags: Holy Bible Essays]

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The Holy Spirit

- The mention of the Holy Spirit so often in Romans 8 (more than twenty times) has the purpose of pointing out the actions of the Father, which serves to reveal His identity as the one who raised Jesus, specifically in Romans 8:11, from the dead. This same verb, is also used in Romans 4:17 in relationship to the faith of Abraham. The Father who raised Jesus from the dead and gives life the Abraham 's faith is the same Who will raise the believers of Jesus. In a similar fashion to the identity descriptions within Romans 4, namely Romans 4:5, 17, 24 and their relationship, there is an echo in Romans 8:32: “He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him...   [tags: Jesus, God in Christianity, New Testament]

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To The Lighthouse – A Modern Quest Narrative

- Virginia Woolf’s novel “To the Lighthouse” (1992) can be considered as a modern quest narrative. In literature, a quest is often utilized as a plot device and can be described as a journey towards a goal. The journey is predominately carried out by the hero of the story who has to prevail over many complications to reach their target. There are four significant quests in the novel which are expressed by the four key characters; Mrs Ramsay, Mr Ramsay, James Ramsay and Lily Briscoe. The author, Virginia Woolf, also has her own quest evolving which subconsciously develops through Lily Briscoe....   [tags: Literature Review]

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The As A Quest For The Authentic Self

- As the rising number of tourists continues to fuel the booming holidaymaker economy, quests for the ‘authentic self’ rise in response. Fundamentally, the theoretic of ‘object authenticity’ and ‘existential authenticity’ would hold the heaviest denial against the relative positions and definitions taken by those claiming tourism as a quest for the authentic self. However, not all consumers of the tourist market can be classified as a single body of individuals seeking to understand an authentic identity, and not all tourists on a quest for the authentic self understand authenticity and other related concepts in agreement to the same sense....   [tags: Tourism, World Tourism Organization, Anthropology]

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The Quest For Certainty By Lawrence Levine

- In the minds of the general population many would argue that the most significant part of any piece of literary, artistic, or vocal work is the title. The title often times resonates through the heart of an audience, while simultaneously imprinting specific emotions and thoughts in their psyche. In Lawrence Levine’s “The Quest for Certainty”, the title is used to address the motivation enslaved African-Americans possessed in which they ultimately utilized to create sacred music. An understanding of the title “The Quest for Certainty” needs to first be analyzed in a contextual manner, to understand its power....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery]

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