Dame Essays

  • Dame Lyonet and Dame Lyonesse

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    Dame Lyonet and Dame Lyonesse Dame Lyonet was first mentioned in the book, Le Morte Darthur, which has many tales about the Arthurian time. Dame Lyonet was mentioned in the tale of Sir Gareth of Orkney. In this tale Lyonet was sent to find a noble knight to rescue her sister from the Red Knight of the Red Launds.When she came to King Arthur’s court to ask of such a knight to aid her, a man to the name of Sir Beaumains asked to be the one to rescue the sister of Lyonet. At this point of the

  • The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

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    The Hunchback of Notre-Dame “Love is a universal language.” This popular quote from many movies and literary works describes the importance of love, and how there are no limits or barriers when dealing with love. Many people cannot even help whether or not they fall in love. There are many types of love and they need not be between members of opposite sexes. In Victor Hugo's novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Quasimodo's love for Esmerelda is not as strong as his different sense of

  • Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Notre Dame de Paris)

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    The Transformation of Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Notre Dame de Paris) The Hunchback of Notre Dame has taken on several forms since the publication of Victor Hugo's novel Notre Dame de Paris in 1831. Quasimodo, the name itself meaning "half-formed," is the misshapen, misunderstood hunch-backed bell ringer of the Notre Dame Cathedral in 15th Century France. The character has been brought to life on the movie screen many different times from the 1930's through to the 1990's

  • Dame Alice: The First Feminist Character In Western Literature

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    Dame Alice: The First Feminist Character in Western Literature During the Middle Ages, men are known to have more power than women, controlling them and taking advantage over them. Women do not have the same rights as men and they are treated differently. Men are superior while women are inferior. Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales changes the society of the Middle Age completely in The Wife of Bath. In The Wife of Bath, the main character of this tale, or the one telling this tale, is a woman, the

  • Dame Ragnell: Searching for the Truth

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    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

  • Hunchback of Notre Dame Analysis Essay

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    Hunchback Analysis Essay Victor Hugo is known for his great work in romantic literature. In one of his best known works, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, there is a very prevalent theme of love. Love can both be a wonderful thing, and something that may cause a painful heartbreak. In The Hunchback of Notre Dame, love is depicted as both of these. Phoebus de Chateaupers, the captain of the king's archers, is one of the characters that brings out the love theme, but not always in the right way. He tends

  • Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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    Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame Viewed from the outside, a more horrific being never lived. Everything he presented to the world: twisted legs, a deformed spine, oversized hands, and a monocled visage crowned by a mane of hair the rust color of autumn leaves, made him a most insufferable man in the eyes of the people. Ostracized from a society who never hesitated to jeer at his ugliness, Quasimodo, the monster of Notre Dame, bore all abuse with unremitting stoicism while taking shelter

  • Notre Dame

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    Notre Dame Cathedral is a Catholic church built 668 years ago in Paris, France. Notre Dame translates to “Our Lady” in French. The cathedral was built on the site of the former Saint Etienne basilica, which was Paris’ first Christian church. In ancient times there was a temple to the Roman god Jupiter on the site. Construction on the cathedral began in 1163 CE while Louis VII was king of France. Notre Dame was one of the first Gothic cathedrals. Before this time, most buildings were more of

  • Dame Ragnell and Alison's Tale

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    Dame Ragnell and Alison's Tale In Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, the Wife of Bath (Alison) teaches her audience what it is women most desire through her tale. The tale she tells resembles the tale of Dame Ragnell. These stories are analogies, perhaps both arising from a similar folk-tale source. Both stories are set in the magical Arthurian times when the fields and forests teemed with gnomes and unearthly creatures. Although both stories have the same moral and end on similar note, there are

  • Saint Sernin Of Toulouse And Notre Dame Of Paris

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    Saint Sernin of Toulouse and Notre Dame of Paris When one thinks of St. Sernin and Notre Dame, one tends to think of two beautiful cathedrals, not to churches that portray two totally different styles of architecture. Those two styles are, of course, Romanesque in St. Sernin and the Gothic style of Notre Dame. Some characteristics that these two buildings share include quest for height, basic floor plan, and artistic flair. The period of Romanesque architecture, which lasted roughly from

  • Knute Rockne - Coach And Legend Of Notre Dame

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    Knute Rockne - Coach and Legend of Notre Dame Knute Kenneth Rockne was born on March 4, 1888 in Voss, Norway. He first moved to Chicago at the age of 5. Nobody liked him there, and he was in many fights. Before football or even baseball, Knute discovered skiing.  He loved it, and went skiing every chance he got during the winter. Knute was a natural athlete, and excelled in all of the sports he tried. He excelled in track, making a name for himself later on. Although he was always one of the shortest

  • The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell

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    The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell In the story of "The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell," we are introduced to a rather interesting character, Dame Ragnell. We meet Dame Ragnell in the beginning of the story when King Arthur is riding his horse into Ingelswood Forest. He then meets a lady, Dame Ragnell, who is described to be absolutely hideous and grotesque. The story gives a complete description of this old, foul woman: Her face was red, her nose snotid withalle, Her mouithe

  • The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell

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    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

  • The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

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    A gem that has several very visible flaws; yet, with these flaws, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" shines as the best from the Disney factory yet. For, at first, the company name and movie title didn't quite appear to sit well together. You don't marry the king of novel Gothic gloom (Mr. Victor Hugo) with one of the world's most beloved (if not biggest) animation companies and expect the usual world population to be at the reception; but expect even Mr. Walt Disney to pat himself on the shoulder blade

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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    The Victor Hugo novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame written in 1831 can be classified as either as a romantic love story or a beautiful tragedy. The novel is set in and around Paris France in the late fifteenth century, with it’s main attraction being the Cathedral of Notre-Dame. Hugo’s characters show great love and loyalty to each other but then at the same time, they judge each other and use each other for personal benefits. Novel: Characters Quasimodo- He gives the title of this novel it meaning

  • Notre Dame Research Paper

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    Notre Dame has been amongst the top colleges since the day it originated on November 26th, 1842. It was started by a French priest Rev. Edward Sorin, and seven of his companions when they bought seven acres in the Indiana mission fields. When the school first started it was named L’Université de Notre Dame du Lac or The University of the Lady of the Lake. According to The university of Notre Dame’s history page, there was a disastrous fire that tore down the main building, which was the majority

  • The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell

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    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

  • Comparing Wedding Of Sir Gawain And Dame Ragnell

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    The Character of Sir Gawain in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell In the Authorain legend, Sir Gawain has great nobility, honesty, loyalty and chivalry. Sir Gawain is the nephew of King Arthur and a member of the king's elite Round Table. In the texts of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and "The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell," Gawain is portrayed as a hero who exemplifies the characteristics of an honorable knight. He is viewed by many in King

  • Analysis Of The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

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    : It was 1482 on the Day of the Festival of Fools. The protagonist, Quasimodo, otherwise known as the Hunchback of Notre Dame, was named the ugliest person in Paris. The antagonist in this story is Archdeacon Claude Frollo. Frollo uses Quasimodo as a personal slave and keeps him in a tall tower. One day, Quasimodo looks out of the tower to see a beautiful gypsy dancer La Esmerelda. La Esmerelda is dancing in the town square when a struggling poet named Pierre Gringoire attacks her. Quasimodo takes

  • A Comparison of Love in Annabel Lee and La Belle Dame sans Merci

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    Love in Poe’s Annabel Lee and Keats’s La Belle Dame sans Merci Poe’s “Annabel Lee" and Keats’s "La Belle Dame sans Merci" depict the destructive effects that women exercise upon men. In both poems, women, by death and deception, harm their adoring lovers. In "Annabel Lee," Annabel dies and leaves the speaker in isolation; in "La Belle Dame Sans Merci," the fairy, "La Belle Dame," captures the speaker’s heart, and then deserts him. The common theme of both poems, that love generates harmful effects