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    Gender Roles in Arthurian Literature: The Rise and Fall of an Era Queen Guinevere is a strong presence in the Arthurian Legends. She is not only the mighty Queen of the infamous King Arthur, but she is also the lover to one of the most renowned knights of that time, Lancelot. She is also a perfect example of the juxtaposition of that society’s expectations and beliefs of women and men, and how that both shaped Guinevere as well as those who were around her. Her growth as both the Queen in King Arthurs

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    Development of Guinevere Behind every good man is a strong woman but is that truly the case with Arthur and Guinevere. Over the course thus far, the constantly changing characters and aspects of the stories have been analyzed. Obvious main characters like Arthur are easy to notice change in but what is to be said about Guinevere. In The History of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey of Monmouth, Guinevere is illustrated as a secondary character with a minimalistic supporting role whereas in The Knight

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    I Saw Guinevere There as Well

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    I Saw Guinevere There as Well Numerous sources, such as Layamon's "Arthur's Dream", Marie de France's "Lanval" and Sir Thomas Malory's Morte Darthur, portray Guinevere as a unfaithful wife and the primary cause of the fall of King Arthur and The Round Table. In all of the three works, Guinevere is seen approaching various men such as Lanval and Sir Lancelot, knights of her husband. And, yet, she remains virtuous and appealing in the eyes of King Arthur, who loves her dearly. Such blindness or

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    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. She is a woman figure who can be discarded as desired. Her presence in the male dominated arena is a source of discord among them. She is resented as a threat to the bonds of men, an eventuality which will lead to the end of the Round Table. She is represented as a danger to the misogynist circle. Malory gives Guinevere a maternal character, whose

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    time like that of Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere. Their names are as synonymous with forbidden love as Romeo and Juliet. There are many different versions of their saga throughout Arthurian literature and the one thing that is indisputable in all of the accounts is their tremendous, unwavering love for each other. But what exact kind of love are they experiencing? In Chrétien de Troyes “The Knight of the Cart” the love shared between Lancelot and Guinevere can be said to be amor puros or pure love

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    When Guinevere confesses her love to Lanval, he rejects her and states that he could never be with her and betray the king (269-274). This backfires on him, because Guinevere tells the king that ‘Lanval had dishonored her’ (316), even though he did no such thing. We find that Lanval truly is proven not guilty and is loyal to the king because

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    Long Live the King

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    Arthur, King of the Britons, is a literary character known for creating a peaceful Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table. Some like to believe he is real, and for centuries historians and conspiracy theorists alike have been attempting to find relics of Arthur at places like Cadbury Hill and the Isle of Glass. Though Arthur cannot be proven because he is fictional, he is a very popular subject for authors and screenwriters. Books such as The Once and Future King by T. H. White have been renowned

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    Myths, Legends, and King Arthur Throughout the dawns of time, people have recorded lives and made histories about the past, the people and all of their dramatics. One such story is Le morte d'Arthur, or in English, the Death of Arthur. Despite its French title, the actual text was written in English. It is a twenty-one book series written by Sir Thomas Malory in 1469-1470 describing in detail the problematic lives of the Arthurian legends. Sir Thomas Malory was believed to be born in 1408

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    Arthurian Legends Effects on English Society

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    What role did the great King Arthur play in the way English Literature is perceived? Did King Arthur honestly exist? “Whether King Arthur existed or not is doubtful. However if King Arthur did exist, then he would have lived sometime between 400 AD and 600 AD, a time of turmoil in Britain following the Roman withdrawl. And a time when written literature did not exist, therefore events during this period are only known about from folklore passed down several generations before being written down

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    underlying love of King Arthur’s Queen Guinevere. His love start as Queen Guinevere is taken captive by Meleagant, and knights are challenged to rescue her. The first indication of his love for Guinevere is when he requests to leave because she would no longer be near, and he wants King Arthur to entrust her to him in order for him to stay. On foot and without his lance, Lancelot sought after a cart that was made for criminals to continue on his quest for Guinevere. As stated on pg. 17, “he would regret

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