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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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    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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    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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    qualities that a knight should have. The movie, First Knight is about a man named Lancelot who is good with sword. He saves the life of King Arthur’s wife, Guinevere, and his behavior captures King Arthur’s attention. Then, he is invited to join the knights of the round table of King Arthur. He goes to a public trial because he has an affair with Guinevere, but then Camelot got invaded. Lancelot killed Malagant, and saves the day. In this movie, Lancelot is a great knight, and he has plenty of quality that

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    In “Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere,” Sir Lancelot described Queen Guinevere as if all the world's’ eyes were on her. “Blowing the ringlet from the braid:/ She look’d so lovely, as she sway’d.” Sir Lancelot’s attention was all on Queen Guinevere, which represents: he could forget the world because Queen Guinevere is his world. In the The Romeo and Juliet Code, Felicity and Derek had many up’s and down’s, since Felicity

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