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  • The Depiction of Morgan Le Fay in Various Accounts of The Arthurian Legend

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    Depiction of Morgan Le Fay in Various Accounts of The Arthurian Legend Morgaine speaks.... "In my time I have been called many things: sister, lover, priestess, wise-woman, queen." So begins Marion Zimmer Bradley's account of the Arthurian legend, which places unusual emphasis on the character of Morgaine, otherwise known as Morgan Le Fay. But who exactly is Morgan and how does she vary in the different accounts of the Arthurian legend? In order to assess how Morgan Le Fay is depicted throughout

  • Morgan Le Fay Personality

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    Morgan le Fay is believed to have been originated from Celtic mythology. In medieval romance she is usually presented as being the wife of King Urien and the mother of Yvain. At time she is also linked to the welsh goddess Modron who was believed to have been the mother goddess. Modron was the mother of Mabon who was stolen from the goddess when he was 3 days old. The boy was later on rescued by king Arthur who later on made him part of his group. It is possible that Morgan le Fay was a model drawn

  • Morgan Le Fay Characteristics

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    Morgan le Fay is commonly known as Arthur’s nemesis in the stories of King Arthur and his knights of the around Table. When people think about her, she is stereotyped as an evil sorceress whose main goal is to destroy King Arthur and all of Camelot. In almost all of the legends, she is described as an evil witch who uses her magic only for her own gain. However, she can also be described as a very misunderstood character. Even though she is portrayed as an evil witch, she has an interesting and somewhat

  • nanan

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    even when Arthur and the knights at the round table become courteous and humane as they laugh at his denigration. In the whole poem, the green man remains green. He is presented as the devout hospitable lord of Hautdersert and the secret agent of Morgan le Fay. At some point his character is humane, forgiving and even Christ like. He then turns to become a fiend with immense evil intentions which are foiled by the hero’s bravery abetted by a benevolent deity. The last gift that the Green Knight gives

  • The Unnamed Wife in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

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    knight’s wife plays a pivotal role in the story. Yet, she is never given a name and it is unclear what motivates her actions. She could simply be following her husband’s orders to seduce this visiting knight. She could be under the tutelage of Morgan le Fay. Or she may be acting under her own guidance and using her sexuality to carry out her own desires or gain power. In light of this uncertainty, the unnamed wife’s role in the bedroom scene is also hard to decipher. As a woman she should be submissive

  • Reflections of Knights and their Archetypal Damsels in The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

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    many different relationships between knights and their damsels. The damsels, in some ways, reflect in different ways throughout the knights. Some example of knights and their damsels are Merlin and Nyneve, Ewain and Lyne, and Sir Accolon and Morgan Le Fay. Nyneve is a character which reflects Merlin throughout the story. Merlin was a marvelous magician who longed to love and to be loved by Nyneve. Nyneve is a well rounded character in this story. She reflects Merlin's weaknesses by him teaching

  • Satan Vs. Green: An Analysis Of Satan And Green

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    Satan and Green A. The Green Knight and Satan both share the characteristics of being green. B. In the first act of the poem, the poet describes the Green Knight: “Everything about him was an elegant green.” (Citation) 1. Analysis: The poet goes into detail about the Green Knight’s appearance, describing the color of his skin, hair armor, and horse which were all green. C. Green is a color often associated with Satan. 1. All throughout the Middle Ages, Satan wears a green coat. 2. The color green

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

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    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

  • A freedom greater than freedom

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    It is a common misconception that those in power necessarily have more liberty than their less powerful counterparts. Intuitively, a country’s king has the freedom to act in more ways than the peasant, the rich have more options than the poor, the slave owner rules while the slave is ruled, and a government official often treads above the laws they pen for the people. However, there is a hidden assumption in this way of thought— that liberty is proportional to quality of life. From a pragmatic point

  • Book

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    The time take place in old England. Two young boys are raised by Sir Ector - Kay his son and Art, but Kay give him a nickname Wart, is an adopted orphan. The boys are taught very strictly, becouse Kay one day will get his father’s lands and title, Sir Kay the master of estates. One day drinking port with his friend Sir Grummore Grummursum Sir Ector decide that they should go on a quest to find a new tutor for the boys. After working in the fields, Kay and the Wart decides to go hawking. They take