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    Nibelungenlied and Parzival

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    Nibelungenlied and Parzival Although both the Nibelungenlied and Parzival were composed around the same time (c. 1200), they are vastly different in certain respects—namely concerning the matters of diplomacy, redemption, revenge, and deceit. Some striking similarities do exist among the two texts—concepts of honor (êre), loyalty (triuwe), moderation (mâze) and knightly deeds (âventiure) are valued highly by both societies. However, each notion is accomplished through different measures in

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    Women and Maturity in Eschenbach's Parzival

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    Maturity in Eschenbach's Parzival Through the course of Wolfram von Eschenbach's epic romance Parzival, it becomes abundantly clear that the main characters, Parzival and Gawan, must attain some level of maturity or growth before they will be able to persevere in their personal quests. While their paths to maturity involve a great deal of combat and contests of knightly skill, it is their encounters with noble women that truly redefine their characters. Parzival is undeniably a romance. It

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    Honor in Beowulf and Parzival Throughout literary history authors have created and restored figures from all times that seem to represent what is honorable and chivalrous. The two literary legends compared in this paper are Beowulf and Parzival. These two figures in their own way find within them what is virtuous. At first impression it seems as though Beowulf is the warrior who contains the honor within himself, but as the two characters are compared in depth, it becomes obvious that Parzival's

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    Introduction Wolfram von Eschenbach’s epic poem Parzival stands as one of the richest and most profound literary works to have survived from the middle ages. Lost in obscurity for centuries until rediscovered and republished by Karl Lachmann in 1833, the poem enjoyed at least as great a popularity when it was first composed as it does among today’s readers: Some eighty manuscripts have been preserved, in whole or in part, from Wolfram’s era (Poag 40). Among the more intriguing aspects of the

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    The Fisher King

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    In the movie The Fisher King, Parry tells Jack a story about a fool who saved the Fisher king by giving him a drink of water from the Holy Grail. The fool paid no attention to the cup he found for the dying man, he just knew that the man was thirsty. This is just one of many Arthurian legends of the knight Percival. Like Parry, Percival is naive and often acts in ways that are strange and at times inappropriate to other people; However, also like Parry, Percival has a good and innocent heart.

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    Movie Review of The Fisher King Jack, a cynical Manhattan disc jockey plunges into a suicidal depression when one of his outrageous comments inspires a crazed listener to shoot seven people in a fashionable nightspot. Redemption comes in the form of a derelict, ex-history professor named Parry whose wife was one of those killed by the sniper. Parry heads a gang of loony homeless people in the search for what he believes to be the Holy Grail. Jack helps Parry in his quest

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    Although, Robert Frost and T.S Eliot choose the Grail quest as a “momentary [to] stay against confusion,” and both include depression, fragile images to illustrate the chaotic and decaying modern world, the differing way of use these images renders T.S. Elliot’s poem much more better of capturing the idea of the “broken world” than Robert Frost does. First of all, both Robert Frost and T.S Eliot attempt to write about the feeling of depression from the survivor of the war in order to explore the

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    The chivalric code is a theme in almost all medieval tales of knights, and Parzival is no exception. The big difference between Parzival’s view of the chivalric code, and that of many other tales from the time is that, Parzival wasn’t raised with the code and only learned of it in his late teens, whereas the other knights were raised believing in it since birth. This puts Parzival in an interesting light, he is unbiased when learning about chivalry, yet he is so sheltered that he doesn’t much of

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    determined by providence, and a person’s individual actions had little bearing on what became of him or her. We see a new understanding of fate begin to take form in the two primary heroic epics of thirteenth century German literature. The story of Parzival introduces the role of individual maturation in the fulfillment of one’s destiny, notwithstanding its predetermination by God through birthright. The Nibelungenlied, on the other hand, suggests that predestination is the result of the inevitability

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    67% of U.S. households play video games. In 2012 north of $20 billion was spent on video games, with the amount vastly increasing each year. The worldwide video game industry exceeds $76 billion. It has well surpassed the movie box office industry and is becoming a serious contender with the entire television/film industry. What started off as a diversion for the few has quickly sparked into a mass medium, helping people live, learn, work and of course, play (Galarneau). Video games are now more

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