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  • Swords

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    Swords The sword was the predominant weapon of the knight during the Middle Ages. According to the Arms and Armor Glossary, "Swords have a long tapered, usually two edged blade ranging from 32" to more than 72" In length ending in a point which was sometimes, but not always, used for thrusting." Knights used swords in battle because they were very light. In weight, ranging from 3-5 pounds. The first metal swords were made of bronze, but later they were crafted of iron. From the period of

  • Hamlet: Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword

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    Hamlet: Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword It is commonly said that if you play too close with the fire, you are going to get burned.  This generally means that if you live a dangerous lifestyle, then you will eventually falter and suffer the consequences.  In Shakespeare's Hamlet, there are many cases where characters are killed because they lived a murderous lifestyle.  Claudius murders his own brother and is then murdered himself.  Laertes kills Hamlet but is killed himself before Hamlet

  • John Brown The Sword and the Word

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    John Brown The Sword and the Word “I act from a principle,” and “I say, break the law” are not only the names of two out of the five parts in this book, but the words by which John Brown lived so passionately everyday. At earlier times in his life he lived by his sword as well. The Sword and the Word illustrates John Brown’s own ideas and intentions and how he lived by them. A main issue of this book is that truly a man of his word who believed that morals should outweigh the law of the land

  • The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White

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    explanation, it’s just there. Itlingers mysteriously above my head as if a lonely moon hung high in the midnight sky,illuminating a faint glimmer of mist above the surface of the dark pool water. I feel it now, and I felt it then after reading The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White. An enchanting novel, it engulfed the reader in a powerful trance. Young Arthur went through a dramatic change in his life after coming upon Merlin, his future mentor and closest companion. He began to transform into a mature

  • Sword use outside of warfare

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    Swords during Medieval times were mainly used in war by knights and soldiers. However they were used in everyday life for multiple reasons. They were used in tournaments by knights the swords were sharpened until the Statute of Arms was enacted in 1292; it stated that a knight could not use “live steel” meaning that the sword had to be blunt edged. If the knight were to kill his opponent he could be imprisoned and had his property taken away from him. Swords were used in the ritual to become a knight

  • The Sword of Shannara

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    Book Review Writing for more then 28 years, author Terry Brooks has captured fantasy genre readers through his captivating series’. Most notably, The Sword of Shannara, lasted as a New York Times Best Seller for more then five months, and from there he has wrote sixteen others as well. Now he takes the reader even farther back, to the prequel of the classic Shannara series, First King of Shannara. This tale brings you a story of adventure, magic and myth that shows the secret evil that is slowly

  • The Sword in the Stone of the Arthurian Legend

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    The Sword in the Stone of the Arthurian Legend King Arthur and the knights of the round table belong to a long line of books and stories of the Arthurian legend. Merlin, Lancelot, The lady of the lake, King Arthur, and Excaliber are all very important in the Arthurian legend. In this essay we will talk about King Arthur, the knights of the round table, and Merlin in the famous story, The sword in the stone. The Sword in the stone is a book about an adopted child named wart. He is of royal

  • The Skystone and The Singing Sword

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    The Skystone and The Singing Sword Marion Zimmer Bradley, a book critic, says The Skystone is "one of the most interesting historical novels that I've ever read, and I've read plenty"(Front cover). In writing, success is generally a direct result of an author being able to keep a reader interested. Jack Whyte is an interesting and successful author throughout The Skystone and The Singing Sword because of his development of characters and his ability to write strategically. Character development

  • Free College Essays - The Sword In The Stone

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    The Sword In The Stone: Kay Gets What He Deserves At the end of The Sword in the Stone, it is true that Kay does receive the `rough end' of the deal because he, being the son of a noble and a knight, and the Wart, comparatively nothing but a squire to Kay became the King of England when Kay thought himself more qualified and better for the postition. However, throughout the Boy's childhood, Kay maintained the dominant position in their relationship. I think that it is only fair that in

  • Cloning: The Double-Edged Sword

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    Cloning: The Double-Edged Sword Such a furore was created when the birth of Dolly the sheep; the first successfully cloned mammal, was announced to the world in 1997, that the scientific community was gasping for air. Time and space seemed to have come to a virtual standstill as scientists vigorously, not to mention obsessively, hypothesized the cosmic future potential of Dr. Wilmut's team's revolutionary breakthrough in the dynamic realm of science. The euphoria of the moment, it seems, took

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