Essays Tagged: "Knight"

"Arthurian Romances " by Chretien De Troyes

uire noble people to set the example for the younger. The ranks of the noble include counts, lords, knights, kings,queens,etc. These noblemen can be compared to as dueling politicians; they watch over ... rly, and they fend off any attackers trying to besiege land. The peace keeper of the society is the knight. The knight has been appointed the position of knight by a king because his traits and charac ...

(3 pages) 76 0 4.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Chivalry and Knighthood

Chivalry, the order of knighthood, and especially, the code of knightly behavior,comes from many origins. In Middle English ... le English, the word 'chevalrie' meant 'mountedhorseman'. In Old french, the word 'chevalrie' meant knightliness or 'chevalier'meaning knight. (Microft, Encarta) Almost all origins of the word meant h ... ost all origins of the word meant horseman.Warfare was not an option in the medieval period and the knight was the mostcrutial part. The knight's ability, and the military strength of the lord or king ...

(3 pages) 79 0 4.3 Feb/1993

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Analytical paper on the tragic figure of Lancelot in T.H White's "Once And Future King"

y the most human character of them all.Lancelot's childhood was spent sequestered, training to be a knight in order to escape from his ugliness and give him something to be proud of. Lancelot wanted t ... in order to escape from his ugliness and give him something to be proud of. Lancelot wanted to be a knight because he felt that he was a depraved, lubricious soul. His hideously twisted visage was a s ...

(7 pages) 30 0 3.5 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Balsam. Essay written on an example of how smells evoke memories

when the army had ridden into the city. He felt grand, proud and dignified. He rode just behind his knight, Sir Rand, but in his mind he imagined that the cheers were for him alone. The people cheered ... ot have my daughter marry a warrior', but I asked her if she wouldkeep her daughter from marrying a knight!''Oh young and innocent child! There is only one difference between the two. The knight must ...

(10 pages) 48 0 4.2 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

Chivalry, Politically Incorrect? Who would have thought that chivalry, a sense of justice, and honor above all else would be accosted by a modern society and the legal system?

ccosted by a modern society and the legal system? Who would accuse the medieval King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table principles as unjust or thought of as an object of scorn? Present day Ame ... othersby the insecure, and men feeling of lessening their manhood if women were treated equally. A Knight would have championed such a woman to his death, if necessary. Opening doors for women and th ...

(3 pages) 45 0 3.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Becoming a Knight

During the middle ages, in order to become a knight one had to go through many years of training.A knight-to-be spent at least fourteen years of ... knight-to-be spent at least fourteen years of his life learning the proper conduct and etiquette ofknighthood. Once the years of training were completed, often an elaborate ceremony took place when t ... the years of training were completed, often an elaborate ceremony took place when thegentleman was knighted. Once knighted, the man had to live by the code of chivalry. This code had thebasic guideli ...

(8 pages) 81 3 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

"Becoming a Knight" Explain the difficulties that a knight in the middle ages went through and the training they went through to be knighted. Be sure to explain the qualities of knighthood.

Becoming a KnightDuring the middle ages, in order to become a knight one had to go through many years of traini ... knight-to-be spent at least fourteen years of his life learning the proper conduct and etiquette ofknighthood. Once the years of training were completed, often an elaborate ceremony took place when t ... the years of training were completed, often an elaborate ceremony took place when thegentleman was knighted. Once knighted, the man had to live by the code of chivalry. This code had thebasic guideli ...

(8 pages) 59 0 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Canterbury Tales. How does Chaucer show the rapid decline of aristocracy through two of his characters?

s of sketches on a diverse group of people during the medieval period. Through the portrayal of the Knight and the Squire, he vilifies the rapid decline of the aristocracy.Chaucer introduces the Knigh ... he aristocracy.Chaucer introduces the Knight, the most socially prominent pilgrim as the epitome of knightly chivalry. He explains the Knight's qualities idealized by knighthood: "To ride abroad [he] ...

(2 pages) 29 0 3.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucher

The Canterbury Tales: Camparison between the Knight of Canterbury and King Arthur

King Arthur and the Knight of Canterbury'King' and 'Knight' are such titles that seem to require power, confidence, and ... n some cases it seems that the most important quality in these positions is sure chivalry. Both the Knight of The Canterbury Tales and King Arthur portray this chivalric and modest demeanor, and still ... simply trust in himself and his companions.In the prologue of the tales, Chaucer tells us that the Knight has such courage, and yet doesn't flaunt his position, nor think himself any better than anyo ...

(2 pages) 43 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

An analysis of Chaucer's Miller's Tale

It is obvious that it serves only as a relief from the boring and tedious, yet noble and honorable knight's tale. This is the Miller's calling. He is a remarkably clever narrator even if though he is ... r, the tale and the Miller are all rude. The Miller uses his respondent position to make fun of the Knight's Tale, which the audience has just been subjected too. I hesitate to use embellishing words ...

(6 pages) 54 0 3.4 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Analysis of the knight the plowman and the physician in The Cantebury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

of the Middle Ages, but also they share traits of certain individuals of contemporary society. The Knight, the Plowman, and the Physician all display characteristics of fire fighters, William R. Wors ... cteristics of fire fighters, William R. Worsley, and plastic surgeons in the modern day. The Knight built his character around loyalty to his king and performing all good deeds including being ...

(4 pages) 20 1 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucher

Chilvary in the Middle Ages

think of the word "chivalry," we automatically visualize images of the mythical King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table and images of heavily armored knights rescuing damsels in distress. Howev ... just a means of controlling a chaotic environment; it was a code that became a way of life for the knight, who would become a figure to be admired for all time. One must often wonder if chivalry, whi ...

(6 pages) 74 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Chivalry

hat exactly is chivalry? According to Webster's New World Dictionary, it is "the medieval system of knighthood," and also "courtesy and fairness." Chivalry is almost nonexistent in today's ... began to employ cavalry training and tactics in order to counter the threats of invaders. The first knights were simple armed warriors who fought on horseback with lances and swords. Horse maintenance ...

(5 pages) 466 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Bipolar Disorder

oes a wonderful job of describing each of the characters. One of the travelers is a Knight. He is a modest man, devoted completely to what he does. The Knight is used to traveling, hav ... to traveling, haveing traveled all over the world and been in several battles. The Knight brought his son with him, a fine young Squire. He was young, around 20 years old. The Squire ...

(2 pages) 355 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Canterbury Tales

The Knight's Tale shared similarities with the Reeve's Tale and especially the Miller's Tale. These tale ... erences. These factors made these tales very interesting and entertaining to read. The noble Knight is a notable soldier, gentleman, and idealist. He tells a romantic tale about love and chival ... le soldier, gentleman, and idealist. He tells a romantic tale about love and chivalry. However, the Knight does not tell his tale about his own life but about men and women of the past. His tale displ ...

(2 pages) 16 0 3.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Arthurian Code

ciety began to really settle, two important things happened to the ideals of what was first called "knighthood." First, the church began to reshape the idea of the social warrior to its own ends. Knig ... "religious" chivalry, worldly influences arose that had an equally strong say in the new reality of knighthood. The ideas of Chivalrous Love, under the benefaction of Eleanor of Aquitaine and her daug ...

(2 pages) 5 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Is Chivalry Dead?

to be taken into consideration first.Chivalry first came to be known in the medieval ages thanks to Knights. It was referred to the title of the medieval institution of knighthood and the values/ideal ... e church in later years. The word itself actually comes from the French word chevalier, which means Knight in the English language. Eventually, the word came to have and aristocratic connotation: dist ...

(4 pages) 16 0 3.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Canterbury Tales General Prologue Analyze

owners, professionals, and laborers. In the portraits that we will see in the General Prologue, the Knight and Squire represent nobility. The Prioress, the Monk, the Friar, and the Parson represent th ... ociety and social rank of the pilgrims.The description of the members of nobility is defined in the Knight and his son the Squire. The Knight?s portrait had to start first due to his high status in so ...

(4 pages) 23 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"the Canterbury tales".comparing and contrasting the tradesman and the cook to the kinght. examples and quotes from the story included.

The tradesmen and the cook are not really comparable to the knight. They have different contrasting personalities, views and priorities.The tradesmen also known ... nceited and only satisfied with the physical benefits they are receiving because of their guild.The Knight is very distinctive from the five tradesmen and the cook. He represents the noblest of the pi ... pilgrims and he embodies military accomplishment, loyalty, honor, generosity, and good manners. The Knight conducts himself in a polite and mild fashion, always showing courtesy towards others. Chauce ...

(3 pages) 13 0 5.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucher

Bradamante as a Wish Fulfillment Fantasy in Italo Calvino's Nonexistent Knight

The central characters introduced in Italo Calvino’s novella, The Nonexistent Knight, are curiously diverse, yet each readily identifiable as each are driven or defined by partic ... cular quirks. In Agilulf Emo Bertrandin of the Guildivern and of the Others of Corbentraz and Sura, Knight of Selimpia Citeriore and Fez we see order and willpower, in Raimbaut of Roussillon there ... e see order and willpower, in Raimbaut of Roussillon there’s passion, in the periwinkle female knight Bradamante is desire and pride, in Torrismund a need to belong, and in Gurdiloo… nothing ...

(6 pages) 3314 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature