Essays Tagged: "Lancelot"

A comparison of Malory's Morte d' Arthur and Camelot

Arthur's life from when he meetshis future wife Guenevere to the beginning of his siege against SirLancelot's castle in France. The short excerpt of Morte d' Arthur tellsof how King Arthur abandons h ... tle in France. The short excerpt of Morte d' Arthur tellsof how King Arthur abandons his assault on Lancelot to defendCamelot and all of England from Mordred. Because Camelot seems toimmediately prece ...

(2 pages) 104 0 4.2 Jan/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

essay on John Boorman's movie "Excalibur"

ways in John Boorman's movie, Excalibur. Arthur's responsibility as a squire (before he was king), Lancelot's challenge of worthiness and Perceval's ambition illustrate the urge that exists in men to ... admirable king, he and his knights come across a bridge where they meet a knight by the name of Sir Lancelot of the Lake. Lancelot and King Arthur's men joust to cross the bridge but Arthur's knights ...

(3 pages) 71 0 4.6 Jan/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

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

Sir Lancelot's intense desire to perform heroic deeds was brought on by his lack of confidence and insec ... esired only to escape the hellish life that his hideous face would otherwise hold in store for him. Lancelot's adulthood was spent trying to overcompensate for this ugliness by performing Herculean fe ... ad done. Although held up to almost godlike stature in T.H. White's novel The Once And Future King, Lancelot was truly the most human character of them all.Lancelot's childhood was spent sequestered, ...

(7 pages) 30 0 3.5 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

King Arthur Movie Paper. Question: Compare three works of Arthurian literature and a modern movie for themes (i.e. damsel in distress, concealed indentity, etc.). Bibliography included.

authors, poets, and screen writers have used the Arthurian hero in many works. Sir Thomas Malory's Lancelot, T.H. White's Wart, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail's Knights of the Round Table all ha ...

(3 pages) 102 0 4.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Broadway musical "Camelot"

rd Burton as King Arthur. Vanessa Redgrave had shouldered aside Julie Andrews as Guenevere. And, as Lancelot, the incomprehensible choice was made to supplant Robert Goulet with Franco Nero. Two years ... ils that aficionados have come to cherish: Arthur's grand and noble ambitions for a better England, Lancelot and Guenevere's tragic affair, and Mordred's attempts to destroy Camelot. Merlin makes a fe ...

(5 pages) 27 0 0.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The merchant of venice

hter, lost." This is the final comment made when they separate after a long argument over a comment Lancelot made, also this quote has irony as he does lose his daughter but leaves too quickly to list ... is seen as a Jew but still has the respect of Christians. "Most beautiful pagan, most sweet Jew..." Lancelot who is a Christian complements Jessica this proves there can be respect between cultures an ...

(4 pages) 27 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Arthur's goals: success and failure in T.H. White's The Once and Future King

or justice.'" (596) This is especially apparent when Arthur is confronted by the acknowledgement of Lancelot and Guinevere's affair, and Arthur is forced by his laws to take action against them. But, ... dred's... His attitude was more of malice at random." (519) They are the ones to make Guinevere and Lancelot's affair known to Arthur and make sure Arthur takes action to punish them for their crime.N ...

(2 pages) 37 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Mists of Avalon

thinks she must to survive and in the name of her goddess. There are many notable differences with Lancelot as well. In Mists he is the cousin of Arthur, the son of the High Priestess of Avalon. Yet ... ell. In Mists he is the cousin of Arthur, the son of the High Priestess of Avalon. Yet in Excalibur Lancelot is a foreigner from some far off Lake who seeks a man to serve who can best him in battle. ...

(1 pages) 17 0 2.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

First Knight Movie - Evaluation

nd the swordplay is exhilarating. The most enjoyable action scene is undoubtedly the battle between Lancelot and Malagant. Besides the epic battle between Lancelot and Malagant; there are several othe ... h this movie features a cliché of a classic love triangle it still manages to be successful. Lancelot tells the Queen that he truly believes in the ideals of the Round Table and for him to bett ...

(2 pages) 17 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Assess the historical debate surrounding the reliability of the Arthurian legend. Whist showing how this legend has been significant in contributing to change and continuity in the ancient world.

gave Arthur to Hector, who raises him. Also cast the spell in the myth of the sword in the stone.- Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table: The round table was just a meeting place for his knight ... able was just a meeting place for his knights, its round shape was so everyone was of equal status. Lancelot was one of Arthur's favoured knights, who fell in love with Arthur's wife. And finally the- ...

(5 pages) 37 0 3.5 Jun/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Explorations in Arthurian Legends

most of these followers were the Knights of the Round Table. That greatest knight in skill of arms, Lancelot, pledged his loyalty to Arthur, is testament to the fact that the king was worthy of such a ... id to have conceived a son out of matrimony; Guinevere was said to have consummated her affair with Lancelot. Both of these acts were sins, so the picture of Arthur as all that is good and right was w ...

(11 pages) 71 0 5.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Allusion Within The Works

iety places an emphasis on appearances and thus Camelot makes a superior setting for this poem."Sir Lancelot" also alludes to the Arthurian legend of Sir Lancelot, one of the most chivalrous kni ... he portrays himself to be knightly and strong to the Lady of Shalott, as he does to Guinevere. Sir Lancelot also alludes to the "Red-Cross Knight" (78) in Edmond Spenser's, "Faerie Queene" ...

(10 pages) 20 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Arthurian Legend

thur's realm short of honorable defenders. The quest was tried by many knights including Gawain and Lancelot, but because neither was completely pure of heart they were not allowed to find it. Althoug ... hey were not allowed to find it. Although Sir Percival and Sir Bors accompany him, Sir Galahad, Sir Lancelot's illegitimate son, is the only knight that finds it. However, possibly the greatest ...

(4 pages) 1369 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Chilvary

(2 pages) 383 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Excalibur

not function for that person. For example, when Arthur called upon the magic of the sword to defeat Lancelot, the sword broke. This exhibited a lack of responsibility on Arthur's part, and he had to s ... giveness and courage. Forgiveness, a respectable quality, is seen when Arthur forgives his wife and Lancelot for having an affair. A feat, which might have been difficult for most men, was natural for ...

(2 pages) 470 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Canto V : Dante's Inferno

erno depicts the soul of Francesca telling Dante that she fell in love with her lover while reading Lancelot. Though such souls are treated with a kind of compassion and not put into the characteristi ...

(1 pages) 24 1 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Arthur: Beyond The Legend

Excalibur, Camelot, Sir Lancelot and Guinevere: Were these tales just the inventions of legends, or did they have their root ...

(2 pages) 483 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The lady of shalott

es that the fulfillment of the rest of the Lady of Shalott could not occur without her first seeing Lancelot in the mirror. Yet the qquestion is not what a function is but what function the mirror pro ... the mirror probides. At first thought one could charge that the mirror is there in order to reveal Lancelot to the Lady of Shalott. After reading the piece in excess as was required to write this ess ...

(4 pages) 24 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Merchant of Venice, Is Shylock evil?

s a lot about his character. Shylock also mistreats people he has power over. He taunts his servant Lancelot and lashes out at him because he can’t do so with any other Christians. He also mistre ...

(2 pages) 1201 0 3.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare