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Medieval Romance and Le Morte D’Arthur. Arthurian Legends. Reflect: Create a chart like the one below to reflect the strengths/weaknesses of Gawain & Beowulf. How do we try to keep heroes alive? . Through stories. Through Paintings. Through monuments. Through coins. Movies and TV shows.

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reflect create a chart like the one below to reflect the strengths weaknesses of gawain beowulf
Reflect: Create a chart like the one below to reflect the strengths/weaknesses of Gawain & Beowulf
arthur the archetype
Arthur the Archetype
  • Archetype: the original pattern or model of which all things of the same type are representations or copies
  • A typical romantic hero
    • Born under mysterious circumstances
    • Grows up in obscurity
    • Undergoes a childhood initiation involving a magic weapon
    • Aided by magic weapons and wise mentors
    • Mysterious events surround his departure from the world suggesting a return
superman s origins
Superman’s origins
  • Superman is born Kal-El on the alien planet Krypton.
  • His parents, Jor-El and Lara become aware of Krypton's impending destruction and send their baby to earth.
  • Parents die; spacecraft carrying baby escapes.
  • The explosion transforms planetary debris into kryptonite, a radioactive substance that is lethal to superpowered (as by Earth's yellow sun) Kryptonians.
  • The spacecraft lands in the rural US where a couple named, Kents, adopt the baby and name him Clark.
  • Discovers his powers and is taught to use them for good
le morte d arthur
Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Morte: Death
  • Page 171 Purple book; page
reading check
Reading Check:
  • What does Arthur dream on Trinity Sunday?
  • How is the truce between Arthur and Mordred disturbed?
  • What is Sir Lucan’s advice to Arthur?
  • What does Arhtur do?
  • What happens between Arthur and Mordred?
  • Where does Bedivere take the wounded king?
  • What happens to Bedivere?
romance motifs in le morte
Romance Motifs in Le’ Morte…
  • Motif: word, character, object, image, metaphor, idea that recurs in a work or in works of literature
comparing works
Comparing works
  • (a) Explain which of these elements of romance is least emphasized in Sir Gawain:
    • chivalry
    • a far-off setting
    • the supernatural
    • Adventure
    • love
  • (b) Which is least emphasized in Morte d’Arthur?
comparing works15
Comparing works
  • 2. Compare the characterization of Gawain in lines 459–477 of Sir Gawain with Malory’s description of Bedivere as he reacts to Arthur’s imminent death. Use a graphic organizer like the one below.