9Arthur the ArchetypeArchetype: the original pattern or model of which all things of the same type are representations or copiesA typical romantic heroBorn under mysterious circumstancesGrows up in obscurityUndergoes a childhood initiation involving a magic weaponAided by magic weapons and wise mentorsMysterious events surround his departure from the world suggesting a return
10Superman’s originsSuperman 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
11Le Morte D’ArthurMorte: DeathPage 171 Purple book; page
12Reading 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?
13Romance Motifs in Le’ Morte… Motif: word, character, object, image, metaphor, idea that recurs in a work or in works of literature
14Comparing works(a) Explain which of these elements of romance is least emphasized in Sir Gawain:chivalrya far-off settingthe supernaturalAdventurelove(b) Which is least emphasized in Morte d’Arthur?
15Comparing works2. 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.