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Le Morte Review for Test #1 Kuczek-GHS-English II Pre-AP 2013
The test breakdown Characters-1 point each True/False-1 point each Quotations-1 point each Multiple Choice-1 point each Short Answers-10 points each-2 Essays-15 points each-2
Characters to study Gwynevere Morgan Le Faye Morgauwse Lyoness Lynett Elayne Igraine Lucius Gawain Gareth Arthur Merlin Lancelot Modred Beaumains King Lot Sir Tarquine Sir Gryngamour Sir Kay Pelleas Sir Ector Uther Balin Percival The color knights
Quick Notes for Review Written by Sir Mallory Pentecost- “Pentecost is a Christian holy day commemorating the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the disciples of Jesus Christ, according to the New Testament of the Bible. It is also known as Whitsunday, or Whit Sunday.” SEIGE PERiLLOUS!!! Excalibur? Arthur’s parents Uther Pendragon Igraine Courtly Love Know more than the basics of each character
Arthurian Times Regional Social Pyramid Hereditary for Chieftain King had absolute control This foreshadows Feudalism during Malory’s Time King’s position/power=prowess in battle May challenge the King’s position. King would start wars to prove position
Arthurian Times Religion transcends all other loyalty This is why appealing to divine right could help a King’s stance… “Foot print of Arthur.” Each kingdom held together by Courage Honor Generosity Faithfulness of nobles
Mallory’s Time 1450-? More organization than Arthurian times Economy more stable and allows small states to survive on own Leader-Lord. A Lord could be both Lord and Vassal. Vassals are gentlemen and warriors who pledge to support their lord and be faithful. They also give military support, money, and entertainment. The Lord, in turn, must honor his vassals and protect them as well.
Mallory’s Time Fief- Land & property. Passes from father to son Before this time the lord had to approve the passing down of land. Sometimes given for loyalty and protections Primogeniture=fief to oldest son Urban dwelling class expands. Rise of the middle class=death of feudalism Published around 1485
Chivalry The noble qualities a knight was supposed to have, such as courage, honor, and a readiness to help the weak and protect the women. All women? Ugly women? Poor children? This version seems to apply to the wealthy NOT Tiny Tim.
Arthur and Lucius
Page 102- Lucius’ destruction of lands involves the murder of women and children. Page 101-False kingship is equated with rape (the giant and Lady Howell) True kingship is equated with marriage The relationship between king and state is considered to be marriage
Page 116-Arthur rules…danger to women, children and the defenseless. Arthur is therefore given the right to rule…because he protects This adds to the Chivalric ideal of the group
Page 118- Begins the Chivalric ideal of a man Page Tarquine represents personal vengeance and delight in cruelty. While Launcelot fights in defense on the Order of Knighthood Tarquine scorns the order
Page 129- Seems to fight not for personal glory but for virtue’s sake because he takes and wears Kay’s armor. He does later take credit for the fighting Dangerous potential here for adultery. Launcelot denies any love for Gwynevere and says she is loyal, yet he sends all his prisoners to her instead of to Arthur as all other knights in this story do. Who is he trying to impress? What appears on the surface as model knighthood is in fact a prelude to adultery Irony: “It is Launcelot’s need to prove himself to the woman he loves that makes him the great knight he is.”
Test Date Thursday November 14 th -”A” day Friday November 15 th -”B” day