Presentation on theme: "Source for the popular image of the “Knight in Shining Armor” Characteristics: idealized noble characters exaggerated or larger than life behavior."— Presentation transcript:
Source for the popular image of the “Knight in Shining Armor” Characteristics: idealized noble characters exaggerated or larger than life behavior a hero’s quest: motivated by love, religious faith, or desire for adventure supernatural or magical events unusual or exotic settings incidents involving mistaken identity
Ideas associated with medieval knighthood Examples Honor Bravery Loyalty to King (Great Hair a Must!) Courtly love came about because of arranged marriages end goal is not marriage hopeless passion woman should be of “greater” rank male “mortally injured” by her beauty, only her favor can save him.
Follow the Medieval Romantic Pattern Take place in Great Britain Fictional Legends with many different versions Sir Thomas Malory brought together first collection 12 th and 13 th Century
Son of Uther Pendragon + Igraine Raised by Sir Ector Drew the sword in the stone Married to Guinevere
King Arthur's mythical sword 2 different Myths: Sword in the stone only drawn by real king. The Sword replacing the sword from the stone given by the lady of the lake. In this myth there is a scabbard which also has mythical powers.
Greatest of King Arthur’s Knights One of the most trusted Has an affair with Guinevere
Son of Lancelot + Elaine Seat was siege perilous Quest for the Holy Grail
Arthur and Kay raised by Sir Ector Kay was Arthur’s foster brother Tries to claim sword in the stone
King Arthur’s nephew Defender of the poor Ladies man
Illegitimate son of Arthur Traitor Takes over Kingdom while Arthur is away
Wizard in Arthurian legends King’s Advisor Mistress is Morgan Le Fay
Home to Arthur and the knights of the round table. Castle Symbolizes a perfect society.
Mystical Table in Camelot Symbol of Unity (Often associated with democracy as no knight is “higher” at the table. Given to Arthur by King Lodegreaunce (Guinevere's Father)
Specially reserved seat at the Round Table for the knight who was destined to quest for and return with the Holy Grail Sir Galahad- only knight who sits in it. Fatal to anyone else who sat in it.
In Christian mythology the cup used by Jesus during the last supper. In Arthurian legends the hero must prove himself worthy to be in its presence