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Source for the popular image of the “Knight in Shining Armor” Characteristics:  idealized noble characters  exaggerated or larger than life behavior.

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3 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

4  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.

5  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

6  Son of Uther Pendragon + Igraine  Raised by Sir Ector  Drew the sword in the stone  Married to Guinevere

7  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.

8  Greatest of King Arthur’s Knights  One of the most trusted  Has an affair with Guinevere

9  Son of Lancelot + Elaine  Seat was siege perilous  Quest for the Holy Grail

10  Arthur and Kay raised by Sir Ector  Kay was Arthur’s foster brother  Tries to claim sword in the stone

11  King Arthur’s nephew  Defender of the poor  Ladies man

12  Illegitimate son of Arthur  Traitor  Takes over Kingdom while Arthur is away

13  Wizard in Arthurian legends  King’s Advisor  Mistress is Morgan Le Fay

14  Home to Arthur and the knights of the round table.  Castle  Symbolizes a perfect society.

15  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)

16  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.

17  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

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