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1 Choose from the following vocabulary words and fill in the blanks. Ignoble, confronted, oath, tumultuous, realm, coronation, inscription 1. Everyone who lived in the evil King’s _____feared him. 2. The haughty countess ignored the _____commoners who worked in the kitchen. 3. The knights swore an _____of loyalty to one another. 4. A gala ball was held at the palace following the queen’s _____. 5. The boy bravely _____ his fear of the bucking horse and leapt onto its back. 6. The _____ on the base of the statue revealed the hero’s name and accomplishments. 7. The quiet stream became a _____ torrent after the rains.

2  Introduction to the archetypal hero’s journey  archetype archetype

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5  You will be reading “The Sword in the Stone” beginning on page 755.  Be sure to start with the background information!!!!  You will be practicing the before, during and after reading strategy.  You will have questions to answer before, during and after your reading of the story.

6  Before Reading: Write what you know about the following terms. If you have no prior knowledge, state that beside the term.  King Arthur  Excalibur  Merlin  Sir Lancelot  Round table  During Reading  1. Paraphrase the inscription on the anvil in modern English. (page 756)  2. Why might a sword be used as a symbol of leadership?  3. What is the significance of Arthur freeing the sword from the stone without effort or forethought?  4. How is Sir Kay a foil to Arthur's heroic character traits? (foil-a character who highlights another character's personality by displaying contrasting traits)  5. According to Arthurian legend, whom do the nobles want as king?  6. What does the behavior of the nobles indicate about the society of the time?  7. In this retelling of the legend, how is the balance of power addressed?  After Reading  8. What heroic values does this story teach? Which of these values is still important today?  9. Why does the tale have special appeal to the commoners of Arthur's time?  10. Why do you think the story of Arthur has had lasting appeal? What does the story of Arthur provide for the reader?


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