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literature based on historical events that reflect the culture, attitude and values of a society
magical elements and characteristics of chivalry
1. test of honor & courage; 2. A dangerous quest; 3. A return to the point it started
Morality Play - teaches a lesson and a morals
Mystery/Miracle play - based on religious concepts
repetition of consonants at the beginning of a word (used to create musical tone and ease in memorizing)
A test of Honor and courage, A dangerous quest, A return to the point it started
Medieval Romance 3 Stages
Don't do it unless you see someone else do it first
What instruction was given to the knights about drawing a sword?
Most important prose romance in Brititsh literature, and the Basis of the Arthurian legends
What two things is La Morte d' Arthur recognized as:
Served in British Parliament and was imprisoned for theft, murder, and rape
Be familiar with who Sir Thomas Mallory/the author of La Morte d'Arthur is:
Allegory, figurative, literal
Everyman is considered an _________ because it has two levels of meaning: ________ & __________
Essay Question: Explain how "Sir Gawain & the Green Knight" and/or "La Morte d' Arthur" are good examples (or not) of Medieval Romance. Consider the 3 stages and give examples.
Essay Question: The nonphysical ideals esteemed by the knights (courage, humility, courtesy, and loyalty) are still valuable today. Imagine you are applying for a job (or a scholarship). Summarize why a particular quality is important for the role for which you are applying.
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