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English IV -- Lesson 8

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S: An Arthurian Scrapbook

BC: "And now, Gawain: think. Danger is yours to overcome And this game brings you Danger. Can this game be won?" (lines 487-490)

FC: An Arthurian Scrapbook Rachael Britton 8/22/2011 Ms. Tambria Schaefer A Monsters Lesson 08 Arthurian Legends

1: King Arthur's sword was said to be magical. He was the only one with the power to take it from the stone when he was a young man. When one of his best knight's threw it into a lake, a mysterious hand came up and took it into the water. | King Arthur might have been real, but might have been fictional. No one knows, so his portrait is widely speculated. Historians must try as best they can to portray him using clues from his many adventures.

2: The Pentangle is described as being on Gawain's shield. The poet who wrote this adventure used a total of 46 lines to describe this enscription on the shield. The poem describes it as being a sybmol of faithfulness. Many critics believe it to be a symbol signifying Gawain's perfection. | The cross is a universally used as a symbol of hope and love towards Jesus Christ and God. As a knight, Gawain was required to maintain his spiritual and physical well being. Therefore, the symbol of the cross would have been significant in that time period.

3: Sir Gawain was a knight. Knights were required to wear heavy armour to protect themselves. They wore large suits of armour that included helmets and chain mail to protect their faces. They also used many weapons such as lances, swords, and daggers. | The crown of King Arthur was very important simply because it was the crown. The crown jewels have always been an important symbol in European government and ruling.

4: This map of Europe in the 14th century tells us what the area was like a long time ago. Though a little hard to read, you can see that it was quite a bit different from Europe today. | King Arthur's castle was a symbol of peace and saftey back in the times of knights and peasants. It was a very large place and has been portrayed at different castles for many films about the times of King Arthur.

5: This symbol is the Chinese symbol for friendship. I really love this symbol because it represents something that is very important to my life. My friends are some of my favourite people in the world, and I don't think I could live without their support and friendship. | The symbol of two masks is for drama, or acting. Acting, singing, and dancing are my favourite things to do. The logo for Doctor Who always gets me excited. I guess you could call me obsessed with this amazing TV show. I can't get enough! It's my favourite thing to watch, and although I don't watch that much TV, I always make time in my day for an episode!

6: "'Hah! Is this Arthur's house, hailed Across the world, "'Hah! Is this Arthur's house, hailed Across the world, the fabled court? Where have your conquests gone to, and your pride, Where is your anger, and those awesome boasts? And now the round table's fame and its feasting Are done, thrown down at the sound of one man's Words - and you sit there shaking - at words! And he laughed so loud that Arthur winced, His fair face flooded hot with shame, And his cheeks; He flared as angry as wind, And all his people Burned." (lines 309-322)

7: Sources: Anon, . "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight." Book Rages. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Aug 2011. . Anon, . "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight." Wikipedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Aug 2011. . Anon, . "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight." Spark Notes. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Aug 2011. .

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