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Slander and Strife
Transcript of Slander and Strife
They go from Camelot to Lancelot's Castle--Joyous Gard SYMBOLISM Lancelot and Guinevere trade rings as a promise that he will return to save her from an inevitable death. For the time period, it was practically required for the king to kill the wife if she was adulterous.
Gareth and Gaheris do not wear armor to the queen's execution because they know that Lancelot will try to save her and they do not want to fight out of respect for their brother in arms.
Works Cited SparkNotes Editors. "SparkNote on The Once and Future King." SparkNotes.com. SparkNotes LLC.
2002. Web. 19 March 2011. fine art america."Notorious Women Series".20 March 2011. Gardner, John N. Cliffsnotes on Le morte d'Arthur.20 March, 2011 King/Sir Arthur Queen/Dame Guenevere Sir Lancelot Sir Aggravain Sir Gawain Sir Mordred Sir Bors Sir Collgrevance Sir Gaheris ABOUT THE AUTHOR Name: Thomas Malory He was a noble
He was born around 1416.
Nothing is known about his early years until he was 23, where it was reported he was respectalbe land owner.
May 23, 1450, he allegedly raped Joan Smith at Coventry. He was charged twice and allegedly extorted money. He was bailed out several times and joined a horse stealing expedition.
Became a member of Parliament for Warwickshire in 1445
In 1450 he tried to murder the Duke of Buckingham but broke into Coombe Abbey where he robbed and insulted the Abbot
He served 8 periods of imprisonment and escaped twice
Fought with King Edward IV against the Scotts and French
King excluded him from a general pardon whereupon he was imprisoned in New Gate where he died 3 years later (april 1471)
Newgate was the common people's prison, he didnt have the honor of being in a noble prison.
He wrote Le Morte d'Arthur (the death of Arthur) while in prison Son of Uther Pendragon and Igrayne, Arthur is given to Merlin the magician, who later counsels him in all matters. Sir Ector raises the boy until he pulls the sword, Excalibur, from the stone. He then becomes the mightiest king of his time. Arthur's wife and Launcelot's lover. Guinevere encourages moral and chivalrous behavior from the knights, and she dearly loves and is loved by both Arthur and Launcelot. She played the role of Damsel in Distress. Traiter; sleeps with Guenevere; kills his fellow knights; betrays Arthur. Son of King Lot; exposes the affair of Lancelot and Guenevere and is most angered by it. Son of King Lot; he played the role of Devil's advocate. Aggravain and Mordred believe that Lancelot and Guenevere are having an affair and dicuss it with their brethren
The other knights, especially Gawain, ask them not to meddle in their affairs.
Aggravain and Mordred go to Arthur and tell him off their suspicions
Arthur's already suspected his wife of infidelity and tells the knights to bring him proof. Caught in the Act Aggravain and Mordred hear Lancelot speaking to Sir Bors about going to talk to the Queen
The two knights take twelve fellow knights with them to the Dame's room where she and Lancelot are "speaking"
The knights pound on the door, shouting "traitor" and other profanities to get the couple to open the door
Lady Guenevere is fears now for her life and for her lover's.
Lancelot kills 13 of the 14 knights at the door, Mordred escaping wounded. Aggravain was killed in amongst the fighting.
The knight makes a promise to the Queen to return for her. Actions and Reprecussions Mordred goes to Arthur and tells him what he witnessed
Arthur, now having proof of his wife's adultry, must punish her
Lady Guenevere is to be burnt at the stake as soon as possible Captured To Be Yours Alone Lancelot arrives at the Queen's execution moments before it happens
Gareth and Gawain, who didn't wear armor out of respect for Lancelot, are killed by his hand
He throws her on his horse and takes her north to Joyous Gard where they will live out the rest of their lives Arthur's son by his sister, Lot's wife. Merlin prophesies that Mordred will destroy Arthur; they kill each other in a battle for the throne of England. Mordred is half-brother to Gawain. King from overseas who is loyal to Arthur; Lancelot's confidant. First knight to enter the room Queen Guenevere and was killed by Lancelot. Son of King Lot; he kills his own mother and is slain by Launcelot at Guinevere's failed execution.