This is a live blogging of the session.
chivalry plays an integral role
heavily influenced by chivalry
effect of chivalry can be seen in Arthurian legends
SG agrees to fight the GK, accepts the challenge to preserve Arthurâ€™s life
MDâ€™A focuses on Sir Lancelot. Opens in two knights plotting to reveal.
SL saves Guinevere from death, but kills two of his allies.
All but 4 of Knights of King Arthur are dead.
When chivalry upheld, the court flourishes.
When chivalry is ignored, the court dissipates.
Chivalry introductionâ€¦. very basic, but interesting.
Would be a great presentation at a research fair, but Iâ€™m not sure how it works here. What are we talking about?
Reads well. Does a good job. Uses the mic. Knows how to pronounce her words. Has a good cadence. Doesnâ€™t hurry, and thus hurt understanding.
Both SG and SL are courageous.
Both make mistakes, by neglecting the code of chivalry.
SG confesses to greed and discourtesy.
everyone agreed to wear the green belts after SGâ€™s return.
The source of SGâ€™s fall, it becomes a sign/banner of chivalry.
Does not become haughty when presented with his vices.
Exposes a deep crack in his character.
MDA SG does not agree to join other knights. He wonâ€™t join them. When his brothers are killed, he goes â€œcrazyâ€ for revenge.
Loyalty to the court is replaced by his personal love for his family. Quest for vengeance becomes the driving force behind his character. No longer concerned with the kingdom, but only with himself and wanting SL to pay for his brothersâ€™ death. Danger results in the ruin of Camelot.
At Lancelotâ€™s death his praises are presented by his brother â€œnever matched, â€¦ most courteousâ€¦ truest friendâ€¦ truest loverâ€
No knight could ever match his ability.
his actions in love are still chivalrous, even though his cuckolding of his friend is not chivalric behavior
Lancelot does everything he can to rescue the queen. Her innocence is in question? Really? Her innocence is in question?
Killed Sir Gaheris and Sir Gaâ€¦, Gawainâ€™s brothers.
They were not enemies. They were friends and allies of SL.
As a result, SG encourages Arthur to go to war against SL.
dark side of SL
â€œthe best knight in the world and Malloryâ€™s paragon of chivalryâ€ â€¦ double adversariesâ€¦ violent urges generally repressed by the chivalric code
quote from an article, canâ€™t remember who wrote it
attacking an unarmed opponent is against chivalric code
SL breaks the code, kills his allies, and sparks the destruction of Camelot.
SG wants revenge and this leads to the destruction of Camelot.
Arthurian legends, many of social issues are relatable or admonish us to take heed of their mistakes. Paragon for chivalry = the court, Arthur
health of a society is fragile and easily destroyed
individual can bring disaster
core foundation of society
conservative values hereâ€¦