Tag: King Arthur

English Literature for Boys and Girls: Chapters 8 and 9

Chapter 8

Chapter 8 tells of the story Thomas Mallory wrote about Arthur and the Sword in the Stone.

Arthur was the son of Uther Pendragon, but no one knew it. One day Arthur’s brother Kay was in a tournament, when Kay realized he left his sword at home. He sent Arthur to go get it, but on the way, Arthur realized that it would be much easier to just get the Sword in the Stone, which was on the way.

Sir Ector sees what Kay is fighting with, and asks him incredulously how he got it. Kay replies that Arthur brought it to him.

Later, Sir Ector brings Arthur to the stone, and re-inserts the sword. He then tries to pull it out himself, and finds that he can’t. Arthur then tries, and pulls it with ease.

Sir Ector realizes that Arthur is the rightful king, So they had a coronation for Arthur, and that is the end of the first part of Mallory’s story.

Chapter 9

The Passing of Arthur

This chapter accounts for Arthur’s death, and what happened to his sword Excalibur.

Arthur, after a battle, had a fatal wound. He commanded one of his knights, Sir Bedivere, to cast his sword into a lake. Sir Bedivere, taking the sword, went to the waters edge, but could not find it in himself to throw away the amazing sword. He throws it in the reeds near the water’s edge, and returns to Arthur, telling him that the sword is in the lake.

Arthur tells Bedivere that he does not like men lying to him, so Bedivere goes back and pretends to throw it in. He returns to Arthur, and tells him the sword is gone. Arthur replies angrily that it is untrue. Bedivere goes back one final time, throws the sword in the lake, but just before it hits the water, an arm reaches out from the water and grabs it….

Bedivere returns to Arthur, and tells him what happened. Arthur believes him, and tells Bedivere to bring him to the lake. They find a barge waiting for them, and Arthur boards, exiting into the mist….

Once and Future King: Chapters 5-6

Ok, so I’m supposed to do different types of ‘narration’ for variety for school, but……… Not right now. So, here’s a stereotypical, regular, perfectly normal narration from the really short chapters of Once and Future King.

Arthur and Merlyn go to Sir Ector’s house, and Arthur marvels at his awesome mini-fortress and maze.

Arthur is hot so Merlyn turns him into a fish, and he talks to the other river creatures, and almost gets eaten. Merlyn, afterwards, gives Arthur a knife.

That sums up chapter 5, only about 20% to go!

Arthur and Kay are shooting at a target, and Kay decides to shoot at a bird, and kills it.

That basically sums up Chapter 6, and that’s it for this really short narration!

This wasn’t really meant to be funny, that’s why it’s not. Hopefully I’ll think of something soon to write about.

Sir Gawain and the Book of Epic Failure That Should’ve Been Kept As a Poem: Narration

Well…… With that title out of the way…..

This book takes place in the court of King Arthur, and is about Sir Gawain and his enemy who turns out to be a dark lord who turns out to be not-so-dark.

 

So, let’s just get this over with, shall we?

 

NEW YEARS EVE, SOME YEAR A LONG TIME AGO

So, enter Arthur’s court, with all the feasting that you would expect from a king’s court. You know, cake, pizza, Coke, ice cream. Wait, take the menu back a few thousand years. You know, chicken, beef, wine, roast duck, quail, and pizza. Suddenly, the door blows open, and an evil-looking knight dressed in green appears out of nowhere somewhere. He challenges someone to cut off his head, and as a prize they would get a free axe. But wait, there’s more! In a year, the knight would return to cut off whoever cut off his head’s head. Sir Gawain decides “I want an axe! (even though Arthur could probably give me a thousand just like the one he has)” and cuts off the Green Knights head. The Green Knight’s body promptly picks up his head and says “See you in a year!”

 

350 days later…..

Gawain sets out to get his head cut off, and stumbles upon a man (Bertilak de Hautdesert) and his wife (Lady Bertilak), who let him stay with them for the remaining days until Gawain goes to meet the Green Knight. Lady Bertilak wants Gawain to love her, and offers many things to him, all of which he refuses until she offers him a green belt which will protect him. He accepts, and sets off to fight get beheaded by the Green Knight.

 

10 minutes later….

Gawain finds the Green Chapel, and sees the Green Knight. The Knight brings down his axe, but stops, because he said Gawain flinched. He brings down his axe again, but stops, just testing. He does it once more, and his axe bounces off Gawains neck. The Knight reveals himself to be¬†Bertilak de Hautdesert, and he tells Gawain that Lady Bertilak is actually Morgan Le Fay, who sends Arthur’s Knights on POINTLESS, YEAR LONG, TIME CONSUMING QUESTS!!!!

Then, the Green Knight leaves, and Sir Gawain returns to Arthur’s court. What did he get out of this? A RANDOM AXE!!! What price did he pay? A WHOLE YEAR OF HIS TIME, WAITING TO BE BEHEADED!!!!

 

Pointless story, in my opinion. They should have never converted it from a poem to a story….

Once and Future King: Chapter 3.14: nylreM

This is going to be very short, so read it.

So, last I left off, Arthur is wandering through the forest.

Arthur is wandering through the forest, when he sees a house. An old man comes out to meet him, can you guess who it is? Nope, not Gandalf, not Dumbledore, not Yoda, but Merlyn (it’s really spelled that way)! Merlyn says he is Arthur’s tutor, and he should come inside.

Merlyn explains to Arthur that he experiences time backwards, which is very weird to think about…. But anyways, moving on, or back, in Merlyns case (get it?). The chapter ends with Dumbledore and Harry, wait, excuse me, Merlyn and Arthur walking back to the castle (which is not Hogwarts).