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Lecture 5


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Natalie Rose

ENGB31H3 LECTURE 5 NOTES  The lady of the lake in the old legends is the church(n.16)  Camelot :  The coming of Arthur: exploits legendary staus of king Arthur to ask question about evidence and truth  The holy grail “ investigates the subjectivesnes of experience: o Pervivale’s sister -> Gawain o Deafer: said the blameless king “ Gawain and blinder unto holy things Hope not to make thyself by idle voews Being to bling to have desire to see( 866-9) o Compare SGGK  The entwinement of the worldy and the spiritual compare Malory : o This chance of noble deeds will come and .. lost in the quagmire (318-20): without the grail quest the social need of Camelot will go on lot  The quest is begin redfined .. not aboiut marvelous but social duty and policing .. by the end of poem Camelot has become wasteland.. without the holy grail o Ah Galahd … not for these ( 293-4)  Arthur : Is not dismissing at all he is making very clear the holy; o Faith decline s few are those whoem the quest is a asource of spiritual strength.  Percivale’s experience, summarised in note 6: o The gratification of sensual appetite brings Percivale… Nor does Fame “  Compare percivales remeeting his childhood sweetheart with marlorys perrcivals test ? are they analogous? o Thou shalt by as Arthur in our land( 605) o It humanis the relationship : the quest is being opposed not just to sex but cus of fundamentally human ties : forc ehuman needs and contintuation of life o Malory: holy qrail: the quest to leave earth  One night my vow brunt me within … cared for her nor anything upon earth ( 606-11)  Bors sees the grail: devalues it because it recast in science, complete diff anti- romance quest –  Malory: the grail appears to them differently o a mocking fire ( 667) o Tennyson note : it might have been a meteor o In color like finger of a hand / before a burning taper ( 690-1) o But if ind
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