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Advantages/Disadvantages of the Chivalric code

vkwang 7 / 16  
Dec 8, 2008   #1
I have been asked to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a social system built on the ideals of the Chivalric Code, think about the following

-Relationships between characters (Arthur/Guinevere, Arthur/Gawain, Arthur/Bedivere)
-Acts of the Knights (Arthur, Mordred, Lancelot, Gawain, Bedivere, Gallahad)
-Stories presented
-Courtly life (castle festivities, chain of comman)
-War and Peace in the Kingdom
-Promises and oaths
-Ideals of Kingship and Kingdoms
-Other aspects that deal with the Chivalric Code

We have recently read "legend of king arthur, sir gawain & the green knight, and morte d arthur". I'm stuck on how to start this essay
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,321 129  
Dec 9, 2008   #2
Any time you write about the advantages and disadvantages of something, you can start with those two categories. An essay is a group of paragraphs, so all you need is to start writing paragraphs. Write one paragraph for each of the items you listed here, and when you are done, choose a side! Is it good, or not good, to use chivalry as a social system?

You will need to use examples from the class readings, naturally. After you have written a paragraph for every idea, go back and add a citation or quote to most of the paragraphs -- something that helps make your point.

At the very end, write your intro paragraph and the conclusion paragraph. Make sure you have a clear thesis statement at the end of the intro paragraph, or somewhere in it.

Good luck!!!
OP vkwang 7 / 16  
Dec 10, 2008   #3
thank you!!

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