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Knights & Knighthood * Introduction to Arthurian Legend What is a knight? A Knight is referred to as a nobleman or warrior.

Knights were usually of noble birth such as kings, princes, What Were a Knights Duties?

A Knight fought and served his lord according to The Code of Chivalry. The Code of Chivalry Courage Nobility

Faith (Christianity) Justice Loyalty Humility Defense Chastity Prowess (skill) Generosity

Commandments of Chivalry 1. Never lie; always be faithful to thy word 2. Be generous, and give to the poor 3. Fight against injustice 4. Follow the church and be a defender of its principles 5. Be a defender of the weak 6. Defend thy country and King 7. Love thy country

8. Be brave and do thy duty as a knight How did one become a Knight? Becoming a Knight

Waited on nobles hand and foot and lived inside his castle learning everything he could about Knighthood. Becoming a Squire Also known as Esquire Helped battle at

Knights side & shadowed the knight Experienced the social life of a Knight Who was King Arthur? Historical-- a legendary British leader who led

the defense against Saxon invaders (6th century) LiteraryThe Legendary King of Camelot (1100-1300 AD) What is a Legend? A story about a heroic figure on a quest May have been based on a real person;

fictional elements are added over time Celebrates values, traits, morals shared by a people What is Camelot? The capitol of Arthurs kingdom The Knights of the Round Table met there

Knights were chosen by Arthur to help him rule England according to the code of chivalry What is Excalibur? The legendary sword of King Arthur Has magical powers Given to him by the Lady of the Lake

What is the Holy Grail? Cup used by Christ at the Last Supper Said to have the power to heal and give eternal life Connected to the legend because Arthur and his men go on a quest to find it

What destroyed Camelot? Betrayal of Arthur by his most trusted knight, Lancelot Lancelot has an affair with Arthurs wife, Guinevere

As You Read. . . Pay attention to the authors tone (word choice) to understand his perspective Identify elements that identify this story as a legend Identify archetypes and their roles in the

story Identify the steps of the Heros Journey

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