�Arthur Becomes King of Britain� and �Morte d�Arthur�

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					   “Arthur Becomes King of Britain”
         and “Morte d’Arthur”
Literary Analysis: Legend
Element      “Arthur Becomes King of   “Morte d’Arthur”
             Britain”
Characters


Setting



Tone



Main
Events



Recognizing attitude:
“Arthur Becomes King of Britain”
Description           Author’s Attitude      How I know
“You don’t say he’s   Poking fun (making a   He shows the speech
comin’ down to hunt   joke) on the           patterns of English
with those darned     characters             nobles with little
hounds of his or                             education or culture
anythin’ like that?
“Arthur Becomes King of Britain”

p.1030
Look at the picture – what is this a scene of?

Does the picture show you what you would expect to see at a
coronation?

What impression of Arthur do you get from the painting?

p. 1031
Is the language of the speakers formal or informal? How is the
language different than in “Morte d’Arthur”?

What command does the sergeant-at-arms gie to show respect for
the deceased king?

p. 1032
What does King Pellinore means when he says “hair and no next of
skin”?

What does his mispronunciation tell you about the author’s attitude
toward the character?

p. 1033
What does it mean when it says that King Pellinore “announced in
capital letters”?

What does the passage mean in simpler language?

How do the formal sounding words on the sword contribute to the
legend?

Where did they find the sword?

p.1034
Describe the character’s feelings about going to London and why
the characters feel that way.

Why does the author make the characters seem so “in awe” of
London?


p. 1035
Why does Merlyn leave?

p.1036
What are some of preparations for knighting? Are these details
important?

p.1037
How does Kay feel on the morning of his first tournament?

p.1038
Summarize Wart’s personality so far in the story. Why does Wart
have to think about getting a sword for Kay?

p.1039
What happens to wart when he takes hold of the sword?

p.1042
Who was your favorite character from the story? Why?

How does Wart feel about becoming king?

p. 1043
A dynamic character….

It is the opposite of a …..


         Extending Understanding – Cultural Connection
To become king, Arthur has to carry out a task and demonstrate his
kingly qualities. What task or test might we develop in our own
culture to select a new leader?
p. 1044
              Grammar Lesson – Quotation Marks

When should you use quotation marks?
Why should you use them?

Where do they go?

Practice #1-5 – rewrite with correct quotation marks
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