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Ryan Klebe ENG 241 Professor Reynolds 2/19/2021 Homework 3 1. “The Myth of King Arthur’s Return” is essentially any event after his departure to the island of Avalon that alludes to his eventual return to reclaim his throne as The King of Britain. The myth was originally developed from a series of excerpts from: The History of the Kings of Britain (Geoffrey of Monmouth,) , Roman De Brut (Wace) , Brut (Layamon). Each text was written in it’s own style and offered it’s own details and explanation of events, and is why they are usually grouped together when referring to The Myth of King Arthur’s Return . Not much is known about King Arthur’s expected return, as few details were provided in the texts. All that is said of the matter is that “Arthur should yet come to help the English” (Layamon). 2. The History of the Kings of Britain seems to portray Arthur being defeated in battle and being forced to go to Avalon, while the other two texts seem to portray him being mortally wounded in battle (but not defeated), and his going to Avalon seemed of his own accord. Wace’s Roman De Brut mentions Arthur’s travels to Avalon and the people’s ho[es of his return first, and the act of giving his kingdom to Constantine later in the excerpt while the other two texts mention the act of Arthur giving Constantine his kingdom near the beginning. In Roman De Brut , Wace mentions that he could not elaborate more on the details of the story because Merlin did not speak of any more details. Of the three authors, Wace is the only author to speak of himself directly in the text. 3. In the beginning of the poem, where nation building is mentioned, I feel that the author was trying to bring the reader to think about how the Arthurian stories were supposed to be their own nation building tale of sorts.
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