Wednesday, January 24, 2007

"The Tale of Sir Gareth"


Now that you have finished reading "The Tale of Sir Gareth," please add a comment about the story. We have been discussing various ideas connected with the King Arthur tales in class. Please comment about one of the following:


  • Give one example of chivalry that Sir Gareth (Beaumains) performs in the story. Explain why it the action was chivalric.

  • Cite and explain one example of an element of the Arthurian romance that you see in the story.

  • Identify and explain one intelligence that Sir Gareth displays (choose from among the multiple intelligences you have learned about).

Please try to make your comment original (that is, do not repeat a previous comment by one of your classmates). You only have to comment once, but feel free to resond to other classmates' comments. Please post you comment by midnight, Thursday, January 25, 2007.

23 comments:

Joshp said...

In the story one of the knights talk about speaking his mind. This is a form of chivalry because he is staying true to his word. So this means never lying and so i think this is a form of chivalry.

Cole C said...

I think that one of the inteligences that he showes is Bodily/ Kinesthetic. I think this because he is able to beat every night that he is faced with and he can even keep fighting if he is injured. Another reason is that he is always able to control his movements.

brett V said...

In the story Sir Launcelot asked Beaumains if he would like to joust. This is a form of chivalry because Beaumains killed Sir Kay and Launcelot was going to try to kill Beaumains cause he killed Sir kay.

Amy B said...

In the story, The Tale of Sir Gareth, there were several demonstrations of chivalry. For example, on page 797 Sir Gareth states "my lady, I should be ashamed not to challenge him at his greatest strength." This is an example of chivalry because part of being a knight in the Medieval times was to not back down to a challenge. Sir Gareth is obviously demonstrating this because of what he says. He would be ashamed to not challenge him.

Amber M. said...

In the story, The Tale of Sir Gareth, an example of Chivalry would be when Sir Gareth volunteers to go rescue the womans sister. This is an example of chivalry because he risks his life to go save someone he does not even know.

Christina E. said...

Sir Gareth gives us a great example of chivalry by staying with the woman he accmpanied the whole time even when she was very rude and wasn't thankful for his presence. She was completely ungrateful and was calling him names and being ridiculous. He stuck with her the whole time and helped her get her sister back, all the while he protected her and got her sister back. He showed true loyalty.

Anthony G. said...

In the story, "The Tale of Sir Gareth", there were few categories of Arthurian Romance. In these categories, there are many examples. One category I chose was jousting/fighting. An example was when Sir Gareth was riding his horse in the beginning. He was blazing through the knights like ripping paper! Literally! He slaid them without harming himself. Sir Gareth pretty much did that to almost every rival he had encountered. I specifically chose this topic because there were only a few new ones that I found in the story. Also, there were only a few topics that the class chose together that were in this story. Jousting/fighting, including loyalty, were the main forms of Arthurian Romance in this story.

Jessica M. said...

one example of Chivalry in this story is when he asks where her sister is being held so that he can go rescue her. This is showing chivalry because he was helpin gout his friends and he was being loyal to King Arthur by doing this god deed for this lady. she even asks Arthur to command the flower of chivalry to rescue her sister.

Anna L said...

In The Tale of Sir Gareth, for example, on pages 777-778, Sir Gareth says, "The first is that I persue the questbesought by this lady, for I believe that it is my appointed one." I believe this is an act of chivarly because he is being loyal to Lady Lyoness and a knight at the same time.

JoyM said...

In the the story of sir Gareth he shows chicaly by sticking to his wrod to lady lynet even when she wants him to leave like christina sayed in her comment. He gave his word to the king that he would protect her and help her rescue her sister but. When she tell him to leave her alone repeated time he keeps his word to stay with her and protect her. That is an act of chivalry.
"Now that i have seen her and i know that i love her, by that grace of God, I shall win her for myself." They always have to fight for their women in order to marry them. And they always fall in love at first sight. It was the same in this tale. Sir Gareth saw then lady in destress with such beuty and automaticly knew that he loved her and needed to win his her heart over.
Definitly Kinesthetic- he always has the coardination and ambition to keep fighting for his goal even when he is in pain.

Phil E said...

Although Sir Gareth portrayed many chivalrous faces in this story one that really stuck out was his persistence. The lady Lyness through out the story was belittling him and telling him to go back to his kitchen. Much too Lady Lyness's dismay Sir Gareth never turned back and kept on the journey.

Sir Gareth has a logical intelligence also. He is a good problem solver. This is shown in the story when he does not tell his name to the nights of the round table because he wants to discover who his true friends are. This is truly a logical strategy.

One arthurian Romance Convention is throughout the story. The duels of knights. This is a reoccurring theme and one page it occurs on is 781.

Josh T said...
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Josh T said...

In the story, The Tale of Sir Gareth there were several examples of chivalry. One example was when Sir Gareth explains how he won't betray Sir Lancelot when he is sworn as a knight. This proven on page 778. I picked this because this shows chivalry by him being loyal to his word.

kyle said...

i think one of the rules of chivalry that sir gareth showed was stay true to thy lady. he never left her even though she told him so many times to do yet he sticked it out with her until the end

Erin O said...

In the Tale of Sir Gareth and example of chvilary is when Sir Gareth was fighting/jousting on pg. 780, because in most stories a lot of the time they fight for some sort of power, but in order to want power they have to fight for it. I also thing jousting/fighting is an example of romance, because they fight for ones love.

Brandy Z said...

In the story the "The Tale of Sir Gareth" I think that he shows chivalry when he says the followng quote "my lady, I should be ashamed not to challenge him at his greatest strength." I think this shows chivalry because it shows how even though it was going to be a hard battle he would't give up and always try his hardest. An example of authurian Romance is The duels of knights. One intelligence that I think Sir Gareth has is bodily kinisthetic because he is always active and always fighting.

JakeF said...

I thought that Sir Gareth showed chivalry by not backing down from a fight. He didn't back down because he didn't want to destroy his honor.

Chris T said...

I think that Sir Gareth is a Bodily/Kinesthetic type of guy. In the story he is able to defeat at least fifteen guys with one strike of his sword. He also never loses a battle.

Terry Sale said...
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Terry Sale said...

English 10 Students --
To get full credit on this comment, you needed to (1) mention a specific event or quote from the story, (2) explain clearly and accurately what this example shows, and (3) avoid repeating a previous comment by your classmates. You got at least 6 point (out of 10) if you posted a reasonable comment. You also got 1 point (separate grade) for posting by September 25.

Marcus P said...

sir gareth was very chilvarious to go on a quest and risk his life for a lady he didn't even know. I think that was very chilvaric to attempt to save someone you don't even know, especially the way she ended up treating him. This story had many characteristics of an Arthurian romance, for example knights setting out on quests to save a person (Usually a woman.)
I think Sir Gareth definately showed bodily kinesthetic intelligence in order to joust and defeat other kniights in combat.

alex c said...

So one of the really prominent conventions this story contains is the jousting and fighting between knights. Despite how great Sir Gareth's deeds were they lacked a certain creativity to them; "Both broke their spears...they fought with their swords" for some ludicrously long amount of time. Over and over again did they break their spears and fought with swords. This is a very taxing, strong, but taxing example of the convention of fighting or jousting.

Kara M. said...

In the Tale of Sir Gareth, he never tries to argue with his Lady he just keeps fighting for her in order to fufil his quest I think this was an example of chivalry