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Texts are usually appropriations of another text it is a rendering to a similar idea or theme The author of a book may have been inspired by another to write their novel Hence the ideas of the time in which texts were written or the times in which the story is based in can also be transmitted Le Morte Darthur by Malory Saint Joan by Bernard Shaw are just a few examples of texts responding to cultures and values tainted during their time as well the era in which the story is written in Sir Thomas Malory 1415-1471 Arthur of the famous and influential version of the legend of King Arthur The title Le Morte Darthur is taken from the epilogue of William Caxtons landmark illustrated edition of 1485 In the introduction to the Le Morte Darthur the author refers to himself as a knight prisoner It is in reference to the fact the most part of Le Morte Darthur had been written whilst Malory was in prison The writer of Arthurian myth based on knightly honour courtly lover and chivalric duty to be himself had been accused of robbery extortion attempted murder and rape - felonious acts which have sentiments placed on the pages of Morte Malorys life story has a resemblance to the legend of king Arthur and it no doubt allowed him to establish such an influential masterpiece Malorys interest in the Arthurian legend is revealed in his reworking of the original There is a prominent theme of sex and violence he incorporates political reality in to this legend Corruption and purity continue to flourish in the Arthurian landscape Arthurs court is shown to be magnificent yet corruption runs deep within Secret plots and intrigues flourish when two knights are found plotting to poison the king it is obvious the struggle to maintain a sense of order amidst this contaminated world is intricate What is found in Le Morte Darthur is an
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