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Reviewers that have looked at Morte Darthur cant see how the author Thomas Malory wrote such a sentimental valiant story because of the way he lived his life I disagree with scholars that the fact that Malory was convicted and sentenced during his lifetime has no correlation to his writingMalorys crimes dont fit his literary style Malory is said to have a terse and prose writing style A prose writing style is a style that is not normally organized in any formal pattern of verse however it should have some sort of rhythm the naturalistic dialogue that keeps his narrative close to earth And both he and many of his characters are masters of understatement who expresses themselves in moments of great emotional tension with a bare minimum of words Above all Malory cherishes an aristocratic male code of honor for which his favorite word is worship Men lose or win worship through their actions in war and love GreenBlatt 481 I am going to reiterate again that Malorys writing style shows a male code of honor and that men lose or gain respect through their actions through war and love Now during Malorys life he was a part of a controversial war The War of Roses This War was fought over the throne of England between the houses of Lancaster and York Malory like the formidable lord or Warwick whom he seems to have followed switched sides from Lancaster to York and then back again Greenblatt 481 A man who in his writing shows a male code of honor and that men will gain respect through the actions they show during war sure doesnt apply that to Malorys own life Malory flipped flop sides during the War of Roses Also one of the crimes Malory committed was rape Rape is a very violent malicious act Rape does not represent love If Malory was one of his characters that he wrote about he would
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