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Description of satire in the movie Bring out your dead He must be the King.

He hasn't got shit all over him. Dark age figure in Crusade era garb peasants wallowing in the mud

Aspect of Medieval Life Being Satirized Bubonic plague The riches of the king

Type of Satire Parody/Spoof Mockery Parody/Spoof Parody/Spoof Parody/Spoof Parody/Spoof

Crusades Unfortunate plight of peasants in the Dark Ages Group of monks chanting in Latin while passing Indifference of elites to the through peasant village devastated by disease plight of the common villagers Monks smack a board on their forehead in rhythm to Reference to the practice of the chant harming oneself as a display of piety used by some orders of medieval monks; comes off as an insult in displaying the stubbornness of the Catholic Church. King Arthur comes into contact with a peasant The responses of the peasants couple who have some ideas about government that come straight from are not to his taste. He first inquires about the immensely influential figures identity of their lord, to which they respond that they such as Locke, Montesquieu, have no lord and that they are an autonomous and Rousseau. The struggle collective. Arthur, clearly annoyed, announces his between the ideal of an position as their King to elicit their respect. "Well I absolute monarch and the didn't vote for you!" is the response of the peasant Social Contact climax when woman. The King then backs up his claim to their Arthur throttles the poor serf. obedience with the story of his gaining of Excalibur The ideas of the late 18th from the Lady of the Lake, and his divine right to rule. century and its enlightened The peasant man, named Dennis, answers back that thinkers are used in a "supreme executive power derives from the mandate medieval setting to brilliant comedic effect. of masses".


Sir Galahad finds himself the guest of temptation at Castle Anthrax. Surrounded by beautiful young women eager to seduce him, Galahad displays the model of chastity in his defiance. Upon stumbling into the bathing chamber however, he begins to rethink his position. Just as he gives in, Lancelot bursts through the door and "rescues" Galahad from a very good time.

Sir Galahads reputation in Arthurian legends was renowned for his purity and service to God


Lancelot receives a message from what he believes to be a distressed young damsel and sets off for another rescue. However, upon rushing Swamp Castle he discovers that the damsel was merely the effeminate son of the castle's lord who had cold feet on his wedding day. Yet before Lancelot discovered this, he had stormed in, killing innocent bystanders and wedding guests to reach the tallest tower, where he had envisioned a maiden distraught. King Arthur cuts off the limbs of a black knight in the forest that will not let him pass. Even with out any legs, the knight still continues to badmouth Arthur in hopes that he will fight him. When the knights are united they encounter a castle held by a French lord on English soil. The defenders of the castle, in a caricature of French manners, taunt Arthur and his knights with insults to their honor.

Chivalry clouds Lancelots judgment


Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Allusion/ Parody/ Spoof

The knights wounded pride Parody/Spoof prompts them to attack against impossible odds only to be driven back when the saucy French begin to lob livestock over the parapets as artillery. Arthur and his knights are continually foiled by their adherence to the principles of chivalry. Allusion/Spoof In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, in which Sir Gawain is /Parody prodded by a page of the Lord of the Manor to leave the Green Chapel and not honor the return blow from the Green Knight. Displaying courage, however, Gawain insists that he stick to their agreement instead of taking the cowardly way out of the conflict. In Monty Python and the Holy Grail, however, King Arthur, his knights, and Robin are spoofed as cowards.

King Arthur and his knights exclaim "run away, run away," fleeing from unpleasant predicaments such as the bombardment of random farm animals on them by the French castle and the massacre of many of their men by a vicious rabbit. Robin runs away from a three-headed monster as his minstrel sings of "brave Sir Robin.

Jonathan Chen / 2nd period / Kresta / English IV