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holy grail

Medtalk A literary way of expressing 'elusive goal'
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They are placed in the context of Christianity versus secular humanism, the 'culture wars' of their age (with Darwin and Sir James Frazer shaping academic perception), as they variously sought Christian or pagan origins for the Grail legend. Perhaps the most useful discussion in this and the next chapter ('Humanism and the Grail Legend') is of the Grail and modern writers.
If the Grail legend forms the mythic core of Eliot's poem, and his marriage to Vivien a significant part of its emotional scaffolding, how exactly do the very real miseries of their marriage become mythic, and in what ways might exploring that interaction offer a relevant interpretation?
Linda Ray Pratt has compared the Idylls of the King and The Waste Land, both of which employ the Grail legends in their depiction of a disintegrating society.
The association of Teutonic Knights with the pseudo-Aryan myths supporting Nazi ideology is underscored by the illustration of a militant Archangel Michael pointing out a gathering storm to a horde of armed and hefty damsels.(8) This image, along with the earlier art deco angel bestowing a sword on a diminutive, fully-armed Galahad,(9) suggests that Reed's primary Grail source is Wagner's Parzifal, a work that provides ample evidence for both the asceticism and the fascism that Reed finds inherent in the European history that produces the Grail legend.
The core of the Grail legend is laid out in detail in the following fourth chapter: Campbell offers a humorous yet elaborate summary and discussion of Wolfram von Eschenbach's seminal epic Romance Parzival and embeds the poem within its historical and mythical context.
The historical fiction of The Ogre plays upon these facts and myths about the Nazis' fascination with Grail legends and uses them as a weapon against the violence and blindness of its characters.
The common thread running through all the stories is the assumption that the Grail legend has a single source with a meaning that is concealed in the romances themselves.
A MYSTICAL display linking Celtic culture and the Holy Grail legend will be unveiled at a gardening show.
Emma Jung (daughter of the great psychologist) and Marie-Louise von Franz offer a brief but stimulating account of Merlin in the Grail legend, together with a diagram.
Sir Thomas Malory surfaces in this part of the book as Barber traces the spread of the Grail legend across Europe and into other centuries.
When he visited a friend who lives in the oldest house in Bradford, he found out that this had once been a Knight Templar's "safe house", recalling the Holy Grail legend which has fascinated the artist.
The wasting of the land here, as in the grail legend, is depicted in climatic terms--it seems that winter will not end till the arrival of the savior knight, Cole Sear.