For this creative writing assignment, you will do a character analysis to allow you to get inside the mind of one of the characters.
Step 1: Review
- Malory’s Morte Darthur, “The Conspiracy Against Lancelot and Guinevere” and “War Breaks Out Between Arthur and Lancelot,” Vol. 1, pp. 337-347.
- Step 2: Reflect
Morte Darthur is told as a third-person narrative, not as a first-person narrative. The difference is that a third-person narrative presents the characters to us in the words of a narrator rather than from the words of the characters themselves. The story contains descriptions such as “King Arthur did this” or “King Arthur said that,” but it’s not as if the character King Arthur himself is telling everything from his perspective. Of course, sometimes he speaks in the story, but he does not get to tell the story or what he’s thinking or feeling. It is up to the reader to determine what King Arthur might be thinking or feeling.
Step 3: Respond
For this assignment, try to get into the mind of King Arthur. Be imaginative and creative. Pretend you are King Arthur writing in a private journal about his feelings the evening before leaving on his hunting trip. You will not be retelling the plot of the story; you will be King Arthur reflecting on the events of the day. In this journal entry you can put down whatever thoughts King Arthur might have using absolute frankness and honesty.
- Write a minimum 500 words in paragraph form, using Times New Roman 12-point font (or similar) with double spacing. A title page is not required.