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“A great ruler, a great court, a great kingdom, these texts suggest never exist unto themselves, as stable, fully actualized entities, and, therefore, are never experienced in their plenitude in the present. Instead, they are always remembered as something that occured in the past or anticipated as something will reoccur in the future. Insofar as they are experienced in the current time, it is only for a brief and evanescent moment, overshadowed by the knowledge that it will soon vanish.
For a realist, the fact that the excellence of a person, a place, or a time is not appreciated in its own time proves that it was never actually as excellent as it seemed.
For a Romantic, however, there exist a people, places, and times whose excellence can only be appreciated Arthur always has to be - to quote the Alliterative Morte Arthure (ca.1400) - "the once and future king”
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“Once a hero has become established , certain feats, characteristics or adventure become irrevocably associated with him [...] . The author is not, of course obliged to present the total sum of Arthurian accretions in a single text. But he must be careful not to touch upon a readily identifiable episode or context unless he is prepared in some way to deal with the readers expectations of, and associations with that material”
Victoria Guerin. The Fall of Kings and Princes

“In any Arthurian text, whether a rewriting, a translation or a complication of episodes, engages implicitly as well as explicitly with the surrounding context provided by this corpus, and the reader cannot help but situate their reading in relation to this”
Laura Chuchan Campbell

Margaret Atwood
“You are a transitional generation, said Aunt Lydia. It is the hardest for you. We know the sacrifices you are being expected to make. It is hard when men revile you. For the ones who come after you, it will be easier. They will accept their duties with willing hearts.
She did not say: Because they will have no memories, of any other way.
She said: Because they won't want things they can't have.”
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

V.E. Schwab
“She was a thief, a runaway, a pirate, a magician.
She was fierce, and powerful, and terrifying.
She was still a mystery.
And he loved her.”
V.E. Schwab, A Conjuring of Light

Margaret Atwood
“As all historians know, the past is a great darkness, and filled with echoes.”
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

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