UR - Myth
What it is (and why we’re doing Arthur so heavily - Arthur is the UR-myth of the English speaking world)
Also - Arthur is BOTH myth & legend (true of many UR-myths)
The King is not always/necessarily the hero of a fantasy story, though the matter of kingship often is
- Give some examples, please?
We cannot write Kingship in English or in an English context w/o unconsciously invoking Arhtur
Kingship is Identity
The true King must be indentified and must take on that identity willingly
Éminance grise - Richelieu
(The metaphor made concrete, after all)
Archetypes in Arthur (NOT Mists!!!)
It is ALWAYS valid to retell a myth or to use/steal/extract a part of it (or a character)
It is exciting and path-breaking to reimagine any piece of a myth
What does Arthur have to do with:
- The Lord of the Rings?
- Game of Thrones
How many TROPES here?
- (What is a trope?)
- for the King
- for the narrator/viewpoint
Go over some basics of Arthur
What you do changes you
Do an wanna, not gonna!
Arthurian Characters in Jungian Terms
So where do you as a writer START?
It’s big & heavy so let’s start!
Morph exercise 1