Question for “Orcs, Britons, And The Martial Race Myth, Part II: They’re Not Human”

Is it possible to completely separate racism from the game Dungeons and Dragons? Or does the entire game just need a complete overhaul? “This description also distinguishes between race as a D&D term and ethnicity as a human concept, which will provide us with some cognitive dissonance. As we saw in part I, D&D races… Read more Question for “Orcs, Britons, And The Martial Race Myth, Part II: They’re Not Human”

9/27 Question

Throughout Mendez-Hodes’ “Orcs, Britons, and the Martial Race Myth, Part II: Not Human”, the specifics and details that make up Tolkien and other fantasy authors’ “explicitly racist agenda” are laid out within the article. I can absolutely see where he’s coming from, and can understand the connections and comparisons trying to be made. However, I… Read more 9/27 Question

9/23 Reflection

It’s interesting to see within the Green Knight the depiction of a less obvious hero from what we’re used to seeing within movies and books. More specifically, a hero who doesn’t feel like one. Who feels like they have not “won” anything (yet). Gawain played his part, and succeeded, in the Green Knight’s game but… Read more 9/23 Reflection

Reflection

I’m further interested in calling “Hoccleve’s Complaint” a complaint. I wouldn’t say that this is the best terminology to describe the text. Regardless of how the story is told, it’s sad and negative. I don’t feel as though he’s really complaining. I feel that no matter how this text was formed or worded, it could… Read more Reflection

What Does The Fox Mean? (“The Green Knight” Question)

Throughout The Green Knight, a symbol that has been popping up time and time again is that of the fox. Gawain continuously sees it throughout the woods, particularly in moments where he could be hurt or in trouble. It’s there when he pulls himself up from the lake which Winifred’s head was discarded in, and… Read more What Does The Fox Mean? (“The Green Knight” Question)

Mother Nature is Terrifying (“The Green Knight” Reflection 1)

As we watch The Green Knight, I keep picking out parallels between it and other pieces we’ve read. Particularly, the scene at around 1:05:00 where Gawain dives into the lake to retrieve Winifred’s head. To me, this was vaguely reminiscent of when Beowulf dives into the water to kill Grendel’s Mother. Bodies of water tend… Read more Mother Nature is Terrifying (“The Green Knight” Reflection 1)

Beowulf Post #2

“Seeking Vengeance for her son, she goes too far, even as a soldier might on avenging his king, grieving the loss of his ring-giver. hat hand, which once stretched wide, filled with golden gifts, now still and cold.” Beowulf Page 60 line 1340. Grendel’s mother has a spiteful nature, which is understandable. Her son was… Read more Beowulf Post #2