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Chivalry


We live in an age where the brutality and the vigilante justice of the knight
errant is no longer acceptable for people with positions of stature in society.
While courage and honor are still praised by society, one rarely finds a man
true to his word regardless of cost. towards ladies is sometimes
mistakenly decried by those supporting equality for women. And Courtly love, in
it's modern form, is frowned upon. Those who might have a keen sense of justice
often have only indirect methods of fighting for the right -- legislation just
can never be as satisfying as clouting a knave over the head with the flat of a
blade. It seems that justice in American society is often tempered by ...

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etc. - fair play with honor and respect. At the end,
there still was a winner, and the winner ended up with more respect and
admiration from those concerned that had he fought without chivalry. What am I
getting at? Capitalism can be much the same way. American businesses have taken
advantage of this system though, a system that one can cheat in and get away
with, instead of being honorable and respectable institutions that children
could look up to. So many things are like this that I just shake my head and
sigh when I think about them - is American just a scam? Where did all the honor
and respect go? In "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight," Gawain made a promise to
the huntsman to give him whatever gifts he received that day in exchange for
whatever gifts the huntsman received that day. On the third and final day of
Sir Gawain's visit, he received a green girdle from the huntsman's wife, who was
his secret lover. The only reason that he accepted it was because he, like
Lancelot, ...

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