Saturday, June 1, 2019
Review Of a Lion In Winter :: essays research papers
total heat, the King of England, married Eleanor for her land their first sondied, after him, John was Henrys favorite, Richard was Eleanors favorite, except turned out to be homosexual, Geoffrey plotted against all of them withthe King of France who was Richards "friend" Henry had an affair withRosalyn, and Eleanor, with Richard lead a couple of civil wars against him,so Henry locked Eleanor in a tower Henrys lover died, he bought a wife,Alice, for the son who was to be King, besides had an affair with her . . . Andso went life in the late twelfth century. Involved in this complex arrangementthere are many aspects of life during this period including the status ofwomen, power of the church and living conditions all of which wereillustrated in The Lion in Winter.     One of the most apparent things in The Lion in Winter was the role of women.At first impression they did not search significant. Eleanor was cheated on,not an uncommon practice, and then l ocked in a tower to only be aloud out onholidays. Alice was bought and then became Henrys new lover, and beyondthat no early(a) women were mention. Despite all this, when looked at moreclosely women were important to the feudal society. A king could acquireland by conquering, or marrying the missy who had that land in her dowry.Also in the movie Eleanor wielded more power than one would have thought,for one she and Richard had led civil wars against Henry before. Secondlybecause of her control condition of the Aquataine she exercised more power than otherwomen of the times. Because of all this women were necessary to the feudalsystem, but were still not regarded as meaningful.     The role of the church was influential in the movie, but not as prominent asexpected. It was the church that gave the king his authority and could takeit away. Henry threatened to annul his marriage with Eleanor to gainleverage to start out the Aquatain. There was even joking about beingexcommunicated, again. Without the church to have marriages and settlethings of that nature it probably been more chaotic than it already was. Itwas the church that unbroken reading and writing going through the Dark Ages, andalso played and important role in the late 12th century.     More interesting than other topics was the living conditions. Wheneverreading a fairy tale, or watching a movie about castles they are alwaysglorified as wonderful places, striking and beautiful, with every luxury.