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ERIC Number: ED026387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Pages: 5
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"The Once and Future King."
Fletcher, Paul F.
Educators Guide to Media & Methods, v5 n2 p54-7 Oct 1968
T. H. White's "Once and Future King" provides an antidote of humor for the pessimism found in many modern literary works. As the title implies, many of the book's themes are timeless--the fruitless quest, the eternal triangle, the conflict of desire and morality, and the opposition of good and evil. Other themes--the fall of the leader and the unifying of diverse elements into political unity--are as timely as a news broadcast. The 20th century, despite its scientific and technological advances, has been dominated by myth; and White's book, with its suffering and "existential squirm,""is a veritable bellwether for our time." (Suggested teaching activities for a unit on the quest motif are listed. (LH)
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